My practice consists of 95% Orthopaedic Trauma. My 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'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
Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
Why It Matters: Dr. Smith's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
Degenerative Disc Disease
Difficulty With Walking
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
Hip Pointer Injuries
Internal Derangement of Knee
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Pathological Spine Fracture
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Rotator Cuff Tear
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Tibia and Fibula Fractures
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
Knee Dislocation Treatment
Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
Nerve Block, Somatic
Peripheral Nerve Block
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
Shoulder Fracture Treatment
Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Colorado.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
University Of Cincinnati College Of Arts and Sciences
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 1990
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
Ilizarov Institute Of Restorative Traumatology
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002
Lecco Ilizarov Institute
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996
Diablo Valley College
Other Education | Completed 1985
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
AOAA AO Alumni Association Capitulo Colombiano: Recognition Award for Service and Teaching, 2003
Best Doctors in America, 2005 - 200
Colorado Patient Safety Coalition Special Award: Wrong-Site and Wrong-Patient Procedures in the Universal Protocol Era, 2010
Honorary Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery University of Sciences and Health Hospital, San Jose, Mexico, 2006
Best Doctors in America, 2007-2008
Outstanding Clinical Teacher: Selected by UCHSC School of Medicine, Class of 2
Honorary Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sante Fe Hospital, Bogota, Columbia, 2006
Howard Rosen Table Instructor Award, Advanced Principles and Techniques of Operative Fracture Management AO North America, 2009
Top Othropaedic Surgeon in Denver: 5280 Magazine, 2008
Adriano Essay Award, Biochemical Induction of Fracture Healing, 1988
Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical School Honor Society, 1989
Patrick Laing Traveling Fellowship Award, University of Pittsburgh, 1995
Best Doctors in America, 2009-2010
Denver Health CEO Recognition Award: For Pushing the Envelope, 2007
The Earnest E Moore, M.D., Trauma Award, Denver Health Medical Center, 1999
Media & Publications
Replantation Versus Revision of Amputated Fingers in Patients Aire-Transported to a Level 1Trauma Center, 2010
Sub-Mascular Plating of the Humerus: An Emerging Technique, 6/4/10
Safety and Efficacy of Conversion from External Fixation to Plate Fixation in Humeral Shaft Fractures, 2010 July
The Application of the Axial View Projection of the S1 Pedicel for Sacroiliac Screw, 2010 July
Acute Morbidity and Complications of Thigh Compartment Syndrome: A Report of 26 Cases, 2010
Utilization of Analgesics in the MultiCenter Sudy of Hydroxyurea in Sickle Cell Anemia; Effect of Sex, Age, and Geographical Location, 2010 Augus
Stress Radiograph to Detect True Extent of Symphyseal Disruption in Presumed Anteroposterior Compression Type I Pelvic Injuries, 2010 Octob
Wrong-Site and Wrong-Patient Procedures in the Universal Protocal Era, 2010
Disclosure and Reporting of Surgical Complications: A Double-Edged Sword?, 6/30/10
A Proposed New System of Coding and Injury Classification for Arteries in the Trunk and Extremities, 2010
Traction Table-Related Complications in Orthopaedic Surgery, 2010
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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