Dr. Cory Daniel Smith graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine from Samford University in Birmingham and earned his medical degree from University of Alabama School of Medicine. A native of Dothan, he joined Southern Bone & Joint Specialists in 2023. He specializes in sports medicine and joint replacement, performing both open and arthroscopic procedures for athletes of all ages, from children and adolescents to high school and college athletes and weekend warriors. He has a particular interest in complex reconstructive and replacement procedures of the shoulder. Dr. Smith performs arthroscopic procedures of the shoulder, knee, hip, elbow, ankle, and wrist and performs hip and knee replacement. Dr. Smith completed a fellowship in pediatric orthopedics and treats conditions of the hip, knee, foot/ankle, and upper extremities in children of all ages.
He trained at Hoag Orthopedic Institute where he cared for professional athletes with the Los Angeles Chargers and numerous collegiate and high school level athletic teams. He also completed the prestigious UniSports fellowship in Auckland, New Zealand, where he was the team physician for the New Zealand All Blacks Rugby team, as well as the New Zealand Olympic team, Auckland Blues, College Rifles, and Black Ferns rugby clubs.
In his time away from work, Dr. Smith enjoys spending time with his wife, Maddie and their two children, playing the guitar and mandolin, cooking, fishing, playing golf, weightlifting, and podcasting.
Lin CA, … Smith CD, Hunter MD, Martin A, Robertson E. Low Adherence to Recommended Guidelines for Open Fracture Antibiotic Prophylaxis. The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume. 2021 Apr 7;103(7): p. 609-617.
Medeiros M, … Smith CD, Hunter MD, Martin A, Robertson E. Patient and stakeholder engagement learnings: PREP-IT as a case study. Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research. 2021 Apr;10(6): p. 439-442.
Sprague S, …Smith CD, Hunter MD, Martin A, Robertson E. Pragmatic randomized trial evaluating pre-operative aqueous antiseptic skin solution in open fractures (Aqueous-PREP): the feasibility of a cluster randomized crossover study. Pilot Feasibility Studies. 2021 Mar 1;7(61).
Pogorzelski D, … Smith CD, Hunter MD, Martin A, Robertson E. Managing workflow in high enrolling trials: The development and implementation of a sampling strategy in the PREPARE trial. Contemporary clinical trials communications. 2021 Jan 23;21: p. 100730.
Sprague S, …Hunter MD, Marshall WA, Ray SB, Smith CD, Altman KM, Bedard JC, Loeffler MF, Pichiotino ER, Cole AA, Maltz EJ, Parker W, Ramsey TB, Burnikel A, Colello M, Stewart R, Wise J, Moody MCD, Tanner S, Snider B, Townsend C, Pham K, Martin A, Robertson E. Cluster Identification, Selection, and Description in Cluster Randomized Crossover Trials: The PREP-IT Trials. Trials. 2020 Aug;21(712).
Slobogean, GP, …Hunter MD, Marshall WA, Ray SB, Smith CD, Altman KM, Bedard JC, Loeffler MF, Pichiotino ER, Cole AA, Maltz EJ, Parker W, Ramsey TB, Burnikel A, Colello M, Stewart R, Wise J, Snider B, Townsend C, Pham K, Martin A, Robertson E. Effectiveness of Iodophor vs Chlorhexidine Solutions for Surgical Site Infections and Unplanned Reoperations for Patients Who Underwent Fracture Repair: The PREP-IT Master Protocol. JAMA network open. 2020 Apr 1;3(4).
Smith CD. Teaching Young Residents. Sounds from the Training Room: Journal of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Sept. 25, 2019.
Smith CD, Jensen A, Dennis E. What to Consider After Matching Into Orthopedics. Sounds from the Training Room: Journal of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. April 30, 2020.
Smith CD. How to Improve Surgical Skills During Residency. Sounds from the Training Room: Journal of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Accepted for publication June 24, 2020.