S. Steven Yang, MD, MPH

Dr. Yang served as Chief of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital-Northwell Health until he was recruited to NYU Langone Health and the NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital (formerly the Hospital for Joint Diseases). He is now a principal of The NYU Hand Center and Director of Clinical Affairs. In addition to a busy clinical practice - performing over 500 surgical procedures a year - Dr. Yang is deeply committed to the medical education of students, residents, and fellows. His research is widely published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at scholarly meetings.

Having expertise in the traumatic injuries of professional athletes, he served as the hand surgery consultant to the New York Jets football team and cares for elite athletes in numerous sports. In addition, he has been the treating surgeon to members of the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and smaller ensembles and soloists as well as instructors and students of The Julliard School and the Manhattan School of Music.

Dr. Yang hosts a radio show on Sirius XM Doctor Radio (channel 110), the Orthopedics Show, which focuses on a variety of different orthopedic conditions.


Education

1984 BS Yale University, New Haven, CT
1988 MD Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC
1989 MPH Harvard School of Public Health, Health Policy and Management, Boston, MA

Post-Doctoral Training

1989-1990 Intern, General Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY
1990-1994 Resident, Orthopedic Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY
1991 Resident, Orthopedic Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
1994-1995 Fellow, Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY

S. Steven Yang, MD, MPH


Research Fellowships

1986-1987 International Research Fellowship, The Rayne Institute, St Thomas' Hospital, London, UK
1994 Visiting Investigator, Biomechanics Laboratory, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Non-Clinical

1988 Commissioned Officer (01) COSTEP, Office of the Surgeon General (C. Everett Koop), US Public Health Service, Rockville, MD
1988-1989 Panel Member, The Governor's Special Advisory Panel for Forensic Mental Health (Governor Michael Dukakis), Boston, MA
2006-present Council Member, Gerson Lehrman Group, New York, NY
2008-2010 Consultant, Integra LifeSciences Corporation, Plainsboro, NJ
2011-2013 Medical Executive Committee, MEETH/Northshore-LIJ Health Systems, New York, NY
2015-2016 Member, Health Policy Working Group, 2016 Hillary R. Clinton Presidential Campaign
2015-present Radio Host, SiriusXM, Doctor Radio (Ch 110)

Licensure and Certification

1990 New York Medical License
1999 American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
2003 Certificate of Added Qualification for Surgery of the Hand

Appointments

1995-2010 Clinical Instructor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY
1995-2010 Assistant Attending Surgeon, Lenox Hill Hospital/Northwell Health, New York, NY
1996-present Staff Orthopedic Surgeon, New York Hospital Queens (New York-Presbyterian /Queens), Flushing, NY
1997-present Orthopedic Surgery Consultant, New York Hotel Trades Council Health Centers, Brooklyn, NY
2006-2013 Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY
2010-present Associate Attending Surgeon, Lenox Hill Hospital/Northwell Health, New York, NY
2010-2013 Clinical Assistant Professor, Hofstra School of Medicine, Hempstead, NY
2010-2013 Chief of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital/Northwell Health, New York, NY
2011-2013 Medical Executive Committee, MEETH/Northshore-LIJ Hospital System (Northwell), New York, NY
2013-2017 Clinical Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY
2013-present Director of Clinical Affairs, Division of Hand Surgery, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, NY
2017-present Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY

Affiliations

Member, American Medical Association

Member, New York Medical Society

Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

Member, American Society for Surgery of the Hand

Member, Performing Arts Medical Association

Member, AO Trauma, AO Foundation, Davos, Switzerland

Consultant Reviewer, Editorial Board, Journal of Hand Surgery (Am)

Non-Professional:

Stewardship Committee, United Methodist Church, Clinton, CT

Board of Directors, Korean American Community Foundation, New York, NY

Board of Directors, Council of Korean Americans, Washington, D.C.

Board of Directors, I Have A Dream Foundation, New York, NY

Member, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, Frederick, MD

Member, US Sailing, Portsmouth, RI

Certified, PADI SCUBA, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA


Awards and Honors

1988 US Public Health Service, Unit Commendation
1996 Joseph Boyes Award-Best Research Paper, American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, Residents and Fellows Conference
2008 Maurice H. Cowen MD Memorial Award for Excellence in Medical Education - Teaching Award, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY
2003-present Castle Connolly, Top Doctors, New York Metro
2005-present New York Times Magazine, Superdoctors
2008-present New York Magazine, Best Doctors
2011-present Compassionate Doctor Award, Vitals.com