Urgent Care

If you are experiencing an urgent need for care due to a traumatic injury, please go to the Emergency Department of the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

Orthopaedic surgeons from our clinic are on call at the hospital for emergency orthopaedic needs.

Medical Office Assistant

Phone: (250) 754-9244
Email: brookeh@smithortho.ca

Cobus Smith MD, FRCS(C)

Dr. Smith immigrated to Canada from South-Africa in 1998. He practiced Orthopaedic Surgery in Regina Saskatchewan, until 2007, when he relocated to Nanaimo.

"I felt that the wait times for Orthopaedic surgery consultation and access to care was unacceptable, which led to the development and design of the Enhanced access to Orthopaedic Care project in Nanaimo."

Medical Office Assistant

Phone: (250) 754-9244
Email: brookeh@smithortho.ca

Current Clinical Interests

  • Primary hip, knee and shoulder replacement
  • Complex hip and knee revision arthroplasty/reconstruction
  • Orthopaedic trauma surgery of the upper and lower limbs.

Medical School

  • University of the Orange Free State, South Africa-1982


  • University of Pretoria, South Africa-1992-1997
  • University of Saskatchewan, Canada-2004

Fellowship Training

  • Fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery and Joint Reconstruction
  • University of Saskatchewan-2004


  • Fellow, College of Physicians and Surgeons of South Africa
  • M Med (Ortho) -Colleges of Medicine of South Africa
  • Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of Canada

Academic Role

  • Clinical instructor-UBC Department of orthopaedics

Highlights/Achievements/Community Service

  • Award for Excellence in …