Dr. Steve K. Lee specializes in treating conditions of the hand, wrist, forearm, and elbow. Dr. Lee received his medical degree from the Duke University School of Medicine and completed his training in orthopaedic surgery at the Yale University School of Medicine. He then completed a fellowship in hand surgery at the NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. He has an interest in complex nerve and brachial plexus injuries, tendon problems, microsurgery, fractures and arthritis. His research interests include disorders of nerve, tendon, and wrist ligaments.
Hand, wrist, forearm, elbow fracture fixation; nerve repair and reconstruction, brachial plexus surgery, microsurgery, wrist ligament reconstruction, hand tendon reconstruction, carpal tunnel surgery, nerve decompression, wrist arthroscopy.
New York Magazine's Best Doctors 2009-2012
Patient's Choice Award 2010
Sir Robert Jones Research Award 2010
New York Society for Surgery of the Hand Research Awards 2005-2009
American Society for Surgery of the Hand Award for Outstanding Research 2005
U.S. Air Force Commendation and National Defense Medals 2002
Chair, Public Education Committee, American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH).
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
New York Society for Surgery of the Hand.
Treasurer, Manus Hand Club.
M.D., Duke University School of Medicine, 1989-1993.
General Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, 1993-1994.
Orthopaedic Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, 1994-1998.
Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, 2002-2003.
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2000.
Certificate of Added Qualifications, Hand Surgery, 2006.
Associate Editor, Journal of Hand Surgery.
Consultant Reviewer, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.
Consultant Reviewer, Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Contributing Editor, Yearbook of Hand and Upper Limb Surgery.
Ruchelsman D, Christoforou D, Wasserman B, Lee SK, Rettig M. Avulsion injuries of the flexor digitorum profundus. J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2011;19:152-162.
Lee SK, Goldstein R, Zingman A, Terranova C, Nasser P, Hausman MR. The effects of core suture purchase on the biomechanical characteristics of a multistrand locking flexor tendon repair: a cadaveric study. J Hand Surg 2010;35A:11651171.
Dubey A, Fajardo M, Green S, Lee SK. Madelung's deformity. J Hand Surg Eur Vol 2010;35(3):174-181.
Lee SK, Park J, Baskies M, Forman R, Yildirim G, Walker P. Differential strain of the axially loaded scapholunate interosseus ligament. J Hand Surg 2010;35A:245251.
Lee SK, Shin R, Zingman A, Loona J, Posner MA. Correlation of malrotation deformity in distal radius fractures with radiographic analysis: cadaveric study. J Hand Surg 2010;35A:228232.
Lee SK, Dubey A, Kim BH, Zingman A, Landa A, Paksima N. Biomechanical study of extensor tendon repair methods: introduction to the running-interlocking horizontal mattress extensor tendon repair technique. J Hand Surg 2010;35A:1923.
Lee SK, Sharma S, Silver BA, Kleinman G, Hausman MR. Submuscular versus subcutaneous anterior ulnar nerve transposition: a rat histologic study. J Hand Surg 2009;34A:1811-1814.
Vigler M, Lee SK, Palti R, Williams JC, Kaminsky AJ, Posner MA, Hausman MR. Biomechanical comparison of techniques to reduce the bulk of lacerated flexor tendon ends within digital sheaths of the porcine forelimb. J Hand Surg 2009;34A:1653-1658.
Vigler M, Palti R, Goldstein R, Patel VP, Nasser P, Lee SK. Biomechanical study of cross-locked cruciate versus Strickland flexor tendon repair. J Hand Surg 2008;33A:1826-1833.
Edelstein DM, Kardashian G, Lee SK. Radial collateral ligament injuries of the thumb. J Hand Surg 2008;33A:760-770.
Lee SK, Posner MA. Wrist Fusions in Rheumatoid Arthritis, in Glickel S, Bernstein R (eds): Master Techniques in Arthritis Surgery. American Society for Surgery of the Hand. In press 2011.
Lee SK, Hsu PA. Scaphoid fractures in athletes, in Slutsky DJ, Slade JF (eds): The Scaphoid. New York: Thieme Medical Publishers; 2011: 166-172.
Lee SK. Hand fractures, in Egol KA, Koval KJ, Zuckerman JD (eds): Handbook of Fractures. New York: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2010: 305-324.
Lee SK. The hand fellowship. In: Jazrawi LM, Egol KA, Zuckerman JD, eds. Orthopaedic Residency & Fellowship: A Guide to Success. Thorofare: Slack Inc.; 2010; 118-120.
Viger M, Aviles A, Lee SK. Other carpal fractures: lunate, triquetrum, capitate, hamate, hamate hook, trapezoid/trapezium. In Slutsky DJ, ed. Principles and Practice of Wrist Surgery. Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier; 2010: 289-300.
Lee SK, Garg R, Wolfe SW. The lack of consensus in reporting treatment outcomes of adult brachial plexus surgery. Podium Presentation, XVII International Symposium on Brachial Plexus Surgery, Lisbon, Portugal, May 19-21, 2011.
Wolfe SW, Lee SK, Garg R. Proposed universal instrument for the assessment of adult brachial plexus injuries. Podium Presentation, XVII International Symposium on Brachial Plexus Surgery, Lisbon, Portugal, May 20, 2011.
Lee SK, Dhaliwal G, Desai H, Hsu P, Paksima N. Arthroscopic Evaluation of the Scapholunate Interval: A Correlation of Anatomic Lesions with the Geissler Classification. Podium Presentation, International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand, Seoul, Korea, Oct 31-Nov 4, 2010.
Lee SK, Hsu PA, Levitz S, Sutter EG, Rose DM, Segalman K. The effect of anterior versus posterior release on ulnar nerve subluxation during in situ decompression: a cadaveric study. Podium Presentation, International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand, Seoul, Korea, Oct 31-Nov 4, 2010.
Lee SK, Desai H, Dhaliwal G, Silver B, Paksima N. Comparison of radiographic dynamic stress views for scapholunate instability. Podium Presentation, International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand, Seoul, Korea, Oct 31-Nov 4, 2010.
Brachial plexus and complex nerve injury, scapholunate ligament reconstruction, hand tendon repair.