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1325 East Fortification Street

Jackson, MS 39202

Phone: 601.354.4488
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The Pain Institute

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Jeremy D. Smitherman, MD

About

Dr. Jeremy D. Smitherman grew up in Madison, Mississippi. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Mississippi State University with a Mechanical Engineering degree in 2004. After graduation from MSU, he attended the University of Mississippi Medical Center where he received his Doctor of Medicine in 2008. Dr. Smitherman continued training at UMMC after graduation and completed his residency in Anesthesiology. During his final year of training, he was named chief resident.


In 2012, Dr. Smitherman joined Oktibbeha County Hospital in Starkville, MS as an Anesthesiologist where he practiced for seven years.  He was voted by his peers to serve as chief of surgery section from 2016-2019.  He is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology. 


In  2019, he began an accredited fellowship with UMMC to further his academic career in the area of Interventional Pain Management. He received training in the comprehensive management of pain utilizing a multidisciplinary approach including medication management, physical therapy, interventional procedures, and cognitive behavioral therapy. He specializes in spinal cord stimulation and vertebral augmentation. Dr. Smitherman is able to provide consultation and treatment for patients dealing with multiple types of pain including spine and neck pain, cancer pain, peripheral neuropathy, and complex regional pain syndrome.


Dr. Smitherman enjoys spending time with family, hunting, fishing, attending Mississippi State sporting events, and attending church. His wife’s name is Sarah, and they have two daughters.

Honors & Awards

  • Excellence Award: Highest CA-1 ITE score, UMMC, 2010; Received again for highest CA-3 ITE score, UMMC, 2012; Received again for highest ITE score during Pain Management Fellowship 2020
  • Leonard W. Fabian Award: In recognition of outstanding achievements in anesthesiology, UMMC, 2008
  • Jeanette D. Pullen Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor SocietyInduction into the society for excellence in the areas of patient care, compassion, and dedication to service, UMMC, 2007
  • Robert A. Mahaffey, Jr. Memorial Award: For research potential in Medicine, UMMC, 2006
  • Chevron College of Engineering Scholarship: MS State University, 2001-2004
  • Shields Memorial Engineering Scholarship: MS State University, 2001
  • John L. Mabry Scholarship: Engineering scholarship, MS State University, 2000

Certifications

  • Certified by The American Board of Anesthesiology in Pain Management, September 2020
  • Certified by The American Board of Anesthesiology, October 2013; certificate number 51638
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) 
  • Internal Review Board (IRB) certification at UMMC, May 2010 
  • Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers (BLS)

Research

  • Smitherman J, Walters G, Ventriculoatrial shunt placement in a patient with Harrington Rods, Proceedings of the 36th Annual Meeting of the Gulf Atlantic Anesthesia Residents' Research Conference, 36:7, 2010. Pub Status: Published.
  • Flessner MF, Deverkadra R, Smitherman JD, Li X, Credit K. In vivo determination of diffusive transport in a superfused tissue. American Journal of Physiology - Renal Physiology. 2006, Nov; 291(5):F1096-F1103. Pub Status: Published.
  • Pharmacologic Effects on Capillary Perfusion of the Peritoneum, Dr. Micheal Flessner, Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, UMMC, 2005
  • Simulated Vehicular Crash Testing, Mark Horstemeyer, Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems, MS State University, 2003

Volunteer

  • Graduate Medical Education Committee Member: UMMC, 2011-2012
  • Anesthesia Clinical Competency Committee Member: UMMC, 2011-2012
  • Residency Review Committee Member: UMMC, 2010
  • Young Life:  Served as a committee member from 2014-Present; Organized the inaugural sporting clay shoot fundraiser 2018
  • Habitat for Humanity:  Help with the building process of housing for indigent Mississippians, Jackson, MS
  • Jackson Free Clinic Team Leader: A student led organization that provides free health care to indigent Mississippians, Jackson, MS, 2007
  • Co-op Project Engineer: Managed the installation of a fire protection system for a Georgia Pacific Paper Mill in Crossett, AR, 2002-2003

Society Memberships

  • ASA - American Society of Anesthesiologists, 2007-Present
  • MSA - Mississippi Society of Anesthesiologists, 2008-Present
  • AMA - American Medical Association, 2004-Present

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