Scott T. Smith, MD

Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon, Chairman, Division Orthopaedic Surgery

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.

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About Me

Gender: Male

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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.

Clinical Focus:
Extremity fractures excluding spine, hand, plus posttraumatic reconstruction

Orthopaedic Surgery

Education & Credentials


University of Iowa College of Medicine


Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI


Henry Ford Hospital Orthopaedics, Detroit, MI


University of California, Davis Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship, Sacramento, CA

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Organizations & Societies

Orthopaedic Trauma Association

My mission is to restore function to injured people in order for them to work, play and maximize their activity.
— Scott T. Smith

Where I See Patients

University Orthopaedic Surgeons

1600 Accelerator WayKnoxville, TN 37920

Phone: (865) 546-2663

Fax: (865) 546-9047

University Orthopedic Surgeons

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