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Vanessa Smith, PA-C


  • Undergraduate
    Bethel University (St. Paul, MN)
  • Graduate School
    Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (North Chicago, IL)
  • Board Certifications
    National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, Dupuytren's Disease, Ganglion Cyst, Trigger Finger, Mallet Finger, Hand Injury, Scaphoid Fracture, Wrist Fracture, Hand Fracture.

To provide excellent orthopedic care but also take into account caring for the whole person.


Vanessa earned her BA in Athletic Training at Bethel University, St. Paul, MN. After working in an orthopedic and sports medicine clinic post graduation, she pursued her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies at Rosalind Franklin University in North Chicago, IL. She completed the required rotations and chose elective rotations in Orthopedics and also international medicine completing a 4 week rotation in Punta Gorda, Belize. Upon graduation from PA school she worked with an outstanding hand surgeon in St. Paul, MN for several years before joining the team at Sanford Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.

Vanessa is married to a handsome, sweet, and strong man. She has two beautiful daughters who she enjoys spending time with outside of work. She also takes dance and yoga class, teaches and choreographs dance, enjoys walking, and also crafting when time allows.

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Sanford Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

1210 W 18th Street
Suite G01
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

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