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

MD, Tulane University School of Medicine

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

The mechanistic role of subchondral bone cysts and bone marrow lesions as markers of cases for hip arthroplasty
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. 2019 Jul 01; 27(13):e606-e611.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31232798.
  2. Chen EY, Lasky R, Dotterweich WA, Niu R, Tybor DJ, Smith EL. Chronic Prescription Opioid Use Before and After Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty in Patients Younger Than 65 Years. J Arthroplasty. 2019 Jun 01. PMID: 31255407.
  3. Pina M, Gaukhman AD, Hayden B, Smith EL. Three Concurrent Periprosthetic Joint Infections: A Case Report and Literature Review. Hip Pelvis. 2019 Mar; 31(1):57-62. PMID: 30899716.
  4. Padmanabha A, Li MT, Tybor DJ, Smith EL. Risk Factors for Tibial Component Oversizing in Total Knee Arthroplasty among African Americans. J Knee Surg. 2019 Feb 06. PMID: 30727018.
  5. Smith EL, Dugdale EM, Tybor D, Kain M. Comparing Inpatient Complication Rates between Octogenarians and Nonagenarians following Primary and Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty in a Nationally Representative Sample, 2010?2014. Geriatrics (Basel). 2018 Dec 22; 4(1).View Related Profiles. PMID: 31023971.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
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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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