Dr. Smith earned his B.A. from the University of Georgia, where he graduated summa cum laude in 1986. He was awarded the Justin Potter Foundation Scholarship at Vanderbilt University, where he earned his M.D. in 1990. After that, Dr. Smith completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC. He also completed an orthopedic fellowship in adult reconstructive surgery from Harvard Medical School, studying with Dr. William H. Harris at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Dr. Smith travels to Haiti every year to donate his services to perform charity surgery at the Hospital Albert Schweitzer.
Fellowship: Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, adult reconstructive surgery, Boston, MA
Residency: Carolinas Medical Center, orthopedic surgery, Charlotte, NC
Medical School: Vanderbilt University, M.D., 1990, Nashville, TN
Undergraduate: University of Georgia, B.A., 1986, Athens, GA | Summa cum laude
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
ACCOLADES & ACHIEVEMENTS
Spearheaded by Dr. Smith and Katie Smith, PA, a team of 40 orthopedic specialists traveled from Atlanta to Honduras in October 2019. In just 3 days, they performed 41 knee replacement surgeries in a country where there is a huge need for joint replacement procedures. TSurgeries took place near the village of Tegucigalpa at the One World Surgery Center and Nuestros Peque~nos Hermanos orphanage.
From surgical implants to the surgery itself, everything was provided at no cost. In what will now be an annual medical relief effort, Dr. Smith and his team look forward to providing orthopedic surgical care in a country where it is desperately needed.
Dr. Smith has been chosen as a Top Doctor in Georgia Trend Magazine’s inaugural list of the state’s top physicians. He was chosen based on an extensive nomination process which included peer voting and reviews of government sources.