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Gregory Smith, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

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Gregory Smith, MD Biography and Info

Dr. Smith is from Greensboro, NC and is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He then earned his medical degree from Wake Forest University. Dr. Smith has been on staff at Baptist Medical Center Nassau since 1997 and has been selected as the Chief of Surgery of Baptist Nassau. His areas of expertise include:

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  • Sports Medicine
  • Pediatric Injuries and Fractures
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Foot and Ankle
  • Wrist and Hand

About Me

Since 1997 when I moved to Amelia Island I have combined my love of sports and medicine in my orthopedic surgery and sports medicine practice in Fernandina. My wife and I have two children. My daughter graduated from Fernandina Beach High and is a proud Florida Gator, and my son hopes to someday follow in my footsteps and become a physician as well. I am is an avid sports enthusiast and takes an interest in golf, basketball, and weight training and serves as the assistant basketball coach for the junior varsity team of Fernandina Beach High School.

My training not only with the University of Florida but also, the Mayo Clinic and the Nemours Children's Clinic and Wolfson's Children’s Hospital gives me a wide range of experience to treat patients of all ages. Through my involvement in youth sports, I feel that I can help stress to young athletes the importance of taking care of their bodies, as well as ways to avoid injury. In addition to the young athlete, I also thoroughly understand the weekend warrior mentality and their drive to return to the field of play. I also take a very personal approach to my management of patient care and strive to provide the highest level of orthopedic care possible. All treatment options, including surgical and non-surgical, along with management to avoid problems in the future are discussed. Given my commitment to physical fitness, I am also able to speak with patients firsthand about the benefits of proper diet and exercise. I have years of experience in fracture care, shoulder arthroscopy, rotator cuff and other shoulder related injuries, as well knee arthroscopy and ligament reconstructions. In addition to sports medicine related injuries, I also provide the highest quality of care for the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand, as well as the hip, knee, ankle and foot.

I have served as the team physician for Fernandina Beach, Yulee, Hilliard, West Nassau, Charlton County and Camden County High Schools. I have been a volunteer coach for many youth sports through the YMCA and am a physician member for USA Amateur Boxing. I have also served as the chief of surgery for Baptist Medical Center Nassau, as well as being a member of the Board of Directors for Baptist Nassau. I was honored when I was asked to become the anchor member of the Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute at Nassau and has been instrumental in expanding orthopedic surgery within Nassau County.


  • Orthopaedic Surgery


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Orthopaedic Surgery)


  • English

Hospital Affiliation

  • Baptist Medical Center Nassau

Legal Practice Name

  • Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute, Inc.

Ages Treated

  • Infant
  • Toddler
  • Adolescent
  • Teen
  • Adult
  • Senior

Gregory Smith, MD Additional Information

Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Science - University

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Chapel Hill , NC

    1983 – 1987

  • Doctor of Medicine - Medical School

    Wake Forest School of Medicine - Winston-Salem , NC

    1987 – 1991

  • Internship

    University of FL HSC School of Medicine Jacksonville - Jacksonville , FL

    1991 – 1992

  • Residency

    University of FL HSC School of Medicine Jacksonville - Jacksonville , FL

    1992 – 1995

  • Fellowship

    Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic - Knoxville , TN

    1996 – 1997

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