About Dr Joseph Smith
Dr Joseph Smith is a Canberra-born orthopaedic surgeon who completed his medical degree at the University of NSW in 2003 and, following orthopaedic training in NSW and the ACT, was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2011.
His specialist orthopaedic training, which he completed in 2011, was conducted under the Australian Orthopaedic Association in New South Wales.
In the two years following his training, Dr Smith was awarded three fellowships which enabled him to gain further experience in his chosen field of specialisation – knee and shoulder surgery.
In 2012 he was awarded both the Synthes Trauma Fellowship and the Canberra Orthopaedic Group Sports/Arthroscopy Fellowship, and in 2013 the Arthritis Australia Arthroplasty Fellowship. These fellowships were all completed in Canberra and provided Dr Smith with additional training in shoulder and joint replacements, upper limb surgery and management of trauma related conditions.
Dr Smith has been in private practice since 2013 and currently consults to Canberra and Calvary public hospitals, as well as Calvary John James, National Capital and Canberra Private hospitals. He is also a member of the Australian Orthopaedic Association, the Australian Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
He has tutored in anatomy and orthopaedic surgery at the Australian National University Medical School and has co-authored and presented a number of scientific papers at national and regional conferences.
Dr Smith has a passion for teaching, research and integrating the theoretical with the clinical to deliver the best outcomes for his patients.
Areas of Special Interest
Orthopaedic Surgery, specialising in Shoulder and Knee Surgery
Hospitals Practicing At: Canberra Pvt, National Capital Pvt, Calvary John James, Calvary Bruce
MBBS, FRACS, FAOrthA