Kevin L. Smith M.D.

Kevin L. Smith M.D.
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  • English


  • Orthopaedics
  • Orthopaedics (Elbow)
  • Orthopaedics (Shoulder)
  • Orthopedic Surgery


Dr. Smith is a Board Certified/Fellowship Trained Orthopaedic Surgeon who specializes in Shoulder & Elbow Surgery and has been in practice for over 20 years. After graduating from Augustana College in Rock Island, IL he received a master’s degree from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb and a medical degree from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield. He completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at McLaren Regional Medical Center, an affiliate of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in Flint before doing a fellowship in Shoulder & Elbow Surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He then spent more than a decade on the school’s faculty, mostly as an Associate Professor at UWMC. He also practiced briefly at Group Health Cooperative and Virginia Mason Medical Center.

He earned a certificate in medical management from the UW in 2010 and has held numerous positions locally as well as nationally. He is currently Medical Director of Orthopaedic Surgery at Northwest Hospital and has been certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery since 1998. He is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons.

Patient Care Philosophy

At The Sports Medicine Clinic we bring a variety of medical specialties together to provide the best comprehensive care of musculoskeletal problems, both surgically and non-surgically. This includes diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries and chronic diseases. As a physician my philosophy is simple: treat every patient with respect as though they were a member of my own family restoring both their comfort and function, with or without surgery.

Clinical Interests

treating the full spectrum of shoulder and elbow problems utilizing state of the art open & arthroscopic surgical techniques for arthritis & joint replacement, rotator cuff disease & repair, reconstruction for instability & dislocations/fractures & trauma, stiffness, and more

Research Interests

shoulder and elbow problems including both treatment and outcomes of problems like arthritis, rotator cuff/tendon tears, instability/dislocations, fractures/trauma, and stiffness


Institution Credential Year
Southern Illinois Univ. Hospitals Medical Education 1990
Southern Illinois Univ. Hospitals Internship
McLaren Regional Med. Ctr. Residency
University of Washington School of Medicine Fellowship

Board Certifications

Certification Specialty Year
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Surgery 1998