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John T. Smith, M.D.

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Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 285-1440
PCH Outpatient Services at Riverton
3773 West 12600 South
Riverton, UT 84065
(801) 662-5600
Primary Children's Hospital
Pediatric Orthopaedics
100 N Mario Capecchi Drive , Suite 4550
Salt Lake City, UT 84113

Bio

Dr. Smith is a Professor, in the Department of Orthopaedics, practicing at Primary Children’s Medical Center and the University of Utah. His current practice is focused on the treatment of spine deformities in children and adolescents. Dr. Smith received his M.D. at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He completed his residency at the University of Utah and did a fellowship in pediatric Orthopaedics and spinal deformities at Scottish Rite Hospital in Atlanta. He is the Director of the Pediatric Scoliosis Clinic. His research interests focus on pediatric spine disorders, fractures, and cost-effective care. Dr. Smith is currently serving as Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Primary Children’s Medical Center. He has been involved in the development of the Vertical Expandable Prosthetic Titanium Rib (VEPTR) and its use in children with neuromuscular scoliosis. Dr. Smith also serves as a consultant for the State of Utah through the Children With Special Healthcare Needs traveling to rural areas such as St. George, Price and Richfield treating children.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Orthopaedics - Professor (Clinical)
Pediatrics - Adjunct Professor
Physical Therapy - Adjunct Associate Professor
Academic Divisions Pediatric Administration
Board Certification American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Orthopaedics - Professor (Clinical)
Pediatrics - Adjunct Professor
Physical Therapy - Adjunct Associate Professor
Academic Divisions Pediatric Administration
Board Certification American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 662-5600 Primary Children's Hospital
Pediatric Orthopedics
100 N Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113

