Dr. Smith was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He completed his undergraduate degree at Salisbury University in Maryland, where he played lacrosse, winning two NCAA national championships. His medical degree is from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He then continued at Philadelphia College of Medicine with a residency in Orthopedic Surgery, where he was chief resident and honored with the Academic Excellence Award. Dr. Smith completed his fellowship training in adult reconstruction at Florida Orthopaedic Institute.
Dr. Smith cares for most lower extremity conditions with a special interest in hip and knee replacement surgery. He also takes care of patients with failed or infected joint replacements. He was inspired to pursue a career in orthopedics, focusing on joint replacements after seeing the dramatic improvement in patients’ quality of life from both conservative and surgical treatments.
Dr. Smith is a member of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS), and the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics (AOAO).
Dr. Smith has published several articles for various peer reviewed journals. He has received awards for his research from both the AOAO and the Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education (FORE).
Dr. Smith believes in a patient-centered approach to orthopedic care. He believes in listening to each patient’s unique needs and goals to formulate an individualistic treatment plan for them.
He enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, and the Pittsburgh Steelers in his spare time.