Dr. Steven Shamash, DO

Dr. Steven Shamash, DO

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 43
Dr. Steven Shamash, DO is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Fair Lawn, NJ and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from Chicago College Of Osteopathic Medicine / Midwestern University in 2002 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery and orthopedic surgery.Read his story

28-04 Broadway

Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

Contact Information

(201) 791-4434

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Locals (any local)
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • QualCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Shamash performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
more than 35% of peers
Ankle Sprains and Strains
more than 16% of peers
Fracture Care
more than 15% of peers

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Dr. Shamash's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Shamash "Dr. Shamash completed his undergraduate training at the Binghamton University of The State University of New York receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He subsequently attended the University at Buffalo-The State University of New York where he received his Master of Science degree, while performing clinical research in colorectal cancer. He is a graduate of the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine where he graduated in the top 15% of his graduating class. Dr Shamash completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He served as the chief orthopedic resident during his senior year and received the Henrietta and Jack Avart Memorial award; given to the Orthopedic Surgery resident who has exhibited exceptional competency in Orthopedic Surgery during their training program. Upon his graduation, Dr. Shamash, went on to complete an additional fellowship in hand, upper extremity and microvascular surgery at the prestigious New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center in New York City. Dr Shamash has always had a passion for teaching and In addition to his busy clinical practice, he has recently taken on the academic position of program director for a new Orthopedic Surgery residency program at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. One of his research projects, Akinbo O, Shamash SB, Strauch RJ. "Anatomic and radiographic study of the ipsilateral vs. contralateral proximal fibula for use in distal radius osteo-articular reconstruction" was published by the prestigious American Journal of Orthopedics in 2010 In October 2014, Dr Shamash received the award of Fellow of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics in recognition of his outstanding achievements and contributions to the practice of orthopedic surgery. Dr Shamash takes a conservative approach to treating his patients and feels as though the most important factor in achieving excellent results is open communication as well as realistic patient expectations. He finds it very important for every patient to understand their diagnosis and to play a key role in the decision of which treatment option is best suited for that patient. Dr Shamash has privileges at The Valley Hospital, St Joseph's Medical Center as well as The Malo Ambulatory Surgery Center in Rutherford, NJ He lives in Bergen County with his wife and three children."
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2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery*

65  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Compound Fracture
  • Compression Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture
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33  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New Jersey.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • State University Of New York At Binghamton
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • Chicago College Of Osteopathic Medicine / Midwestern University
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • St James/Olympia Fields Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Henrietta and Jack Avart Memorial award;given only to the Orthopedic Surgery resident who has exhibited exceptional competency in Orthopedic Surgery, June 2007
Media & Publications

Dr. Shamash has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Polish
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shamash's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shamash to family and friends
15 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

  • 5
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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Shamash's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr. Shamash was knowledgeable, patient and caring. Saw me a few times before recommending surgery and explained each step in the way. I would recommend him for anyone considering hand surgery. I had Carpal Tunnel surgery.
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Wonderful. He was extremely patient and thorough.
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