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Pediatric Orthopaedics, Hand & Wrist, Elbow, and Shoulder Specialist

Steven L. Tuck, M.D., is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of injuries and conditions affecting the elbow, hand, shoulder, and wrist, as well as in pediatric orthopaedic care. He joined Shady Grove Orthopaedics in 1980.

After completing his bachelor of arts, graduating magna cum laude from Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Dr. Tuck earned his medical degree from the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Tuck completed his internship and residency training in orthopaedic surgery at The University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. After completing his residency, Dr. Tuck completed advanced fellowship training in hand, trauma, and pediatric orthopaedics at The University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa.

Dr. Tuck is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery with added qualification in hand surgery.

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  • Harvard College, Cambridge, MA

Medical School

  • University of Chicago, Chicago, IL


  • Orthopaedic Surgery, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA


  • Orthopaedic Surgery, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA


  • Hand, Trauma, and Pediatric Orthopaedics, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Certificate of Added Qualification, Hand Surgery

Professional Membership

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Maryland Medical Faculty
  • Montgomery/Prince George’s County Pediatric Society


  • Best Doctors in America
  • RISES Award, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, 2006
  • "Top Doctor," Washingtonian Magazine

Medical Interests

  • Arthrodesis of the Hand and Wrist
  • Bone Injury
  • Congenital Hand Deformities
  • Dupuytren’s Fibromatosis Collagenase Injections
  • Hand Arthroplasty
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Trauma
  • Joint Injury
  • Nerve Injury
  • Pediatric Orthopaedics
  • Pediatric Congenital Foot Deformities
  • Pediatric Congenital Hand Deformities
  • Pediatric Hip Dysplasia
  • Pediatric Leg Length Discrepancy or Deformity
  • Pediatric Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Ponseti Clubfoot Casting
  • Tendon Injury

Phone: (301) 340-9200

Office: Rockville & Germantown

I was recently a surgical patient at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and I want to express to you my happiness with the experience.

I injured my hand and I went to my normal hospital, Washington Hospital Center for treatment of the injury. I was dissatisfied with the doctor there to whom I was referred. My wife, who was herself about to undergo surgery, suggested that I ask her surgeon, Dr. Barry Greene, to look at it and to refer me to another surgeon for a second opinion.

I am glad that my wife advised me to get a second opinion and that I had the good sense to follow it. Dr. Greene looked at my hand and he suggested that I see Dr. Steven Tuck. I did and I selected him to treat me. My surgery was completed and in my view completed satisfactorily.

But not only was I satisfied with Drs. Tuck and Greene I was satisfied with the entire surgical team – the technicians, the nurses, and the anesthesiologists. I particularly want to thank the anesthesiologists – especially Lokita. Because of my diabetes I am a difficult stick and it is not easy to place an IV line to prepare me for surgery. They did a wonderful and a pain free job.

But my experience was an enjoyable one not only because of my surgical team. Everyone I met at the hospital seemed to be concerned to make my experience a positive one. To everyone, thank you!

Albert C.