Lawson Smart, MD

Lawson Ryan Smart, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Primary Contact


Services & Specialties

Areas of Specialization

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Locations & Contact

Primary Location

Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists PC

5801 E Taft Rd
North Syracuse , NY 13212


Dr. Smart is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who is extensively trained in treating adult and pediatric sports injuries including treatment and surgical repair of injuries of the shoulder, knee, hip and elbow. He received his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School, and his bachelor’s degree from Cornell University.

Dr. Smart has an active and personal interest in sports medicine given his background as a former member of the Cornell University Men’s Varsity Hockey team. A talented player, he was drafted by the New Jersey Devils during the NHL hockey draft in 1994 and participated in the US Olympic Festival for Hockey in 1995. His on-the-ice experience gives him first hand knowledge of the injuries athletes endure and their mindset for recover

Education & Certifications


Yale University School of Medicine

Medical School:
University of Michigan Medical School (Ann Arbor)

New England Baptist Hospital

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery