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Jeremy S. Smith, MD

  • Accepting New Patients

About Dr. Jeremy S. Smith

Dr. Smith is fellowship trained in Orthopaedic Spine Surgery and specializes in the cutting edge treatment of degenerative spinal conditions. Dr. Smith also has significant interest in the treatment of spinal trauma, particularly spinal cord injury and has made significant laboratory and clinical contributions that have advanced the field.

Dr. Smith graduated magna cum laude from The University of California, Los Angeles with a major in microbiology and molecular genetics. He then earned his medical degree from New York Medical College where he received Alpha Omega Alpha honors in his Junior year. Dr. Smith graduated number one in his medical school class. He then completed his orthopaedic residency at The University of California, Irvine, where he served as chief resident in his final year. He then completed an orthopaedic and neurosurgical spine surgery fellowship at the Rothman Institute at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital; widely regarded as one of the most sought after and prestigious spine fellowships in the country. His training there included complex surgery of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine.

Dr. Smith is an assistant professor in the department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Southern California. During his two years at the University he was co-director of the USC Center For Spinal Surgery and was heavily involved in research and resident education.
Dr. Smith has a strong interest in academic medicine and has authored multiple full length manuscripts and book chapters in journals such as The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, SPINE, and the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has also presented his research at multiple national meetings and received national honors and awards for his work.

In addition to his interest in clinical research and academic spine surgery, Dr. Smith enjoys teaching new generations of orthopaedic surgeons. He is a strong believer of educating patients and their families so that they fully understand their disease and all treatment options. His emphasis is always towards non-operative treatment, reserving surgery as the final option when conservative therapy fails. His goal is to provide our communities with high quality, compassionate, and affordable musculoskeletal care that is grounded in evidenced based medicine, the results of which will exceed expectations.

Insurances Accepted

Please verify with your health plan and/or physician’s office.

  • Aetna PPO
  • Blue Cross Prudent Buyer PPO
  • Blue Shield PPO
  • ChoiceCare/Humana
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry/First Health
  • Health Net PPO
  • Interplan PPO
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare PPO

For HMO plan participation please call the physician's office.

Education Medical Education - New York Medical College (Medical Doctor)
Internship - UC Irvine Medical Center
Residency - UC Irvine Medical Center (Orthopedic Surgery)
Fellowship - Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University (Spine Surgery)
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
Conditions Treated
  • Acute Spinal Fracture (Spine & Neck)
  • Adolescent Spine Disorder (Spine & Neck)
  • Arthritis (Spine & Neck)
  • Bulging Disc (Spine & Neck)
  • Bursitis of the Hip / Hip Bursitis / Trochanteric Bursitis (Hip)
  • Cervical Fracture (Spine & Neck)
  • Cervical Radiculopathy (Pain Management)
  • Cervical Stenosis (Spine & Neck)
  • Coccydynia / Tailbone Pain (Spine & Neck)
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome / Nerve Dysfunction (Spine & Neck)
  • Compression Fracture from Osteoporosis (Spine & Neck)
  • Degenerative Back and Neck Disorders (Spine & Neck)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease (Spine & Neck)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease (Pain Management)
  • Disc, Facet and Nerve Root Pain (Pain Management)
  • Facet Joint Arthritis (Pain Management)
  • Facet Joint Pain (Pain Management)
  • Facet Joint Syndrome (Spine & Neck)
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS) (Pain Management)
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS) (Spine & Neck)
  • Failed Laminectomy Syndrome (Spine & Neck)
  • Failed Laminectomy Syndrome (Pain Management)
  • Herniated Disc (Spine & Neck)
  • Herniated Disc (Pain Management)
  • Kyphosis (Spine & Neck)
  • Low Back Pain (Pain Management)
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy (Pain Management)
  • Muscle Strain (Spine & Neck)
  • Myelopathy / Spinal Cord Injury (Spine & Neck)
  • Neck Pain (Pain Management)
  • Neck Sprain (Spine & Neck)
  • Osteoarthritis (Pain Management)
  • Osteoarthritis of the Spine / Spine Osteoarthritis (Spine & Neck)
  • Osteomyelitis / Bone Infection (Spine & Neck)
  • Osteoporosis (Spine & Neck)
  • Paget's Disease (Spine & Neck)
  • Pediatric Orthopedics (Spine (Pediatric))
  • Pediatric Spine Disorder (Spine & Neck)
  • Piriformis Syndrome (Pain Management)
  • Piriformis Syndrome (Spine & Neck)
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome (Spine & Neck)
  • Radiculopathy (Pain Management)
  • Radiculopathy / Pinched Nerve (Spine & Neck)
  • Ruptured Disc (Spine & Neck)
  • Sciatica (Spine & Neck)
  • Sciatica (Pain Management)
  • Sciatica (Hip)
  • Scoliosis (Spine & Neck)
  • SI Joint Dysfunction / Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction (Pain Management)
  • SI Joint Pain / Sacroiliac Joint Pain (Hip)
  • SI Joint Pain / Sacroiliac Joint Pain (Spine & Neck)
  • Slipped Disc (Spine & Neck)
  • Spina Bifida (Spine & Neck)
  • Spinal Deformities (Spine & Neck)
  • Spinal Infections (Spine & Neck)
  • Spinal Stenosis (Pain Management)
  • Spinal Stenosis (Spine & Neck)
  • Spinal Tumors (Spine & Neck)
  • Spine Fractures (Spine & Neck)
  • Spondylolisthesis (Spine & Neck)
  • Spondylolisthesis (Pain Management)
  • Spondylolysis (Pain Management)
  • Spondylolysis (Spine & Neck)
  • Thoracic Conditions (Spine & Neck)
  • Traumatic Spinal Injury (Spine & Neck)
  • Whiplash (Spine & Neck)
Procedures
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Pediatric Spine Surgery
  • Spine Surgery