LCDR Christopher Smith, M.D., is an Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon, Assistant Professor of Surgery, and Chief of the Orthopaedic Trauma Service at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth in Virginia.
Dr. Smith began his naval service in 1993, spending the first part of his career as a Navy SEAL. After earning his undergraduate degree in biology at Old Dominion University he completed his medical training at the Medical College of Virginia and then received his Orthopaedic Surgery residency training at the University of Florida. He went on to complete a fellowship in Orthopaedic Traumatology at the Hospital for Special Surgery/Cornell in New York as well as an AO Trauma fellowship at the University of Tubingen BG Unfallklinik in Germany.
LCDR Smith has deployed twice in his career, once as a Navy SEAL assigned to SEAL Team FOUR in support of the Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) in 1997, and once as an Orthopaedic Surgery Department Head assigned to Combat Outpost Shukvani, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), Helmand Province, Afghanistan in 2013.