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Professional Statement

  • Steven J. Lee, M.D. is the Chief of Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery at the renowned Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC, and the Associate Director of the Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma (NISMAT), the first hospital-based sports medicine and research facility in the country. He is a board certified, double-fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in the most complex disorders of the hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, knee, and foot/ankle. He has been honored as NY Magazine's Best Doctor, Castle Connolly's Top Doctor, America's Top Orthopedists, NY Super Doctors, and Lenox Hill's Teacher of the Year and Mentor of the Year multiple times.
  • Dr. Lee graduated from a highly competitive 6-yr accelerated college/medical school combined program at Lehigh University and the Medical College of PA. He completed his orthopaedic residency at Stony Brook University Hospital, his Hand/Upper Extremity Fellowship at NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases, and a 2nd fellowship in Sports Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital, the oldest sports medicine fellowships in the country. During his training, he participated in the care of the NY Jets, Islanders, Rangers and Hofstra University Athletics. Dr. Lee has served as the team physician for the NJ Red Dogs and Gladiators Professional Arena Football teams, Hofstra University Athletic teams, and a consultant for the PGA tour. He is actively engaged in research and has over 50 publications and presentations at national meetings. Dr. Lee is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the American Orthopaedic Association, the latter being the oldest, most prestigious orthopaedic association in the world, signifying honor and accomplishment in orthopedics and a commitment to active leadership.


  • Medical School - Drexel University
  • Lehigh University, Doctor of Medicine
  • Stony Brook University Hospital, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery
  • Lenox Hill Hospital, Fellowship in Sports Medicine
  • NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute, Fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Lehigh University (Bachelor’s)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Awards and Publications

  • New York Magazine's Best Doctor for Orthopaedic Surgery 2014
  • Castle Connolly's Top Doctor 2014
  • New York Super Doctors 2008-2015
  • America's Top Orthopedists 2007-2013
  • Lenox Hill Hospital Teacher of the Year Award 2003, 2009
  • Lenox Hill Hospital Mentorship Award 2010, 2014
  • Excellence in Research Award, SPTS, 2009
  • Editorial Journal Reviewer, Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2009 - Present

Professional Memberships

  • American Orthopaedic Association
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • National Orthopaedic Education Society

Language Spoken

  • English