Wade Smith, MD, FACS, Orthopedic Surgery

April 7, 2017 | Posted in

Dr. Smith received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Cincinnati. He received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1990. Dr. Smith completed an Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He subsequently completed a one year Fellowship in Orthopaedic Traumatology at the University of Pittsburgh.

He passed his oral boards in Orthopaedic Surgery and became a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery in 1998. He performed additional fellowships for limb salvage in Lecco, Italy and Kurgan, Russia. After developing a high volume trauma service at Denver Health Medical Center he became Director of the Department in 2002 until 2009. He served on the Governor appointed State Trauma Board as the representative for Level 1 Trauma Surgeons in Colorado. Dr. Smith joined Geisinger Health Systems as the Director of Orthopaedic Trauma and Chairman of Orthopaedic Surgery in June 2009. He returned to Colorado in June 2011 to join his long time practice partner and research collaborator, Steven Morgan MD with the Mountain Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons at Swedish Medical Center (MOTUS).

Dr. Smith’s practice consists of 95% Orthopaedic Trauma. His primary clinical focus centers on the Orthopaedic care of the multiply injured patient, unstable pelvic fractures, acetabular fractures, nonunions, infection and periarticular fracture management. Dr. Smith is active in research and regularly teaches at local, national and international levels. He is a participating member of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, American Orthopaedic Association, American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma, American Association for Surgery and Trauma and an AO Professor. He also serves on the editorial boards of numerous journals and continues to train and mentor clinician researchers from around the world.