W. Bret Smith, DO

Orthopedic Surgery
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery


W. Bret Smith, DO, MS, received his master's and medical degrees from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at Doctors Hospital, Ohio University, in Columbus, Ohio, and completed a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at the Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center in Columbus.

Dr. Smith currently serves as a clinical assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, is board certified by the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopaedics, is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery and is a member of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. His specialties and clinical interests include total ankle replacement, bunion and hammertoe disorders, arthritis of the foot and ankle, deformity correction (Taylor Spatial Frame), charcot arthropathy, foot and ankle trauma, flatfoot and tendon transfers.

“We expect our feet to get us up, get us to work, get us home, get us to play. They work so well almost all the time, but every once in a while they don’t – that’s where I can hopefully step in and help, either make somebody aware of the issue or the injury and coach them through that process that gets them back to where they want to be.”


Education and training

Specialty Orthopedic Surgery

Board CertifiedAmerican Osteopathic Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

EducationPhiladelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

ResidencyDoctors Hospital

FellowshipOrthopedic Foot and Ankle Center

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