Welcome to BoulderCentre for Orthopedics & Spine

Laura Smith, PA-C

Laura is a Colorado native and attended the University of Colorado Boulder for her bachelor’s degree in integrative physiology. She went on to work at the Anschutz Medical Campus doing clinical research in diabetes at the Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes prior to attending PA school.

She graduated from the physician assistant program at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 2012 and is certified by the National Commission on Certification for Physician Assistants. Laura started her career as a PA-C in spine and neurosurgery before moving to Philadelphia for her husband’s postdoctoral work, where she had the opportunity to work at Penn Medicine in hand/wrist and elbow surgery.

Getting back to sunny Colorado was always the goal, and Laura is thrilled to join BoulderCentre for Orthopedics & Spine and to continue her career working on the upper extremity.


  • Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Physiology: University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
  • Master of Physician Assistant Studies: University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO


Laura, her husband, and their two small children now live in Golden and love going outdoors together to go skiing, biking, climbing, and hiking.