Director and Founder of the Madison Avenue Chiropractic Center. Dr. Smatt has been in private practice since 1980. A graduate of New York Chiropractic College, Diplomat of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, Legislative Advisor to the New York Chiropractic Council, Officer and Director of the Political Action Committee, Member of the Legislative Committee of the International Chiropractors Association, Received the Beacon Award, naming him Chiropractor of the Year 1997-1998, Received the Assemblyman Peter Mirto Award in 1998 for his legislative victories, Elected a Distinguished Fellow of the International Chiropractors Association 1999, and was honored by Governor George E. Pataki in September, 1999.
Founding Member of the Contact Reflex Analysis Research Network, Nutritional Consultant utilizing Contact Reflex Analysis and Applicable Nutrition.
Dr. Smatt was featured on Woman’s Day Television with his patient, Former Miss America, Phyllis George, in a segment celebrating the benefits of chiropractic healthcare.
Dr. Smatt was also featured on the cover of Today’s Chiropractic Magazine and on the cover of Hooked on Health Magazine with his patients, Marla Maples Trump and later with Gloria Steinum.
Dr. Smatt was instrumental in the passage and enforcement of the Insurance Equality Law in 1997 which requires insurance companies to provide coverage for Chiropractic care.
Dr. Smatt was presented with the pen used to sign this bill into law by Governor Pataki. Dr. Smatt also initiated Kids Day America to Pleasantville, N.Y. Kid’s Day America is a day set aside every year to educate the public on Children’s Health, Safety and Environmental Awareness. Dr. Smatt was presented with a Proclamation endorsing Kid’s Day America by Governor George E. Pataki, District Attorney Jeanine Pirro, Mayor John Nonna of Pleasantville, N.Y. and Legislator Suzanne Swanson of Westchester County.
Dr. Smatt was also appointed by Commissioner Charles A. Gargano the Official Chiropractor and provided a team of Chiropractors to serve at the Goodwill Games 2000 which took place in Lake Placid, N.Y., February, 2000. Dr. Smatt was also honored by the N.Y. Chiropractic Council for his contributions at Ground Zero after 911 in November, 2002.
Several sites were set up at Ground Zero to provide Chiropractic Care to police, firefighters and rescue workers 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, for one full year.
Dr. Smatt organized access to these sites with the N.Y. Chiropractic Council, FEMA and the Red Cross. The Madison Avenue Chiropractic Center was also appointed as the Official Chiropractors for Port Authority Police Officers in February, 2003. Received Lifetime Membership to International Chiropractors Association, September, 2005.
Received the prestigious B.J Palmer Award of Excellence from the Connecticut Chiropractic Council, September, 2005. Dr. Smatt was apointed to the Advisory Board, October, 2008 to Healthcorps, Founder Dr. Mehmet Oz. Dr. Smatt co-authored the chiropractic curriculum for Healthcorps, now in 65 high schools emphasizing diet, exercise, chiropractic healthcare and education, June 2010.