Eric Smith, MD
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery

Eric L. Smith, MD is a fellowship-trained adult reconstructive orthopedic surgeon at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Smith’s clinical interests include primary joint reconstruction, revision joint reconstruction, and arthritis. He specializes in various types of hip surgery, including hip replacements, hip resurfacing, total joint replacement in bariatric patients, and total hip arthroplasty using anatomic femoral heads – replacement parts that mimic the size and shape of the actual hip joint. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of California at Davis, he earned his medical degree at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA and completed his residency training at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, HI. Dr. Smith served ten years on active duty, during which time he was deployed to Afghanistan as an orthopedic surgeon in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He also completed a specialized fellowship in adult reconstructive surgery at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston.

Dr. Smith is a member of several professional organizations, including the Boots on the Ground Advocacy Program, the Eastern Orthopedic Association, the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, the Massachusetts Orthopedic Society, and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. A four-time recipient of the Army Commendation Medal, Dr. Smith has received numerous honors and awards during his career, including the Meritorious Service Medal, the Global War on Terror Medal, and, in 2015, he was named among “Boston’s Best Orthopedic Surgeons” by Boston Magazine.

2016 The American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM): Hughston Award
2015-2016 Boston’s Top Doctors
2014 Combined Orthopaedic Spring Symposium: Richardson Award
2012 Patient Choice Award
2005 American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine: Excellence in Research Award
2005 Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeon: Norman T. Kirk Award
2003 18th Annual Combined Orthopaedic Spring Symposium: Richardson Award

07/01/2017 - 12/31/2018 (PI)
Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation

ConforMIS, Inc. 12-005
02/16/2017 - 03/31/2028 (PI)
ConforMIS, Inc.

Actis Total Hip System 2 Year Follow-Up
04/10/2017 - 04/09/2020 (PI)
DePuy Synthes Joint Reconstruction

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  1. Veltre DR, Sing DC, Yi PH, Endo A, Curry EJ, Smith EL, Li X. Insurance Status Affects Complication Rates After Total Hip Arthroplasty. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2018 Nov 08.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30418270.
  2. Veltre DR, Yi PH, Sing DC, Curry EJ, Endo A, Smith EL, Li X. Insurance Status Affects In-Hospital Complication Rates After Total Knee Arthroplasty. Orthopedics. 2018 May 01; 41(3):e340-e347. PMID: 29494747.
  3. Smith EL, Tybor DJ, Daniell HD, Naccarato LA, Pevear ME, Cassidy C. The 22-Modifier in Reimbursement for Orthopedic Procedures: Hip Arthroplasty and Obesity Are Worth the Effort. J Arthroplasty. 2018 07; 33(7):2047-2049. PMID: 29615376.
  4. Smith EL, Miller J, LeRoy T, Ingall E, Tybor DJ, Martin JT, Pevear ME. Off the Market: The Percentage of Products Available After Ten Years. J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev. 2018 Jan; 2(1):e076. PMID: 30211376.
  5. Matzkin EG, Curry EJ, Kong Q, Rogers MJ, Henry M, Smith EL. Efficacy and Treatment Response of Intra-articular Corticosteroid Injections in Patients With Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2017 Oct; 25(10):703-714. PMID: 28953085.
  6. Colacchio ND, Cleary MX, Reid D, Trofa DP, Pevear M, Smith EL. Direct anterior approach total hip arthroplasty requires less supplemental acetabular screw fixation and fewer blood transfusions than posterior approach. Current Orthopaedic Practice. 2017; 28(4):404-408. View Publication
  7. Rajaee SS, Theriault RV, Pevear ME, Smith EL. National Trends in Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty in Extremely Young Patients: A Focus on Bearing Surface Usage From 2009 to 2012. J Arthroplasty. 2016 09; 31(9 Suppl):63-8. PMID: 27430185.
  8. Alley MC, Mason AS, Tybor DJ, Pevear ME, Baratz MD, Smith EL. Ethnic Barriers to Utilization of Total Joint Arthroplasty Among Chinese Immigrants in the United States. J Arthroplasty. 2016 09; 31(9):1873-1877.e2. PMID: 27026646.
  9. Hansen LE, Stone GL, Matson CA, Tybor DJ, Pevear ME, Smith EL. Total Joint Arthroplasty in Patients Taking Methadone or Buprenorphine/Naloxone Preoperatively for Prior Heroin Addiction: A Prospective Matched Cohort Study. J Arthroplasty. 2016 08; 31(8):1698-701. PMID: 26899477.
  10. Hofmann KJ, Hayden BL, Kong Q, Pevear M, Cassidy C, Smith EL. Triple prophylaxis for the prevention of surgical site infections in total joint arthroplasty. Current Orthopaedic Practice. 2016; 28(1):1. View Publication
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In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

Revision total hip arthroplasty
Revision total knee arthroplasty
Total joint replacement
Direct anterior total hip replacement
hip arthroscopy
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