Justin S Smith

Justin S Smith, MD

Division:
General Neurological Surgery Appointment
Department:
Neurological Surgery
Call 434.243.6339
Primary Location:
Spine Center

Suite 3100

415 Ray C. Hunt Dr.

Charlottesville, VA 22903

Directions
Phone:
434.243.6339
Fax:
434.244.4447
Expertise
Research Interests:

Spinal deformity (cervical and thoracolumbar), cervical myelopathy,
health economics, and clinical outcomes studies

Clinical Practice:
Neck Fracture, Vertebral Compression Fracture, Cervical Myelopathy, Chronic Neck Pain, Degenerative Disc Disease, Herniated Disc, Neck Sprain, Sciatica, Spinal Stenosis, Spinal Tumors, Spondylolysis, Fracture, Laminectomy, Spinal Fusion, Lumbar Stenosis, Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease, Lumbar Disc Herniation, Cervical Disc Herniation, Cervical Stenosis, Degenerative Scoliosis, Degenerative Spondyloisthesis, Isthmic Spondylolisthesis, Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease, Computer Enhanced Navigation: Image Guided Spine Surgery, Spinal Implants, Lumbar Radiculopathy
Appointment:

Chief of Spine Division, Fellowship Director

About
Title:
Harrison Distinguished Professor of Neurosurgery
Biography

Dr. Justin S. Smith completed neurosurgery residency at the University of California San Francisco and has completed spine surgery fellowships in the areas of adult and pediatric spinal deformity (University of Virginia) and degenerative spine surgery (Northwestern University). He is currently a Harrison Distinguished Professor of Neurosurgery in the department of neurological surgery at the University of Virginia, serves as faculty for neurosurgery residents and fellows, serves as director of the spine fellowship program and director of the UVA Spine Center. Dr. Smith cares for:

  • Sagittal imbalance 
  • Lumbar flat back 
  • Degenerative scoliosis 
  • Cervical deformity 

Dr. Smith’s practice is predominantly spinal surgery and includes cervical and thoracolumbar deformity reconstruction, oncology, trauma, degenerative disease, and complex revision surgery. His research interests focus on clinical outcomes of spinal surgery, and he has published extensively in this and other areas, with more than 400 peer-reviewed manuscripts and more than 1000 presented abstracts at national and international meetings.

Awards
  • 2010-2018 Best Doctors in America® List
  • 2014 Best 18 Spine Surgeons in North America, Orthopedics This Week, Inc. 
Education
Primary:
Mayo Medical School, 2001
Residency:
Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco
Fellowships:
Spine, University of Virginia and Northwestern University
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