Dr. Samir K. Trehan is an orthopedic surgeon in the Hand & Upper Extremity Service and treats patients of all ages, from newborns to older adults. 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 has served as a reviewer for the following journals: Journal of the American College of Surgeons, The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, Journal of Hand Surgery, Bone & Joint Journal, and HSS Journal.
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.
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Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
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
Richard S. Laskin, MD Young Attending Award, Hospital for Special Surgery, 2021
Young Leaders Program, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2020
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
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
Medical School: MD, Brown University, 2011
Internship: General Surgery, New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical Center, 2012
Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, 2016
Fellowship: Hand, Upper Extremity & Microvascular Surgery, Washington University in St. Louis, 2017
Pediatric Hand Surgery, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, 2018
Trehan SK, Wright M, Boyer MI. Latissimus/Serratus Flap. ASSH Surgical Anatomy: Flap Reconstruction of the Upper Extremity by SL Moran and KC Chung. 1st edition (2017).
Trehan SK, Daluiski A. Anatomy of the Median Nerve: Anatomic Variations and Anomalies. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Related Median Neuropathies by S Duncan and R Kakinoki. 1st edition (2016).
Trehan SK, Lee SK. Common Nerve Tumors: Malignant. American Society for Surgery of the Hand E-Book: Tumors in the Hand and Upper Extremity by S Kakar, P Jebson, P Murray, and EA Athanasian. 1st edition (2015).
Heyworth B, Trehan SK. Trans-Articular Drilling in Osteochondritis Dissecans. Knee Surgery for the Pediatric and Adolescent Athlete by FA Cordasco and DW Green. 1st edition (2014).
Trehan SK, Solga P. Sesamoiditis. 5-Minute Clinical Consult. 2013 edition.
Trehan SK, Solga P. Volkmann's Ischemic Contracture. 5-Minute Clinical Consult. 2013 edition.
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:
HSS has a long history of supporting appropriate relationships with industry because they advance HSS's mission to provide the highest quality patient care, improve patient mobility, and enhance the quality of life for all, and to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and their related disciplines through research and education.
Below are the healthcare industry relationships reported by Dr. Trehan as of November 12, 2019.
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