Ronald W. Smith, M.D.

About Ronald W. Smith, M.D.

Ronald W Smith, M.D.

On January 1, 2017, Dr. Smith retired from his private practice in Long Beach, California after a 40 year career specializing in Orthopaedic Surgery of the Foot and Ankle. An abbreviated curriculum vitae is below.

Dr. Smith remains active in patient care and in the training of orthopaedic surgery residents as a Member of the Orthopaedic Surgery Department at Harbor/UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California. Dr. Smith continues as a Clinical Associate Professor at the UCLA School of Medicine.

Dr. Smith remains accessible to his previous patients and to “new” patients for questions about foot and ankle conditions and for recommendations and referrals in and beyond Southern California.

You can contact him by telephone: (949) 706-3729  or by email: Email Him

About Dr. Smith

Dr. Ronald W. Smith has over 35 years of experience as an Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Specialist.

  • Medical School Graduate: University of California, San Francisco (M.D.)
  • Associate Clinical Professor, UCLA
  • Long Beach Memorial Medical Center Staff
    Board of Directors – Former Member
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
    President 1998-1999
    For information: www.aofas.org
  • Listed in ‘Best Doctors in America’
    National and Regional Honor

Education / Special Training

  • 
Undergraduate: Pomona College, Claremont, CA (B.A.)
  • Graduate: University of California, School of Medicine, San Francisco (M.D.)
  • 
Internship: Los Angeles County/Harbor General Hospital
 Torrance, CA
  • Residency: Los Angeles County/Harbor General Hospital
    General Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery
, Los Angeles, CA
  • Fellowship: Giannestras-Schmerge Fellowship for Orthopaedic Surgery of the Foot
, Cincinnati, OH

Academic / Teaching Appointments


  • Associate Clinical Professor, UCLA
  • Foot Service, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

Professional Society Memberships

  • 
American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
    President 1998-1999
    For information: www.aofas.org
  • 
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    Active Member – Previous Chair of National Membership Committee
    For information: www.aaos.org
  • 
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Diplomate
  • California Orthopaedic Association
  • American Medical Association

Hospital Staff


  • Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Long Beach
    Board of Directors – Former Member
  • Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance

Best Doctor Awards


  • Listed in ‘Best Doctors in America’
  • Listed in ‘Best Doctors in Los Angeles’

Military Service


  • U.S. Navy: Naval Hospital and Marine Corps Recruit Depot
 San Diego, CA
A Highly Qualified Foot Doctor and Foot and Ankle Care Specialist
Serving All Southern California Areas