PARK CITY, Utah – Intermountain Park City Hospital is set to elevate its pediatric orthopedic services with the arrival of two distinguished surgeons, Doctors John T. Smith and John A. Heflin.
Specializing in comprehensive orthopedic care for children, Smith and Heflin will play a pivotal role in expanding the hospital’s pediatric services to meet the health care demands of the growing families along the Wasatch Back.
Smith, a highly skilled orthopedic surgeon, focuses on pediatric spine deformity and fracture care. He has acontributed to patient care, innovation, and research in the realm of spine deformity in children.
Currently, Smith conducts surgeries at Intermountain Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City and is the founder of the Pediatric Fracture Clinic there.
Smith played a pivotal role in establishing the Pediatric Spine Study Group, which has evolved into the world’s largest database on pediatric spine issues. His contributions extend to pioneering new approaches and devices aimed at addressing intricate spine deformities in children.
Additionally, Smith has assumed various leadership roles at the Scoliosis Research Society and Pediatric Spine Foundation on a national level. His ongoing clinical practice and research remain dedicated to advancing the understanding and treatment of pediatric spine deformities and fractures.
Heflin is an esteemed pediatric orthopedic surgeon with national recognition, focusing on pediatric spine deformity, fracture care, and various general pediatric orthopedic conditions.
Heflin actively engages in enhancing surgical methodologies and innovating spinal instrumentation to enhance results for children affected by early onset scoliosis, holding multiple patents for medical devices. His primary emphasis lies in the management of pediatric spinal deformities and intricate spinal disorders.
Heflin also possesses considerable expertise in early onset scoliosis, growth-friendly surgical interventions, adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, as well as neuromuscular, syndromic spinal deformities, and spinal trauma.
He is a member of the Pediatric Spine Foundation and Pediatric Spine Study Group. He continues to perform surgeries at Primary Children’s Hospital.
“Of all the communities that Drs. Smith and Heflin could choose to establish their new practices, they chose the Wasatch Back. We are incredibly fortunate to have their nationally recognized expertise so close to home,” said Wing Province, MD, chief medical officer at Intermountain Park City Hospital.
“While others will continue to travel from all over the country to seek care from these two surgeons, we have them here in our own backyard.”
Smith and Heflin are available to attend to patients in the emergency room at Park City Hospital and The Orthopedic Partners clinic (formerly the Rosenberg Cooley Metcalf) on the hospital campus.
Intermountain Health Park City Hospital has expanded its pediatric services with the recent inclusion of pediatric orthopedic surgery. This addition complements the existing array of pediatric offerings, such as pediatric surgery, an inpatient children’s unit and pediatric hospitalists.
These services aim to provide exceptional care conveniently for local families and their children.