Steve K. Lee, MD

Steve K. Lee, MD Specialties: Orthopedic Surgery, Hand, Elbow & Microvascular

Steve K. Lee, MD
Specialties: Orthopedic Surgery, Hand, Elbow & Microvascular
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523 East 72nd Street
New York, NY 10021

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About Steve K. Lee, MD

Dr. Steve K. Lee is an Associate Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). He also holds the appointment of Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Weill Cornell Medical College and is an orthopaedic surgeon at the NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Center. At HSS, he holds a number of leadership positions such as Research Director of the HSS Center for Brachial Plexus and Traumatic Nerve Injury where he is involved with cutting edge research in clinical outcomes and basic science for the improvement of care of the patient with devastating nerve injuries.Dr. Lee’s clinical interests are broad with regard to all hand, wrist, elbow conditions and brachial plexus and peripheral nerve problems throughout the entire body, in adults and children. He 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.Dr. Lee is an educator of surgeons. He is the Chair of the Council of the HSS eAcademy, a web based platform for professional and patient education. He has trained more than 40 hand surgery fellows and more than 400 orthopaedic surgery residents. He has been a chair and instructor of numerous courses and symposia which teaches practicing surgeons and physicians nationally and internationally. Dr. Lee also serves on the HSS Professional Education Advisory Committee, the HSS Journal Editorial Board, and the Psychomotor Education Lab (PSEL) Advisory Committee.Dr. Lee and his office staff are committed to giving the best possible care for each and every patient. From the minute you call, to the office visit and aftercare, we hope that every patient is taken care of in the best possible manner.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center


  • Hand Surgery

  • Surgery of the Hand


  • Fellowship: Hospital for Joint Diseases
  • Internship: Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Medical School: Duke University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Surgery of the Hand