Brett R. Smith, M.D., M.S. - Orthopaedic Surgery

Brett R. Smith, M.D., M.S.

Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Total Joint Specialist

Andrews Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Center

Andrews Institute
1040 Gulf Breeze Pkwy.
Suite 206
Gulf Breeze, FL

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Clinical Interests

  • Total Joint Preservation; Total Joint Reconstruction; Total Joint Replacement; Arthritis


  • Medical School: Medical College of Pennsylvania: Hahnemann School of Medicine
  • Internship: Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Residency: Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


  • Arizona Institute for Bone and Joint Disorders - Total Joint/Adult Reconstruction

Board Certifications

  • The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Research Specialties

  • Hip Arthroplasty; Neurovascular injury; Carpal Tunnel

Major Publications

  • Using intraoperative pelvic landmarks for acetabular component placement in total hip arthoroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty, 2006 Sept.; 21(6):832-40. Epub 2006 Jul17.
  • Risk of neurovascular injury with limited-open carpal tunnel release: Defining the "safe zone." Journal of Hand Surgery [Br]. 2001 Oct.; 26(5):484-7.
  • Errant Placement of the "Safeguard" System for Carpal Tunnel Release and the Risk of Neurovascular Injury; presentation at the American Association for Hand Surgery, January 2000.

Scholarly Service and Honors

  • Physician of Excellence Award from Paradise Valley Hospital (2005); Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society; Golden Key National Honor Society

Current Editorial Appointments

  • Editorial Advisory Board, Orthopedic Technology Review

Current Society Memberships

  • Diplomat, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Escambia County Medical Society