Dr. Steven Shamash, DO

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Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

Dr. Steven Shamash, DO
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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    Dr. Shamash's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      VERY GOOD
    • Explains condition(s) well
      VERY GOOD
    • Answers Questions
      VERY GOOD
    • Time well spent
      VERY GOOD
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      VERY GOOD
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      VERY GOOD
    • Average wait time
      10 to 15 minutes
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    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.

    Dr. Shamash says...

    Dr Shamash joined Garden State Orthopedic Associates in 2008 and has since focused his orthopedic practice to the care of hand, wrist and elbow injuries. He specializes in the care of fractures of the hand, wrist and elbow as well as the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of bone, muscle, tendon, ligament and nerve injuries within the upper extremity. Dr Shamash is also qualified and trained to administer Xiaflex, a collagenase injection used for the nonsurgical treatment of Dupuytren's disease, a genetic condition that causes flexion contractures of the fingers. Dr Shamash has had tremendous success treating these patients.

    Dr. Shamash's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

    •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
    •  Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
    •  Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

    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
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    • Hand Surgery
    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
    • 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 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 Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
    • Osteoarthritis
    • 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

    Education

    • Medical School
      Chicago College Of Osteopathic Medicine / Midwestern University

      Graduated in 2002

    • Internship Hospital
      St James/Olympia Fields Hospital

      Completed in 2003

    • Residency Hospital
      Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine

      Completed in 2007

    • Fellowship Hospital
      New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University

      Completed in 2008

    • Undergraduate School
      State University Of New York At Binghamton

      Graduated in 1996

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Polish
    • Spanish

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    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Arm Surgery
    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • De Quervain's Release
    • 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
    • Fracture Care
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee Arthroscopy
    • Knee Surgery
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Neuroplasty
    • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Steroid Injection
    • Trigger Finger Release
    • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate