Brian G Smith MD

Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation and of Pediatrics and Clinical Professor of Nursing; Director, Yale Pediatric Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation; Residency Program Director, Department of Orthopaedics

Biographical Info

Dr. Smith is committed to providing the highest quality care to all patients utilizing the latest surgical techniques and an evidence-based medical approach to treatment. He strives to address each patient’s needs in an individualized, compassionate and family focused manner. Recognizing that many children and adolescents have complex problems, Dr. Smith welcomes collaboration with other medical specialists to optimize each patient’s care. Values embraced by Dr. Smith include honesty, communication and patient and family satisfaction. Dr. Smith also enjoys the input and interaction with medical students and residents and appreciates the opportunity to care for patients at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital and the Yale University School of Medicine.

Education & Training

Williams College (1978)
Georgetown University School of Medicine (1982)
Georgetown University Medical Center, Orthopaedic Surgery (1983 - 1987)
Boston Children's Hospital, Pediatric Orthopaedic (1991 - 1992)
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio Staff Orthopaedic Surgeon
Board Certification
Orthopaedic Surgery, Board Certified  (1989)

Honors & Recognition

  • Membership
    American Orthopaedic Association (2007)
  • Wayne O. Southwick Resident Teaching Award
    Yale Orthopaedic Residency (2010)

Professional Service

  • Committee on Advocacy, Scoliosis Research Society (09/22/2012 - 09/22/2013)
  • Member, American Academy of Pediatrics-Orthopaedic Section (06/01/2012 - 06/01/2015)
  • Health Care Council Chair, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (05/01/2011 - 05/01/2013)

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