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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 the captain of the track and field team. Years later, he still enjoys these dual interests and feels fortunate that he’s able to serve in a specialty that reinforces his passion for helping others remain active and pain-free. Dr. Smerek helps ensure patients receive the best quality of care – both in his role as president of Forté and as a physician specializing in foot and ankle reconstruction. Dr. Smerek serves as head team orthopedic physician for Indiana State University Athletics and team physician for Guerin Catholic High School. 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

Certifications

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

Education

  • 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

Positions

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

Awards

  • 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
Quote
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.
Jonathan Smerek

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New Board President, Officers Elected to Lead Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics

Jan. 05, 2023
CARMEL, Ind. (January 5, 2023): Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics, previously known as Methodist Sports Medicine, announces the election of a new board president and officers, effective as of Jan. […]
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Forté Orthopedic Research Institute Announces Return of Hearts 2 Soles Event Providing Free Foot Exams, Shoes and Socks

Dec. 06, 2022
Foot health is often a major issue for people experiencing extreme poverty and homelessness here in Indiana and around the world. The Forté Orthopedic Research Institute (FORI) welcomes news media […]
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