Professional Summary


  • University of Utah School of Medicine - Salt Lake City, in Doctor of Medicine, 1983


  • Brooke Army Medical Center - Fort Sam Houston, in Orthopedic Surgery, 1988


  • Fellowship in Joint Replacement/Reconstuction from University of Utah Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • AM BD ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY awarded in 07/12/1990

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Western Orthopaedic Association
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons


  • Orthopedic Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Japanese


Jeffrey R. Smith, MD FAAOS is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon (American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery) whose focus of treatment is total hip and total knee total joint replacement surgery. His training included medical school at the University of Utah Medical School where his excellence was recognized as he was selected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He did an internship in general surgery at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Denver, Colorado followed by a residency in orthopaedic surgery at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. He was an active-duty orthopaedic surgeon in the United States Army for 11 years. He completed subspecialty training in total joint replacement surgery during a fellowship at the University of Utah Medical Center. He was director of the total joint residency program at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu prior to his honorable discharge from the service. He has been in private practice in Provo, Utah with his partner Dr. Wayne Mortensen since 1994. Although earlier in his career he treated the full array of orthopaedic conditions including fractures and ligament/tendon injuries to the entire musculoskeletal system, over the last 15 years he has focused on hip and knee reconstructive and restorative surgery. He treats all conditions of the hip and knee but focuses on those that have left the joint damaged through arthritis, injury or congenital deformity that may require joint replacement. He pursues the least invasive intervention with the least risk to provide satisfactory relief to those in need. That many times requires replacing the joint. He uses the latest techniques including direct anterior minimally invasive total hip replacement and partial and total knee replacement. Latest techniques render this surprisingly relatively pain free. Many times this can be done safely with same day surgery. His underlying desire is to treat every patient the way he himself would like to be treated. He has done the training and has the experience to make this possible. He welcomes new and as well as returning patients to his practice.

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Sep 19, 2023
We were very impressed with Dr. Smith
Sep 16, 2023
Excellent experience. Thorough and professional.
Sep 16, 2023
Dr Smith is superb.
Sep 14, 2023
Sep 14, 2023
Flawless. Perfect
Sep 11, 2023
Dr Smith listened carefully and responded appropriately, not rushing to surgery
Sep 9, 2023
All my doubts were answered and my health is discussed with great respect and professionalism
Aug 15, 2023
He was wonderful
Aug 14, 2023
I finally found a doctor who will listen
Aug 10, 2023
My husband accompanied me to the appointment. He had been evaluated by a different doctor In a different facility several weeks ago due to his similar condition. He was so impressed by Dr. Smith's thorough evaluation and explanation for my situation that he is going to make an appointment for himself to be more thoroughly examined, diagnosed, and treated.
Aug 10, 2023
My husband was so impressed by the thoroughness and care given to me during my appointment that he is making an appointment for himself to be seen by Dr. Smith as well. His previous doctor that evaluated his condition did not give him that same level of care, so he is planning to come in to Dr. Smith for peace of mind that he is moving forward on the best treatment for himself.
Jul 11, 2023
Dr. Smith is very knowledgeable and patiently answered all my concerns that day. I felt he took personal interest in my condition.
Jul 9, 2023
Definitely knows what he is doing and talking about. I feel very comfortable being treated by him.
Jun 30, 2023
I already have recommended the doctor to others.
Jun 29, 2023
I like the way Dr. Smith listened and show interest in my questions! He Is so caring and kind! I feel he really appreciated my efforts with my exercises and gave me an A for my efforts.There were good results from my work!!I I really like the way Dr. Smith has helped me with my recovery! There is no pain when I do so various activities, including extra walking!! So appreciate the new me!
Jun 29, 2023
They were all very pleasant and caring!
Jun 24, 2023
I have recommended him to several of my friends
Jun 15, 2023
Very good
Jun 15, 2023
Very good
Jun 2, 2023
Dr. Smith is a very professional, thorough, and compassionate doctor. He explains well exactly what his clinical findings are, and gives options for treatments or further recommendations.
May 10, 2023
Dr Smith is thorough and caring!
Apr 30, 2023
His concern for my continued pain was genuine and he did all he could to a certain the problem
Apr 28, 2023
Dr. [Jeffery] Smith explains the procedures and possible risks well, and answers any questions I have in terms that I can understand.
Apr 27, 2023
The repair I was afforded is going to give me a new lease on living and again, quality of life!
Apr 27, 2023
Dr Smith is a very efficient, concise and conveys any projected means of accomplishment and protocols to fullfill the services he astutely completed!! Amazing!
Apr 12, 2023
Dr Smith is an excellent doctor. He did a professional job on my knee replacement. I would highly recommend him to others.
Apr 4, 2023
Dr. Smith is outstanding.
Mar 28, 2023
Great staff
Mar 28, 2023
Great Doctor very thorough
Mar 28, 2023
The staff were very friendly and caring with me!

Practice Locations (2)

Utah Valley Orthopedics & Sports Medicine - Provo

1157 N 300 W Ste 201 Provo, UT
Mon 8AM - 5PM; Tue, Fri 4:45PM - 5PM; Wed thru Thu 9AM - 5PM
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