Brian G Smith, MD

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

Departments & Organizations

Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation: Ortho Clinical Faculty | Pediatric Orthopaedics: Pediatric Muscular Dystrophy Program (Orthopaedics) | Spine Center

Pediatric Orthopaedics

Spine Center

Yale Medicine


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

MA Yale University, Honorary (2013)
MD Georgetown University School of Medicine (1982)
BA Williams College (1978)
Fellow Boston Children's Hospital
Military Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio Staff Orthopaedic Surgeon
Resident Georgetown University Medical Center
Board Certification AB of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery (1989, recertified: 2010)

Honors & Recognition

  • Orthopaedist of the Year AwardConnecticut State Orthopaedic Society (2017)

  • Inaugural Peter Armstrong/Shriner’s Hospital Award, Best Paper in the Quality, Safety, Value Section, “Which Common Pediatric Orthopaedic Procedures Are The Most Dangerous?” Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (2015)

  • Wayne O. Southwick Resident Teaching AwardYale Orthopaedic Residency (2013)

  • Wayne O. Southwick Resident Teaching AwardYale Orthopaedic Residency (2010)

  • MembershipAmerican Orthopaedic Association (2007)

Professional Service

  • Scoliosis Research Society (2014 - 2015) Chairman Ethics Committee

  • American Academy of Orthopaedics (2014 - 2017) Board of Directors

  • American Academy of Pediatrics-Orthopaedic Section (2012 - 2015) Board of Directors

  • Pediatric Society of North America (2011 - 2014) Health Council Chair

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Contact Info

Brian G Smith, MD
Patient Care Locations
Yale Orthopaedics - Pediatric1445 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT 06437
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Yale Pediatric Specialty Center - Pediatric Orthopaedics747 Belden Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06850
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Yale Orthopaedics/Pediatric OrthopaedicsOrthopaedics - Middlebury
1579 Straits Turnpike

Middlebury, CT 06762
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Yale Orthopaedics/Pediatric OrthopaedicsYale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue, Ste 1st Floor

New Haven, CT 06519
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Yale Pediatric Specialty Center/Pediatric Orthopaedics1 Long Wharf Drive, Ste Suite 210
New Haven, CT 06511
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YNHH Old Saybrook OfficeOld Saybrook Medical Center
633 Middlesex Turnpike

Old Saybrook, CT 06475
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Office Location
Orthopaedic Surgery47 College Street, Fl Second Floor
New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
Orthopaedics & RehabilitationP.O. Box 208071
New Haven , CT 06520-8071

Curriculum Vitae

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