David J. Smith, MD

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Dr. David James Smith received his medical degree from

Dr. Smith specializes in Pain management and Physical medicine and rehabilitation of patients with various conditions such as back pain, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, strokes, and more.  he has more than 20 years of experience reducing pain and restoring function to many patients using spinal cord simulators and infusion pumps.

Dr. David James Smith is certified by the American Board of Pain Medicine, Interventional Pain Medicine and the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehab, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He also speaks both English and Spanish.


Areas of focus


  • › VA Medical Center, Internship and Residency, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - 1992
  • › Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, MD - 1988

Hospital affiliations

  • › Scripps Mercy Hospital, Chula Vista
  • › Scripps Green Hospital
  • › Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla

Board certifications

  • › American Board of Pain Medicine, Interventional Pain Medicine
  • › American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehab, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Memberships & associations

  • › American Academy of Pain Medicine
  • › American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • › American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation