Beth P. Smith, Ph.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

Beth P. Smith, Ph.D.


Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-6432 | Department: 336-716-8200

Education & Training

  • B.A., University of Texas-Austin, 1971
  • Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 1974
  • Fellowship, Texas A/M Univ Sys Off, 1974
  • Fellowship, WFU School of Medicine, 1978


  • Am Academy Of Orthopaedic Surg
  • Am Acad Of Cer Palsy & Dev Med
Beth P. Smith, Ph.D.

Beth P. Smith, Ph.D.

Professor, Orthopaedics
Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-6432 | Department: 336-716-8200

Recent Publications

Brown ML, Plate JF, Von Thaer S, Fino NF, Smith BP, Seyler TM, Lang JE. Decreased range of motion after total knee arthroplasty is predicted by the Tampa Scale of Kinesiophobia. J Arthroplast. 2016;31(4):793-797.

Li Z, Reynolds M, Satteson E, Nazir O, Petit J, Smith BP. Double distal intraneural fascicular nerve transfers for lower brachial plexus injuries. J Hand Surg [Am]. 2016;():.

Zhang G, Smith BP, Plate JF, Casanova R, Hsu FC, Li J, Xia L, Li KC, Poehling GG, Zhou X. A systematic approach to predicting the risk of unicompartmental knee arthroplasty revision. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2016;24(6):991-999.

Stone AV, Xu NM, Patterson RW, Koman LA, Smith BP, Li Z. Five-year mortality for patients with end-stage renal disease who undergo upper extremity amputation. J Hand Surg [Am]. 2015;40(4):666-672.

Plate JF, Gaffney DL, Emory CL, Mannava S, Smith BP, Koman LA, Wiesler ER, Li Z. Randomized comparison of volar locking plates and intramedullary nails for unstable distal radius fractures. J Hand Surg [Am]. 2015;40(6):1095-1101.

Islam A, Edgerton C, Stafford JM, Koman A, Li Z, Smith BP, Edwards MS, Corriere MA. Anatomic findings and outcomes associated with upper extremity arteriography and selective thrombolysis for acute finger ischemia. J Vasc Surg. 2014;60(2):410-417.

Koman LA, Smith BP. Surgical management of the wrist in children with cerebral palsy and traumatic brain injury. Hand (N Y). 2014;9(4):471-477.

Plate JF, Ely LK, Pulley BR, Smith BP, Li Z. Combined proximal nerve graft and distal nerve transfer for a posterior cord brachial plexus injury. J Neurosurg. 2013;118(1):155-159.

Mannava S, Mannava KA, Nazir OF, Plate JF, Smith BP, Koman LA, Tuohy CJ. Treatment of palmar hyperhidrosis with botulinum neurotoxin A. J Hand Surg [Am]. 2013;38(2):398-400.

Koman LA, Smith BP, Williams R, Richardson R, Naughton M, Griffin L, Evans P. Upper extremity spasticity in children with cerebral palsy: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of the short-term outcomes of treatment with botulinum A toxin. J Hand Surg [Am]. 2013;38(3):435-446.

Plate JF, Haubruck P, Walters J, Mannava S, Smith BP, Smith TL, Tuohy CJ. Rotator cuff injuries in professional and recreational athletes. J Surg Orthop Adv. 2013;22(2):134-142.

Plate JF, Mofidi A, Mannava S, Smith BP, Lang JE, Poehling GG, Conditt MA, Jinnah RH. Achieving accurate ligament balancing using robotic-assisted unicompartmental knee arthroplasty. Adv Orthop. 2013;2013():837167.

Langfitt MK, Halvorson JJ, Scott AT, Smith BP, Russell GB, Jinnah RH, Miller AN, Carroll EA. Distal locking using an electromagnetic field-guided computer-based real-time system for orthopaedic trauma patients. J Orthop Trauma. 2013;27(7):367-372.

Chung KC, Kim HM, Haase SC, Lawton J, Ozer K, Waljee JF, Nellans K, Malay S, Shauver MJ, Rozental TD, Appleton P, Rodriguez E, Herder L, Wagner K, Blazar P, Earn B, Li ZY, Koman A, Smith B, Bullard D, et al. Reflections 1 year into the 21-Center National Institutes of Health--funded WRIST study: a primer on conducting a multicenter clinical trial. J Hand Surg [Am]. 2013;38(6):1194-1201.

Stone AV, Koman LA, Callahan MF, Eckman DM, Smith BP, Plate JF, Smith TL. The effect of botulinum neurotoxin-A on blood flow in rats: a potential mechanism for treatment of Raynaud phenomenon. J Hand Surg [Am]. 2012;37(4):795-802.

Kesar TM, Sawaki L, Burdette JH, Cabrera MN, Kolaski K, Smith BP, O'Shea TM, Koman LA, Wittenberg GF. Motor cortical functional geometry in cerebral palsy and its relationship to disability. Clin Neurophysiol. 2012;123(7):1383-1390.

Evans DW, Scott AT, Teasdall RD, Smith BP, Howlett A, Connor-Kerr T, Sparks JL. Mechanical properties of lower limb dermis following static and cyclic compression. Biomed Sci Instrum. 2012;48():104-111.

Plate JF, Mofidi A, Mannava S, Lorentzen CM, Smith BP, Seyler TM, McTighe T, Jinnah RH. Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty: past, present, future. Reconstr Rev. 2012;August():52-62.

Chen WA, Barnwell JC, Li Y, Smith BP, Li Z. An ulnar intraneural ganglion arising from the pisotriquetral joint: case report. J Hand Surg [Am]. 2011;36(1):65-67.

Mannava S, Callahan MF, Trach SM, Wiggins WF, Smith BP, Koman LA, Smith TL, Tuohy CJ. Chemical denervation with botulinum neurotoxin a improves the surgical manipulation of the muscle-tendon unit: an experimental study in an animal model. J Hand Surg [Am]. 2011;36(2):222-231.

Mannava S, Wiggins WF, Saul KR, Stitzel JD, Smith BP, Koman LA, Smith TL, Tuohy CJ. Contributions of neural tone to in vivo passive muscle-tendon unit biomechanical properties in a rat rotator cuff animal model. Ann Biomed Eng. 2011;39(7):1914-1924.

Koman LA, Poehling GG, Smith BP, Smith TL, Chloros G. Complex regional pain syndrome In: Wolfe SW, Hotchkiss RN, Pederson WC, Kozin SH, eds. Green's operative hand surgery, vol 2. 6th ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier/Churchill Livingstone;2011: 1959-1988.

Koman LA, Smith BP, Smith TL, Ruch DS, Li Z. Vascular disorders In: Wolfe SW, Hotchkiss RN, Pederson WC, Kozin SH, eds. Green's operative hand surgery, vol 2. 6th ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier/Churchill Livingstone;2011: 2197-2240.

Patterson RW, Li Z, Smith BP, Smith TL, Koman LA. Complex regional pain syndrome of the upper extremity. J Hand Surg [Am]. 2011;36(9):1553-1562.

Stone AV, Ma J, Callahan MF, Smith BP, Garrett JP, Smith TL, Koman LA. Dose- and volume dependent-response to intramuscular injection of botulinum neurotoxin-A optimizes muscle force decrement in mice. J Orthop Res. 2011;29(11):1764-1770.

Lang JE, Mannava S, Floyd AJ, Goddard MS, Smith BP, Mofidi A, Seyler TM, Jinnah RH. Robotic systems in orthopaedic surgery. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2011;93(10):1296-1299.

Mannava S, Plate JF, Stone AV, Smith TL, Smith BP, Koman LA, Tuohy CJ. Recent advances for the management of Raynaud phenomenon using botulinum neurotoxin A. J Hand Surg [Am]. 2011;36(10):1708-1710.

Koman LA, Li Z, Smith BP, Smith TL. Complex regional pain syndrome: types I and II In: Skirven TM, Osterman AL, Fedorczyk J, Amadio PC, eds. Rehabilitation of the hand and upper extremity. 6th ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier Mosby;2011: 1470-1478.

Li Z, Chloros GD, Smith BP, Smith TL, Koman LA. Management of upper extremity pain and vascular disorders In: Trumble TE, Rayan GM, Budoff JE, Baratz ME, eds. Principles of hand surgery and therapy. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier;2010: 270-285.

Li Z, Smith BP, Tuohy C, Smith TL, Koman LA. Complex regional pain syndrome after hand surgery. Hand Clin. 2010;26(2):281-289.

Stabile KJ, Odom D, Smith TL, Northam C, Whitlock PW, Smith BP, Van Dyke ME, Ferguson CM. An acellular, allograft-derived meniscus scaffold in an ovine model. Arthroscopy. 2010;26(7):936-948.

Dorf E, Blue C, Smith BP, Koman LA. Therapy after injury to the hand. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2010;18(8):464-473.

York JD, Allen PG, Smith BP, Jinnah RH. Prosthetic treatment of hip fractures in the elderly patient. J Surg Orthop Adv. 2010;19(2):98-103.

Koman LA, Sarlikiotis T, Smith BP. Surgery of the upper extremity in cerebral palsy. Orthop Clin North Am. 2010;41(4):519-529.

Li Z, Barnwell J, Tan J, Koman LA, Smith BP. Microcomputed tomography characterization of shoulder osseous deformity after brachial plexus birth palsy: a rat model study. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010;92(15):2583-2588.

Li Z, Smith BP, Holden M, Koman LA. Periarterial sympathectomy of the foot for the treatment of necrotizing Raynaud's phenomena. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2009;25(2):133-137.

Coldren FM, Palavecino EL, Levi-Polyachenko NH, Wagner WD, Smith TL, Smith BP, Webb LX, Carroll DL. Encapsulated Staphylococcus aureus strains vary in adhesiveness assessed by atomic force microscopy. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2009;89(2):402-410.

Clapp J, Shen J, Crosby NE, Smith BP, Koman LA. Treatment of equinocavovarus deformity in a severely hemophilic child: the role of a monolateral multiplanar-geared fixation device. Foot Ankle Surg. 2009;15(2):109-113.

Chloros GD, Wiesler ER, Papadonikolakis A, Li Z, Smith BP, Koman LA. Complex regional pain syndrome after distal radius fractures In: Slutsky DJ, Osterman AL, eds. Fractures and injuries of the distal radius and carpus: the cutting edge. Philadelphia: Saunders/Elsevier;2009: 247-257.

Li Z, Wiesler ER, Smith BP, Koman LA. Surgical treatment of pediatric trigger thumb with metacarpophalangeal hyperextension laxity. Hand (N Y). 2009;4(4):380-384.

Chloros GD, Smerlis NN, Li Z, Smith TL, Smith BP, Koman LA. Noninvasive evaluation of upper-extremity vascular perfusion. J Hand Surg [Am]. 2008;33(4):591-600.

Kolaski K, Ajizian SJ, Passmore L, Pasutharnchat N, Koman LA, Smith BP. Safety profile of multilevel chemical denervation procedures using phenol or botulinum toxin or both in a pediatric population. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2008;87(7):556-566.

Shilt JS, Lai LP, Cabrera MN, Frino J, Smith BP. The impact of intrathecal baclofen on the natural history of scoliosis in cerebral palsy. J Pediatr Orthop. 2008;28(6):684-687.

Seyler TM, Smith BP, Marker DR, Ma J, Shen J, Smith TL, Mont MA, Kolaski K, Koman LA. Botulinum neurotoxin as a therapeutic modality in orthopaedic surgery: more than twenty years of experience. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008;90(Suppl 4):133-145.

Koman LA, Williams RMM, Evans PJ, Richardson R, Naughton MJ, Passmore L, Smith BP. Quantification of upper extremity function and range of motion in children with cerebral palsy. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2008;50(12):910-917.

Koman LA, Li Z, Smith BP. Orthopaedic intervention in the management of cerebral palsy: botulinum toxins In: Eliasson A-C, Burtner PA, eds. Improving hand function in children with cerebral palsy: theory, evidence and intervention. London (UK): Mac Keith Press;2008: 213-229.

Elsaidi GA, Deal N, Smith BP, Ruch DS. Volar collapse after dorsal plating of comminuted distal radius fractures. Am J Orthop. 2007;36(5):269-272.

Papadonikolakis A, Chloros GD, Smith BP, Koman LA. Digital ischemia due to essential thrombocythemia: a case report. J Hand Surg [Am]. 2007;32(7):1053-1057.

Ma J, Shen J, Smith BP, Ritting A, Smith TL, Koman LA. Bioprotection of tendon repair: adjunctive use of botulinum toxin A in Achilles tendon repair in the rat. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2007;89(10):2241-2249.

Ma J, Shen J, Garrett JP, Lee CA, Li Z, Elsaidi GA, Tan KH, Smith TL, Smith BP, Koman LA, et al. Gene expression of myogenic regulatory factors, nicotinic acetylcholine receptor subunits, and GAP-43 in skeletal muscle following denervation in a rat model. J Orthop Res. 2007;25(11):1498-1505.

All Publications

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Professor, Orthopaedics

Beth P. Smith, Ph.D.

Beth P. Smith, Ph.D.

Professor, Orthopaedics
Institute for Regenerative Medicine

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