Our Physicians

Scott T. Smith, M.D.


Currently serving as President for University Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dr. Smith has nearly 20 years of traumatology experience working with orthopaedic injuries to both upper and lower extremities.    Dr. Smith specializes in foot and ankle reconstruction as well as total ankle arthroplasty.  He also works closely with patients with post-traumatic needs such as arthritis, limb lengthening utilizing the Ilizarov technique, and bone transport to fill the gaps of missing bone.  He has special interests in injuries to the pelvis, foot and ankle and post traumatic reconstruction.

A femur fracture in his teenage years strengthened Dr. Smith’s interest in athletic training.  Coupled with his interests in anatomy and the mechanics of movement, he chose a career as a physician in orthopaedic medicine.  He is a graduate of the University of Iowa and the University of Iowa College of Medicine. He completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit where he served as Chief Resident in 1995-1996. He also completed an orthopaedic traumatology fellowship at the University of California-Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California.  Dr. Smith currently serves in a number of leadership roles including Chairman of the Division of Orthopaedics at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, Medical Director for the Orthopaedic Center of Excellence, Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine and frequently recognized as a Top Doc by his professional peers in Cityview Magazine.

In his spare time Dr. Smith enjoys playing golf and competes in both state and national mid-amateur tournaments.  Dr. Smith and his wife have two sons.

Contact Information

Office Info

U.T. Medical Center
Professional Office Building F
1926 Alcoa Highway Suite 210
Knoxville, TN 37920
Phone : 865.546.2663

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Patient Testimonials


Thanks to my care at UOS, I can return to hiking and backpacking.

Five months after surgery to repair a badly broken ankle, which occurred while I was in Maryland, I developed an infection. The surgeon in Maryland advised that another surgery was required to remove the metal screws and plates and to clean out the infection, and then a period of antibiotics. Although he said he would do the surgery he said it would require several visits. Due the distance from my home he suggested I get it done in Knoxville. The orthopaedic group I and my family had used for years refused to see me, as did several other orthopaedic surgeons in town. My wife was in tears. I could loose my lower leg and no surgeon wanted to follow another surgeon's work. Dr. Smith agreed immediately to see me and following surgery in April, and physical therapy, I now look forward to more days enjoying the beautiful outdoors on my own "two" feet. Dr. Smith and his staff have been fantastic. His skill and medical staff's attitude removed so much concern from me and my wife. God bless them.

Bill, Ankle surgery to deal with infection in badly broken ankle

Thanks to my care at UOS, I can... once again hike the Appalachian Trail!

Please get this picture to Dr Scott T Smith and Jamie Cross. This is me on Sept 29, 2016 standing on Myrtle Point, one of the sub peaks of Mt LeConte. Dr Smith was on duty in the trauma unit the day of my car accident in December of 2013. He and the team saved my life. During his ongoing care, he reconstructed the top and bottom portion of my right femur. I can now walk without a limp and feel blessed to have each and every day. Thank you!

Samuel, Right Femur Reconstruction
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  • B.S., University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1987
  • M.D., University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, 1991


  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, 1996


  • Orthopaedic Traumatology, University of California-Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 1997

Began Practice At UOS

  • 1997

Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1999

Professional Distinctions

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Active Fellowship
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Associate Member
  • Paul R. Lipscomb Orthopaedic Society
  • American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, Active
  • Tennessee Orthopaedic Society