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Benjamin J Smith PA-C, DFAAPA

Benjamin J Smith PA-C, DFAAPA

Teaching Faculty I, Director of Didactic Education

benjamin.smith@med.fsu.edu
(850) 644-2131
Main Campus

Education

Medical College of Georgia, 1999
B.S. Physician Assistant, Summa Cum Laude

University of Georgia, 1997
B.S. Biology, Cum Laude

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, 1995
A.S. General Science, with Honors

Service

McIntosh Clinic, P.C., Physician Assistant, Rheumatology, 1999-present

Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP)/American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

*Clinical Focus Course Task Force, 2005-2007
Chair/Moderator, 2007

*Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Post Graduate Training Project Task
Force, Phase 2
Module Reviewer

*ARHP Program Subcommittee, 2006-10 Chair, 2008

*ARHP Committee on Education, 2007-10 Chair, 2008-10

*ARHP Executive Committee, 2008-13 Chair, 2011-12

*ARHP President Elect, 2010-11
-American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Board of Directors, Invited Guest
-ARHP Membership and Nominations Committee, Member

*ARHP President, 2011-12
-American College of Rheumatology Board of Directors, Member
-American College of Rheumatology Executive Committee, Member
-American College of Rheumatology Committee on Nominations, Invited Guest
-ARHP Membership and Nominations Committee, Member

*ARHP Immediate Past President, 2012-13
-ARHP Membership and Nomination Committee, Chair
-American College of Rheumatology Committee on Nominations, Member

*American College of Rheumatology 2020 Task Force, 2011-13

*American College of Rheumatology Rheumatology Research Foundation Strategic Planning TaskForce, 2012

*American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals Practice Manager Task Force, Chair, 2012-13

*American College of Rheumatology Simple Tasks public relations campaign, Speaker Bureau, 2012 to present

*American College of Rheumatology Rheumatology Research Foundation Core Portfolio Review Panel, 2013

*American College of Rheumatology Committee on Rheumatologic Care, 2013 to 2015

*ARHP Practice Committee, Invited Guest, 2013 to 2015
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*ARHP Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Fellowship Task Force, 2015-present

*ACR/ARHP Rheumatology Workforce Study Group, 2015-present

*Scientific Editor, Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals Rheumatology e-Bytes, March 2015-February 2017

*ACR The Lupus Initiative CME Review and Planning Committee, Chair, 2016-present

*ACR Psoriatic Arthritis Guideline Development Group, Voting Panel member, 2016 to present

*Scientific Editor, Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals Rheumatology Advanced Rheumatology Course, February 2017-present

American Academy of Physician Assistants

*Commission of Continuing Profession Development and Education, Member, 2014 to present. Chair, 2015 to present

*Peer Reviewer, Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, October 2014-present.

*Task Force on Accreditation of Postgraduate Training Programs, Member, 2015 to 2016

*Task Force on Flexibility and Specialty Certification, Member, 2016 to present

Georgia Association of Physician Assistants

*Medical College of Georgia student representative to Board of Directors, 1997- 1999

American Board of Internal Medicine

*Rheumatology Specialty Board, Member, 2014 to present

Honors/Awards

Distinguished Fellow, American Academy of Physician Assistants, 2015

Memberships

American Academy of Physician Assistants
Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals, a division of the American College of Rheumatology
Florida Academy of Physician Assistants
Georgia Association of Physician Assistants
Georgia Society of Rheumatology
Physician Assistant Education Association

Publications

Smith BJ, Bolster MB, Ditmyer M, Jones KB, Monrad S, Battafarano D. Minding the Gap: The Use of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants in U.S. Rheumatology Practice to Affect Rheumatology Workforce Shortages [abstract]. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2016; 68 (suppl 10).

Battafarano D, Monrad S, Fitzgerald J, Bolster M, Deal C, Bass AR, Molina R, Erickson AR, Smith BJ, Jones KB, Hausman JS, Gokenbach V, Lewis K, Ditmyer. 2015 ACR/ARHP Workforce Study in the United States: Adult Rheumatologist Suppy and Demand Projections for 2015-2030 [abstract]. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2016; 68 (suppl 10).

Hussaini SS, Bushardt RL, Gonsalves WC, Hilton VO, Hornberger BJ, Labagnara FA, O’Hara KM, Sasek C, Smith BJ, Williams JS. Accreditation and implications of clinical postgraduate PA training programs. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, 29(5): published online May 2016.

Herman L, Jacobson AA, Smith BJ. Monograph: Diagnosis and Treatment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis: A New Paradigm for Long-term Management. American Academy of Physician Assistants (Self-assessment CME), published online March 2016.

Solomon DH, et al. Roles of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants in Rheumatology Practices in the US. ARTHRIT CARE RES, 66(7): 1108–1113, July 2014. (acknowledgment for providing advice in survey development and respondent recruitment)

Smith BJ. Solving the Mystery of Rheumatic Disease. Clinical Advisor, March 2014, p. 47-54.

Smith BJ, McMillan VM, Newton JS. Corticosteroid-Sparing Effect of Etanercept in Idiopathic Panuveitis Resistant to Immunosuppressive Therapy. J Clin Rheumatol 7(3):175-178, June 2001. (case report)