151 N. Sunrise Avenue
Suite 1005
Roseville, CA 95661

Phone 916-782-1217
Fax 916-782-7630


Our Physicians

Thomas C. Merchant, M.D.
Tyler G. Smith, M.D.
Kevin P. Hansen, M.D.
Annie L. Nguyentat, DPM

Tyler G. Smith, M.D.

EDUCATION

Fellowship in Spine Surgery
    Stanford University Combined Program
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery
    Stanford, California and St. Mary's Hospital San Francisco, California
    August 2009 - July 2010 (committed)
Internship and Residency, The Ohio State University
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery
    Columbus, Ohio
    July 2004 - June 2009
M.D., University of Nevada School of Medicine
    Reno, Nevada
    August 2000 - May 2004
B.S., University of California, San Diego
    La Jolla, California
    Major: Biology
    Minor: Health Care Policy
    September 1990 - March 1995
AWARDS/HONORS
  • Resident of the Year, Riverside Methodist Hospital, 2006-2007
  • Board of Directors, Free to Smile Foundation 2008-present
  • Outstanding Medical Student in Biochemistry, 2001
  • McCleary Scholarship (for outstanding Medical students), 2001, 2002, 2003
  • Excellence in Academics Award, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2003
  • Mensa International, member at large
  • National Merit Scholar Semifinalist
  • United States Whitewater Rafting Team, 1996
  • Co-Captain, Intercollegiate Water Polo Team, 1992
RESEARCH
  • Indicators of Return to Function After ACL Reconstruction. Submitted for publication and podium presentation with mentor David Flanigan, M.D.
  • Biomechanical Investigation of a Novel Occiput to C2 Posterior Instrumentation Construct. Current project underway with Josue Gabriel, M.D.
  • Traumatic Manubriosternal Joint Dislocation: A Case Report. Currently submitted for publication. Advisor: Josue Gabriel, M.D.
  • Structural Integrity of the Rotator Cuff Tendon with Various Defects, conducted at the University of California, San Francisco, AOSSM poster presentation 2001. Advisor: Stephen B. Gunther, M.D.
  • Research Assistant for Lake Tahoe Orthopedic Institute, 1998. Epidemiologic Investigation of Winter Sports Injuries at a Ski Resort. Advisor, Randy Watson, M.D.
  • Research Assistant for Sierra Internal Medicine, ongoing clinical and basic science investigation into Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 1997-1999. Advisor: Daniel W. Peterson, M.D.
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
  • Medical School Instructor, The Ohio State University
    College of Medicine
    Musculoskeletal Medicine Educational Module 2004-2009
  • Whitewater Voyages River Rafting Guide School Instructor 1994-1997
PRESENTATIONS
  • Smith, T.G. "Indicators of Return to Function After ACL Reconstruction" Mallory-Coleman Research Convocation, The Ohio State University Medical Center 2009
  • Smith, T.G. "Pediatric Cavovarus Foot Deformity" Columbus Children's Hospital Orthopedic Surgery Grand Rounds 2007
  • Smith, T.G. "Total Disk Arthroplasty of the Spine - the Near Horizon" Riverside Methodist Hospital Orthopedic Surgery Grand Rounds 2007
  • Smith, T.G. "Occipitocervical Instability" Riverside Methodist Hospital Orthopedic Surgery Grand Rounds 2006
  • Smith, T.G. "Infected Tibial Nonunion and Current Management Concepts" Riverside Methodist Hospital Orthopedic Surgery Grand Rounds 2006
  • Smith, T.G. "Tibial Plateau Fractures" Riverside Methodist Hospital Orthopedic Surgery Grand Rounds 2007
  • Smith, T.G. "Tarsal Coalition" Columbus Children's Hospital Orthopedic Surgery Grand Rounds 2005
LICENSURE
  • California State Medical License
  • Ohio State Medical Board
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
  • North American Spine Society Candidate Member 2008-present
  • Ohio Orthopedic Society 2005-present
  • American Medical Association Physician Member 2004-present
  • Ohio State Medical Association Physician Member 2004-present
  • Columbus Medical Association Physician Member 2004-present