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Dr. Smith cares for and treats traumatically-injured patients with fractures, dislocations and major soft tissue injuries.
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Dr. Malcolm Smith cares for and treats traumatically-injured patients with fractures, dislocations and major soft tissue injuries.
Dr. Smith is an experienced clinician with specific interests in the management of orthopaedic injuries. He held a NHS Consultant post in the UK from December 1992 to July 2001, establishing a major trauma referral center at St. James's University Hospital in Leeds. He was recruited by the Harvard Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2001 and is the Chief of the Orthopaedic Trauma Center at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Smith is an internationally recognized specialist in Orthopaedic traumatology with special experience in the management of polytrauma, pelvic and acetabular surgery, open fracture management, minimally invasive plating techniques and post-traumatic reconstruction.
Academically, he has served on the Editorial Board of the JBJS(Br) and regularly reviews papers for a number of journals. He is a member of several major Orthopaedic and Trauma societies and was President if the British Trauma Society from 2000-2001.
Dr. Smith is well-published in orthopaedic trauma literature. His research portfolio contains basic science, epidemiological, clinical method and outcome studies. Of note, Dr. Smith's work on the healing of femoral fractures, the immune response after trauma, and open fracture management are considered landmark papers in the field of orthopaedic trauma.
Dr. Smith has published extensively in the field trauma orthopaedics. Here is a short selection:
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