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Dr. Smit is a native of South Holland, Illinois, and attended Wheaton College for his undergraduate work, then Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois, for medical school and his orthopedic residency. Considered one of the premier total joint surgeons in the nation and the former senior partner, Dr. Smit led a group of highly qualified surgeons of the total joint team at OAK Orthopedics. Dr. Smit has been involved in the clinical research of total hip arthroplasty as well as the design and clinical research for total knee arthroplasty. Dr. Smit has also been actively involved with teaching, in addition to developing systems for minimal incision surgery for hip and knee replacements. He is still actively involved in OAK Orthopedics as a member of the board. Over his career, Dr. Smit has successfully implanted over 6,000 hips, knees, and shoulders and annually did over 500 total joints per year.
Dr. Smit’s memberships and appointments include Illinois State Medical Association, American Medical Association, fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, fellow of the American College of Surgeons, American College of Sports Medicine, and he has served as past president of the surgery department at Riverside Medical Center and Presence St. Mary’s Hospital. Dr. Smit resides in Bourbonnais, Illinois.
Healthgrades ranked Dr. Smit a “Five-Star Doctor,” its highest ranking, and he officially retired his practice in December 2016.
To schedule an appointment with one of Dr. Smit’s expertly trained partners, please call (815) 928-8050 or request an appointment online.