Jason E. Smith, M.D.


  • Spine


  • Gallatin
  • Hendersonville


Jason E. Smith, M.D. is a board certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in spine surgery. His clinical interests include degenerative disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, as well as specializing in minimally invasive techniques in spine surgery.

Dr. Smith is a graduate of the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

He completed an orthopedic residency program in Albuquerque, New Mexico and an extensive spine fellowship at OrthoIndy in Indianapolis, Indiana where he focused on minimally invasive techniques in treating cervical, thoracic, and lumbar conditions.

Dr. Smith has published textbook chapters and has several published articles related to spinal conditions and their treatment.

He is a member of the North American Spine Society and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He is a fellow of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons.

Dr. Smith has been in private practice in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for the past 15 years and has treated thousands of patients both non operatively and surgically.

In his free time he enjoys fitness training and spending time with his family and friends.


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2010


Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA , B.S. Zoology, (1995-1997)

Medical School:
Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA (1998-2002)

Orthopedic Resident, University of New Mexico Health Science System Department of Orthopedics, Albuquerque, NM (2002-2007)

Orthopedic Spine Fellow, OrthoIndy Hospital, Indianapolis, IN (2007- 2008)



Textbook chapter published 2011, Minimal Access Surgical Technique for Spine Trauma for Bridewell’s The Textbook of Operative Spine Surgery. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.

Textbook chapter published 2011, Chapter 9: Emergency Nursing and Allied Health Care of the Spine and Spinal Cord Injured Patient in Management of Spine and Spinal Cord Trauma: An Evidence Based Analysis with Co-Chairman: Vaccaro A, Fehlings M, Dvorak M. Thieme Medical Publishers.

Presented at Carrie Tingley Annual Winter Conference in Albuquerque, NM, The Use of Posterior Surface Topography of the Thoracic Pedicle to Determine a Reproducible and Reliable Starting Point for the Placement of Pedicle Screws: A Morophometric and Cadaveric Study, Smith, J MD, Bergerson, R MD, Avilucea, F BS, Daneshvari 5, Yaste, J MD, Schrader, R PhD, Ganga, S BS, Schwend, R MD.

Presented at the Scoliosis Research Society in Cams, Australia, The Place for Pedicle Screws in Scoliosis: A Two-Year Follow Up, King, A.G. MD, Smith, J.E. BS, Mills, T.E. BS, Chutkan, N.B. MD,10/2000

Presented at the Louisiana Orthopedic Association Meeting, Retrospective Analysis on the Efficacy of Using Pedicle Screws vs. Hooks in the Treatment of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis, King, A.G. MD, Smith, J.E. BS, Mills, T.E. BS, Chutkan, N.B. MD,11/1999

Memberships & Associations

La. Workers Comp Physician Advisory Committee
North American Spine Society
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Fellow
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons