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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Smit is a native of South Holland Illinois and attended Wheaton College for his undergraduate work, then Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago Illinois for medical school and his orthopedic residency. As the senior partner of OAK Orthopedics and considered one of the premier total joint surgeons in the nation Dr. Smit lead’s a group of highly qualified surgeons of the total joint team. Dr. Smit has been involved in the clinical research of total hip arthoplasty as well as the design and clinical research for total knee arthoplasty. Doctor is actively involved with teaching in addition to developing systems for minimal incision surgery for hip and knee replacements. Over his career Dr. Smit has successfully implanted over 6,000 hips, knees and shoulders and annually does over 500 total joints per year. Dr. Smit’s memberships and appointments include; Illinois State Medical Society, American Medical Society, Fellow American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Fellow American College of Surgeons, American College of Sports Medicine, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and has serves as past president of the surgery department at Riverside Medical Center and Provena St. Mary’s. Dr. resides in Bourbonnais, IL. Healthgrades ranks Dr. Smit a “Five-Star Doctor”, its highest ranking.