about-dr-steven-meierWhether working with recreational athletes, injured workers, or any other individuals, Steven W. Meier, MD provides each patient with the quality of care given to professional athletes.

Dr. Meier utilizes multiple therapeutic techniques which may include an exercise program, rehabilitation, or minimally invasive surgery. When surgery is necessary, the most current and leading-edge technologies are employed, which typically result in less postoperative pain and faster recovery.

Teaching and research are essential for staying at the forefront of this evolving medical specialty. Dr. Meier regularly presents his original research, performs surgery internationally, and teaches advanced arthroscopic procedures to surgeons all over the world in countries such as Europe, Asia, South America and Africa as well as within the United States. He has also published numerous articles in specialty textbooks and peer-reviewed journals.

Since Dr. Meier is known to be a leading surgeon within his specialty, patients with difficult and complex joint disorders often seek him out, including those who have had surgery elsewhere with unsatisfactory results. As a consequence, patients often travel from out-of-state and overseas to receive the care of Dr. Meier.

Dr. Meier has, with experience, refined how to individualize and streamline the practice of medicine to meet the demands of high-performance individuals while providing the same level of progressive treatment to athletes and non-athletes alike.

 

Educational Background

Undergraduate

Elmhurst College,Elmhurst, Illinois, September 1985 – June 1989

Major: Biology, Degree: Bachelor of Science

Teaching Assistant and Laboratory Coordinator, Elmhurst College Biology Department, 1988-1989

 

Medical

Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine

Maywood, Illinois, August 1989 – June 1993

Degree: Doctor of Medicine

 

Internship

Northwestern University School of Medicine, General Surgery

Chicago, Illinois, June 1993 – June 1994

 

Residency

Northwestern University School of Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery

Chicago, Illinois, June 1994 – July 1998

 

Fellowship

University of California San Diego, and Southern California

Permanente Medical Group

Shoulder, Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine

San Diego, California, August 1998 – July 1999

 

Professional and Academic Appointments

  • Director of the Center for Progressive Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery. June 1, 2006 – present
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, University of California
  • Irvine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Irvine, California, August 22, 2006 – present
  • Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) Medical Director, Sports Medicine
  • Orange, California, June 1, 2006 – present
  • The Center for Advanced Sports Medicine, Knee and Shoulder
  • Summit, New Jersey, November 2001-April 2006
  • Private Practice, Orthopedic Surgery
  • Northbrook, Illinois, October1999-October 2001
  • Orthopedic Consultant for Lake County Health Department
  • Waukegan, Illinois, November 1999-October 2001
  • Orthopedic surgeon at St. Jude Hospital
  • St. Lucia, West Indies, August 1999
  • Clinical Instructor, University of California San Diego Medical School
  • San Diego, California, August 1998-July 1999

 

Board Certification

Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, July 2003

 

Memberships

  • American Medical Association
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Health Volunteers Overseas
  • Orthopedics Overseas

 

Medical Licenses Held

  • California G–84446
  • Illinois 036-097179
  • New Jersey MA-73315

 

Honors

Selected for listing of “Super Doctors” of Southern California, published in Los Angeles Magazine. January 2008, 2009, 2010.

Peer reviewer for manuscript submissions for Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, Elsevier, Inc.

Member of the Society of Industry Leaders for Standard and Poor’s Vista Research Group, selected on the basis of professional achievement.

Interviewed and featured in Orthopedics Today national periodical on role as founder of “Arthroscopy Worldwide”, a voluntary organization created to facilitate the dissemination of arthroscopic technology internationally. October 2006.

Featured in “Guide to America’s Top Surgeons” 2006 edition. Published by the Consumer Research Council of America.

Interviewed on “American Health Journal”, PBS television program. Topic: Sports Injuries in Young Athletes. September 2006 and August 2007.

Featured on cover page and interviewed in Union County Voice Magazine “Top Doctors in Union County” Special Edition. Union County, New Jersey. February 2003.

