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Steven Tyler Lanier, MD

Expertise: Hand and Wrist Surgery
Languages Spoken: English
Medical School: Stony Brook School of Medicine
Residency: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Fellowship: Washington University in St. Louis

Dr. Lanier is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon at NorthShore University HealthSystem focusing on hand and wrist surgery.  He received undergraduate degrees in biology and philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin and his medical degree from Stony Brook University in New York.  He then completed the integrated plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.  Following this, Dr. Lanier went on to advanced subspecialty training in hand surgery, completing the Washington University Orthopaedic Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship in St. Louis.  

Dr. Lanier has made significant contributions as a researcher, authoring numerous scientific manuscripts as well as multiple textbook chapters on topics in hand and upper extremity surgery.  He continues to strive to advance the specialty of hand surgery through research and education.

Dr. Lanier’s practice focuses on hand and wrist surgery.  His areas of expertise include:

  • Hand and wrist fractures, ligament tears, and other acute injuries
  • Wrist pain and arthritis
  • Thumb CMC arthritis
  • Tendonitis and tendon injuries (e.g. trigger finger, De Quervain’s tenosynovitis)
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, and nerve injuries
  • Dupuytren’s disease