J. Brannan Smoot, MD
Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon
Knee, Foot & Ankle Surgery
Dr. J. Brannan Smoot is an experienced and passionate orthopedic surgeon in Austin, Texas, and he is part of the team of talented orthopedic doctors at Texas Orthopedics. He is dedicated to helping patients recover so they can do the things they couldn’t do before.
Foot, ankle and knee surgery are Dr. Smoot’s specialties along with a certification as a Sports Medicine physician. From arthritis pain to torn ligaments, to bunions and hammer toes, Dr. Smoot sees a wide range of conditions that affect the knee down to the toes. He sees patients at Texas Orthopedics in Northwest Austin and South Austin.
Dr. Smoot is the Assistant Chief of the Orthopaedic Surgery Division at Dell Medical School and an active member of the teaching faculty of Dell Medical School’s Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program where he is working to advance the field of musculoskeletal care and training the next generation of physicians and surgeons. To learn more, please click here.
Dr. Smoot played division I college football at Rice University, and represented the USA in rugby against Canada in 1992. He is married with three children and enjoys adventure travel, water sports and good food with friends.
Dr. Smoot has been named by his peers to the Texas Monthly Super Doctors list in 2012 and 2019-2022. Dr. Smoot has also been recognized locally as an Austin Monthly Top Doctor in 2021 and 2022.
Dr. Brannan Smoot is an active member of the teaching faculty of Dell Medical School’s Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program where he is working to advance the field of musculoskeletal care and training the next generation of physicians and surgeons. Learn more
- Undergraduate Education:
- Rice University, Houston, TX
- Medical School:
- University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX
- Orthopedic Surgery, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK
- Knee Surgery and Foot & Ankle Surgery, Sydney, Australia
- Board Certified:
- American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Sports Medicine
Meet Lauren Laube, PA-C
Physician Assistant for Dr. Smoot
Lauren Laube, PA-C, is an Austin native and Westlake graduate. She is excited to continue living in Austin while pursuing her love of medicine and orthopedics.
She graduated with highest honors from both Auburn University and the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. After receiving her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences, she then obtained her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies.
Lauren is an active member of the Central Texas PA Society. Outside of work, Lauren loves listening to live music, going paddle boarding, and spending time with friends and family.