Professor Francis Smith

Sports Medicine | Radiology


Location: Aberdeen

Professional Profile and Experience

Prof Smith obtained his medical training at the University of Aberdeen, graduating in 1970. After residencies in medicine, orthopaedic surgery and radiology, he completed his radiological training at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto Canada. After returning to Aberdeen in 1980, he pioneered the clinical application of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), starting the world’s first clinical trial of MRI in 1980 and the world’s first diagnostic MRI service at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in 1981. He has over 250 publications in peer reviewed Journals, 32 book chapters and co-authored 5 textbooks.

In 1982 he was the inaugural President of the Society of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and in 1990 he received the Gold medal from the International Society for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Between 1984 and 1991 he was Editor in Chief of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. In 1999 he was the recipient of the Barclay Medal from The British Institute of Radiology, as well as being the Sir Godfrey Hounsfield memorial lecturer in 2009.

Prof Smith specialises in Sport and Exercise Medicine and in Musculoskeletal Radiology. He was an examiner for the Diploma in Sport & Exercise Medicine of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine, from 1996 -2006 and from 2010-15 he was the external examiner in Sports Medicine at the University of the West Indies. Between 1994 & 2015 he was one of two Club doctors for Dundee United Football Club.

Prof Smith offers regular appointments at ROC Private Clinic. For expert musculoskeletal consultations, book today.

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Telephone: 01224 515254

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