Garth R. Smith M.D. Physician


Serving as the Chief of Orthopedics for Anne Arundel Medical Center, Dr. Garth R. Smith is viewed as one of the most respected Adult and Pediatric Hand and Elbow Surgeon. Dr. Garth Smith attended John Hopkins University Medical School and completed his Surgical Internship at Stanford University. He then traveled to New York City and to continue his orthopaedic training at The Hospital for Special Surgery Cornell Medical Center, ranked among the top Orthopedic Hospitals in the country for the past 26 years. While in New York City, Dr. Garth Smith further specialized in Microvascular Surgery and Research by participating in Columbia University’s Program. Following New York, Dr. Garth Smith was selected to complete his Adult and Pediatric Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship with the Harvard Medical School affiliate, Brigham and Women’s Hospital along with Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Garth Smith has been with the practice for over 20 years. 


Adult and Pediatric Hand, Elbow and Upper Extremity Disorders

Hand, Elbow, and Upper Extremity Joint Arthroscopy and Reconstruction

Upper Extremity Nerve and Tendon Disorders and Fracture Care


Medical Degree

The John Hopkins School of Medicine; Baltimore, M.D. 1990

Internship: Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, C.A. 1991


The Hospital for Special Surgery, Cornell Medical Center; New York, N.Y. 1995


  • The Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston’s Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical Center, Hand and Pediatric Upper Extremity Surgery; Boston, M.A. 1997


  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Certification of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery
  • Microvascular Training at Columbia University, N.Y., N.Y; 1994

Professional Associations

American Society for Surgery of the Hand

Medical and Chirugical Society

Maryland Orthopaedic Society

Carpe Diem Hand Society

Eastern Orthopaedic Association

Hospital for Special Surgery Alumni Association

Union Memorial Monthly Lectures

Harvard Hand Society

Major Accomplishments

  • Serves the “Chiefs of Chiefs” on The Surgical Executive Committee at AAMC
  • Top Doc, What’s Up Annapolis Magazine, since 2008

Hospital Affiliations

  • Anne Arundel Medical Center
  • Union Memorial Monthly Lectures Attended

Affiliated Surgery Centers

  • Anne Arundel Medical Center
  • Riva Road Surgery Center