Hand and upper extremity surgeon
Dr. Steven Orr is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine. He is a fully trained orthopaedic surgeon and a fellowship trained hand and upper extremity surgeon, specializing in conditions of the hand, wrist, forearm, and elbow.
A native of Atlanta, GA, Dr. Orr graduated magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University. He completed his medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine, where he was awarded the Anthony V. Seaber Student Fellowship from the Piedmont Orthopaedic Foundation for his research in the field of tendon engineering.
Dr. Orr moved to New York to complete his orthopaedic residency training at Hospital for Special Surgery. While at HSS, Dr. Orr’s research focused on optimizing imaging techniques of the complex joints of the hand and wrist, and he received grants from both the American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation for this work. He was also instrumental in the development and adoption of a patient safety and quality improvement initiative promoting early detection of and rapid intervention for new post-operative nerve complications in joint replacement patients.
During his hand and upper extremity surgery fellowship at NYU Langone, Dr. Orr’s training encompassed the full spectrum of hand surgery, including microsurgical and arthroscopic techniques. While in fellowship, Dr. Orr turned his research efforts to identifying and addressing implicit bias as it pertains to hand surgery. Dr. Orr is thrilled to retain an affiliation with NYU Langone and to continue serving as an educator to residents and fellows.
Beyond his clinical, research, and educational endeavors, Dr. Orr is a member of GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBTQ Equality (previously known as the Gay & Lesbian Medical Association) and a member of the NYU Langone Orthopaedic Diversity and Inclusion Committee. In these roles, Dr. Orr works to promote healthcare equality and representation for LGBTQ patients and providers.
Outside of his work in healthcare, Dr. Orr enjoys singing, writing songs on his Yamaha keyboard, staying fit, spending time with friends and family, eating great food, and traveling the world with his husband.