Academic Bio

Dr. Smith is a Professor, in the Department of Orthopaedics, practicing at Primary Children’s Medical Center and the University of Utah. His current practice is focused on the treatment of spine deformities in children and adolescents. Dr. Smith received his M.D. at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He completed his residency at the University of Utah and did a fellowship in pediatric Orthopaedics and spinal deformities at Scottish Rite Hospital in Atlanta. He is the Director of the Pediatric Scoliosis Clinic. His research interests focus on pediatric spine disorders, fractures, and cost-effective care. Dr. Smith is currently serving as Chairman of the Department of Surgery, at Primary Children’s Medical Center. He has been involved in the development of the Vertical Expandable Prosthetic Titanium Rib (VEPTR) and its use in children with neuromuscular scoliosis.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Scottish Rite Childrens Medical Center
Pediatric Orthopedics
Fellow
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
Orthopedic Surgery
Resident
Internship University of Florida - Shands Teaching Hospital
Internal Medicine
Intern
Professional Medical University of Florida
Medicine
M.D.
Professional Medical Tulane University
Medicine
Graduate Training Florida State University
Postbaccalaureate Studies
Undergraduate Colorado College
Biology
B.S.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Smith JT (January 2016). Bilateral Rib-Based Distraction to the Pelvis for the Management of Congenital Gibbus Deformity in the Growing Child with Myelodysplasia. Spine Deformity, 4(1), 70-77.
  2. Smith JT (January 2016). Bilateral Rib-Based Distraction to the Pelvis for the Management of Congenital Gibbus Deformity in the Growing Child with Myelodysplasia. Spine Deformity, 4(1).
  3. Garg S, Cyr M, St Hilaire T, Flynn T, Carry P, Glotzbecker M, Smith JT, Sawyer J, Pahys J, Luhmann S, Flynn JM, El-Hawary R, Vitale M (January 2016). Variability of Surgical Site Infection With VEPTR at Eight Centers: A Retrospective Cohort Analysis. Spine Deformity, 4(1), 59-64.
  4. Tauchi R, Tsuji T, Cahill PJ, Flynn JM, Glotzbecker M, El-Hawary R, Heflin JA, Imagama S, Joshi AP, Nohara A, Ramirez N, Roye DP, Saito T, Sawyer JR, Smith JT, Kawakami N (January 2016). Reliability Analysis of Cobb Angle Measurements of Congenital Scoliosis Using X-Ray and 3D-CT Images. European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology, 26(1), 53-57.
  5. Ramirez N, Flynn JM, Smith JT, Vitale M, Sturm PF, DAmato C, Samdani A, Machiavelli R, El-Hawary R (June 2015). Use of the S-Hook for Pelvic Fixation in Rib-Based Treatment of Early-Onset Scoliosis: A Multicenter Study. Spine, 40(11), 816-22.
  6. Heflin JA, Cleveland A, Ford SD, Morgan JV, Smith JT (May 2015). Use of Rib-Based Distraction in the Treatment of Early-Onset Scoliosis Associated With Neurofibromatosis Type I in the Young Child. Spine Deformity, 3(3), 239-245.
  7. Skaggs DL, Guillaume T, El-Hawary R, Emans J, Mendelow M, Smith JT (March 2015). Early Onset Scoliosis Consensus Statement, SRS Growing Spine Committee 2015. Spine Deformity, 3(2), 107.
  8. Ramirez N, Flynn JM, Smith JT, Vitale M, Sturm P, DAmato C, Samdani A, Machiavelli R, El-Hawary R (06/01/2015). Use of the S-hook for Pelvic Fixation in Rib Based Treatment of Early Onset Scoliosis: A Multicenter Study. Spine, 40(11), 757-863.
  9. Smith JT, Johnston C, Skaggs D, Flynn J, Vitale M (November 2015). A New Classification System to Report Complications in Growing Spine Surgery. A Multicenter Consensus Study. J Pediatr Orthop, 35(8), 798-803.
  10. Vitale MG, Skaggs DL, Pace GI, Wright ML, Matsumoto H, Anderson R, Brockmeyer DL, Dormans JP, Emans JB, Erickson MA, Flynn JM, Glotzbecker MP, Ibrahim KN, Lewis SJ, Luhmann SJ, Mendiratta A, Richards BS, Sanders JO, Shah SA, Smith JT, Song KM, Sponseller PD, Sucato DJ, Roye DP, Lenke LG (September 2014). Delphi Consensus Report. Best Practices in Intraoperative Neuromonitoring in Spine Deformity Surgery: Development of an Intraoperative Checklist to Optimize Reponse (FOCOS Spine Research Group). Spine Deformity, 2(5), 340-349.
