About Us

Medical Staff:

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Scott Adelman, M.D.

Dr Scott Adelman - The SMART Clinic in Sandy, UtahDr. Adelman is the President & Co-founder of The SMART Clinic™.  He is Board Certified  in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Physiatry), Sports Medicine, as well as Electrodiagnostic Medicine. His vision for the practice began in 1995 and has progressed to the current comprehensive sports and spine clinic incorporating minimally invasive endoscopic spine procedures.

Dr. Adelman graduated from Bowdoin College in 1984 with an honors degree in biochemistry. After a two year research position at Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dr. Adelman completed his medical degree in 1991 at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. His training continued with a Transitional Surgical/Medical Internship at LDS Hospital and completion of a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency at the University of Utah Hospital in 1995. He served as Chief Resident for the program in his final year and independently incorporated interventional spinal procedures into his training.

Doctor Adelman has extensive training and expertise in minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic spine procedures. He is regularly attending international conferences in this area of medicine and instructing those professionals that are advancing their spine practices. Spine care and interventional options are rapidly expanding and Dr. Adelman is one of the leaders in this field of practice and research. He and his staff remain focused on patient outcomes and access to the best musculoskeletal and spine care options.


Michael Giovanniello, M.D.

Dr Michael Giovanniello - The SMART Clinic in Sandy, UtahDr. Giovanniello is the co-founder and Fellowship Program Director of The SMART Clinic™. He is a Board Certified specialist in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine, Pain Medicine and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.  Dr. Giovanniello is also fellowship trained in interventional spinal techniques and pain management.

Dr. Giovanniello diagnoses and treats all neuromusculoskeletal disorders with special interests in aggressive non-operative care of back and neck pain, sports medicine, and industrial medicine. He uses the latest techniques including x-ray guided spinal injections, minimally invasive endoscopic spine surgery, electrodiagnostics, comprehensive rehabilitation programs for the diagnosis and management of these disorders. Dr. Giovanniello lectures and publishes locally and nationally on topics in his field. He has co-authored a chapter addressing the use of electrodiagnostic testing for low back pain as well as performed clinical research with x-ray guided spinal injections. Dr. Giovanniello has served as an instructor at multiple national courses for interventional spinal procedures.

Dr. Giovanniello earned his Bachelor of Science degree at Cornell University in 1990. During his undergraduate years, he participated in NCAA Division I Cross-Country and Track. Following his studies at Cornell University, he went on to The State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine to earn his medical degree in 1994. After medical school, he did his speciatly training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at The Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Giovanniello was selected Chief Resident for the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation during his senior year. Upon completion of his residency training, Dr. Giovanniello was an associate physician for The Center for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Phoenix, Arizona. Here, he practiced musculoskeletal medicine and served as an on-site industrial medicine physician for Motorola Corporation. Following two years in private practice, he diversified and broadened his practice by completing a fellowship in Interventional Spinal Techniques and Pain Management. After completion of his fellowship, he co-founded The SMART Clinic™ in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2001.


Angela Krull, M.D.

Dr. Krull was raised in Madison, Wisconsin.  She graduated from Brigham Young University in 1998 with an honors degree in microbiology. She earned her medical degree from the University of Utah School of Medicine in 2002, completed a General Surgery internship at the University of Hawaii in 2003, and finished her Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency at the University of Virginia in 2006.  Dr. Krull completed an Interventional Spine & Sports Medicine Fellowship at The SMART Clinic in 2007 and subsequently joined the facility.

Dr. Krull has worked extensively with college and recreational athletes during her training, including an honorary position as resident team physician for the University of Virginia Athletic Department from 2004-06.  She has also been a Wilderness Medicine of Utah course instructor since 2001, a program devoted to training physicians and allied health professionals in backcountry medicine.

Dr. Krull is appreciated for her commitment to patient education as well as her excellent interventional skills. Her work has even been presented and published as part of the education and presentation series at the national American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation meetings.


Martin Bertram, M.D.

Spine Doctor Salt Lake CityDr. Bertram has enjoyed working as a specialist to treat nerve, joint, and muscle disorders and injuries for 20 years. He is Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain Medicine Subspecialty, and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He has special interests in minimally invasive spine surgeries for long-term control of pain resulting from osteoporotic spine fractures, disc herniations, nerve pain syndromes, and intractable arthritic spine pain.

After receiving his Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and medical degrees at Loyola University of Chicago and Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Bertram accomplished specialty training at Northwestern University’s Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, In addition to receiving awards for excellence in medical research, he is published in respected surgical, electrodiagnostic, pain medicine, and rehabilitation journals, including landmark studies to accurately identify patients with complex regional pain syndrome. After residency, he served honorably in the Air Force as Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Wright-Patterson Medical Center and reached the rank of Major, also teaching Wright State University medical students during that time. He then founded Springfield Spine & Sport, working there for the next 16 years, raising a family, and assisting The Ohio State University as Associate Clinical Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, lecturing and providing specialty instruction on injury management and interventional procedures. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.

Dr. Bertram is on the constant lookout for advancements in the treatment of painful disorders and works exhaustively to diagnose and treat them without the use of chronic daily opiates, complementing the multifaceted conservative, interventional, and minimally invasive surgical services provided by The SMART Clinic.