Dr. David C. Smith is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon. He is a general
orthopaedist, but focuses largely on arthroscopic procedures of the knee
and shoulder, as well as joint replacement surgery. He is a general partner
of Orthopaedic Specialty Institute of Orange County.
Dr. Smith has been on the staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital in the City
of Orange for several years, many of which he also served as an associate
clinical professor at the University of California, Irvine.
Dr. Smith did his undergraduate work at California State College, Los Angeles.
He completed medical school at the University of California, Irvine graduating
as a member of the National Medical Honor Society. His orthopaedic and
general surgery internship was performed at Huntington Memorial Hospital
in Pasadena, CA. Orthopaedic Residency training was completed at Orange
County Medical Center – University of California, Irvine. Following
completion of orthopaedic specialization, Dr. Smith served in the United
States Army, spending one year in Vietnam.
Over the years, Dr. Smith has lectured to various groups on a variety of
subjects focusing primarily on Sports Medicine and Joint Replacement topics.
Dr. Smith is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons,
the California Orthopaedic Association, and a past president of the Orange
County Chapter of the Western Orthopaedic Association. He is also a member
of the National American Trauma Association.