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Steven J. Lee, M.D.

Dr. Steven J. Lee


Steven Lee, M.D. is the Chief of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC, and the Associate Director of the Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma (NISMAT), the first hospital-based facility dedicated to the study of sports medicine and research in the country. Dr. Lee is recognized as one of New York Magazine’s Best Doctors, Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors in Orthopaedic Surgery, America’s Top Orthopedists, and New York Super Doctors.

Dr. Lee is a board certified, double fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in the treatment of the most complex disorders of the hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, knee and foot/ankle. He received his M.D. through a highly competitive 6-year accelerated college/medical school program at Lehigh University and the Medical College of Pennsylvania. He completed his orthopaedic residency at Stony Brook University Hospital, his hand and upper extremity fellowship at NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases, and then a second fellowship in sports medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital, the oldest and one of the most prestigious sports medicine fellowships in the country. During his training, he participated in the care of the New York Jets, Islanders, Rangers and Hofstra University Athletics. Dr. Lee has served as the team physician for the New Jersey Red Dogs and Gladiators Professional Arena Football teams, and for Hofstra University Athletic teams. Dr. Lee is an active Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Association, the latter being the oldest and most prestigious orthopaedic association in the world, signifying honor, accomplishment, and leadership in orthopedics.

Dr. Lee has been continuously involved in advancing orthopedic research and academics since 1991. He is actively involved in the instruction of doctors and allied health professionals, and he serves on the orthopaedic residency and sports medicine fellowship admissions committees. His dedication to teaching and academics has been recognized by being honored seven times for the Teacher of the Year and Mentorship awards by his peers at Lenox Hill Hospital. He has over 25 publications in peer reviewed journals and books, and over 25 presentations at national meetings on diverse areas of orthopaedics.

For more information on Dr. Lee, please refer to his Curriculum Vitae.


Orthopedic Surgery: 2003
American Board of Medical Specialties – American Board of Orthopedic Surgery


Chief, Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
Lenox Hill Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Associate Director, Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma (NISMAT)
Lenox Hill Hospital

Police Surgeon
New York State Troopers and Amtrak Police


American Orthopaedic Association
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
National Orthopaedic Education Society
Police Surgeon, PBA – New York State Troopers
Police Surgeon, Amtrak Fraternal Order of Police


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Clinical Areas of Interest

  • Complex hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder injuries
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Endoscopic carpal tunnel release
  • Arthroscopy of the wrist, elbow, shoulder, knee, and ankle
  • Fractures of the hand and upper extremities
  • Ligament reconstructions of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder
  • Joint replacements/reconstructions of the fingers, wrist, elbow, and shoulder
  • Nerve disorders of the upper extremities
  • Scaphoid and Scapholunate repairs/reconstructions
  • TFCC injuries
  • UCL and LUCL reconstructions/"Tommy John" reconstructions
  • Cartilage injuries and repair/transplantation
  • Nonsurgical and surgical treatment of tendonitis
  • Meniscus and ACL tears of the knee
  • Achilles tendon ruptures
  • Stem cell technology: platelet rich plasma (PRP) and bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC)

Practice Locations

Dr. Lee sees patients at the following office locations:

New York, NY

159 East 74th Street
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10021 (212) 737-3301

Scarsdale, NY

2 Overhill Road
Suite 310
Scarsdale, NY 10583 (914) 725-6970

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