J. Michael Smith, M.D.

J. Michael Smith, M.D.


Sports Medicine, Shoulder Reconstruction and Replacement, Hip Arthroscopy and Replacement, Knee Reconstruction and Replacement, Cartilage Procedures, Pediatric Orthopedics

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.

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Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology: Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
  • Doctor of Medicine: Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

Team Affiliations

  • Missouri Western State University
  • Northwest Missouri State University
  • St. Joseph Public Schools

Hospital/Surgery Center Affiliations

  • Mosaic Life Care
  • St. Joseph Center for Outpatient Surgery


  • Advanced Robotic Surgery, Orthopedics, ROSA Knee
  • Smith JM, Brockmeier SF, Werner BC. The Throwers Shoulder. In: Weisel, SW ed. Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery (3rd Ed). Pre-publication, anticipated release – Fall 2019/Winter 2020.
  • Smith JM, Rush JK, Carstensen SE, Diduch DR. Trochleoplasty: Indications and Results. In: Patellofemoral Pain, Instability, and Arthritis (2nd Ed), European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy. Pre-publication, anticipated release – Summer/Fall 2019.
  • Smith, JM, Bell, JE. Anatomy of the Elbow. In: Tashjian, R, ed. The Unstable Elbow: An Evidence-Based Approach to Evaluation and Management. 1st Ed. New York, NY: Springer; Nov 2016 (est).
  • Smith JM, Cancienne JC, Brockmeier SJ, Werner BC. Vitamin D Deficiency and Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Outcomes. Under review: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
  • Casp AJ, Smith JM, Brockmeier SF, Werner BC. Surgeon Charges and Reimbursements Are Shrinking Compared to Hospital Payments for Shoulder Arthroplasty. Under Review: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.
  • Rush JK, Smith JM, Carstenson SE, Arendt EA, Diduch DR. Trochleoplasty: Groove-Deepening and Entrance Grooveplasty – Surgical Indications and Technique. Accepted: Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine, 2019.