J. Michael Smith, M.D.
Dr. Michael Smith is a fellowship-trained orthopedic sports medicine specialist who joined the Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center in 2019. He is proud to bring his subspecialty training and expertise back to Northwest Missouri where he grew up. He takes care of patients of all ages, including athletes and anyone who simply wants to get back to the activities they love. Dr. Smith had an early exposure to the field of orthopedics and his passion for the field developed by watching his father and now partner, Dr. Daniel Smith, take care of injured athletes on the sidelines.
After earning a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, Dr. Smith went on to complete his Doctor of Medicine degree at Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. Following medical school, he completed his orthopedic surgery residency training at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. He elected to pursue additional training after residency by completing a fellowship in orthopedic sports medicine at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Dr. Smith brings the latest minimally invasive techniques in shoulder, hip, and knee arthroscopy to OSMC along with an extensive background in open shoulder reconstruction and joint replacement procedures for the shoulder, hip and knee.
As a team physician for the University of Virginia men’s basketball and football teams, Dr. Smith feels fortunate to have taken care of some truly outstanding athletes, including the 2019 NCAA men’s basketball national championship team. He takes a personalized, evidenced-based approach to patients of all ages to get people back to what they love.
Dr. Smith has demonstrated a commitment to educating and training other surgeons through contributions to the field of orthopedics by authoring peer-reviewed publications, presentations, and orthopedic textbook chapters on shoulder, elbow, and knee surgery.
When not seeing patients on the sidelines or in the office, Dr. Smith enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife and three sons. He also enjoys woodworking and boatbuilding.