Research and Publication

Research Appointments

Feb 2008 – June 2010 Researcher UC Irvine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery/
Reeve-Irvine Research Center under Ranjan Gupta, MD and
Oswald Steward, PhD. Our studies focused on spinal cord
injury and secondary responses in small animal models.
Jul 2008 –June 2010 Researcher UC Irvine, Department of Neurosurgery/Reeve-
Irvine Research Center under Kim Anderson, PhD. Research
focused on carbohydrate metabolism in the spinal cord injured
individual and the epidemiology of spinal cord injury.
June 2002 – Mar 2004 Researcher Westchester Medical Center, Department of Neurosurgery
under Deborah Benzil, MD. Evaluated the use of stereotactic
radiosurgery in patients with spinal metastatic disease.
June 1999 – Jul 2001 Researcher UC Irvine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery under Gregory
Carlson, MD. Studies focused on evaluating spinal cord
compression and subarachnoid CSF pressures in a dog model.
Sept 1998 – Dec 1999 Undergraduate
UCLA, Department of Hematology/Oncology, under Richard Pietras, MD. Researched tamoxifen-estrogen receptor
interactions and subsequent intracellular signaling cascades.


  • Kramer J, Javidan Y, Smith JS. The Value of Disk Replacement? Seminars in Spine Surgery In Press
  • Gruskay J, Smith JS, Kepler C, Radcliff K, Harrop J, Vaccaro AR. The Seasonality of Postoperative Infection in Spine Surgery. Journal of Neurosurgery:Spine. 2013 Jan;18(1): 57-62
  • Smith JS, Helgeson M, Albert TJ. The Argument for Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion Over Total Disk Replacement. Seminars in Spine Surgery. 2012 March 24:2-7
  • Gruskay J, Kepler, C, Smith JS, Radcliff K, Vaccaro, A. Is surgical case order associated with increased infection rate after spine surgery? Spine. 2012 June 1;37(13): 1170-4
  • Radcliff K, Rubin T, Reitman C, Smith JS, Kepler C, Hilibrand A. Normal Cervical Alignment. Seminars in Spine Surgery. 2011 Sept: 23 (3): 159-164.
  • Smith JS, Anderson R, Pham TN Bhatia NN, Steward O, Gupta R. Role of Early Surgical Decompression of the Intradural Space After Cervical Spinal Cord Injury in an Animal Model. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Am. 2010 May;92(5):1206-14.
  • Gupta R, Bathen M, Smith JS, Levi AD, Gupta R, Bhatia N, Steward O. Advances in the Management of Spinal Cord Injury. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2010 Apr: 18:210-222.
  • Bhandari M, Guyatt G, Jeray K, Smith, JS, et al. Fluid Lavage of Open Wounds (FLOW): Design and Rationale for a Large, Multicenter Collaborative 2×3 Factorial Trial of Irrigating Pressures and Solutions in Patients with Open Fractures. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 11:85, 2010.
  • Smith JS, Anderson R, Pham TN Bhatia NN, Steward O, Gupta R. The Role of Decompression With Either Durotomy or Duraplasty Following Cervical Spinal Cord Injury. Abstract/Poster: Orthopaedic Research Society 55th Annual Meeting. 2009 Feb.
  • Hornyak M, Smith JS, Moorthy C, Benzil DL. Significant Pain Relief and Few Complications seen in Initial Experience with Spine Stereotactic Radiosurgery. Abstract and Manuscript: North American Spine Society 19th Annual Meeting. 2004.
  • Carlson GD, Gorden CD, Wada E, Smith JS, LaManna JC. Sustained Spinal Cord Compression: Part II: Effect of Methylprednisolone on Regional Blood Flow and Recovery of Somatosensory Evoked Potentials. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Am. 2003 Jan;85:95-101.
  • Carlson GD, Oliff HS, Gorden CD, Smith JS, Anderson PA. Cerebral Fluid Pressure: Effects of Body Position and Lumbar Subarachnoid Drainage in a Canine Model. Spine. 2003 Jan;28(2):119-122.
  • Hornyak M, Smith JS, Moorthy C, Benzil DL. Early Experience with Spinal Stereotactic Radiosurgery in Four Patients. Abstract and Poster: American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting. 2002. Jeremy S. Smith, MD
  • Carlson G, Smith JS, Gorden C. Cervical Cerebral Spinal Fliud (CSF) Pressure: Effects of Body Position and Lumbar Drainage. Abstract and Poster: Cervical Spine Research Society Annual Meeting. 2001.
  • Anderson KD, Bhatia NN, Lee K, Luna M, Smith JS, Wahba G, Galassetti P. Carbohydrate Metabolism Impairments in Chronic Human Spinal Cord Injury. (manuscript in progress)
  • Anderson KD, Bhatia NN, Lee K, Luna M, Smith JS, Wahba G, Galassetti P. Continuous glucose monitoring in individuals with spinal cord injury. (manuscript in progress)
  • Smith JS, Linskey ME, Anderson KD. Acute Spinal Cord Injury in a Densely Populated Area of Southern California. (submitted for publication- J. Spinal Cord Medicine)
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