Dr. Samir K. Trehan is an orthopedic surgeon in the Hand & Upper Extremity Service. He specializes in the evaluation and treatment of a wide range of conditions affecting the hand, wrist, forearm and elbow, including fractures, nerve compression syndromes, ligament and tendon injuries, and congenital anomalies. Dr. Trehan and his team are dedicated to delivering the highest quality care for each individual patient in the most compassionate manner and based upon the best scientific evidence.
Dr. Trehan received his undergraduate degree from Harvard. He graduated from medical school at Brown University as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha and Sigma Xi honor societies for his academic and research achievements, respectively. He then completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Hospital for Special Surgery where he received the Professional Leadership Education Award and Russell F. Warren Award for Excellence in Orthopedic Translational Research. He then completed a fellowship in hand, upper extremity and microvascular surgery at Washington University in St. Louis. Finally, he pursued subspecialty training in pediatric hand surgery at Cincinnati Children's Hospital and also visited multiple centers (inter)nationally to gain further expertise in wrist arthroscopy, upper extremity trauma and pediatric hand surgery from world-renowned experts.
Dr. Trehan's research interests mirror his clinical interests. He has authored over 35 publications/book chapters, presented over 40 research abstracts at (inter)national meetings, and received numerous research grants and awards. Of note, Dr. Trehan has been the recipient of the prestigious New Investigator Recognition Award from the Orthopedic Research Society, Daniel C. Riordan Award from the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and Emmanuel B. Kaplan Award from the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. He also serves as a reviewer for the following journals: Journal of the American College of Surgeons, Journal of Hand Surgery, Bone & Joint Journal, and HSS Journal.
Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Dr. Trehan treats patients of all ages, from newborns to older adults. He specializes in a wide range of conditions, including fractures, nerve compression syndromes, ligament and tendon injuries, arthritis, sports injuries and wrist arthroscopy. He has a particular interest and expertise in treating pediatric patients with rare conditions, such as congenital upper limb anomalies and neuromuscular conditions.
Emerging Leaders Program, American Orthopaedic Association, 2018
Emmanuel B. Kaplan Award, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2017
Russell F. Warren MD Award for Excellence in Orthopedic Basic/Translational Research, Hospital for Special Surgery, 2016
Daniel C. Riordan Award, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2015
Resident Travel Award, Eastern Orthopedic Association, 2015
ACGME Multispecialty Leadership Skills Training Program, 2015
Professional Leadership Education Scholarship Award, Hospital for Special Surgery, 2015
Finalist, Resident Award Competition, American Association for Hand Surgery, 2014
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, 2010
Sigma Xi Honor Society, 2010
New Investigator Recognition Award, Orthopedic Research Society, 2009
Charles Carpenter Traveling Fellowship, Brown Medical School, 2009 & 2010
Young Investigator's Award, 16th Hospital Research Symposium, Lifespan Hospitals, 2008
Dean's Scholars Travel Award, Brown Medical School, 2007 & 2008
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
American Association of Hand Surgery
Pediatric Hand Study Group
Orthopedic Research Society
American Medical Association
Medical Society of the State of New York
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Trehan SK, Wall LB, Calfee RP, Shen TS, Dy CJ, Yannascoli SM, Goldfarb CA. Arthroscopic Diagnosis of the Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Foveal Tear: A Cadaver Assessment. Journal of Hand Surgery. Accepted December 15, 2017.
Trehan SK, Orbay JL, Wolfe SW. Coronal Shift of Distal Radius Fractures: Influence of the Distal Interosseous Membrane on Distal Radioulnar Instability. Journal of Hand Surgery 2015; 40(1): 159-62. PMID 25282720.
Trehan SK, Weiland AJ. Baseball and Softball Injuries: Elbow, Wrist and Hand. Journal of Hand Surgery 2015; 40(4): 826-30. PMID 25660014.
Trehan SK, Model Z, Lee SK. Nerve Repair and Nerve Grafting. Hand Clinics 2016; 32(2): 119-25. PMID 27094885.
Trehan SK, Marx R, Cross MB, Nguyen J, Daluiski A, Lyman S. Online Patient Ratings Not Correlated with Surgeon-Specific Outcomes. HSS Journal. Accepted October 27, 2017.
