Dave Smith, DO

Adjunct Assistant Professor


Dave Smith, DO, specializes in sports and athletic medicine for all ages. Dr. Smith completed his family medicine residency at the Illinois Masonic Medical Center, with the University of Illinois, Chicago. He then pursued a primary care sports medicine fellowship at the University of Notre Dame. He has expertise in sports medicine, sports concussions, medical orthopedics, obesity treatment, and diagnostic and interventional ultrasound. He also serves as a team physician for the Golden Gophers.


  • Sports and Athletic Medicine
  • Orthopedics
  • Obesity
  • Diagnostic and Interventional Ultrasound
  • Sports Concussions 

Awards & Recognition

  • Minnesota Monthly "Top Doctors": 2020


Professional Associations

  • American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, membership committee, mentor program
  • American College of Sports Medicine, member
  • American Academy of Family Physicians, member
  • American Osteopathic Association, member

Research Summary

Research Interests

  • Biologic and regenerative medicine
  • Diagnostic and interventional ultrasound
  • Infectious disease in athletes

Clinical Summary

As a sports and athletic medicine osteopathic physician, my goal is to integrate all of the advancements of modern medicine with a patient-focused and holistic approach to disease prevention and wellness. I view my patients as partners in the healing process and work to address other barriers which may exist to achieving optimal wellbeing. I ensure all my patients feel heard and listened to while using the best that medicine has to offer to encourage and promote the body’s ability to heal itself. 

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine
  • Certificate of Added Qualifications: Sports Medicine
  • American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians


Administrative Contact

Erika Whitaker
Fax: 612-273-7959

Clinic Information
M Health Fairview Clinics & Surgery Center
909 Fulton Street SE,
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Orthopedic Surgery (4th Floor) | (612) 672-7100

Mailing Address
University of Minnesota
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
2450 Riverside Avenue South
Suite R200
Minneapolis, MN 55454