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Steven B. Orr, M.D.
Orthopedic 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.

EDUCATION

  • 2019-2020
    NYU-Langone Orthopedic Hospital, New York, NY Fellowship Program in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • 2014-2019
    Surgery, New York, NY
    Residency Program in Orthopedic Surgery
  • 2009-2014
    Duke University School of Medicin MD, 2014
  • 2005-2009
    Vanderbilt University College of Arts and Science, Nashville, TN
    BA in Spanish with a concentration in linguistics, magna cum laude 2009

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • September 2012-July 2013
    Duke University School of Medicine, Orthopedic Research Laboratories Medical Student Researcher with Dr. Farshid Guilak, PhD
  • September 2011-July 2012
    Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Program for Emerging Infectious Diseases, Singapore Research Fellow with Dr. Mariano Garcia-Blanco, MD, PhD
  • May 2008-August 2008
    Emory University Department of Surgery, Transplant Division Undergraduate Student Researcher with Dr. Christian Larsen, MD, PhD

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Resident Clinician Scientist Training Grant, Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation, 2018 ($20,000)
    “Novel Radiographic Views of the Scaphotrapezial Joint”
  • Resident/Fellow Fast Track Grant, American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand, 2017 ($5,000)
    “Cadaveric Validation of Novel Radiographic Views of the Scaphotrapezial Joint”
  • Surgeon-In-Chief Research Grant, Hospital for Special Surgery, 2017 ($5,000)
    “A CT-Based Approach to Determine Optimal Radiographic Views of the Scaphotrapeziotrapezoid Joint during Scaphoid ORIF with Cadaveric Validation”
  • Anthony V. Seaber Student Fellowship, Piedmont Orthopedic Foundation, 2014
  • Duke-Singapore Student Scholar Fellowship, 2011
  • Dean’s Merit Scholarship, Duke University School of Medicine, 2009
  • James C. and J. Liston Roberts Honor Scholarship, Vanderbilt University College of Arts and Science, 2005

PUBLICATIONS

Orr SB, Garner MR, Taylor SA, Little MT, Lyden JP. Compartment Syndrome and Orthopedic Surgery: Diagnosis and Management. In: MacKenzie CR, Cornell CN, Memtsoudis SG, eds. Perioperative Care of the Orthopedic Patient. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Springer Nature; 2020.

MacMahon A, Orr SB, Wessel LE, Meyers KN, Jawitz S, Fufa DT. A CT-Based Approach with 3D Modeling to Determine Optimal Radiographic Views of the Scaphotrapeziotrapezoid Joint. Skeletal Radiol. 2018.

Derman PB, Sravisht I, Garner M, Orr SB, Felix KJ, Goldberg A, Ologhobo T, Wu M, Robbins L, Cornell C. An Initiative to Standardize the Identification of and Acute Response to Postoperative Lower-Extremity Neurological Deficits: Effects on Provider Knowledge, Confidence, and Communication Skills. 2016;98(23):3105. J Bone Joint Surg Am.

Orr SB, Chainani A, Hippensteel KJ, Kishan A, Gilchrist C, Garrigues NW, Ruch DS, Guilak F, Little D. Aligned Multilayered Electrospun Scaffolds for Rotator Cuff Tendon Tissue Engineering. Acta Biomater. 2015;24:117-26.

Joyner PW, Vap AR, Orr SB, Fitch RD. A Novel Technique for Correcting a Flexible Internal Rotation Deformity Following Talectomy. Tech Orthop. 2015;30.2:117-119.

Ruch DS, Orr SB, Richard MJ, Leversedge FJ, Mithani SK, Laino DK. A comparison of débridement with and without anconeus muscle flap for treatment of refractory lateral epicondylitis. J Shoulder Elbw Surg. 2015;24(2):236-41.

Floyd TL, Orr SB, Coley SM, Hanna SS, Wagener ME, Kirk AD, Larsen CP, Ford ML. High-Frequency Alloreactive T Cells Augment Effector Function of Low-Frequency CD8+ T-Cell Responses Under CD28/CD154 Blockade. Transplantation. 2010;89:1208-1217.

