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Jonathan Smerek

Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Specialist

While in college at the University of Notre Dame, Dr. Jonathan Smerek was an engineering major who loved sports and served as captain of the track and field team. Years later, he still enjoys these dual interests, in a specialty that reinforces his passion for helping others remain active and pain-free. Dr. Smerek specializes in foot and ankle reconstruction. He is happily married and the father of two children.

Areas of Focus

Ankle Arthroscopy | Achilles Rupture | Fifth Metatarsal Jones Fracture | Lateral Ankle Reconstruction | Navicular Stress Fracture


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Board Certified
  • Medical License, State of Indiana


  • University of Notre Dame, BS (mechanical engineering), cum laude
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New York – MS (biomedical engineering)
  • University of Cincinnati, MD
  • Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio – Orthopedic Surgery Residency
  • Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy, Baltimore, Maryland – Foot and Ankle Fellowship


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Member
  • American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society, Member
  • Young Physician Society, Member


  • Knute Rockne Student-Athlete of the Year, 1993-1994
  • University of Notre Dame Track and Field, Captain of Field Events, 1993-1994
  • University of Notre Dame Track and Field, Monogram Winner, 1991-1994
I feel that my greatest joy in medicine, and the greatest assistance I can offer patients, derives from the knowledge that if I just ask the right questions and listen intently – the patient will tell me the diagnosis.
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