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Peter Smith, M.D.

Peter Smith, M.D.

Peter Smith, M.D., is an attending orthopaedic surgeon and director of the osteogenesis imperfecta clinic at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Chicago. Additionally, Dr. Smith is the co-medical director of the hospital’s motion analysis center.

He was named a 2020 Top Doc in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine by Chicago Magazine.

Dr. Smith specializes in a number of areas, including the bone condition osteogenesis imperfecta, also known as brittle bone disease. Dr. Smith works with children who have cerebral palsy and utilizes the hospital’s motion analysis center to help evaluate the function and gait of the patient. His other interests and expertise include clubfoot treatment, arthrogryposis and skeletal dysplasia and international medical care.

Dr. Smith is a professor of orthopaedic surgery at Rush University Medical College in Chicago, a clinical professor at the University of Illinois – Chicago, and adjunct associate professor at Marquette University department of biomedical engineering. Dr. Smith also serves as the president of the Silver Service Children’s Foundation in Chicago. He is a member of numerous medical societies, a board member of the United States Bone and Joint Initiative and a medical advisory board member of the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation. Dr Smith has appeared as a guest on the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics podcast related to research at the Chicago Shriners Hospital. He was also recognized as a healthcare hero by the Build-A-Bear Foundation.

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  • Bachelors Degree, Stanford University, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Medical Degree, New York University
  • Internship, University of Chicago Medical School, General Surgery
  • Residency, University of Chicago Medical School, Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Fellowship, Newington Children’s Hospital, Newington, Conn., Pediatric Orthopaedics 

Awards, publications and textbook contributions