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Harvey E. Smith, MD

Harvey E. Smith, MD Physician

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

Dr. Smith is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • 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 Compression
  • Spinal Disc Replacement
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Spinal Fusion Surgery
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine - Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Spine Fracture
  • 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
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • 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


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

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Smith is employed by Penn Medicine.

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.


Selected Publications:

Tong W, Lu Z, Qin L, Mauck RL, Smith HE, Smith LJ, Malhotra NR, Heyworth MF, Caldera F, Enomoto-Iwamoto M: Cell Therapy for the Degenerating Intervertebral Disc Translational Research 181 : 48-58,2017.

Nayak NR, Richard Ce, Martinez-Lage M, Smith H: Synovial-type giant cell tumors of the axial spine J Neurosurg Sci 95 (5): 106-109,2017.

Martin JT, Milby AH, Pfeifer CG, Kim DH, Smith LJ, Elliott DM, Smith HE: In vivo Performance of an Acellular Disc-Like Angle Ply Structure (DAPS) for Total Disc Replacement in a Small Animal Model Journal of Orthopaedic Research 35 (1): 23-31,2017.

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

Martin JT, Smith HE, Smith LJ: Disc regeneration: In vitro approaches and experimental results Biological Approaches to Spinal Disc Repair and Regeneration for Clinicians : 2017.

Piazza M, Peck S, Gullbrand S, Bendigo J, Smith HE, Malhotra N: Comparison of Quantitative Imaging Techniques for Detecting Degenerative Changes in a Mouse Caudal Intervertebral Disc Injury Model Orthopaedic Research Society 2017 Annual Meeting : 2017.

Gullbrand SE, Ashinsky BG, Kim DH, Martin JT, Schaer TP, Elliott DM, Smith LJ, Mauck RL: Scale Up and In Vivo Evaluation of a Disc-Like Angle Ply Structure (DAPS) for Total Disc Replacement in a Preclinical Large Animal Model International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine Surgery, 44th Annual Meeting, Athens, Greece : 2017.

Gullbrand SE, Kim DH, Ashinksy BG, Martin JT, Smith LJ, Elliott DM, Smith HE: In Vivo Maturation and Integration of Engineered Endplate-Modified Disc-Like Angle Ply Structures (EDAPS) Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport Conference : 2017.

Bendigo JR, Gullbrand S, Stoeckl BD, Zawacki Z, Schaer T, Smith HE, Mauck R, Malhotra N, Qu F: Novel Techniques for Physical Activity Evaluation in a Large Animal Intervertebral Disc Degeneration Model Orthopaedic Research Society 2017 Annual Meeting : 2017.

Radcliff K, Smith HE, Kalantar B, Isaacs R, Woods B, Vaccaro AR: Feasibility of Endoscopic Inspection of Pedicle Wall Integrity in a Live Surgery Model International Journal of Spine Surgery : 2017.

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: 800-789-7366 (PENN)