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Suzanne E. Steinman, MD

Suzanne E. Steinman, MD

Orthopedics, Hand and Upper Extremity, Rehabilitation, Brachial Plexus

On staff since April 2011

Academic Title: Clinical assistant professor

"I believe that childhood should be spent on the playground. It is my philosophy to help children get back on the playground as quickly and safely as possible, performing to the best of their abilities."

Suzanne E. Steinman, M.D Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon at Seattle Childrens Hospital. Dr Steinman is an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedics and Sport Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Her residency in orthopedic surgery was completed at the University of California San Diego. She completed 2 fellowships at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children; Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery and Pediatric Hand Surgery. Her special interests include pediatric upper extremity, encompassing congenital differences, neuromuscular disorders and trauma. Other interests include clubfoot and developmental dysplasia of the hip.

Suzanne E. Steinman, M.D Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon at Seattle Childrens Hospital. Dr Steinman is an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedics and Sport Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Her residency in orthopedic surgery was completed at the University of California San Diego. She completed 2 fellowships at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children; Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery and Pediatric Hand Surgery. Her special interests include pediatric upper extremity, encompassing congenital differences, neuromuscular disorders and trauma. Other interests include clubfoot and developmental dysplasia of the hip. Dr Steinman was raised in Tacoma and is very happy to be back home in the Pacific Northwest. Outside of the hospital, she enjoys time with her husband and their wonder-dog, Nola. In her free time she enjoys cycling, snow skiing, scuba diving, yoga and hiking. She also enjoys spending time with her family, especially her 2 nieces, who all live in Western WA.

Recommendations

  • Angela Kirkland, WA 07.30.14

    Dr. Steinman saw our five year old daughter for a finger fracture and was wonderful. She was kind, understanding and made us feel comfortable about the cast, and light sedation for the finger reduction. I'm so glad there are MD's like her out there!

  • Ellen Sammamish 02.18.13

    Thank you, Dr. Steinman, for doing surgery and cast for my 5-year-old son's fracture of arm (gross displacement). Although the itch during the first week was difficult, the rest of the healing process is so smooth. So sweet to see my Aaron hug his bear to sleep every night. (The bear was given to Aaron in the emergency ward.) You even wrapped the bear's arm just like my Aaron's arm during the surgery. The injury is much more bearable because of your great and professional care ! And thank you to Stephanie, who bring so much ease in removing the cast, re-casting.. My Aaron became the coolest boy in class with his cast of rainbow colors ! Thank you so much !

  • Heather international 01.23.12

    Our 11 month old daughter is a patient of Dr. Steinman's. Vivika has bilateral DDH. We are so thankful for the treatment, information and support we have had from Dr. Steinman. It is so reassuring. We have been nothing but impressed by her and the entire Children's staff. She, and her nurse Emily, have been so responsive and caring throughout he whole process. What a blessing!

  • Rico Seattle,Wash. 09.22.11

    We have just received the best care imaginable from this surgery team. Our Son Hayden had fractured his femur, and Dr Steinman place two rods down thru the center and Hayden stands a great chance of leading a normal childhood...in twelve weeks or so:-)

  • Julie Bellevue, WA 08.17.11

    When my daughter fractured her arm, we were lucky to have Dr. Steinman as our Doctor. It was the first time we have had any broken bones or had either of our children go thru surgery. Dr. Steinman did a great job explaining the procedures and process. My 5 year old daughter and I both appreciated her positive and pleasant manner. Thank you to her and the team at Children's.

Overview

Medical/Professional School

University of Washington, Seattle

Residency

Orthopedic Surgery, University of California - San Diego, La Jolla

Fellowship

Orthopedic Surgery, University of California - San Diego, La Jolla
Orthopedic Surgery, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Dallas
Hand Surgery, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, Dallas

Clinical Interests

Pediatric upper extremity, DDH, clubfoot, neuromuscular disorders, fracture care

Awards and Honors

Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
One-Stage Treatment of Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip in Older Children 20 year Follow-up T.Boone Pickens Annual Fellows Award for Excellence in Orthopedic Research June 1, 2009
Best Resident Research Presentation - “Mechanical Properties of Spastic Muscle Cells and their Correlation with Clinical Severity in Children with Cerebral Palsy”  UCSD June 1, 2009

