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W James Smith, MDOrthopedic Surgeon in Albany, Clifton Park and Latham, NY

W James Smith

Dr. Smith is a board-certified physician with more than twenty years of clinical experience. He specializes in orthopedic and hand surgery, including state-of-the-art endoscopic nerve decompression techniques and XIAFLEX injections for the nonsurgical treatment of Dupuytren’s contracture.

Specialties: Hand and Wrist , Elbow , Shoulder


  • Albany


    121 Everett Road
    Albany, NY 12205

  • Clifton Park

    Clifton Park

    1768 Route 9
    Clifton Park, NY 12065

  • Latham


    711 Troy-Schenectady Road
    Suite 111, Latham, NY 12110

Dr. James Smith graduated from Boston University with a BA in Biology in 1980. Previous to his time at BU, Dr. Smith spent two years at the United States Air Force Academy where he was a Dean’s List Student. At Boston University he was also a Dean’s List Student, and also earned the honor of Magna Cum Laude with distinction for research, and was a Phi Beta Kappa. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine in 1984 and completed his General Surgery Internship in 1985 at Albany Medical College and his Orthopedic Residency in 1989 at Albany Medical College.

Dr Smith completed his Fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity in 1990 at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He was Board Certified in 1992, and Certified for Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery in 1994. Dr. Smith is an attending Orthopedic surgeon at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, Albany Memorial Hospital, and St. Mary’s Hospital in Troy. He is a member of The American Society for Surgery of the Hand, The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, The New York Medical Society and the New York State Orthopedic Society.

Dr. Smith practices orthopedic surgery including joint replacement and arthroscopy. His subspecialty focuses on surgery of the hand. He performs microsurgery, nerve decompression (endoscopic and traditional), adult reconstructive and pediatric hand surgery. He also administers state-of-the-art Xiaflex enzyme injections for the nonsurgical treatment of Dupuytren’s Contractures. He brings more than 21 years of clinical experience to Northeast Orthopedics.

Dr. Smith began his practice witn Northeast Orthopedics in May of 2012. Welcome Dr. Smith.


  • Medical School

    Boston University School of Medicine

  • Internship

    General Surgery at Albany Medical College

  • Fellowship

    Fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity at Loma Linda University Medical Center

  • Residency

    Orthopedic Residency at Albany Medical College

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand


  • Executive Woods Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • St. Peter’s Hospital
  • Albany Memorial Hospital
  • Samaritan Hospital