Joel N Smith, MD
About Dr. Joel N. Smith
Orthopedic Surgeon in Little Rock & North Little Rock, AR
Dr. Smith is a native Arkansan who grew up in Northwest Arkansas. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Arkansas and went on to earn his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 2006. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center in OK in 2011. During his chief year in residency, he was awarded the Outstanding Specialty Resident of the Year by the OU Trauma Center. He continued his training and completed his sports medicine fellowship at Tahoe Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, where he worked with team physicians in the U.S.A. Alpine Ski team and athletes during training events.
Dr. Smith specializes in Orthopedic Surgery, and particularly Sports Medicine. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Smith’s passion is helping to improve the quality of life for his patients. He utilizes non-surgical and surgical treatments to help his patients achieve their goals. He specializes in arthroscopic surgery for the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and ankle. He also does joint replacement surgery for the knee and shoulder, including total and partial knee replacement, as well as total shoulder and reverse total shoulder replacement. Dr. Smith is very grateful to be acknowledge by local AY Magazine as one of Central Arkansas’ Best of the Best Orthopedic Surgeons in 2017.
Aside from practicing medicine, you will find Dr. Smith outdoors enjoying spare time with his wife, Jennifer, and three children. He is an avid golfer and enjoys a variety of sports including baseball, basketball, and football. He and his family enjoy exploring all that central Arkansas has to offer.