Publications

  • Steinman S, Oishi S, Mills J, Bush P, Wheeler L, Ezaki M
    Volar Ligament Release and Distal Radial Dome Osteotomy for the Correction of Madelung Deformity: Long-Term Follow-up.
    The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume , 2013 July 3 : 95(13)1198-204
  • Steinman S, Richards BS, Faulks S, Kaipus K
    A comparison of two nonoperative methods of idiopathic clubfoot correction: the Ponseti method and the French functional (physiotherapy) method. Surgical technique.
    The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume , 2009 Oct. 1 : 299-312
  • White KK, Steinman S, Mubarak SJ
    Cervical stenosis and spastic quadriparesis in Morquio disease (MPS IV). A case report with twenty-six-year follow-up.
    The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume , 2009 Feb. : 438-42
  • Parent S, Wedemeyer M, Mahar AT, Anderson M, Faro F, Steinman S, Lalonde F, Newton P
    Displaced olecranon fractures in children: a biomechanical analysis of fixation methods.
    Journal of pediatric orthopedics , 2008 Mar. : 147-51
  • Goodwin R, Mahar AT, Oka R, Steinman S, Newton PO
    Biomechanical evaluation of retrograde intramedullary stabilization for femoral fractures: the effect of fracture level.
    Journal of pediatric orthopedics , 2007 Dec. : 873-6
  • Steinman S, Bastrom TP, Newton PO, Mubarak SJ
    Beware of ulnar nerve entrapment in flexion-type supracondylar humerus fractures.
    Journal of children's orthopaedics , 2007 Sept. : 177-80
  • Foran JR, Steinman S, Barash I, Chambers HG, Lieber RL
    Structural and mechanical alterations in spastic skeletal muscle.
    Developmental medicine and child neurology , 2005 Oct. : 713-7
  • Lieber RL, Steinman S, Barash IA, Chambers H
    Structural and functional changes in spastic skeletal muscle.
    Muscle & nerve , 2004 May : 29(5)615-27
  • Lieber RL, Steinman S, Barash IA, Chambers H
    Structural and functional changes in spastic skeletal muscle.
    Muscle & nerve , 2004 May : 615-27
  • Suzanne E. Steinman, MD
    Structural and functional changes in spastic skeletal muscle
    Muscle and Nerve , 2004 : 29(5)615-27
  • Suzanne Steinman
    Activated Charcoal: The Great Myth
    King County Toxicology Journal , 2003 Jan. 1 : Unknown

Presentations

Presentations Title Event Location Date
CMT and the Pediatric Thumb Pediatric Hand Study Group Meeting Shriners Hospital for Children Feb. 1, 2013
"The Upper Extremity: When to Wait, When to Call the Orthopedist, When to Wake Her Up in the Middle Lynn Staheli Visiting Professorship Seattle Childrens Hospital Jan. 1, 2013
"Volar Ligament Release and Distal Radius Dome Osteotomy for the Correction of Madelungs Deformity: Long-term Follow-up" Lynn Staheli Visiting Professorship Seattle Childrens Hospital Jan. 1, 2013
"Volar Ligament Release and Distal Radius Dome Osteotomy for the Correction of Madelungs Deformity: Long-term Follow-up" Brandon Carrell Visiting Professorship Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children April 1, 2011
Your’s, Mine, Ours: Common Pediatric Hand Problems 7th Annual Pediatric Specialty Update for the Primary Care Physician Swedish Hospital, Seattle Jan. 1, 2011
CP in the Upper Extremity: They Have Arms…..Seriously Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Texas June 1, 2009
Volar Ligament Release and Distal Radius Dome Osteotomy for the Correction of Madelung’s Deformity: Long-term Follow-up Brandon Carrell Visiting Professorship Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children May 1, 2009
One-Stage Treatment of Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip in Older Children – 20 year Follow-up Brandon Carrell Visiting Professorship Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children May 1, 2009

Research Funding

Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
AEF Grant Seattle Children's Hospital