Professor Paul Smith specialises in orthopaedic and trauma surgery, primary and revision joint replacement, surgery of the knee, hip and pelvis.
- MBBS - Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (Sydney University)
- FRACS - Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
- FAOrthA - Fellow the the Australian Orthopaedic Association
- 2013 Ben Wiseman Award
Woden Specialist Medical Centre, 90 Corinna St Woden
Professor Paul Smith graduated In medicine from the Flinders University of South Australia in 1986, and went on to complete his orthopaedic surgical training in 1995. Following fellowships in adult joint replacement in London, Ontario and the the Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre, Exeter UK, he returned to Canberra in 1998.
Since then he has taken up a full-time clinical position specialising in adult knee and hip joint reconstructive surgery.
Professor Smith is passionate about research and training, as both these lead to improvements in equipment and techniques which translates to better outcomes for his patients.
Sarah Tobin has worked as Personal Assistant to Professor Smith since he commenced private practice in 1998. She has gained a sound knowledge of the practice and has developed a rapport with our patients. Cami Coutant has been part of their team for the past two years. Together their goal is to use their expertise to assist patients navigate the process of surgery.
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About Prof Paul Smith
Professor Smith was involved in the establishment and ongoing management of the Orthopaedic and Trauma Unit (TORU) at The Canberra Hospital; the ACT Bone Bank; the Canberra Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (CORE) and the ACT Musculoskeletal and Orthopaedic Research Foundation.
His teaching affiliations include the ANU medical School and he is often shadowed by aspiring medical students. He also offers a 6 month Fellowship in Arthroplasty which is highly sought after.