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Harvey E. Smith, MD

Harvey E. Smith, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Veteran's Administration Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Dr. Smith is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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Patient Rating Breakdown

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, 2012

Clinical Expertise:

  • Back and Neck Herniated Disc Repair Surgery
  • Back and Spinal Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Back Surgery
  • Cementing Spinal Fractures
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Myelopathy
  • Cervical Radiculopathy (Pinched Nerve)
  • Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (Forestier's Disease)
  • Endoscopic Discectomy
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS)
  • Herniated Disc Pain
  • Kyphosis
  • Lumbar Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Neck Surgery
  • Neurogenic Claudication
  • Non-Operative Spine Compression Fracture Treatment
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Second Opinion
  • Spinal Cord Compression
  • Spinal Disc Replacement
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine - Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Spine Fracture
  • Spine Fusions
  • Spine Instrumentation
  • Spine Microsurgery
  • Spine Stabilization
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spine Trauma
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Fellowship: Rothman Institute/Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Memberships

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, National American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, National American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, International Association for Collaborative Spine Research, International Lumbar Spine Research Society, International North American Spine Society, International Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel Advisory Committee, Food and Drug Administration, National Orthopaedic Research Society, International Penn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders, National Philadelphia Spine Research Society, International The American Orthopaedic Association, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Smith is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Chester County Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Milby AH, Tantorski M, Daffner SD, Arlet VM, Smith HE: Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy: Clinical Evaluation and Nonoperative Treatment "The Spine" : 2017.

Gullbrand S, Martin J, Ashinsky B, Smith L, Arlet V, Mauck R, Smith HE: Correlations Between Quantitative T2 and T1 rho MRI Parameters and Mechanics and Biochemical Content in a Rabbit Intervertebral Disc Degeneration Model 23rd International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques, Whitecloud Basic Science Nominees and Top-Scoring Abstracts, Washington, DC : 2016.

Wigner N, Saville P, Kadam A, Smith HE, Arlet V: Overpowering Posterior Instrumentation and Fusion using a Modified Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Technique, An Experience of 11 Cases Global Spine Journal 6 (S 01): 2016.

Saville P, Kadam A, Smith HE, Arlet V: Anterior Hyperlordotic Cages: Early Experience and Radiographic Results Global Spine Journal 6 (S 01): 2016.

Saville PA, Anari J, Smith HE, Arlet V: Vertebral body fracture after TLIF: a new complication European Spine Journal : 2016.

Gullbrand SE, Ashinsky BG, Martin JT, Pickup S, Smith LJ, Mauck RL, Smith HE: Correlations Between Quantitative T2 and T1? MRI Parameters and Mechanics and Biochemical Content in a Rabbit Intervertebral Disc Degeneration Model Orthopaedic Research Society 2016 Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL : 2016.

Radcliff K, Smith HE, Kalantar B, Isaacs R, Woods B, Vaccaro AR, Brannon J: Feasibility of Endoscopic Inspection of Pedicle Wall Integrity in a Live Surgery Model International Journal of Spine Surgery : 2016.

Academic Contact Info

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
3737 Market Street, 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-3340
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)