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Brian A. Smith, MD

adj_Faculty-SmithAssociate Professor
Sports Medicine

Dr. Smith’s areas of expertise include:

Sports Medicine Injuries
Arthroscopic Surgery of the Knee and Shoulder
Ligament and Joint Reconstruction
Cartilage Repair and Joint Arthritis
Knee and Shoulder Replacement Surgery


1981-86 B.S., University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
1987-91 M.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
1991-92 General Surgery Internship, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
1992-96 Orthopaedic Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Orthopaedic Research Fellowship, Musculoskeletal Center, Pittsburgh, PA
1997-98 Orthopaedic Research Fellowship, Hughston Sports Medicine Foundation

Surgical Interests/Background Emphasis

Sports Medicine, Shoulder and Knee Arthroscopy/Arthroplasty, Joint Reconstruction, Orthopaedic Trauma, General Orthopaedics


Board Certified

Role in Residency Program

Sports Medicine, Knee Arthroplasty, responsible for staffing clinic and surgical patients

Selected Publications

  1. Kusayama, T., Harner, C.D., Carlin, G.J., Xerogeanes, J.W., Smith, B.A., "The Anatomical and Biomechanical Characteristics of the Human Meniscofemoral Ligaments." European Journal of Knee Surgery, Sports Medicine, Traumatology, and Arthroscopy, 1994.
  2. Woo, S. L-Y., Johnson, G.A., Smith, B.A., "Mathematical Modeling of Ligaments and Tendons," Journal of Biomedical Engineering, 115: 468-473, 1993.
  3. Harner, C.D., Xerogeanes, J.W., Livesay, G.A., Carlin, G.J., Smith, B.A., Kusayama, T. Kashiwaguchi, S., Woo, S. L-Y., "The Human Posterior Cruciate Complex: An Interdisciplinary Study of Ligament Morphology and Biomechanical Evaluation," American Journal of Sports Medicine, 23(6): 736-45, 1995.
  4. Woo, S. L-Y., Smith, B.A., Livesay, G.A., Blomstrom, G.L., "Mini Symposium on Knee Ligament Injuries," Current Orthopaedics, 7: 73-84, 1993.
  5. Smith, B.A., Livesay, G.A., Woo, S. L-Y., "Biology and Biomechanics of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament," Clinics in Sports Medicine, 12(A): 637-670, 1993.
UTMB Health

Clinic Locations:

UTMB Health Primary Care Pavilion
400 Harborside Dr.
Galveston, Texas 77555
Call: (409) 266-7846

UTMB Health League City Campus
2240 Gulf Freeway South
League City, Texas 77573
Call: (832) 505-1200