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J. Kevin Smith, M.D

J. Kevin Smith, M.D

“I believe the best medical decisions are made in a cooperative effort between caring doctors and well-informed patients. I treat each patient as a unique and individual case. Together, coupled with the latest advances and cutting-edge techniques, we can provide the care that is best for you and your specific injury.”

Dr. J. Kevin Smith, M.D. is a hand and upper extremity surgeon working at Texas Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine. He is originally from Conroe and attended Conroe High School. Dr. Smith graduated from the University of Oklahoma with honors and then received his medical degree from Texas A&M College of Medicine, graduating with highest honors and was granted admission into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He received his orthopaedic training at Scott & White Hospital and continued with advanced fellowship training in hand and upper extremity surgery at The University of Chicago. During his training, he worked directly under Dr. Daniel Mass, one of the world’s leading experts in tendon injury and upper extremity surgery. He recently returned to the Tomball/Woodlands area after being an associate professor of upper extremity surgery at Scott& White Hospital. There he instructed residents and young surgeons on the latest techniques and trauma care for upper extremity injuries. Throughout his career, he has learned, performed and researched the most advanced, cutting-edge techniques in hand and upper extremity care providing care for several Major League Baseball teams and serving as one of the team physicians for the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks. Currently, he takes care of the entire spectrum of upper extremity injuries and enjoys the multidisciplinary approach of orthopaedic treatment at Texas Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine.

Treatment Focus

Hand, Wrist, Elbow, and Shoulder Care:

  • Sprains, strains, tendonitis
  • Fracture care
  • Carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel, nerve injury
  • Arthritis care
  • Tendon injury
  • Joint replacement of shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand
  • Arthroscopy of shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand
  • Special Procedure Techniques
  • Mini-open carpal tunnel release
  • Wrist, elbow, shoulder arthroscopy
  • Minimally invasive/fragment specific fixation wrist/hand fractures
  • Biomet ZipLoop minimally invasive treatment for elbow tendon/ligament repair


  • BS Biochemistry – The University of Oklahoma (Honors Graduate)
  • MD – Texas A&M College of Medicine (AOA/Honors Graduate)
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency – Texas A&M University/Scott & White Hospital
  • Fellowship in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery – The University of Chicago
  • Board Certified

Doctor in the Community

He is very active in the community and assists in athletic coverage for several local high schools and organizations: Cypress-Creek, Dekaney, Klein, Klein Forest, Klein Collins, Waller, Magnolia, Magnolia West, and Tomball high schools. He lives in The Woodlands with his wife, Emily, and their two boys, Luke and Charlie.