Lynchburg Physicians

Ian R. Smithson, MD

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Special Procedures

  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Hand, Wrist and Elbow Arthritis Surgery
  • Hand, Wrist and Elbow Joint Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Hand, Wrist and Elbow Surgery
  • Open Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement

Board Certified

  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and Training

  • Post-Baccalaureate: Goucher College, Towson, Maryland - 6/2004-5/2005 
  • Undergraduate Education: John Tyler Community College, Richmond, Virginia- 8/1996-5/1998. University of Richmond, Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, Richmond, Virginia- 8/1998-6/2000
  • Medical Degree: Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana- 8/2005-5/2010


  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida- 7/2010-6/2015


  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery,Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC- 7/2015- 7/2016

Professional Organizations

  • AAOS (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons)
  • ASSH (American Society for Surgery of the Hand)        
  • AMA (American Medical Association)
  • AMSA (American Medical Student Association)

Hospital Affiliations

  • Centra Lynchburg General Hospital – Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Centra Virginia Baptist Hospital – Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Surgery Center of Lynchburg


  • The Gold Humanism Award, Tulane University School of Medicine- 2010
  • Tanner Award, University of Richmond- 2000
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society- 1998
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society- 1997
  • Who's Who in America's Junior Colleges- 1997
  • Eagle Scout- 1994

Team Affiliations

  • University of South Florida 2014-2016
  • Tampa/Hillsborough High Schools 2010-2015

Interests and Community Involvement

  • Spending time with family, Cycling, Hiking, Climbing, and Woodworking