Lance C. Smith, MD

Dr. Smith specializes in orthopedic spine surgery – from the cervical spine down to the sacrum. He cares for patients with degenerative arthritis changes, fractures and deformities.


Dr. Smith looks for a treatment plan that is unique to the patient. He tries to treat patient like a member of his own family. He knows people are often scared that their health issue may not have a solution by the time they come for an appointment. He wants his patients to feel comfortable and know that what he suggests for treatment is what he would suggest for his own family. The ultimate goal is for his patients to be able to talk freely with him, so that they can develop a solution or treatment plan, whether it is surgical or not.



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About Dr. Smith

Dr. Lance C. Smith grew up in rural Missouri. His inspiration for becoming a physician came from his grandfather, who was a pharmacist. Dr. Smith enjoyed seeing how peoples’ lives were touched by the help of his grandfather. He enjoys hunting and spending time outdoors.



Spine Surgery, including Minimally Invasive Spine


9600 Broadway Ext | OKC, OK 73114


3700 36th Ave NW | Norman, OK 73072

Awards & Affiliations


  • Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society
  • AO Spine


  • Ghazi Rayan Excellence Award for Orthopedic Research, University of Oklahoma Dept of Orthopedic Surgery, 2014
  • Top Quality Improvement Project, Orthopedic Service Medical Student Rotation - Process Improvement, 37th Annual Visiting Professor, June 16-17, 2011, University of Oklahoma, Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2011
  • James B. Degner, MD Scholarship, University of Kansas School of Medicine, 2008
  • Schiller F. Shore Scholarship, University of Kansas School of Medicine, 2007
  • General Medical Scholarship, University of Kansas School of Medicine, 2006
  • Mabel L. and Marshall B. Flowers Scholarship, University of Kansas School of Medicine, 2005
  • Top Ten Cell and Tissue Biology Student, University of Kansas School of Medicine, 2005
  • Summa Cum Laude, Drury University, 2005
  • Top Graduating Biology Student, Drury University, 2005
  • Outstanding Chemistry Student, Drury Univesrity, 2002-2005
  • Deans Award, Drury University, 2002-2005



Drury University
Springfield, MO



University of Kansas
School of Medicine
Kansas City, KS


Orthopedic Surgery Residency
University of Oklahoma
Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma City, OK



Orthopedic AO Spine
Surgery Fellowship
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA


American Board
of Orthopaedic Surgery


Joseph Hoskins, PA-C