Dr. Jason Smith
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BIOGRAPHY | PROCEDURES PERFORMED | MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS | EDUCATION | ACHIEVEMENTS & AWARDS | HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS | MEDIA | HOBBIES & INTERESTS | REVIEWS
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.
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MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS
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
- Community Giving: Rouge Valley Leading the Way in Orthopaedics – 2014
- The Star: Jason Smith Recalls How Concussions Ended Career – 2010
HOBBIES & INTERESTS
Submitted May 15, 2015
Submitted March 5, 2015
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.
Submitted Dec. 7, 2014
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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