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Betty Smoot, PT

TitleAssociate Professor
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
DepartmentPhysical Therapy
Address1500 Owens Street
San Fancisco CA 94158
Phone707-494-8262
EmailBetty.Smoot@ucsf.edu
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    San Francisco State University Bachelor of Arts, BIology1981
    University of California, San FranciscoPost-Baccalaureate Certificate in Physical Therapy1983
    University of California, San FranciscoDoctorate of Physical Therapy Science (DPTSc)2009
    University of California, San FranciscoMasters of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Clinical Research2015

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    Betty Smoot, PT, DPTSc, MAS, is Associate Professor at UCSF with appointments in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science and the Department of Anatomy. She is a licensed physical therapist with certifications in lymphedema therapy and in exercise training for people with cancer. Dr. Smoot earned her entry-level Physical Therapy degree in 1983, her Doctorate in Physical Therapy Science in 2009, and her Masters of Advanced Studies in Clinical Research in 2015, from UCSF.

    Dr. Smoot's research encompasses two related areas: 1) The effects of breast cancer treatment on physical function and 2) the assessment and treatment of breast cancer-related lymphedema. Dr. Smoot received a NIH/UCSF K12 Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) research award and a Foundation for Physical Therapy Magistro Family Foundation Research Grant to study breast cancer-related lymphedema.

    Dr. Smoot is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, American Association of Anatomists, American College of Sports Medicine, International Association of Lymphologists, and the National Lymphedema Network. Dr. Smoot is on the Medical Advisory Board for Sunflower Wellness, a nonprofit San Francisco based corporation that provides exercise program design, exercise classes, and resources to people living with cancer, and training for fitness professionals. Dr. Smoot and colleague Dr. Jeannette Lee teach "Strength After Breast Cancer," an exercise series for women at risk for or with breast cancer-related lymphedema and have created several online patient resources for the UCSF Lymphedema Education and Prevention Program. Dr. Smoot teaches Human Anatomy to Physical Therapy and Medical Students, and Research Design and Evidence Based Practice to Physical Therapy students in the doctoral program.


    Licenses and Certifications:
    1983 Physical Therapy: California License # 11917
    2001 Certified Health and Fitness Specialist, American College of Sports Medicine
    2008 Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer, American College of Sports Medicine
    2010 Certified Lymphedema Therapist, Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy
    2012 American Association of Anatomists, 2-year Anatomy Training Program


