Dr. Dean W Smith MD Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Dean Smith is an orthopedic surgeon in Houston, Texas. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Park Plaza Hospital and The Methodist Hospital. He received his medical degree from University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and has been in practice for 13 years. Dr. Smith accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 12 doctors at Park Plaza Hospital and one of 87 at The Methodist Hospital who specialize in Orthopedic Surgery. He also speaks multiple languages, including Spanish.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Orthopedic Surgeon: Hand Surgery, Shoulder Surgery

Hospital Affiliation

Park Plaza Hospital

The Methodist Hospital
Ranked #25 in Orthopedics

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
High performing in Orthopedics

Education & Medical Training

University of New Mexico
Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, 2000

University of Florida
Fellowship, 2001

University of New Mexico
Internship, Orthopedic Surgery, 1995 - 1996

University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
Class of 1995

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certified 11 years in Orthopaedic Surgery

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certified 9 years in Hand Surgery

TX State Medical License
Active through 2014

Publications & Presentations

Boutonnière and pulley rupture in elite basketball.
Smith, D. W.

ECU Tendonitis and Subluxation in Elite Basketball.
Smith, D. W.

Internal decompression of dorsal wrist ganglions.
Smith DW, Henry MH, Beaver R

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois BlueChoice Select
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • BCBS Texas BlueChoice
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry Health Care PPO Platinum
  • Coventry Missouri - HMO/POS
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Sagamore Health Plus
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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