Dr. Chad Smalley, MD

Dr. Chad Smalley, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 43
(75)
Save
Dr. Chad Smalley, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Chattanooga, TN and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine in 2000 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.Read his story

2415 McCallie Ave

Chattanooga, TN 37404

Contact Information

(423) 624-2696

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Learn about Dr. Smalley

Be confident in your decisions by checking out your provider's top areas of care, education, patient reviews and more. Learn about finding the right doctor for you.

Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Smalley performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers
Rotator Cuff Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Smalley's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Smalley's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Smalley "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. "

Less

Read Less

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Smalley ""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"

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

68  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cartilage Tear
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • 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
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • 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

Less

Read Less

43  Procedures

  • 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 and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Cartilage Repair
  • Knee Cartilage Treatment
  • Knee Debridement
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Resurfacing
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Tendon Repair
  • 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 Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Stabilizations
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Less

Read Less

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Centre College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • West Virginia University Hospitals-Ruby Memorial
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Orthopaedic Residency
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Sportsmed / Complex Shoulder and Knee Arthroscopy / Shoulder Replacement
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Oak Ridge High School
    Other Education | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Smalley does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Smalley and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Smalley's Reviews

4.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Smalley to family and friends
75 total reviews (18 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (75)

  • 5
    (72)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Smalley's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Smalley Says:
"

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

"

Patient Comments (18)

So far I ve met with him once and and he was very thorough about my condition and the surgery he recommended. I think he was 30 minutes late for appt which is much better than other drs I’ve seen. he’s very nice and actually spent time answering questions, plus he’s awfully good looking.
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
I would highly recommend Dr. Smalley to anyone. He is a great Doctor, and he takes the time to explain everything to you. He has great bedside manners.
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
From contact when appointment was scheduled to leaving the office after being seen by Dr. Smalley, my experience was very satisfying! Friendly, professional, great bedside manner from each employee, and each procedure was accompanied with clear explanations and ample time was given for questions.
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
Very professional and prompt initial visit
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this
Dr Smalley has been my doctor since 2011 he has always been very professional and has a great bedside manner. I would highly recommend this doctor ??
Was this helpful? thumbs up icon optionthumbs down icon option
Flag this

Nearby doctors with similar experience

Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
(65)
Orthopedic Surgery
(83)
Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction
(44)
Orthopedic Surgery
(52)
Orthopedic Surgery
(57)
Orthopedic Spine Surgery
(7)
Orthopedic Surgery
(34)
Orthopedic Surgery
(44)
Orthopedic Surgery
(24)
Orthopedic Surgery
(67)