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    1. Smoot B, Kober KM, Paul SM, Levine JD, Abrams G, Mastick J, Topp K, Conley YP, Miaskowski CA. Potassium Channel Candidate Genes Predict the Development of Secondary Lymphedema Following Breast Cancer Surgery. Nurs Res. 2017 Mar/Apr; 66(2):85-94. PMID: 28252570.
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    2. Abid H, Kober KM, Smoot B, Paul SM, Hammer M, Levine JD, Lee K, Wright F, Cooper BA, Conley YP, Miaskowski C. Common and Distinct Characteristics Associated With Trajectories of Morning and Evening Energy in Oncology Patients Receiving Chemotherapy. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 Jan 04. PMID: 28063861.
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    3. Miaskowski C, Mastick J, Paul SM, Topp K, Smoot B, Abrams G, Chen LM, Kober KM, Conley YP, Chesney M, Bolla K, Mausisa G, Mazor M, Wong M, Schumacher M, Levine JD. Chemotherapy-Induced Neuropathy in Cancer Survivors. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 Jan 04. PMID: 28063866.
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    4. Kober KM, Smoot B, Paul SM, Cooper BA, Levine JD, Miaskowski C. Polymorphisms in Cytokine Genes Are Associated With Higher Levels of Fatigue and Lower Levels of Energy in Women After Breast Cancer Surgery. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2016 Nov; 52(5):695-708.e4. PMID: 27664835.
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    5. Smoot B, Paul SM, Aouizerat BE, Dunn L, Elboim C, Schmidt B, Hamolsky D, Levine JD, Abrams G, Mastick J, Topp K, Miaskowski C. Predictors of Altered Upper Extremity Function During the First Year After Breast Cancer Treatment. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2016 Jan 29. PMID: 26829093.
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    6. Smoot B, Cooper BA, Conley Y, Kober K, Levine JD, Mastick J, Topp K, Miaskowski C. Differences in limb volume trajectories after breast cancer treatment. J Cancer Surviv. 2016 Aug; 10(4):772-82. PMID: 26678895.
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    7. Smoot B, Chiavola-Larson L, Lee J, Manibusan H, Allen DD. Effect of low-level laser therapy on pain and swelling in women with breast cancer-related lymphedema: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Cancer Surviv. 2015 Jun; 9(2):287-304. PMID: 25432632.
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    8. Chu J, Allen DD, Pawlowsky S, Smoot B. Peripheral response to cervical or thoracic spinal manual therapy: an evidence-based review with meta analysis. J Man Manip Ther. 2014 Nov; 22(4):220-9. PMID: 25395830; PMCID: PMC4215103.
    9. Smoot B, Zerzan S, Krasnoff J, Wong J, Cho M, Dodd M. Upper extremity bioimpedance before and after treadmill testing in women post breast cancer treatment. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2014 Nov; 148(2):445-53. PMID: 25338320; PMCID: PMC4243702.
    10. Smoot B, Paul SM, Aouizerat BE, Elboim C, Levine JD, Abrams G, Hamolsky D, Neuhaus J, Schmidt B, West C, Topp K, Miaskowski C. Side of cancer does not influence limb volumes in women prior to breast cancer surgery. Lymphat Res Biol. 2014 Sep; 12(3):189-93. PMID: 24834791; PMCID: PMC4171111.
    11. Leung G, Baggott C, West C, Elboim C, Paul SM, Cooper BA, Abrams G, Dhruva A, Schmidt BL, Kober K, Merriman JD, Leutwyler H, Neuhaus J, Langford D, Smoot BJ, Aouizerat BE, Miaskowski C. Cytokine candidate genes predict the development of secondary lymphedema following breast cancer surgery. Lymphat Res Biol. 2014 Mar; 12(1):10-22. PMID: 24502445; PMCID: PMC3961780.
    12. Smoot B, Boyd BS, Byl N, Dodd M. Mechanosensitivity in the upper extremity following breast cancer treatment. J Hand Ther. 2014 Jan-Mar; 27(1):4-11. PMID: 24084387; PMCID: PMC3903181.
    13. Miaskowski C, Dodd M, Paul SM, West C, Hamolsky D, Abrams G, Cooper BA, Elboim C, Neuhaus J, Schmidt BL, Smoot B, Aouizerat BE. Lymphatic and angiogenic candidate genes predict the development of secondary lymphedema following breast cancer surgery. PLoS One. 2013; 8(4):e60164. PMID: 23613720; PMCID: PMC3629060.
    14. Smoot B, Johnson M, Duda J J, Krasnoff J, Dodd M. Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Women with and without Lymphedema following Breast Cancer Treatment. Cancer Clin Oncol. 2012 May; 1(1):21-31. PMID: 24058390.
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    15. Smoot BJ, Wong JF, Dodd MJ. Comparison of diagnostic accuracy of clinical measures of breast cancer-related lymphedema: area under the curve. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2011 Apr; 92(4):603-10. PMID: 21440706; PMCID: PMC3698223.
    16. Smoot B, Wong J, Cooper B, Wanek L, Topp K, Byl N, Dodd M. Upper extremity impairments in women with or without lymphedema following breast cancer treatment. J Cancer Surviv. 2010 Jun; 4(2):167-78. PMID: 20373044; PMCID: PMC2882040.
    17. Smoot B, Wampler MA, Topp KS. Breast cancer treatment and complications. Rehabilitation Oncology. 2009; 27:16-26.
    18. Rennke S, Mackin L, Wallhagen M, Tam E, Jue V, Smoot B, Lai C. GeriWard: An Interprofessional Curriculum for Health Professions Student Teams on Systems-Based Care of the Hospitalized Older Adult. MedEdPORTAL; 2013. Available from: www.mededportal.org/publication/9533.
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