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Harvey E. Smith, MD

Harvey E. Smith, MD Physician

Chief, Orthopaedic Spine Surgery Co-Director, Spine Surgery Fellowship Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Veteran's Administration Medical Center Associate Professor of Neurosurgery

Dr. Smith is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Harvey E. Smith

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2015, 2016

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Overall Ratings

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 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
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • 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 Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

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 (ABOS) Web Based Longitudinal Assessment Orthopaedic Spine Knowledge Source Group, 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.

Research

Selected Publications:

Beth G. Ashinsky, Sarah E. Gullbrand, Edward D. Bonnevie, Chao Wang, Dawn M. Elliott, Lin Han, Robert L. Mauck, Harvey E. Smith: "Multiscale and Multimodal Structure-Function Analysis of Intervertebral Disc Degeneration in a Rabbit Model" Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting, Austin, TX : 2019.

Edward D. Bonnevie, Sarah E. Gullbrand, Beth G. Ashinsky, Tonia K. Tsinman, Dawn M. Elliott, Harvey E. Smith, Robert L. Mauck: "Release of Residual Strain Activates Mechanosensing and Contractility-Dependent Apoptosis in AF Cells" Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting, Austin, TX : 2019.

Beth G. Ashinsky, Edward D. Bonnevie, Stephen Pickup, Chao Wang, Lin Han, Robert L. Mauck, Harvey E. Smith, Sarah E. Gullbrand: "Disc Degeneration Alters Endplate Morphology and Mechanics and Reduces Disc Nutrition in a Rabbit Model" Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting : 2019.

Sarah E. Gullbrand, Beth G. Ashinsky, Edward D. Bonnevie, Dong Hwa Kim, Lachlan J. Smith, Dawn M. Elliott, Thomas P. Schaer, Harvey E. Smith, Robert L. Mauck: "Evaluation of a Human-Scale Tissue Engineered Intervertebral Disc in a Large Animal Model" Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting, Austin, TX : 2019.

Gullbrand S, Ashinsky B, Kim DH, Smith L, Schaer T, Elliott D, Smith H, Mauck R: In Vivo Mechanical Function of a Tissue Engineered Intervertebral Disc in Small and Large Animal Models 8th World Congress of Biomechanics, Dublin, Ireland : 2018.

Gullbrand SE, Kim DH, Bonnevie E, Ashinsky BG, Smith LJ, Elliott DM, Mauck RL, Smith HE: Towards the Scale up of Tissue Engineered Intervertebral Discs for Clinical Application Acta Biomaterialia 70 (1): 154-164,2018.

Gullbrand SA, Ashinsky BG, Bonnevie ED, Kim DH, Engiles JB, Smith LJ, Elliott DM, Schaer TP, Smith HE, Mauck RL: Long term mechanical function and integration of an implanted tissue engineered intervertebral disc Science Translational Medicine : 2018.

Saville P, Gandhi RA, Smith HE, Arlet V: Overpowering the Previously Posterior Instrumented Cervical Spine With Cage-Assisted Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion: A Cadaveric Study. Spine Deformity : 2018.

Gullbrand SE, Ashinsky BG, Kim DH, Smith LJ, Elliot DM, Smith HE, Mauck RL: The Effect of Remobilization on the In Vivo Function of an Endplate-Modified Engineered Disc Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting : 2018.

Gullbrand SE, Kim DH, Bonnevie ED, Ashinsky BG, Elliott DM, Smith LJ, Mauck RL, Smith HE: Development of Disc-Like Angle Ply Structures for Total Disc Replacement at Clinically Relevant Size Scales Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting : 2018.

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)
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