Steven Z Glickel, MD

Steven Z. Glickel, M.D. is a prominent hand surgeon who was President of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand in 2007-2008. He was Director of the CV Starr Hand Surgery Center from 2001 to 2016.  He is currently the Director of Hand Surgery at The Roosevelt Hand to Shoulder Center at OrthoManhattan and a Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center.

Dr. Glickel was born and raised in New York City. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Harvard Medical School after which he did an internship and residency in General Surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. He completed a residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the Harvard Combined Orthopedic Program which included the Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital.

After residency, he returned to New York and did a Research Fellowship in Microsurgery at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center followed by a Fellowship in Hand and Reconstructive Surgery at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center with J. William Littler, M.D. and Richard G. Eaton, M.D.. He joined the staff at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center in 1984 and was Director of the Hand Surgery Service from 2002 through 2015.

In 2007-2008, Dr. Glickel was President of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the leading specialty society devoted to surgery of the hand and upper extremity in the world. He is Vice Chairman of the American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand.  He has been President of the New York Society for Surgery of the Hand and a Trustee of the Dupuytren Foundation.

Dr. Glickel has been listed in the New York Magazine Best Doctors in New York every year since 1996, America’s Top Doctors yearly since 2001, Best Doctors in America since 2002 and Best Surgeons in America since 2005. His practice is devoted to surgery of the hand, wrist, forearm and elbow with a particular interest in Dupuytren Disease, arthritis reconstruction, trauma, nerve compression, elbow surgery, arthroscopy and sports injuries. Dr. Glickel has contributed extensively to the literature in hand and orthopedic surgery and is a frequent lecturer and visiting professor at other Medical Centers. Most recently, he was the Invited Speaker of the Japanese Society for Surgery of the Hand, the Edward Nalebuff Professor at the New England Baptist Hospital, the Richard J. Smith Lecturer at the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Visiting Professor at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth and the Paul Lipscomb Honorary Professor at U.C. Davis.

Current Positions

Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY
Director, Hand Surgery Service, Roosevelt Hand to Shoulder Center, OrthoManhattan, New York, NY
Consultant in Hand Surgery (Pediatric), The Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY, l984-Present


State University of New York at Buffalo, Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude, l972
Harvard Medical School, Doctor of Medicine, l976

Education Fellowships

Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY, Research Fellowship in Microsurgery, l981
St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY, Hand Surgery, Drs. J. William Littler and Richard G. Eaton, l982-l983

Licenses and Credentials

Currently licensed to practice Medicine and Surgery in the state of New York
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, l985
Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand, l989
Recertification, 1998

Professional Societies

American Orthopaedic Association
American College of Surgeons
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
American Medical Association
New York County Medical Society
New York State Medical Society
New York Society for Surgery of the Hand
New York State Orthopaedic Soceity
Littler-Eaton Society
Habilis Hand Study Group
MGH Hand Club

Other Recognitions

Best Doctors in New York 1996-2015
America's Top Doctors 2002-2015
The Best Doctors in America 2002-2015
The Best Surgeons in America 2005