Dr. Jason Smith


dr jason smith
Dr. Jason Smith

BA

BA


Abbreviation

Bachelor of Arts
MD

MD


Abbreviation

Doctor of Medicine
FRCS(C)

FRCS(C)


Abbreviation

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada. This indicates the certification of the doctor in a particular medical or surgical specialty.

Specialization:
Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery


Fellowship trained Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Surgery. They focus on treatment and rehabilitation options regarding injuries of the musculoskeletal system, including sport injuries.
Practicing in: To be updated

#4 of 43 Orthopedic Surgeons in Scarborough, Ontario

Languages: 
English
Connect: twitter

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BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Jason Smith is a Royal College Board-Certified Sports Orthopedic Surgeons, with specialization in ligament reconstruction and arthroscopic procedures of the shoulder, elbow and knee. Apart from working at our False Creek Health Centre, Dr. Smith also serves as the Chief of Orthopedics at the Rouge Valley Centenary Hospital and is an Orthopedic Consultant and team doctor for the Toronto Blue Jays. Currently Dr. Smith splits his time between Vancouver and Toronto.  

Dr. Smith holds an undergraduate degree from Princeton University (A.B. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) where he also played division 1 NCAA hockey. Following Princeton he played a year of professional hockey in the Calgary Flames organization (4th round draft pick 1993). Dr. Smith ended his hockey career due to the increasing risks associated with cerebral concussions and attended the University of Calgary Medical School (M.D), where he graduated in 2001. He then completed his Residency in Orthopedic Surgery in 2006 from McGill University. Afterwards he completed a one-year fellowship in Sports Orthopedics with the renowned James Andrews, at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Alabama.

Dr. Smith is one of a small handful of surgeons in Canada who perform the “Tommy John” elbow ligament reconstruction in pitchers.


PROCEDURES PERFORMED


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MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS  

Canadian Orthopaedic Association
  • Canadian Orthopedic Association
American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Sports Medicine
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Sports Medicine
Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association
  • Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association



EDUCATION  

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  • Fellowship – Sports Orthopaedics
    American Sports Medicine Institute
    Birmingham, Alabama
    2007
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  • Fellowship
    Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
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  • Surgical Residency – Orthopaedics
    McGill University
    Montreal, Quebec City
    2006
University of Calgary
  • Medical Doctorate – Podiatric Medicine
    University of Calgary Medical School Calgary, Alberta
    2001
Princeton University
  • Bachelors of Arts
    Princeton University
    New Jersey
    1996

     


    ACHIEVEMENTS & AWARDS 

    • Among the Small Handful of Surgeons in Canada who Perform the “Tommy John” Elbow Ligament Reconstruction in Pitchers
    • Chief of Orthopaedics at the Rouge Valley Centenary Hospital
    • Orthopaedic Consultant and team doctor for the Toronto Blue Jays (since 2008)
    • Played a Year of Professional Hockey in the Calgary Flames Organization (4th round draft pick 1993)
    • Scientific Researcher/Publisher
    • Guest Speaker/Presenter



    HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS  

    Rouge Valley Centenary Hospital
    • Rouge Valley Centenary Hospital Scarborough, Ontario
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    • False Creek Healthcare
      Vancouver, British Columbia



    MEDIA  



    HOBBIES & INTERESTS  

    • Hockey



    REVIEWS  

    Reviews updated via RateMDs on 08/14/2015. Average review is based on 38 reviews.

    full_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-small Submitted May 15, 2015
    Had a partial meniscectomy three weeks ago. I had the same procedure on the other knee three years ago, also by Dr. Smith. I didn’t think my recovery could be swifter than the first time, but it was! Left the hospital with no crutches or cane, and now three weeks post op am ready to resume my regime of SPIN class, weights at Yoga at the gym! There was minimal swelling, NO bruising, and at my follow up Dr. Smith acted swiftly when he suspected a blood clot in my leg – would not let me leave the building until I had an ultrasound and had the results read by a radiologist! Needless to say it was fine, but I live four hours away and he was not prepared to let me leave until this was ruled out. I would highly recommend this doctor to anybody – he is extremely knowledgeable, thorough and personable!


    full_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-small Submitted March 5, 2015
    Dr. Smith performed an ACL reconstruction and meniscus repair for my daughter. During our consultation, he took his time explaining the procedure. He answered all our questions and never made us feel rushed. He came to see us immediately after surgery to explain how everything went. In our follow-up appointment, he again took his time explaining how the surgery went and the protocol for rehab. We are 6 months post-surgery and my daughter’s recovery has exceeded everyone’s expectations.

    His staff, Melanie and Kristen, are amazing too. They are so nice, helpful and organized. They provided very detailed instructions for preparation, surgery day and rehab . When we had questions, they returned calls and emails quickly. The nursing staff at Rouge Valley were very gentle and caring during recovery. Overall, we are extremely happy with Dr. Smith and his team. He is an excellent surgeon.


    full_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-smallfull_star-small Submitted Dec. 7, 2014
    I tore my ACL last year November playing soccer ( I was playing 3 days a week) and saw Dr.Smith in January 2014. He was very patient, professional and detailed in examining the MRI and X-ray results. His staff was excellent in setting up my surgery date and gave me all the information needed for pre-op and post-op. I would say all the questions were covered. I had the patellar tendon graft reconstruction ACL surgery done in March 2014. First and foremost, the scar is almost unnoticeable; there was some pain and discomfort after the surgery, which is normal. The pain will go away slowly in due time.

    I worked really hard at getting my range of motion back (this is paramount for just walking again, so please do it). After getting range of motion back, I did not work quite as hard (squats, lunges, balancing, etc) to bring myself in being able to play sports again. It was mentally tough and Dr. Smith was completely positive about the situation and encouraged me to step it up. I had been in the same situation before when I broke my elbow (also in soccer) and the doctor was just yelling at me instead of encouraging me.

    I worked hard and got my clearance to play sports last week. It took a little longer than I had anticipated and it feels great to be playing again! You are in good hands, just do your part and you will be just fine! All the best.

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