Dr. Chad C. Smalley, MD

Dr. Chad C. Smalley, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 42 years old

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"My training in arthroscopy and sports medicine has prepared me to work with some of this area's best and brightest athletes; however, it has also prepared me to work with patients who come to the Center with some of the most severe injuries imaginable. Working together, we get our patients back on the playing field and back into daily routines – and both are equally important." – Dr. Chad SmalleyRead more

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A native of Oak Ridge, Chad Smalley was a three-sport letterman at Centre College in Kentucky, graduating Phi Beta Kappa...Read more

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Thank you for taking the time to review. We appreciate all feedback as our goal is to provide the best in patient care. 

in Flintstone, GA |
A friend recommended Dr. Smalley. He was as perfect as perfect could be for an orthopedic surgeon. Timely, honest, and did everything he promised. I would highly recommend him.
in Chattanooga, TN |
Dr. Smalley performed a rotator cuff repair on me about 7 weeks ago. Prior to surgery I heard all kinds of horror stories about the pain, the nausea, the problems, etc. from the nurses in the hospital. I had very little pain, no nausea, and no problems. Physical therapists have told me how lucky I've been and how well my shoulder was responding. They told me it's because I had a great doctor. I agree and happily recommend Dr. Smalley to anyone needing shoulder surgery.
in Chattanooga, TN |
Very good experience. Had left shoulder surgery. HE is kind, compassionate, and highly skilled.
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in Chattanooga, TN |
Excellent physician. Excellent listener and easy to talk with. Extremely well organized. Clinical skills are exceptionally outstanding. After doing detailed research, he was my first choice and he exceeded all of my expectations. He diagnosed and repaired my torn rotator cuff and bicep muscle. Supported by a very pleasant staff.
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in Signal Mountain, TN |
I highly recommend Dr. Smalley for shoulder surgery. I had surgery on both my shoulders and could not be happier with both procedures. July 2015 Dr. Smalley did a Rotator Cuff Repair on my right shoulder. I followed his instructions with the guidance of my physical therapist and have had a remarkable recovery. Jan. 2016 Dr. Smalley did a Total Shoulder Replacement on my left. I am 5 weeks post-op. The pain has been very minimal with both procedures, much less than before surgery.
Thank you for taking the time to review us, Jo Ann.
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A native of Oak Ridge, Chad Smalley was a three-sport letterman at Centre College in Kentucky, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude.

Dr. Smalley attended University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Medicine, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and graduated with Highest Honors in 2000. A five-year residency in orthopaedics took him to West Virginia University, where he trained at a Level 1 Trauma Center, while serving as chief resident and receiving the Resident Teacher of the Year Award in 2005.

Dr. Smalley is fellowship-trained in knee and shoulder arthroscopy and sports medicine having completed an additional year of training in San Francisco while serving as a team doctor for the San Francisco Giants. It was also in San Francisco where Dr. Smalley received his specialty training in reverse total shoulder replacement, an innovative technique not performed in the Chattanooga region prior to his arrival.

In addition to attending to the needs of his patients and the demands of a full time practice, Dr. Smalley provides regular consulting advice to several of the orthopaedic industry leaders. As a well respected surgeon, he has been asked to be a part of the research and design team for multiple arthroscopic devices and innovative instrumentation for the reverse total shoulder arthroplasty.

In the relatively short period of time since he joined Center for Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics, Dr. Smalley has been recruited to be part of an elite team of US fellowship trained arthroscopic specialists. As a result, he maintains multiple international certifications to practice orthopaedic surgery outside of the United States and is involved with several international projects both teaching foreign physicians as well as providing care to the local and expatriate populations abroad.

Dr. Smalley currently serves as Chief of Orthopaedics with Memorial Healthcare System, is a member of the Medical Executive Committee, and sits on the Board of Memorial Mission Surgery Center. He maintains an active seat on the Continuous Quality Improvement Committee of Memorial Healthcare System.

As a board-certified orthopaedist specializing in shoulder and knee arthroscopy and sports medicine, Dr. Smalley is delighted to be taking care of patients in his home state along side his well respected colleagues at the Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics. 

Dr. Smalley's Care Philosophy

"My training in arthroscopy and sports medicine has prepared me to work with some of this area's best and brightest athletes; however, it has also prepared me to work with patients who come to the Center with some of the most severe injuries imaginable. Working together, we get our patients back on the playing field and back into daily routines – and both are equally important." – Dr. Chad Smalley

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Thank you for taking the time to review. We appreciate all feedback as our goal is to provide the best in patient care. 

Dr. Smalley's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cartilage Tear
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Fracture
  • Gout
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Ligament Rupture
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Tendinitis
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Ligament Tears
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscal Cyst
  • Meniscus Injuries
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Separation
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2000

  • Internship Hospital
    West Virginia University Hospitals-Ruby Memorial

    Completed in 2001

  • Residency Hospital
    Orthopaedic Residency

    Completed in 2005

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Sportsmed / Complex Shoulder and Knee Arthroscopy / Shoulder Replacement

    Completed in 2006

  • Undergraduate School
    Centre College

    Graduated in 1996

  • Other Education
    Oak Ridge High School

    Completed in 1992

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Orthopedics
  • Sports Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving
  • Arthroscopic Labrum Repair
  • Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Articular Cartilage Repair
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Fracture Care
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Cartilage Treatment
  • Knee Debridement
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Resurfacing
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Meniscectomy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Cartilage Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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