“Doctor of the Month” distinction and speaker for the Advanced Total Healthcare Center, Glenview, IL, July 2001

Ranked in top third of medical school graduating class

 

Athletic Medical Coverage

Team physician for Trabuco Hills High School Athletic Department, Mission Viejo, California, 2007-present

Team physician and Orthopedic Consultant for Anaheim School District High School Football Teams, Anaheim, California, 2006-present

Team physician for Montville High School Football Teams, Montville, New Jersey, 2004

Consultant for Montville School System Athletic Department, Montville, New Jersey, 2003-2004

Consultant for Bloomfield College Athletic Department,Bloomfield, New Jersey, 2002

Team Physician for High School Football, Newark Public School System, Newark, New Jersey, 2002-2005

Team Physician for the Nuveen Champions Senior Men’s Tennis Tournament, featuring John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, John Lloyd and others, Chicago, IL, July 2000 and 2001

Spokesperson and Lecturer for the Evanston Northwestern Healthcare System Community Athletic Coverage Program, Evanston, IL, 2000

Physician for the Chicago Area Runners Association, 2000

Team Physician for University of California, San Diego Athletic Department, 1998-1999

Team Physician for High School Football, Chicago Public School System, Chicago, Illinois, 1994- 1998

 

Volunteer Work

Founder of “Arthroscopy Worldwide”, a voluntary organization created to facilitate the dissemination of arthroscopic technology internationally.

United States host for visiting shoulder surgeon from Universidad Federal de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 2005

Guest Orthopedic Shoulder and Knee Surgeon for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Helmeya Armed Forces Medical Center, Cairo, Egypt. December 10-18, 2004.

United States mentor for medical student preceptorship for Philipps-Universitat Marburg, Marburg, Germany, 2002

Attending physician/ orthopedic specialist at St. Jude Hospital, St. Lucia, West Indies, August-September, 1999

Medical Student Volunteer at St. Jude Hospital, St. Lucia, West Indies, 1992

Principal Coordinator for the Maywood Community Clinic, Maywood, Illinois, 1989-1991

 

Research/ Publications

Over-Pointing Technique: An Approach to Past-Pointing Arthroscopic Knots on Alternating Suture Posts Without Alternating the Knot Pusher” Meier JW, Meier SW Arthroscopy, 2007 Dec;23(12):1358.e1-3.

Rotator Cuff Repair: The Effect of Double-Row Fixation on Three-Dimensional Repair Site“. Meier SW, Meier JD. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 2006 Nov-Dec;15(6):691-6.

  • Poster presentation at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) conference in San Francisco, California in March, 2004
  • Podium presentation at the 23rd Annual Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) meeting, Orlando, Florida in April 2004
  • Podium presentation at the 9th Annual International Congress of Shoulder Surgery (ICSS), Washington D.C. in May 2004
  • Podium and poster presentation at the 22nd Congress of the Spanish Arthroscopy Association in Marbella, Spain, May 2004
  • Poster presentation at the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Meeting, Quebec City, Canada in June 2004.
  • Poster presentation at the 11th Congress of the European Society of Sports Traumatology and Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA) in Athens, Greece, May 5-8, 2004.
  • Accepted for journal publication in Proceedings at the 9th Annual International Congress of Shoulder Surgery (ICSS), 2004.

Rotator Cuff Repair: The Effect of Double-Row Fixation on Initial Repair Strength“. Meier SW, Meier JD. Arthroscopy, 2006 Nov;22(11):1168-73.

  • Poster presentation at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) conference in Washington DC in February, 2005.
  • Podium presentation at the 5th Biennial International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) conference, Hollywood, Florida, USA, April 2005.
  • Poster presentation at the 19th Congress of the European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and the Elbow (ESSSE/ SECEC) Rome, Italy, September 21-24, 2005.

“Rotator Cuff Repair: The Effect of Double-Row Fixation on Tendon-Bone Motion at the Repair Interface”. Meier SW, Meier JD. Submitted for Publication.

  • Podium presentation at the 24th Annual Meeting of the Arthroscopic Association of North America (AANA), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, May 2005.
  • Poster presentation at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) conference in Chicago, Illinois in March, 2006.
  • Podium presentation at the 19th Congress of the European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and the Elbow (ESSSE/ SECEC) Rome, Italy, September 21-24, 2005.

“The Insertional Anatomy of the Anterior Capsulo-labral Complex on the Glenoid” Meier SW, Meier JD. Submitted for presentation and publication, 2006.

“The Efficacy of Different Arthroscopic Bankart Repair Techniques in Restoring the Insertional Anatomy of the Anterior Capsulo-labral Complex on the Glenoid” Meier SW, Meier JD. Submitted for presentation and publication, 2006

“Arthroscopic Plication of the Rotator Cuff Interval, a Completely Intra-articular Technique” Meier SW, Meier JD. Submitted for presentation and publication, 2006

“Severe Anterior Tibia Pain Syndrome (SAPS) Following ACL Reconstruction”

  • Poster presentation at the 11th Congress of the European Society of Sports Traumatology and Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA) in Athens, Greece, May 5-8, 2004.

Osteochondral Autograft Replacement.” Published in Articular Cartilage Lesions: A Practical Guide Toward Assessment and Treatment. Chapter 8: pages 73-81. Springer-Verlag 2004.

“Common Skiing and Snowboarding Injuries, Management and Prevention.” Published in the Union County Voice Magazine in December 2003, Union County, New Jersey.

Approach to Cartilage Injury in the Anterior Cruciate Ligament Deficient Knee.” Orthopedic Clinics of North America, 2003;34:149-167

“Knee Pain and Osteoarthritis.” The Union County Voice Magazine in June of 2003, Union County, New Jersey.

Repair and Reconstruction of the Medial Patellofemoral Ligament for Recurrent Patellar Dislocation.” Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine, 1999 April;7(2):81-89

“Pediatric Hand Injuries Due to Home Exercycles.” Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, 2000 Jan-Feb;20(1):34-9

  • Presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Conference in 1996.

“Effects of Levodopa and Growth Hormone on Fracture Healing in the Rat Model.”

  • Presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Conference in San Francisco, California, 1993

 

Presentations/Courses Instructed

Guest Orthopedic Shoulder and Knee Surgeon and Consultant for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Helmia Armed Forces Medical Center, Cairo, Egypt. April 23 – May 9, 2010

Guest Lecturer at the Sixth Annual Conference for the International Society for Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology (SICOT). “Treatment for Multiple Ligament Knee Injury” and “Double-Row Repair in Rotator Cuff Repair”. Pattaya, Thailand. October 29 – November 1, 2009.

Guest Lecturer and Surgical Instructor for Arthroscopic Knee and Shoulder Surgical Technique Course at Chulalongkorn University Hospital with participating surgeons attending from Japan, China and Vietnam. Bangkok, Thailand. October 26-27, 2009.

Podium presenter at the 22nd Congress of the European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and the Elbow (ESSSE/ SECEC). “Tendon Delamination in Rotator Cuff Tears”. Madrid, Spain, September 16-19, 2009.

Lecturer and Surgical Instructor for DePuy Mitek Arthroscopic Shoulder Advancement Course. Boston, Massachusetts, USA. September 12, 2009.

Podium presenter and Symposium Panel Expert at the 7th Biennial International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) Congress, Osaka, Japan, April 4-9, 2009.

Lecturer and Surgical Instructor for DePuy Mitek Arthroscopic Shoulder Advancement Course. Miami, Florida, USA. January 23-24, 2009.

Guest Lecturer for the Colombian Society for Arthroscopic Surgery. Cartagena, Colombia. October 16-18, 2008.

Guest Lecturer at the #3 Hospital in Beijing, China. “Current Concepts in Arthroscopic Surgery of the Knee and Shoulder”. Beijing, China.September 18-23, 2008.

Lecturer and Surgical Instructor for DePuy Mitek Arthroscopic Shoulder Course. Chicago, Illinois, USA. August 15-16, 2008.

Guest Lecturer for the Latin American Forum/ Shoulder Surgery Symposium. “Present and Future Trends in Rotator Cuff Repair 2008″ and “Present and Future Trends in Instability Repair”. Madrid, Spain. June 19-20, 2008.

Guest Lecturer at Depuy Mitek Shoulder Arthroscopy, Sports Medicine Course. “Rotator Cuff Repair Techniques and the Use of the Suture Spanning Repair.” Tokyo, Japan. March 28-April, 2008.

Podium presentation of original research: “Rotator Cuff Repair: Suture Spanning Anatomic Footprint Restoration” and “Tendon Delamination in Rotator Cuff Tears”. International Congress on Surgery of the Shoulder (ICSS), Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. September 16-20, 2007.

Guest Lecturer at the New Zealand Shoulder and Elbow Society 2007 Biennial Meeting. “Arthroscopic Shoulder Instability Repair”, “Methods of Fixation in Rotator Cuff Repair”, “How to Repair the Cuff Arthroscopically”. Nadi, Fiji. July 6-8, 2007.

Guest Lecturer at the China ISAKOS meeting. “Current Concepts in Rotator Cuff Repair” and “Improving Results in Instability Repair Surgery.” Beijing, China. June 30 – July 1, 2007.

Lecturer and Surgical Instructor for DePuy Mitek Arthroscopic Shoulder Advancement Course. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. June 9, 2007.

Lecturer and Surgical Instructor for DePuy Mitek Arthroscopic Shoulder Advancement Course. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. April 14-15, 2007.

Lecturer and Surgical Instructor for DePuy Mitek Arthroscopic Shoulder Advancement Course. Colorado Springs,Colorado, USA. November 17-18, 2006.

Surgical Instructor for International Live Shoulder Surgery Symposium, Newport Beach, California, USA. October 19-21,2006.

Lecturer and Surgical Instructor for DePuy Mitek Arthroscopic Shoulder Advancement Course. Las Vegas,Nevada, USA. October 14, 2006.

Guest Lecturer at the Japanese Orthopaedic Society of Knee, Arthroscopy, Sports Medicine Conference . Kobe University, Okinawa, Japan. June 8-10,2006.

Lecturer and Surgical Instructor for DePuy Mitek Arthroscopic Shoulder Advancement Course. Memphis, Tennessee, USA. June 3, 2006.

Lecturer and Surgical Instructor for DePuy Mitek Arthroscopic Shoulder Advancement Course. Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. April 8, 2006.

Grand Rounds Guest Lecturer for the Centrum für Muskuloskeletale Chirurgie. “Current Concepts in Rotator Cuff Repair”, and guest surgeon in the operating room at the Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin. Berlin, Germany. March 20, 2006.

Guest Lecturer and Surgical Instructor for “Refixation Update 2006″. “The Disabled Throwing Shoulder” and Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair, How I Do It”. Orthopadische-Praxis / Praxisklinik. Muenster, Germany. March 16-18, 2006.

Guest Arthroscopic Surgeon for Advanced Arthroscopic Shoulder and Knee Surgery at Clinica Portugal. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. January 14-22, 2006.

Lecturer and Surgical Instructor for DePuy Mitek Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery Program for guest surgeons from Japan. Orlando, Florida, USA. December 2005.

Grand Rounds Guest Lecturer for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. “Optimizing Outcomes in Rotator Cuff Repair Surgery.” University of Florida Health Science Center, Jacksonville, Florida, November 18, 2005.

Lecturer and Surgical Instructor for DePuy Mitek Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery Program for guest surgeons from Japan. Irvine, California, USA. November 13-15, 2005.

Podium presentation of original research: “Rotator Cuff Repair: The Effect of Double-Row Fixation on Motion at the Tendon-Bone Interface” and the Instructional Course,”Rotator Cuff Repair: The Rationale Behind Anatomic Footprint Reconstruction”. 19th Congress of the European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and the Elbow (ESSSE/SECEC). Rome, Italy, September 21-24, 2005.

Lecturer and Surgical Instructor for DePuy Mitek Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery Program. Phoenix, Arizona, USA. September 17, 2005.

Guest Lecturer for the Latin American Forum / Shoulder Surgery Symposium. “Hot Topics in Shoulder Instability 2005″ and “Hot Topics in Rotator Cuff Repair 2005″ Sponsored by DePuy Latin America for participants from South America, Central America and Puerto Rico. Miami,Florida, USA. July 9-11, 2005.

Lecturer and Surgical Instructor for DePuy Mitek Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery Program. Memphis, Tennessee, USA. June 4, 2005.

Podium presentation of original research: “Rotator Cuff Repair: The Effect of Double-Row Fixation on Motion at the Tendon-Bone Interface”. The 24th Annual Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) meeting, Vancouver,British Columbia, Canada, May 2005.

Guest lecturer and keynote speaker for Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair Symposium for DePuy Mitek, Germany. Held in Cannes, France, April 14-16, 2005

Podium presentation of original research: “Rotator Cuff Repair: The Effect of Double-Row Fixation on Initial Repair Strength”. The 5th Biennial International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine(ISAKOS) conference, Hollywood, Florida, USA, April 2005.

Lecturer and Surgical Instructor for DePuy Mitek Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery Program for guest surgeons from Japan. Celebration Hospital, Orlando, Florida, USA. April 5, 2005.

Guest Arthroscopic Surgical Instructor for Advanced Arthroscopic Shoulder and Knee Surgery at Clinica Portugal,Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. February 9-13, 2005.

Lecturer and Surgical Instructor for DePuy Mitek Symposium on Advanced Arthroscopic Shoulder and Knee Surgery. AAOS Orthopedic Learning Center, Rosemont, Illinois. February 4-5, 2005.

Guest Lecturer and Surgical Instructor for Advanced Shoulder and Knee Arthroscopic Surgery, Helmeya Armed Forces Medical Center, Cairo, Egypt. December 10-18, 2004.

Lecturer and Surgical Instructor for DePuy Mitek Arthroscopic Shoulder and Knee Program. Celebration Hospital, Orlando, Florida. November 7, 2004.

Lecturer and Surgical Instructor for DePuy Mitek Arthroscopy Knee and Shoulder Program. Johns-Hopkins Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland. October 2, 2004.

Arthroscopic Surgical Instructor for Arthrotek Advanced Arthroscopy Course at the AAOS Orthopedic Learning Center, Rosemont, Illinois. September 2004.

Lecturer and Surgical Instructor for Symposium on Advanced Arthroscopic Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. Universidad Federal de Sao Paulo. “Rotator Cuff Repair: Issues with Fixation

“Arthroscopic Suture Management”. Live arthroscopic rotator cuff repair surgical demonstration. Sao Paulo, Brazil. August 27-28, 2004.

Podium presentation of original research: “Rotator Cuff Repair: The Effect of Double-Row Fixation Versus Single-Row Fixation on Three-Dimensional Repair Site”. The 22nd Congress of the Spanish Arthroscopy Society in Marbella, Spain, May 2004

Podium presentation of original research: “Rotator Cuff Repair: The Effect of Double-Row Fixation Versus Single-Row Fixation on Three-Dimensional Repair Site”. The 9th Annual International Congress of Shoulder Surgery (ICSS),Washington D.C., May 2004

Podium presentation of original research: “Rotator Cuff Repair: The Effect of Double-Row Fixation Versus Single-Row Fixation on Three-Dimensional Repair Site”. The 23rd Annual Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) meeting,Orlando, Florida, April 2004

Lecturer and Arthroscopic Surgical Instructor for Symposium on Advanced Arthroscopic Shoulder and Knee Surgery, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. March, 2004

Lecturer for Wyeth Laboratories. “The Use of Synvisc and Treatment Approach to Osteoarthritis of the Knee”. Iselin, New Jersey, October 30, 2003

Guest lecturer for Atlantic Healthcare Sports Medicine Day. “Advances in Treatment of Rotator Cuff Tears”. Summit, New Jersey. September 14, 2003

Guest lecturer for “Symposium on Prevention of Soccer Injuries”. In cooperation with the Santa Monica Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Research Foundation, Santa Monica,California. June 11 and 12, 2003, Summit and Harrison, New Jersey.

Lecturer for advisory panel lecture series tour on “Hyaluronan Therapy in Osteoarthritis of the Knee”. Locations throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Minnesota. Sanofi-Synthelabo. 2003

Grand Rounds Lecturer for University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.” Shoulder Instability: Evaluation and Treatment”. Newark,New Jersey, December 6, 2002.

Grand Rounds Lecturer for Overlook Hospital Continuing Medical Education Department. “Treatment of Cartilage Lesions and Osteo arthritis of the Knee in 2003″. Summit, New Jersey, December 4, 2002

Grand Rounds Lecturer for Overlook Hospital Continuing Medical Education Department. “Common Shoulder Injuries:Advances in Office Evaluation and Treatment”. Summit, New Jersey, September 25, 2002

Lecturer for nationwide lecture series tour on “Hyaluronan therapy in osteo arthritis of the knee”. Sanofi-Synthelabo. May 2002-August 2002

Guest Lecturer for the Atlantic Healthcare System. “Sports Medicine for the Young Athlete”. Summit, New Jersey. April 29, 2002

Course Instructor for Mitek Worldwide “Global Advanced Arthroscopy Knee and Shoulder Symposium”. Orthopedic Learning Center, Chicago, Illinois January 20 & 21,2001

Course Instructor for Mitek Worldwide “Sports Medicine Symposium, Advanced Arthroscopy: Knee and Shoulder”. Orthopedic Learning Center, Chicago, Illinois, June 2000

Course Instructor for “San Diego Shoulder: Arthroscopy and Arthroplasty, 16th Annual Meeting.” La Jolla, California, June 1999

Lecturer for “Residents and Fellows Arthroscopy Conference in Sports Medicine.” “Repair of the Medial Patello femoral Ligament in Lateral Patellar Instability.” Sponsored by the Southern Orthopedic Association. New Orleans, Louisiana,February 1999

Grand Rounds Lecturer for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. “Repair and Reconstruction of the Medial Patello femoral Ligament for Recurrent Patellar Dislocation.” University of California San Diego, March 1999

Grand Rounds Lecturer for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. “Current Concepts in the Treatment of Proximal Humerus Fractures.” University of California San Diego,September 1998

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