Dr. Brandon Smetana, MD

Dr. Brandon Smetana, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 33
Dr. Brandon Smetana, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Indianapolis, IN and has been practicing for 7 years. He graduated from Pa State Univ Coll Of Med in 2011 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, orthopedic hand surgery, and more.Read his story

8501 Harcourt Rd

Indianapolis, IN 46260

Contact Information

(800) 888-4263

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  • Aetna
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  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Sagamore Health Network

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Dr. Smetana's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Smetana "Dr. Brandon S. Smetana is a hand and upper extremity surgeon at the Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center and has affiliations with both St. Vincent and Indiana University Hospitals. Dr. Smetana specializes in the treatment of all disorders of the upper extremity including shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand pathology in both adults and children. He is trained in arthroscopy, minimally invasive surgical approaches, and microvascular surgery. He has particular interests in peripheral nerve surgery, arthritis surgery, shoulder surgery, trauma surgery, and upper extremity reconstruction utilizing nerve transfers and tendon transfers. Dr. Smetana adopts a personal approach to each patient, taking time to understand their unique circumstances, in order to develop a collaborative treatment plan that addresses their individual goals. Dr. Smetana grew up in San Francisco, CA where he attended the French American International School, passing the French Baccalaureate examination with a Science Major and a Specialization in Mathematics Magna Cum Laude honors. He then earned a BA degree in Biology with a concentration in Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, where he was a Pauline and Irving Tanner Dean's Scholar. Dr. Smetana received his medical degree from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in Hershey, PA, graduating in the top 5% of his graduating class. He was a junior class inductee into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Society and received numerous accolades including multiple named academic scholarships as well as the Mellinger Medical Student Research Scholarship. Dr. Smetana then completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency training at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC, where he was elected the Administrative Senior and Chief Resident. Following residency, he completed his fellowship training in hand, upper extremity, and microvascular surgery at the Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center, one of the most prestigious fellowships in the country. While in fellowship, he was the recipient of the Best Research Paper and Presentation Award at the The Mary S. Stern, Christine M. Kleinert, and Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center Tri-State Annual Meeting. Dr. Smetana is actively engaged in the education of the next generation of hand and upper extremity surgeons, focusing on mentorship at all levels of training including medical students, residents, and fellows, both locally throughout the state of Indiana and nationwide. In addition to publishing clinical and basic science research papers, Dr. Smetana has also contributed chapters for multiple textbooks. He is a reviewer for the prestigious Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. He is a frequent presenter at national meetings and has recently traveled to Nicaragua as part of a pediatric hand surgery outreach project. Dr. Smetana is an active candidate member in the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, American Association for Hand Surgery, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Smetana has also been recognized by the American Orhtopaedic Association as an Emerging Leader. In addition to spending time with his family, Dr. Smetana enjoys playing soccer, hiking the National Parks, watching Big Ten sports, and continuing to train as a classical pianist."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Smetana "The Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center, formerly Indiana Hand Center, is committed to excellence in the treatment of the hand, as well as the wrist, elbow, and shoulder. Since 1971, patients from across Indiana and throughout the United States, have placed their trust in our top orthopedic surgeons specialized care from hand to shoulder.

At the Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center our physicians combine expertise with compassion to help ease your pain and restore function. Our physicians are patent-holders, authors, university professors, fellowship-trained and clinic instructors, all of whom are committed to excellence."

6  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bone & Joint Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Joint Reconstruction Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Smetana does not have any board certifications listed.

5  Conditions Treated

6  Procedures

  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand, Elbow, and Shoulder Microvascular Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgical Procedures
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery

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  • Pa State Univ Coll Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2011

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Patient Comments (1)

Dr. Smetana is very personable and a thorough physician. He listened to to me explain my condition. After a careful examination of my hand and arm Dr. Smetana explained my options and what tests were needed to verify his finding. I am very confident and pleased with his diagnosis and treatment...more
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