Steve E. Meadows, M.D. Steve E. Meadows, M.D.

Steve E. Meadows, MD

Steve E. Meadows, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with advanced fellowship training in hand and upper extremity surgery. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his medical degree from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine.

Dr. Meadows completed his internship in general surgery at the North Shore University Hospital of Cornell University. He obtained his orthopedic residency training at the Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute, where he served as chief resident for his final year of training.

Dr. Meadows received his fellowship training in hand and upper extremity surgery at the Hand Center at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. The Center is renowned for its pioneering efforts in tendon surgery and techniques of hand rehabilitation.

Dr. Meadows is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. He is a member of the American, Florida, and Palm Beach County Medical Associations.

Dr. Meadows has been in private practice of orthopedic surgery since 1994. He practices general orthopedic surgery with a subspecialty interest in shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand problems. He performs over 150 shoulder surgeries per year, including arthroscopy, rotator cuff repair, shoulder replacement, and reverse shoulder replacement.

In addition to his practice responsibilities, Dr. Meadows serves as the Chief Medical Officer for iHealthSpot, a leading medical web and technology company. Dr. Meadows spearheaded the editorial team for iHealthSpot that won 8 consecutive "WWW Health Awards" of excellence in online orthopedic patient education content, as well as a prestigious STEVIE (American Business Award) for interactive orthopedic content.

Dr. Meadows has also performed hundreds of independent medical examinations and has served as an expert witness in over 100 court cases. Although the majority of requests are for defendants, Dr. Meadows also provides testimony on behalf of patients as the plaintiff’s treating physician.

Dr. Meadows has also been a columnist for Tennis Week magazine.

“I have the privilege of really changing people’s lives by fixing their orthopedic problems. From the severe traumatic injuries to sports injuries, it is all very satisfying. I am fascinated by the new and exciting advancements in surgical technology that allow us to perform less invasive surgeries that mean quicker and easier recovery times for the patient.”

Visit both of Dr. Meadows’ websites at and and read his blog for updates in hand and upper extremity surgery as well as PRP therapy and stem cell therapy.

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