Brian G. Smith, MD

Specialty

Orthopaedic Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions & Treatments

Adolescent Scoliosis, Adolescent Scoliosis Surgery, Athletic Injuries, Back Pain, Blounts Disease, Bone Fractures, Cerebral Palsy, Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT), Club Foot, Congenital Deformity, Congenital Scoliosis Surgery, Congenital Spinal Malformations, Developmental Dysplasia Hip (DDH), Dysplasias, Flat Foot, Foot disorders, Fracture Fixation, Fractures, High Arch Cavus, Hip Disorder, Idiopathic Scoliosis Surgery, Infantile scoliosis, Limb length inequality, Metatarsus muscular dystrophy, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Muscular Dystrophy, Neuromuscular Disease, Neuromuscular Scoliosis, Oncology, Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics, Pediatric Cerebral Palsy, Pediatric Flat Feet, Pediatric Foot Problems, Pediatric Fractures, Pediatric Hip Disorders, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics, Pediatric Reconstructive Surgery, Pediatric Spine Surgery, Perthes Disease, Scoliosis, Scoliosis Surgery, Skeletal Dysplasias, Spasticity, Spinal Cord Injury, Spinal Deformities, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Spine Surgery, Spondylolisthesis, Torsional/angular deformities, Vertical talus


Phone
(203) 785-2579
Accepting New Patients

Biography

Brian G. Smith, MD, is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and the director of pediatric orthopedics for Yale Medicine. He cares for children and adolescents with musculoskeletal disorders that range from simple and complicated fractures to complex problems such as club feet and hip dislocation. His goal is to manage care for children so that they experience less pain, fewer doctor visits, less fear and the best possible outcomes.

Dr. Smith’s primary clinical interest is in spinal deformity, including such conditions as scoliosis (abnormal lateral curve) and kyphosis (outward curve or hunching) in children and adolescents. These conditions can be challenging and complex, often requiring bracing and surgical care. He also cares for children with neuromuscular disorders, including muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy.

As the oldest of eight children, Dr. Smith saw firsthand how often children can get injured. “I had younger siblings, and maybe that motivated me to pursue this field,” he says. As a result, he believes in approaching children and families with honest communication. He also knows that fixing an orthopedic problem for a child and relieving any pain they may have can lighten the load for the whole family, he says.

“For kids, their goal is just to get out there and play,” Dr. Smith says. “They don’t have secondary agendas. If we can help make their lives just like any other child’s, it’s just so special and gratifying to us. That’s what really keeps me going.”

A professor of orthopedics & rehabilitation for Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Smith was involved in the creation of a Pediatric Muscular Dystrophy Program (PMDP) that is one of only five in New England. In 2017, Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy, a nonprofit organization, named Yale’s PMDP a certified Duchenne Care Center. It offers coordinated multidisciplinary care for the diagnosis and treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a disorder characterized by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness that affects one in 5,000 boys and is the most common fatal genetic disorder diagnosed in children.

Dr. Smith has been included on a regional list of top doctors.

 

 

Gender

Male

Language(s)

English

Years In Practice

26

Affiliated With

Yale Medicine, Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital

Locations

Yale Orthopaedics

One Long Wharf Drive
Suite 210
New Haven, CT 06511

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Phone
(203) 785-2579
Fax
(203) 785-7132

YNH Pediatric Specialty Center

747 Belden Ave
Norwalk, CT 06850

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Phone
(203) 737-5656

Yale Orthopaedics

1445 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT 06437

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Phone
(203) 737-5656
Fax
(203) 785-7132

Yale Orthopaedics & Rehabilatation

48 Wellington Drive
Milford, CT 06461

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Phone
(203) 882-8138
Fax
(203) 882-8178

Education & Training

Education

Georgetown University School of Medicine

Residency

Georgetown University Medical Center

Fellowship

Boston Children's Hospital

Accepted Insurance

Insurance coverage regularly changes, please contact the doctor’s office directly to verify that your specific insurance plan is accepted.

  • aetna
  • anthem bc/bs
  • berkeley care network
  • cigna healthcare
  • community care network
  • connecticare
  • corvel
  • first health network
  • focus healthcare
  • great west
  • husky
  • medicaid
  • medicare
  • multiplan
  • oxford health plans
  • railroad medicare
  • tricare/champus
  • united healthcare
  • us family health plan
  • wellcare