Ronald W. Smith, M.D.

Credentials

What is an Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Specialist?
The Orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist is an orthopaedic surgeon, and therefore a medical doctor. He or she has received an additional year of specialty training in a fellowship devoted to studying the literature, research, diagnoses, and operative/non-operative treatment methods for the foot and ankle. Prior to the fellowship training, the orthopedic surgeon graduates from a medical school, spends one to two years in internship or basic surgery training, and then completes four years of residency in orthopaedic surgery.
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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
  • Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME)
    California Workers’ Compensation
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
    President 1998-1999
    For information:  www.aofas.org
  • Listed in ‘Best Doctors in America’
    National and Regional Honor
    For information:  www.superdoctors.com

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
    For information:  www.aaos.org
  • 
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Diplomate
  • American Medical Association
  • Western Orthopaedic Association
  • California Medical Association
  • 
Los Angeles County Medical Association

Hospital Staff


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

Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME)


  • California Workers’ Compensation

Best Doctor Awards


  • Listed in ‘Best Doctors in America’
    For information:  www.superdoctors.com
  • 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