Professional Summary


  • University of Florida - Gainsville, in Doctor of Medicine, 1981


  • University of Utah Medical Center - Salt Lake City, in Orthopedic Surgery, 1986


  • Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery from Scottish Rite Childrens Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • AM BD ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY awarded in 07/20/1989

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • Scoliosis Research Society


  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


Dr. Smith is a Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics, practicing at Primary Children's Medical Center and the University of Utah. His current practice is focused on the treatment of spine deformities in children and adolescents. Dr. Smith received his M.D. at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He completed his residency at the University of Utah and did a fellowship in pediatric Orthopaedics and spinal deformities at Scottish Rite Hospital in Atlanta. He is the Director of the Pediatric Scoliosis Clinic. His research interests focus on pediatric spine disorders, fractures, and cost-effective care. Dr. Smith is currently serving as Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Primary Children's Medical Center. He has been involved in the development of the Vertical Expandable Prosthetic Titanium Rib (VEPTR), and its use in children with neuromuscular scoliosis. Dr. Smith also serves as a consultant for the State of Utah through the Children with Special Healthcare Needs, traveling to rural areas such as St. George, Price, and Richfield treating children.

Intermountain Hospital Affiliations

Verified Patient Ratings

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Patient Satisfaction

(4.3) 45 ratings

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Nov 29, 2022
Dr. Smith is amazing! He really cares and is very knowledgeable.
Nov 4, 2021
Our visit felt organized and the staff communicated everything they were doing for us.
Nov 4, 2021
Our doctor was kind, but it felt a little rushed.
Mar 3, 2021
No bad experience, everyone was great!!! Love. Love.
Feb 1, 2021
He was great!
Dec 2, 2020
We mostly spoke with Dr. Smith's fellow. She was absolutely wonderful!
Oct 8, 2020
The visit was very rushed and some concerns were dismissed. The doctor also kept touching his mask repeatedly which was somewhat surprising. Different doctor than we expected.
Oct 8, 2020
Good office, I've been many times. I would recommend a different doctor.
Jan 13, 2020
He is a good doctor.
Jan 13, 2020
Good people a good place.
Jan 10, 2019
Dr. Smith is an excellent physician: Knowledgeable, professional, caring, thorough and extremely capable. He took great care of our daughter.

Practice Locations (7)

University of Utah Pediatric Orthopedics At Primary Children's

100 N Mario Capecchi Dr Ste 4550 Salt Lake City, UT
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