Mr Jon Smith

MBChB (Hons), MRCS (Ed) , FRCS (Tr.& Orth)


In 2000, Jon graduated from the University of Liverpool, in the top 5% of the national cohort, gaining a first class honours degree in medicine and surgery. After completing basic and higher surgical training in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery within the Yorkshire region, he became one of the youngest surgeons ever to pass the Royal College Fellowship examinations. Jon’s name was added to the GMC Specialist Register in 2011.

Jon completed a high-volume fellowship in 2010. Following this, Jon completed a prestigious 18 months national fellowship at the Royal Derby Hospital with Tim Wilton, past BOA president, and Guido Geutjens, sports knee surgeon for Derby County FC and other Premier League football clubs. During this period, he completed more than 1,200 independent knee operations.

In 2013 Jon was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon at The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

Jon’s specialist interests include the management of sports injuries, partial knee replacement and joint preservation surgery in young adults. He is affiliated with a number of elite sports clubs in the Yorkshire region, including Super League and Championship rugby league teams.

Knee Surgery Experience

To date, Jon has completed over 6,000 operations including 2,000 knee arthroscopies, 1500 total knee replacements, 500 partial knee replacements and 500 anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions. Jon is a former recipient of the prize for outstanding performance in arthroscopic (keyhole) knee surgery, awarded by the British Orthopaedic Association.

Mr Jon Smith specialises in the following treatments:


Current posts

  • Consultant Orthopaedic Knee Surgeon at The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust


Personal interests

Jon's main interest outside surgery is sport, in particular, trail and fell running. He is a veteran of the iconic Yorkshire 3 Peaks Race, with a personal best of 3 hours 39 minutes and has recently completed the Ben Nevis Race in a sub 2-hour time. Jon has previously been a Yorkshire cross country champion and played senior level football in the West Riding County Amateur League. In the spring and summer months, Jon enjoys a leisurely game of golf with friends and colleagues.

Member of

  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Association for Surgery of the Knee
  • British Trauma Society
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • The International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine


Jon’s research work has centred on joint preservation surgery for the treatment of young adults with knee osteoarthritis and has been presented at international meetings and published in peer-reviewed journals.

In 2014 he was one of only three UK consultant surgeons selected to join an evolving European Excellence Programme based in Zurich, with a primary focus on orthopaedic product innovation and implant design.

Jon is currently a lead investigator for a national multi-centre clinical research trial to evaluate the BioPoly RS implant – an innovative device to treat young adults with early knee arthritis. Jon has been involved with the design of the device and a number of his patients feature on the BioPoly website.


Mr Jon Smith works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • WPA

Mr Jon Smith does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Jon Smith does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Jon Smith does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.