S. Steven Yang, MD

  • Specialties: Orthopedic Surgery, Hand & Wrist Surgery
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 646-501-0740
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About Me

It was during my orthopedic surgery training that I discovered a passion for hand and upper limb surgery.

These orthopedic surgeries require a high level of technical expertise and experience in managing challenging conditions, such as nerve and vessel injuries, arthritis, birth deformities, tumors, tendon injuries, and fractures. My patients may be infants with congenital malformations, older adults with incapacitating osteoarthritis, professional athletes with sports injuries, classical musicians with overuse syndromes, or workers injured in occupational accidents.

Joining the faculty of NYU Langone enabled me to use the considerable resources at a major university-based medical center to provide the best care possible to all of my patients. NYU Langone’s Hand Center is a uniquely integrated facility where a core group of hand and upper extremity surgery experts and ancillary specialists collaborate to deliver state-of-the-art care. We work closely with plastic surgeons, neurologists, rehabilitation specialists, and occupational and physical therapists.

At the Hand Center, we get to know our patients, so we can personalize our approach and tailor treatment to each individual. I try to impart to residents and fellows the importance of making a connection with patients. Listening to my patients helps me to better understand their needs and expectations.

I am deeply committed to research and education, and I perform hundreds of surgeries a year. My priority, though, is to individualize care for each person who comes to me for treatment. Improving a person’s quality of life by restoring the use of his or her limbs after trauma or reconstructing a deformed or dysfunctional hand can be very gratifying. The concerted effort and dedication of the entire Hand Center team makes it a pleasure to come to work everyday.


Conditions and Treatments

wrist surgery, hand surgery, rotator cuff syndrome, shoulder impingement syndrome, shoulder injury, carpal tunnel syndrome, nerve surgery, Dupuytren's contracture, joint replacement, acromioclavicular sprain, dislocated wrist, hand deformity, elbow fracture, cubital tunnel syndrome, hand injury, unspecified injury of wrist and hand, finger fracture, hand fracture, pain in the arms, limb abnormality, bone tumor, hand arthritis, orthopedic surgery
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Credentials

Positions
  • Clinical Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (Surgery of the Hand), 2003
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery - Orthopedic Surgery, 1998
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Hospital for Special Surgery, Hand Surgery, 1995
  • Residency, Lenox Hill Hospital, Orthopaedic Surgery, 1994
  • MD from Duke University, 1988
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NYU Orthopaedic Surgery Associates

530 1st Avenue, Suite 8U
New York, NY 10016

Phone

646-501-0740

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“My research focuses on improving surgical methods for restoring arthritic, injured, and deformed upper limbs.”

S. Steven Yang, MD Orthopedic Surgeon

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Interests

arthritis, hand reconstruction, wrist reconstruction, arthroplasty, arthrodesis, pediatric congenital deformity reconstruction of the hand, peripheral nerve entrapments

Research Summary

Dr. Yang's research interests include: Arthritis reconstruction of the hand and wrist including arthroplasty and arthrodesis, pediatric congenital deformity reconstruction of the hand, and peripheral nerve entrapments.

Academic Contact

Academic office

540-562 First Avenue

Eighth Floor

New York, NY 10016

Phone

646-501-0740

Research Interests Timeline

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