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Dr. Lee is the Chief of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital and the Associate Director of the Nicholas Institute for Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma, the oldest institute dedicated to sports medicine in the country. He routinely treats complex disorders of the hand to the shoulder as well as all aspects of sports medicine injuries. He has been recognized with NY Magazine's Best Doctor, Castle Connolly's Top Doctor, NY Superdoctors, America's Top Orthopaedists awards, as well as multiple Teacher of the Year and Mentorship of the Year awards from Lenox Hill Hospital. He is actively involved with research and has published widely in peer reviewed journals in the areas of hand, upper extremity, and sports medicine.


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Dr. Lee's Rating
50 Ratings with 16 Reviews
Patient Perspective
5.0 Explains conditions and treatments
4.0 Takes time to answer my questions
4.0 Provides follow-up as needed
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159 E 74th St Fl 2, New York, NY, 10021
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159 E 74th St Fl 2
New York, NY, 10021
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"Great "
  • December 7, 2023
"Dr Lee is brilliant. Grateful to have found him. "
  • December 4, 2023
  • November 30, 2023
"Excellent doctor and a very good person who cares for his patients "
  • November 22, 2023
"He put my arm back together and the break was a very, very bad one. No hesitation , knew exactly what needed to be done and got me there. Now it's up to me to put in the hard work of physical therapy .is dr lee warm and fuzzy, no But he is one heck of a surgeon. And I'm blessed he was mine."
  • November 5, 2023
"Explained everything very clearly as well as all options for a course of treatment"
  • October 10, 2023
"Dr Lee was very responsive and answered all my questions and concerns Highly recommendable "
  • October 3, 2023
"Doctor Steven Lee is a highly professional surgeon. Great office 'bedside manner'. Caring and sheets ready to answer questions and patient concerns. A real great all around doctor."
  • September 11, 2023
"Very impressed. He knew what was going on with my sons shoulder immediately. Very professional as well! "
  • August 30, 2023
"It was great! Informative and very helpful "
  • August 17, 2023
"Dr. Lee is very professional and personable. He explained the surgery and aftercare in detail. I highly recommend him. "
  • July 28, 2023
"Dr Lee was wonderful …. He Explained everything in detail!"
  • July 28, 2023
"I know Dr. Lee about 17 years. He’s the best, no nonsense, genuine, amazing at what he does. I wouldn’t trust anybody else I pay out-of-pocket just to deal with him."
  • July 17, 2023
  • July 5, 2023
"I would Recommend friends and family to this doctor"
  • May 11, 2023
"Dr Lee is singularly the WORST doctor I have EVER encountered. I went for a follow up appointment to remove stitches on my left thumb. After over a one hour wait, he came in and looked at it quickly and briefly said he would come right back to remove the stitches. I then waited again another 45 minutes during which time I opened the door to the examining room twice to ask when he was coming back….because I knew they had forgotten me. The first time the assistant said I was next….then 20 minutes later, I again looked out and finally complained and asked what is going on. He’s definitely forgotten I’m here!!! After that a PA came in with the other assistant and said the doctor told me I’m done ….that I was finished. So I asked.,.. » what about my stitches??? ». Isn’t he going to take them out??? «  He has frankly forgotten all about me!!! ». And they both looked puzzled, said they will come back with the proper tools etc ….and the PA returned to say she would remove them. ...
So she took care of me….and Dr Lee never returned to apologize or anything. Frankly I am shocked that he is still in practice and also shocked to read the wonderful reviews he has received in the past. Perhaps something has negatively impacted him in his life, and he is being challenged with some life crisis …..otherwise there is absolutely no other excuse for his actions. "
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  • August 7, 2022


159 E 74th St Fl 2
New York,NY,10021
2 Overhill Rd Ste 310
1600 Stewart Ave Ste 100
159 East 74th Street 2nd Floor
New York,NY,10021



Medical School
Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Graduated 1993
Lehigh University
Stony Brook University Hospital


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