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This spine surgeon is the weirdest doctor on Instagram

Spine is life.


April Siese

Internet Culture

Posted on May 29, 2016   Updated on May 26, 2021, 5:01 pm CDT

Dr. Dean Smith is more Instagram famous than you. The El Paso Spine Center surgeon has amassed quite the following on everyone’s favorite photo-sharing site—around 47,400 people, to be exact.

He litters his account with unflattering photos of his staff, along with behind-the-scenes shots and posts that have literally nothing to do with the spine whatsoever. It’s captivating as fuck.

Please never tell Dr. Smith that the sky doesn’t have a backbone and isn’t in need of orthopedic spine surgery. Not that it matters.

The 56-year-old medical professional wants to share his entire life with you, whether in the form of these two ill-fated videos made at a CrossFit complex and uploaded over two years ago to YouTube or this sweet hike he took with his sons recently. Shoutout to the PowerPoint effects that have probably earned Dr. Smith mad respect at surgery conferences.

The single greatest pairing of Web 1.0 effects and utter nonsense is this repeatedly posted clip advertising El Paso Spine Center’s YouTube channel.

Started from the bottom, now he’s here.

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*First Published: May 29, 2016, 10:00 am CDT