PRESENTATIONS

Orr SB, Morse KW, Meyers KN, Weiland AJ. Scapholunate Ligament Reconstruction with Internal Brace Technique Provides Biomechanically Equivalent Fixation Compared to the Percutaneous Pin Fixation in a Cadaveric Model. Podium Presentation: 74th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand; September, 2019; Las Vegas, Nevada.

Orr SB, Morse KW, Meyers KN, Weiland AJ. Scapholunate Ligament Reconstruction with Internal Brace Technique Provides Biomechanically Equivalent Fixation Compared to the Percutaneous Pin Fixation in a Cadaveric Model. Podium Presentation: 14th Triennial Congress of the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand; June, 2019; Berlin, Germany.

Orr SB, Wessel LE, MacMahon A, Fields KG, Bartolotta RJ, Fufa DT. Computed-Tomography and 3D Modeling to Determine Novel Radiographic Views of the Scaphotrapezial Joint with Cadaveric Radiologic Correlation. iPoster Presentation: 73rd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand; September, 2018; Boston, Massachusetts.

Swarup I, Orr SB, Agarwal K, Green DW, Blanco JS, Doyle SM, Dodwell ER. Long-term Outcomes Following Mid-Shaft Clavicle Fractures in Adolescents: Does Internal Fixation Improve Outcomes? Podium Presentation: Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America 2018 Annual Meeting; May, 2018; Austin, Texas.

Swarup I, Orr SB, Agarwal K, Fabricant PD, Widmann RF, Scher DM, Dodwell ER. Long-term Outcomes Following Distal Clavicle Fractures in Adolescents: Does Internal Fixation Improve Outcomes? Podium Presentation: Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America 2018 Annual Meeting; May, 2018; Austin, Texas.

Swarup I, Orr SB, Agarwal K, Green DW, Blanco JS, Doyle SM, Dodwell ER. Long-term Outcomes Following Mid-Shaft Clavicle Fractures in Adolescents: Does Internal Fixation Improve Outcomes? ePoster Presentation: European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting 2018; April, 2018; Oslo, Norway.

Swarup I, Orr SB, Agarwal K, Fabricant PD, Widmann RF, Scher DM, Dodwell ER. Long-term Outcomes Following Distal Clavicle Fractures in Adolescents: Does Internal Fixation Improve Outcomes? ePoster Presentation: European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting 2018; April, 2018; Oslo, Norway.

Wolfe SW, Orr SB, Couzens GB, Ross M. Proximal Row Non-dissociative Instability: Traumatic. Podium Presentation: Lyon Wrist 2017: Advanced International Course; October, 2017; Lyon, France.

Orr SB, Kang L, Hashmi SZ, Nguyen J, Lee SK, Weiland AJ, Mancuso CA. Demographic and Clinical Characteristics that Predict Expectations with the Treatment of Trapeziometacarpal Arthritis. E-Poster Presentation: 130th Annual Leadership Meeting of the American Orthopaedic Association; June, 2017; Charlotte, NC.

Orr SB, Meehan S, Chainani A, Enayet N, Hippensteel KJ, Ruch DS, Guilak F, Little D. Poly(ε)caprolactone-Tendon Derived Matrix Multi-Layered Electrospun Scaffolds for Rotator Cuff Tendon Tissue Engineering. Poster Presentation: 60th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society; March, 2014; New Orleans, LA.

Orr SB, Chainani A, Hippensteel KJ, Kishan A, Gilchrist CL, Ruch DS, Guilak F, Little D. Aligned Multi-Layered Electrospun Scaffolds for Rotator Cuff Tendon Tissue Engineering. Poster Presentation: 60th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society; March, 2014; New Orleans, LA.

COMMITTEES

  • July 2020-Present
    NYU Langone Orthopaedic Diversity and Inclusion Committee Member
  • February 2017-June 2019
    Hospital for Special Surgery Orthopaedics In-Training Exam Task Force Resident Representative
  • June 2014-June 2019
    Hospital for Special Surgery House Staff Quality & Safety Council Resident Representative
  • April 2018-June 2019
    Hospital for Special Surgery LGBTQ+ Committee Resident Representative
  • Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Duke University School of Medicine
  • NYU Langone Health
  • Duke-NUS Medical School