Trehan SK, Morrell NT, Akelman E. Accredited Hand Surgery Fellowship Websites: Analysis of Content and Accessibility. Journal of Hand Surgery 2015; 40(4): 778-82. PMID 25813923.
Trehan SK, Athanasian EA, DiCarlo EF, Mintz DN, Daluiski A. Characteristics of Glomus Tumors in the Hand Not Diagnosed on Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Journal of Hand Surgery 2015; 40(3): 542-5. PMID 25639840.
Trehan SK, Zambrana L, Jo J, Purdue PE, Karamitros A, Nguyen JT, Lane JM. Novel Serum and Synovial Fluid Biomarker of Periprosthetic Osteolysis. HSS Journal. Accepted October 3, 2017.
Trehan SK, Wolff AL, Gibbons M, Hillstrom HJ, Daluiski A. The Effect of Simulated Elbow Contracture on Temporal and Distance Gait Parameters. Gait & Posture 2015; 41(3): 791-4. PMID 25759282.
Yang X, Trehan SK, Sun C, Moore DC, Weiss K, Jayasuriya CT, van der Weyden L, Bradley A, Chen Q. Matrilin-3 is a Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2 Antagonist Inhibiting Chondrocyte Hypertrophy and Bone Mineral Density. Journal of Biological Chemistry 2014; 289(50): 34768-79. PMID 25331953.
For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.
Trehan SK, Wall LB, Calfee RP, Shen TS, Goldfarb CA. Arthroscopic Diagnosis of the Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Foveal Tear: A Cadaver Assessment. American Society for Surgery of the Hand 72nd Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. September 2017. - Recipient of Emmanuel B. Kaplan Award
Trehan SK, Yile MG, Do HT, Lyman S, Daluiski A. Nerve Repair following Open versus Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release in New York State. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2017 Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. March 2017.
Trehan SK, Zambrana L, Jo J, Purdue PE, Karamitros A, Nguyen JT, Lane JM. Novel Serum and Synovial Fluid Biomarker of Periprosthetic Osteolysis. Hospital for Special Surgery 98th Annual Alumni Meeting, New York, NY. November 2016. - Recipient of Russel F. Warren, MD Award for Excellence in Orthopedic Translational Research
Trehan SK, Gould H, Meyers K, Burket J, Wolfe SW. The Effect of Distal Radius Fracture Location on Distal Radioulnar Joint Stability: A Cadaveric Study. International Young Hand Surgeon Lecture, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. March 2016.
Trehan SK, Gould HP, Meyers K, Wolfe SW. Effect of Distal Radius Fracture Location on Distal Radioulnar Joint Stability: Cadaveric Study. Basic Science Investigators Workshop, American Society for Surgery of the Hand 70th Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. September 2015. - Recipient of American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand Resident Seed Grant
Trehan SK, Jo J, Zambrana L, Purdue E, Karamitros A, Lane JM. Novel Serum and Synovial Fluid Biomarker of Periprosthetic Osteolysis. Eastern Orthopedic Association 46th Annual Meeting, Maui, HI. June 2015. - Recipient of Resident Travel Award
Trehan SK, DeFrancesco CJ, Nguyen J, Daluiski A. Online Patient Ratings of Hand Surgeons. American Society for Surgery of the Hand 70th Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. September 2015.
Trehan SK, Athanasian EA, Daluiski A. Characteristics of Glomus Tumors in the Hand Missed on MRI. American Society for Surgery of the Hand 69th Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. September 2014.
Trehan SK, Chen Q. Matrilin-3, a Regulator of Chondrocyte Hypertrophy, Bone Mineral Density and Osteoarthritis, Binds BMP-2, VEGF165 and IGF-1. Orthopaedic Research Society 55th Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV. February 2009. – Recipient of New Investigator Recognition Award
Trehan SK, X Yang, Q Chen. Matrilin-3 Binds BMP-2 and Modulates BMP-2 Signaling. 16th Annual Hospital Research Symposium, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI. November 2008. - Recipient of Young Investigator's Award
Dr. Trehan has recently led retrospective and prospective clinical; database; internet/social media-based; and cadaveric biomechanical and arthroscopic studies. He also remains actively involved in basic science/translational research. His current research interests include: