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Scott T. Smith, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery


Academic Appointment:

Clinical Assistant Professor, Chief, Division of Orthopedic Surgery



Contact Info

Primary Location

University Orthopedic Surgeons
1926 Alcoa Highway, Suite F-210
Knoxville, TN 37920
Phone: (865) 546-2663
Fax: (865) 546-4421

Secondary Location

Honors, Societies & Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Active Fellowship
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Associate Member
  • Paul R. Lipscomb Orthopaedic Society
  • American Medical Association
  • American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, Active
  • Tennessee Orthopaedic Society

Get To Know Me


Clinical Interests:

Currently serving as President for University Orthopedic Surgeons, Dr. Smith has nearly 20 years of traumatology experience working with orthopaedic injuries to both upper and lower extremities. Dr. Smith specializes in foot and ankle reconstruction as well as total ankle arthroplasty. He also works closely with patients with post-traumatic needs such as arthritis, limb lengthening utilizing the Ilizarov technique, and bone transport to fill the gaps of missing bone. He has special interests in injuries to the pelvis, foot and ankle and post traumatic reconstruction. A femur fracture in his teenage years strengthened Dr. Smith’s interest in athletic training. Coupled with his interests in anatomy and the mechanics of movement, he chose a career as a physician in orthopaedic medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa and the University of Iowa College of Medicine. He completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit where he served as Chief Resident in 1995-1996. He also completed an orthopaedic traumatology fellowship at the University of California-Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California. Dr. Smith currently serves in a number of leadership roles including Chairman of the Division of Orthopaedics at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, Medical Director for the Orthopaedic Center of Excellence, Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine and frequently recognized as a Top Doc by his professional peers in Cityview Magazine. Special Interests: Foot and Ankle Reconstruction Total Ankle Arthroplasty Injuries to the Pelvis, Foot and Ankle Post-Traumatic Reconstruction.

Personal Interests:

In his spare time Dr. Smith enjoys playing golf and competes in both state and national mid-amateur tournaments. Dr. Smith and his wife have two sons.

Education & Training

  • University of Iowa College of Medicine
  • Henry Ford Hospital
  • Henry Ford Hospital
  • University of California Davis Medical Center
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

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