David L. Smith, MD

David Smith, MD David L. Smith, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, OHSU
Full-time staff rheumatologist at the Portland VA Medical Center 

Education and Training

Medical School:University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
IM Residency:Providence Medical Center, Portland, OR
Rheumatology Fellowship:Providence Medical Center/OHSU combined program, Portland, OR


Dr. Smith is dedicated to providing in-office care of our veteran population combined with frequent hospital based rheumatology consult attending duties. He encourages both preventative health and traditional treatment concepts in our rheumatology training and also emphasizes helpful anatomy-based rheumatology concepts.  He enjoys teaching practical procedures such as soft tissue and joint aspiration/injection techniques to the medicine residents and rheumatology fellows.

Previous publications include several on common upper and lower extremity bursitis syndromes and use of the human skeleton as a teaching tool.

Recent Publications

  1. Smith DL, Bakke AC, Campbell SM, Beckstead JH.Immunocytologic characteristics of mononuclear cell populations found in nonseptic olecranon bursitis. J Rheumatol. 1994 Feb;21(2):209-14.

  2. Smith DL, Campbell SM. Painful shoulder syndromes: diagnosis and management. J Gen Intern Med. 1992 May-Jun;7(3):328-39.

  3. Smith DL, McAfee JH, Lucas LM, Kumar KL, Romney DM. Treatment of nonseptic olecranon bursitis. A controlled, blinded prospective trial.Arch Intern Med. 1989 Nov;149(11):2527-30.

  4. Smith DL, McAfee JH, Lucas LM, Kumar KL, Romney DM.Septic and nonseptic olecranon bursitis. Utility of the surface temperature probe in the early differentiation of septic and nonseptic cases.Arch Intern Med. 1989 Jul;149(7):1581-5.

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