A Magna Cum Laude graduate of The University of Texas at Austin with degrees in Psychology and Biological Sciences, Dr. Smolins received virtually every top honor in his graduating class. After finishing his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Texas at San Antonio (again with top honors), Dr. Smolins spent a year as an intern at The University of Chicago/Weiss Memorial Hospital. At University of California, San Francisco, Dr. Smolins completed his resident training in Anesthesiology, he followed with Fellowship training in Pain Management. In addition, his experience includes responsibilities as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care at UCSF/Veteran Affairs Medical Center and as an Anesthesiologist for Kaiser San Francisco. Dr. Smolins has practiced Pain Management with Remedy Medical Group in San Mateo since 2007 and founded the San Francisco office in 2009. He is double Board Certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Management.
"The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain." -Aristotle
Dr. Smolins’ Pain Management experience includes: Fellowship training specializing in the multi-disciplinary management of acute and chronic pain. Techniques include all standard spinal diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, spinal cord stimulation, radiofrequency ablation, sympathetic blocks, discography, and medical management.