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Drs. Fletcher and Smith Named Doctors of the Year!

Congratulations to Dr. Frederick Fletcher and Dr. Jim Smith for being named in the category of Orthopaedics as Top Doctors of the Capital Region 2015!

Dr. Fletcher is a board-certified, fellowship trained total joint surgeon with OrthoNY.  Fred is a life long resident of the Capital Region. He graduated from Albany Medical College in 1986. At Albany Medical Center Hospital he completed a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery during which he developed a special interest in total hip and knee replacements. He further refined his skills in this area by completing a Fellowship in Adult Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 1992.  For more info go to:


  Dr. Smith is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with added qualifications in hand surgery. Jim graduated from Boston University with a BA in Biology in 1980. Previous to his time at BU, Dr. Smith spent two years at the United States Air Force Academy where he was a Dean’s List Student. At Boston University he was also a Dean’s List Student, and also earned the honor of Magna Cum Laude with distinction for research, and was a Phi Beta Kappa. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine in 1984 and completed his General Surgery Internship in 1985 at Albany Medical College and his Orthopaedic Residency in 1989 at Albany Medical College. Dr. Smith completed his Fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity in 1990 at Loma Linda University Medical Center. For more info go to:

From the Times Union website:  Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. is a healthcare research and information company founded in 1991 by a former medical college board chairman and president to help guide consumers to America’s top doctors and top hospitals. Castle Connolly’s established survey and research process, under the direction of an MD, involves tens of thousands of top doctors and the medical leadership of leading hospitals. Castle Connolly’s physician-led team of researchers follows a rigorous screening process to select top doctors on both the national and regional levels. Its online nominations process – located at – is open to all licensed physicians in America who are able to nominate physicians in any medical specialty and in any part of the country, as well as indicate whether the nominated physicians is, in their opinion, among the best in their region in their medical specialty or among the best in the nation in their medical specialty. Careful screening of doctors’ educational and professional experience is essential before final selection is made among those physicians most highly regarded by their peers.

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