  11. Daubs MD, Hung M, Hon NA, Lawrence BD, Patel AA, Annis P, Smith JT, Brodke DS (May 2014). Scoliosis research society-22 results in 3052 healthy adolescents aged 10 to 19 years. Spine, 1(39), 826-32.
  12. Williams BA Matsumoto H, McCalla DJ, Akbarnia BA, Blakemore LC, Betz RR, Flynn JM, Johnston CE, McCarthy RE, Roye DP, Skaggs DL, Smith JT, Snyder BD, Sponseller PD, Sturm PF, Thompson GH, Yazici M, Vitale MG (August 2014). Development and Initial Validation of the Classification of Early-Onset Scoliosis (C-EOS). J Bone Joint Surg Am, 96(16), 1359-1367.
  13. Garg S, LaGreca J, St Hilaire T, Gao D, Glotzbecker M, Li Y, Smith JT, Flynn J (June 2014). Wound Complications of Vertical Expandable Prosthetic Titanium Rib Incisions. Spine, 39(13), E777-E781.
  14. Klatt JW, Mickelson J, Hung M, Durcan S, Miller C, Smith JT (09/01/2013). A randomized prospective evaluation of 3 techniques of postoperative pain management after posterior spinal instrumentation and fusion. Spine, 38(19), 1626-31.
  15. Smith JT, Smith MS (December 2013). Does a Preoperative Bowel Preparation Reduce Bowel Morbidity and Length of Stay After Scoliosis Surgery? A Randomized Prospective Study. J Pediatr Orthop, 33(8), 69-71.
  16. Vitale MG, Riedel MD, Glotzbecker MP, Matsumoto H, Roye DP, Akbarnia BA, Anderson R, Brockmeyer DL, Emans JB, Erickson M, Flynn JM, Lenke LG, Lewis SJ, Luhmann SJ, McLeod LM, Newton PO, Nyquist AC, Richards BS, Shah SA, Skaggs DL, Smith JT, Sponseller PD, Sucato DJ, Zeller RD, Saiman L (Summer 2013). Building Consensus: Development of a Best Practice Guideline (BPG) for Surgical Site Infection (SSI) Prevention in High-Risk Pediatric Spine Surgery. J Pediatr Orthop, 33(5), 471-478.
  17. El-Hawary R, Sturm PF, Cahill PJ, Samdani AF, Vitale MG, Gabos PG, Bodin ND, d-Amato CR, Harris C, Howard JJ, Morris SH, Smith JT (September 2013). Sagittal Spinopelvic Parameters of Young Children With Scoliosis. Spine Deformity, 1(5), 343-347.
  18. Flynn JM, Emans JB, Smith JT, Betz RR, Deeney VF, Patel NM, Campbell RM (Fall 2013). VEPTR to Treat Nonsyndromic Congenital Scoliosis: A Multicenter, Mid-term Follow-up Study. J Pediatr Orthop, 33(7), 679-684.
  19. Corona J, Miller DJ, Downs J, Akbarnia BA, Betz RR, Blakemore LC, Campbell RM, Flynn JM, Johnston CE, McCarthy RE, Roye DP, Skaggs DL, Smith JT, Snyder BD, Sponseller PD, Sturm PF, Thompson GH, Yazici M, Vitale MG (May 2013). Evaluating the Extent of Clinical Uncertainty Among Treatment Options for Patients with Early-Onset Scoliosis. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 15(95(10)).
  20. Skaggs KF, Brasher AE, Johnston CE, Purvis JM, Smith JT, Myung KS, Skaggs DL (January 2013). Upper Thoracic Pedicle Screw Loss of Fixation Causing Spinal Cord Injury: A Review of the Literature and Multicenter Case Series. J Pediatr Orthop, 33(1), 75-79.
  21. Smith JT, Campbell RM (May 2012). Magnetically controlled growing rods for spinal deformity. Lancet, 26(379(9830)), 1930-1.
  22. Smith JT Smith MS (December 2011). Can Infection Associated with Rib Distraction Techniques be Managed without Implant Removal. Spine, 36(25), 2176-2179.
  23. Vitale MG, Gomez JA, Matsumoto H, Roye DP Jr, Chest Wall and Spine Deformity Study Group (May 2011). Variability of Expert Opinion in Treatment of Early-Onset Scoliosis. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 469(5), 1317-22.
  24. Flynn JM, Ramirez N, Emans JB, Smith JT, Mulcahey MJ, Betz RR (05/2011). Is the Vertebral Expandable Prosthetic Titanium Rib a Surgical Alternative in Patients with Spina Bifida. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 469(5), 1291-1296.
  25. Smith JT (05/2011). Bilateral Rib-to-Pelvis Technique for Managing Early-Onset Scoliosis. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 469(5), 1349-1355.
  26. Ramirez N, Flynn JM, Emans JB, Betz R, Smith JT, Price N, St Hilaire T, Joshi AP, Campbell RM (September 2010). Vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib as treatment of thoracic insufficiency syndrome in spondylocostal dysplasia. J Pediatr Orthop, 30(6), 521-526.
  27. Schulz JF, Smith JT, Cahill PJ, Fine A, Samdani AF (October 2010). The role of the vertical expandable titanium rib in the treatment of infantile idiopathic scoliosis: Early results from a single institution. J Pediatr Orthop, 30(7), 659-663.
  28. Samdani AF, St Hilaire T, Emans JB, Smith JT, Song K, Campbell RJ Jr, Betz RR (March 2010). The usefulness of VEPTR in the older child with complex spine and chest deformity. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 468(3), 700-704.
  29. Smith JT, Novais E (09/15/2010). Treatment of Gibbus Deformity Associated with Myelomeningocele in the Young Child with Use of the Vertical Expandable Prosthetic Titanium Rib (VEPTR): A Case Report. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 92-A(12), 2211-2215.
  30. Smith JT, Jerman J, Stringham J, Smith MS, Gollogly S (2009). Does Expansion Thoracoplasty Improve the Volume of the Convex Lung in a Windswept Thorax? J Pediatr Orthop, 29(8), 944-947.
  31. Caubet JF, Emans JB, Smith JT, VanBosse H, Ramirez N, Flynn J, Vitale M, Smith M, St Hilaire T, Klinge S (2009). Increased Hemoglobin Levels in patients with Early Onset Scoliosis. Spine, 34(23), 2534-2536.
  32. Skaggs DL, Choi PD, Rice C, Emans J, Song KM, Smith JT, Campbell RM (2009). Efficacy of Intraoperative Neurologic Monitoring in Surgery Involving a Vertical Expandable Prosthetic Titanium Rib for Early-Onset Spinal Deformity. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 91(7), 1657-1663.
  33. Vitale MG, Matsumoto H, Roye DP, Gomez JA, Betz RR, Emans JB, Skaggs DL, Smith JT, Song KM, Campbell RM (2008). Health-Related Quality of Life in Children With Thoracic Insufficiency Syndrome. J Pediatr Orthop, 28(2), 239-243.
  34. Betz RR, Mulcahey MJ, Ramirez N, Flynn JM, Smith JT, St Hilaire T, Campbell RM (2008). Mortality and Life-Threatening Events After Vertical Expandable Prosthetic Titanium Rib Surgery in Children With Hypoplastic Chest Wall Deformity. J Pediatr Orthop, 28(8), 850-853.
  35. Smith JT, Gollogly S, Dunn HK (2005). Simultaneous Anterior-Posterior Approach Through A Costotransversectomy for the Treatment of Congenital Kyphosis and Acquired Kyphoscoliotic Deformities. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 87(10), 2281-2289.
  36. Gollogly S, Smith JT, White SK, Firth S, White K (2004). The volume of lung parenchyma as a function of age: a review of 1050 normal CT scans of the chest with three-dimensional volumetric reconstruction of the pulmonary system. Spine, 29(18), 2061-6.
  37. Gyr B, Stevens PM, Smith JT (2004). Chronic Monteggia Fractures in Children: Outcome After Treatment with the Bell-Tawse Procedure. J Pediatr Orthop B, 13(6), 402-6.
  38. Gollogly S, Smith JT, Campbell RM (2004). Determining Lung Volume With Three-dimensional Reconstructions of CT Scan Data: A Pilot Study to Evaluate the Effects of Expansion Thoracoplasty on Children With Severe Spinal Deformities. J Pediatr Orthop, 24(3), 323-328.
  39. Brockmeyer D, Gollogly S, Smith JT (2003). Scoliosis associated with Chiari 1 malformations: the effect of suboccipital decompression on scoliosis curve progression: a preliminary study. Spine, 28(22), 2505-9.
  40. Stotts AK, Smith JT, Santora SD, Roach JW, DAstous JL (2002). Measurement of spinal kyphosis: implications for the management of Scheuermann's kyphosis. Spine, 27(19), 2143-6.
  41. Kogan M, Smith JT (2001). A Simplified Approach to the Treatment of Idiopathic Toewalking. J Pediatr Orthop, 21, 790-791.
  42. Kessler JI, Stevens PM, Smith JT, Carroll KL (2001). Use of allografts in Pemberton osteotomies. J Pediatr Orthop, 21(4), 468-73.
  43. Van Boerum DH, Smith JT, Curtin MJ (2000). A comparison of the effects of patient-controlled analgesia with intravenous opioids versus Epidural analgesia on recovery after surgery for idiopathic scoliosis. Spine, 25(18), 2355-7.
  44. Momberger N, Stevens PM, Smith JT (2000). Intramedullary Nailing of Femur Fractures in Adolescents. J Pediatr Orthop, 20, 482-484.
  45. Smith JT, Price C, Stevens PM, Masters KS, Young M (1999). Does pediatric orthopedic subspecialization affect hospital utilization and charges? J Pediatr Orthop, 19(4), 553-5.
  46. Shea KG, Stevens PM, Nelson M, Smith JT, Masters KS, Yandow S (1998). A comparison of manual versus computer-assisted radiographic measurement. Intraobserver measurement variability for Cobb angles. Spine, 23(5), 551-5.
  47. Arms DM, Smith JT, Osteyee J, Gartrell A (1998). Postoperative epidural analgesia for pediatric spine surgery. Orthopedics, 21(5), 539-44.
  48. Smith JT, Matan A, Coleman SS, Stevens PM, Scott SM (1997). The predictive value of the development of the acetabular teardrop figure in developmental dysplasia of the hip. J Pediatr Orthop, 17(2), 165-9.
  49. Archibeck MJ, Smith JT, Carroll KL, Davitt JS, Stevens PM (1997). Surgical release of tethered spinal cord: survivorship analysis and orthopedic outcome. J Pediatr Orthop, 17(6), 773-6.
  50. Matan, A, Smith, JT (1997). Pediatric Septic Arthritis. Orthopedics, 20(7), 630-637.
  51. Matan AJ, Stevens PM, Smith JT, Santora SD (1996). Combination trochanteric arrest and intertrochanteric osteotomy for Perthes' disease. J Pediatr Orthop, 16(1), 10-4.
  52. Smith JT, Skinner SR, Shonnard NH (1993). Persistent synchondrosis of the second cervical vertebra simulating a hangman's fracture in a child. Report of a case. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 75(8), 1228-30.
  53. Smith JT, Goodman SB, Tischenko G (1991). Treatment of comminuted femoral subtrochanteric fractures using the Russell-Taylor reconstruction intramedullary nail. Orthopedics, 14(2), 125-9.
  54. Gamble JG, Lettice J, Smith JT, Rinsky LA (1991). Transverse cervicopertrochanteric hip fracture. J Pediatr Orthop, 11(6), 779-82.
  55. Smith JT, Bleck EE, Gamble JG, Rinsky LA, Pena T (1991). Simple method of documenting metatarsus adductus. J Pediatr Orthop, 11(5), 679-80.
  56. Smith JT, Smith LM, Rinsky L, Goris ML (1991). Long-term scintigraphic appearance of extremities following bone tumor resection and allograft reconstruction. Clin Nucl Med, 16(12), 907-9.
  57. Smith JT, Stevens PM (1989). Combined adductor transfer, iliopsoas release, and proximal hamstring release in cerebral palsy. J Pediatr Orthop, 9(1), 1-5.
  58. Smith JT, Goodman SB, Fornasier VL (1989). The histology of a failed shelf procedure. Orthop Rev, 18(10), 1069-72.
  59. Smith JT, Keeve JP, Bertin KC, Mann RJ (1988). Simultaneous fractures of the distal radius and scaphoid. J Trauma, 28(5), 676-9.
  60. Mann RJ, Smith JT, Buckmiller JB (1986). Management of Hand Fractures. Adv Ortho Sug, 66-71.
  61. El-Hawary R, Sturm P, Cahill P, Samdani A, Vitale M, Gabos P, Bodin N, dAmato C, Harris C, Al Khudairy A, Smith JT (In Press). What is the Risk of Developing Proximal Junctional Kyphosis During Growth Friendly Treatments for Early-Onset Scoliosis. J Pediatr Orthop.

Review

  1. Matan AJ, Smith JT (1997). Pediatric septic arthritis. [Review]. Orthopedics, 20(7), 630-5; quiz 636-7.

Book Chapter

  1. Smith JT (2004). Spinal Deformities in Children and Adolescents. In Osborn, DeWitt, First & Zenel (Eds.), Pediatrics (pp. 378-387). Philadelphia: Osborn, Dewitt, First and Zenel.

Letter

  1. Campbell RM Jr, Smith JT (2004). Response to "...spondylothoracic dysplasia syndrome: a series of 27 new cases" by Cornier et al [Letter to the editor]. Am J Med Genet A, 128(2), 132.

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