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Dr. Dean Smith, MD

Hand Surgeon


Physician Biography

Dr. Dean W. Smith graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Missouri-School of Medicine after receiving a B.A. in Education and Exercise Science from the University of Kentucky. He completed his residency and internship in orthopedic surgery at the University of New Mexico. He went on to obtain fellowship training in hand and upper extremity surgery at the University of Florida.

Board certified in orthopedic surgery, Dr. Smith is has clinical interests in invasive hand surgery, endoscopic and arthroscopic upper extremity surgery, hand trauma, hand reconstruction, arthritis, fracture management, tendon and nerve disorders.  A Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, he has earned the highest certification for hand surgery with a Certificate of Added Qualifications for surgery of the hand. 

Practicing in Houston’s Texas Medical Center since 2001, Dr. Smith has earned a reputation for delivering excellent care in the overall management of conditions affecting the hand, wrist, elbow, arm and shoulder for patients of all ages. He has been recognized as one of Houston’s Top Doctors by H Magazine, Houstonia Magazine, and Patient’s Choice Award. Patients are referred to him for evaluation and treatment from all over the southwestern United States.

An Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston (UTHealth), Dr. Smith is committed to continuing education and the advancement of hand surgery through ongoing research and peer-reviewed publications. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha and Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Societies.


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