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Steven S. Shin M.D.
Primary Specialties

Physician Bio

Steven S. Shin, MD, MMSc. is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in the hand and wrist and is the Director of Hand Surgery at the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute. Dr. Shin received his undergraduate, graduate and medical degrees from Brown University. He completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at the NYU-Hospital for Joint Diseases and the Combined Hand and Upper Limb Fellowship at Stanford University.

Dr. Shin is current or former hand consultant to all of the major professional sports teams in Los Angeles. He is Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics at Cedars-Sinai and is on the faculty of the Kerlan-Jobe Sports Medicine Fellowship. Dr. Shin has been selected as an AOA Emerging Leader, an ASSH Young Leader and AAOS Leadership Fellow. He is an associate editor (CME) for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, former contributing editor for the Yearbook of Hand and Upper Limb Surgery and a reviewer for the Journal of Hand Surgery. Dr. Shin serves on committees for the AAOS and ASSH and also serves on the board of the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute. He is actively involved in research, has numerous publications and speaks regularly on conditions affecting the hand and wrist.

Clinical Areas

  • Hand Surgery / Surgeries
  • Nerve Injury / Injuries
  • Wrist Fractures
  • Flexor Tendon Tears
  • Wrist Surgery / Surgeries
  • Wrist Tendonitis
  • Hand Disorders (Injury, Pain, Strain, Sprain)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Hand Tendon Tears
  • Extensor Tendon Tears
  • Arthritis (Osteoarthritis) Wrist
  • Dupuytrens Contracture
  • Selected as Castle Connolly Top Doctor

Recognition & Accolades


  • Top Doctors: Hand Surgery, Castle Connolly - 2014

In the Media

Dr. Steven Shin repairs Los Angeles Lakers Larry Nance's left hand: 4 highlights
November 7, 2017

Angels' Matt Shoemaker to undergo forearm surgery, ending season
August 6, 2017

Inside Mike Trout's procedure, recovery process
June 5, 2017

Trout says he won't rush rehab of thumb
June 3, 2017

Mike Trout has thumb ligament surgery, likely out 6-8 weeks
May 31, 2017

Dr. Steven Shin to operate on Angels' Mike Trout — 6 to 8 week recovery timetable
May 30, 2017

Angels star Mike Trout to miss 6 to 8 weeks after surgery to repair torn ligament in thumb
May 29, 2017

5 surgeons treating professional athletes
February 6, 2017

Chris Paul has successful surgery on right thumb
January 20, 2017

Clippers' Chris Paul to miss 6-8 weeks following thumb surgery
January 18, 2017

2 Major Signs Of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome You Shouldn’t Ignore
September 13, 2016

Lakers' Larry Nance Jr. has sprained right wrist
July 16, 2016

Good news for the Lakers: Larry Nance Jr.'s wrist is sprained, not broken
July 15, 2016

Lakers' Larry Nance Jr. listed as day-to-day with sprained right wrist​
July 15, 2016

Lakers' Nance diagnosed with sprained right wrist​
July 15, 2016

Arum update on Gilberto Ramirez: to return in Nov. or Dec.
July 13, 2016
Boxing Scene Mentions Dr. Shin

The Oregonian Quotes Dr. Steven Shin: Portland Trailblazers' C LaMarcus Aldridge Delays Undergoing Surgery for Thumb Injury
January 25, 2015
Portland Trailblazers' C LaMarcus Aldridge Delays Undergoing Surgery for Thumb Injury

Bengals QB Andy Dalton doesn't need surgery for thumb injury
December 14, 2015

Washington Post Quotes Dr. Shin: Nationals' Bryce Harper Tore UCL in Thumb
May 01, 2014
Despite surgery, Bryce Harper is still only 21 and still full of potential

The Florida Times-Union Quotes Dr. Shin: Jaguars QB Blaine Gabbert's Hairline Fracture in Thumb
August 20, 2013
Doctor: Jaguars' timetable for Gabbert ambitious

Minneapolis Star-Tribune Quotes Dr. Shin: Timberwolves' Kevin Love to Undergo Surgery for Broken Hand
January 09, 2013
After hand surgery, Love expected back in March

Alshon Jeffery has fracture in right hand and could miss 4-6 weeks
October 8, 2012
"Four to six weeks is a very reasonable period of time," Dr. Shin said. "I don't know where the fracture is and what bone is affected. But if it doesn't need surgery, it's probably a non-displaced, stable fracture that can be treated."

Surgery gives Wagner better grip on future
February 16, 2011
Boston Red Sox catcher credits hand surgery performed br Dr. Steven Shin for improving his bat speed

45 Hand and Upper Extremity Surgeons to Know
January 12, 2011
Dr. Steven Shin selected as one of "45 Great Hand and Upper Extremity Surgeons to Know" by Becker's Orthopaedic and Spine Review

7 Recent Orthopedic Surgeries and Examinations on Professional Athletes
December 22,2010
Free agent first baseman Derrek Lee has surgery on his thumb by Dr. Steven Shin

Ducks' Andy Sutton to miss 6 to 8 weeks after thumb surgery
October 12, 2010
Anaheim Ducks' Andy Sutton undergoes thumb surgery performed by Dr. Steven Shin

Lindsey has pin inserted into his broken hand
October 7, 2010
Dr. Steven Shin performs hand surgery on Los Angeles Dodgers' first baseman John Lindsey

Dodgers wait to make DL call on Ethier
May 16, 2010
Los Angeles Dodgers Andre Ethier consults with Drs. Steven Shin and Neal ElAttrache regarding his finger fracture

Ryan's wrist OK after increasing workload
March 1, 2010
Brendan Ryan of the St. Louis Cardinals is recovering well after his recent wrist surgery, performed by Dr. Steven Shin