Dr. James Smith, MD

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Age 43
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Dr. James Smith, MD
Dr. Smith is the Medical Director of Baptist Sports Medicine. He is also the team physician for Ballard High School and North Oldham High School. In addition, he was on the medical staff of the LA Lakers, LA Dodgers, USC Football Team and numerous other collegiate and high school sports teams. He has published numerous research papers, abstracts, and has made presentations relating to the advancement of arthroscopic surgery in sports medicine. Dr. Smith is a native of Kentucky earning his undergraduate degree at Western Kentucky University and attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at the University of Rochester in New York, and then completed his orthopaedic sports medicine fellowship. He is board certified in orthopaedic surgery and is a member of many national, state and local medical societies

4130 Dutchmans Ln Ste 300

Louisville, KY 40207

Contact Information

(502) 897-1794

Dr. James Smith, MD

Dr. James Smith, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Sagamore Health Network

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Dr. Smith's Experience

Dr. Smith'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 Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)


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  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Ligament Reconstruction
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • 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 Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Steroid Injection
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Kentucky.

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.


  • Western Kentucky University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • University Of Kentucky
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • University Of Rochester
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • University or Rochester
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, Sports Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Summa Cum Laude, B.S., 1997
Media & Publications
  • Cuboid Dislocation in a Professional Baseball Player, 2006
  • Improved Meniscal Injury Diagnosis with MRI, 2005
  • Managing Meniscal Injuries: The Treatment, 2009
  • Meniscal Injuries: The Treatment Options, 2005
  • Managing Meniscal Injuries: The Diagnosis, 2009
  • Electromyographic Analysis of Forearm Muscles in Professional and Amateur Golfers, 2009
  • Frontal Plane Knee Angles Affects Dynamic Postural Control Strategy During Unilateral Stance, 2002

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Smith's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Smith to family and friends
based on 35 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Smith's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
Shelbyville , KY |
Dr Smith is very personable and spends enough time with you to answer your questions. Usually in and out of his office in an hour. I was very happy with the results of my rotator cuff surgery so also used him for my knee surgery.
in Taylorsville , Ky |
I have had several surgeries performed by Dr Smith and have nothing but great news to tell of him. Torn knees and a shoulder surgery and Dr Smith corrected them all. Highly recommend him.
Crestwood, KY |
They best !!
Louisville, KY |
Love Dr. Smith and his office. He has surgically repaired 3 members of my family after athletic injuries and 2 of them multiple times. We would recommend him and his staff to anyone. Excellent bed side manner and will thoroughly discuss the options and his recommendations.
Louisville, KY |
Very easy to commicate with, and listened to me as the patient. Explained his diagnosis, and made the next steps clear.
in Philpot, KY |
Great doctor! Takes time to answer questions and addresses all concerns. Honest. Upbeat. Engaged with his work.
in Jeffersonville, IN |
Dr Smith repaired my left rotator cuff, and I had no problems. Now my right one is torn, I would not consider anyone else. He is very pleasant, listens and really knows what he's doing. I recommended him to my best friend and also my Dentist. He uses the latest procedures that was a benefit to me.
Louisville, KY |
Great surgeon and very knowledgeable and easy to ask questions of . Yes I would definitely recommend Dr. Smith as an orthopedic surgeon
in Louisville |
Very professional.
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Hospitals where Dr. Smith has admitting privileges

Baptist Health Louisville
4000 Kresge Way
Louisville, KY 40207
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