Medical Staff

Spine Care Staff SMART

Scott Adelman, M.D.

Scott Adelman SMARTDr. 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.

Michael Giovanniello, M.D.Dr. 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.

Angela KrullDr. 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. She is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Dr. Krull is appreciated for her gentle procedural skills as well as for her efforts to educate patients and provide comprehensive individualized management plans. She balances advanced diagnostics and interventional strategies with weight management, exercise, appropriate medication management, nutrition, and wellness maintenance.

Snigdha Ancha, M.D.

Snigdha Ancha, M.D.Dr. Ancha is a Board Certified Anesthesiologist who specializes in Pain Management. She completed her internship in Internal Medicine and residency in Anesthesiology at Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia. Subsequently, she completed a fellowship in Pain Management at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio where she trained with some of the pioneering leaders in the field.

Dr Ancha has worked extensively with patients suffering from neuropathic pain, cancer related pain and chronic refractory pain syndromes.
She offers advanced interventional techniques and evidence based approaches and is dedicated to improving patient quality of life and restoring functionality through a multimodal approach to pain management.

Dr Ancha has significant experience in interventional pain procedures that treat spine related pain, cancer pain, cervicogenic headaches and pain related to nerve damage including Spinal nerve blocks, Joint Blocks, Sympathetic blocks, Radiofrequency ablation, Spinal cord stimulator, Intrathecal pump implantation and Peripheral nerve blocks.

In her spare time, she enjoys exploring Utah with her family.