Paramus Hand Surgery, PA | Steven Ugras, MD - Paramus, NJ | Phone: 201-483-9555

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Steven Ugras, MD, FACS is a board-certified hand surgeon. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He then completed his surgical training through Mount Sinai School of Medicine, before obtaining specialty training in hand surgery at the University of Massachusetts.

Dr. Ugras remains on the cutting edge of advances in therapy, medications and surgical options for problems of the hand and wrist, as well as many elbow problems. These advances include endoscopic or arthroscopic techniques that allow for smaller incisions and quicker recovery. Other advances may avoid surgery altogether, as with incisionless surgery for Dupuytren’s disease using Xiaflex. He works closely with hand therapists and medical providers to find what options are best for you. He is also an active member in the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) and the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

On the personal side, Dr. Ugras realizes that patients have complex needs beyond their medical conditions that speak to their individualty. In his spare time, Dr. Ugras enjoys reading and recreational activities, such as basketball and snowboarding. He is an avid fan of movies and scrabble. He also values time with his wife, Carolyn and their daughters.

  • Curriculum Vitae

    PRACTICE EXPERIENCE

    Paramus Hand Surgery, Paramus, NJ
    President, Hand Surgeon, July 2012 – Present

    • Established the practice
    • Treating conditions, traumatic accidents, and sports injuries of the hand, wrist and elbow

     

    Health Quest Medical Practice, Poughkeepsie, NY
    Hand and Upper Extremity Surgeon, July 2010 – July 2012

    • Helped develop a surgical division for a large multi-specialty group

    PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

    • Fellow, Hand Surgery, July 2009 – June 2010: University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA
    • Resident, General Surgery, July 2004 – June 2009: Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ

    EDUCATION

    • Doctor of Medicine, July 2000 – May 2004
    • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ
    • Magna cum Laude with Bachelor of Arts in Biology, September 1996 – May 2000
    • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

    LICENSURE & CERTIFICATIONS

    • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
    • Board Certified in Hand Surgery
    • Board Certified in General Surgery
    • New Jersey State Medical License
    • New York State Medical License
    • Advanced Trauma Life Support Certified
    • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certified
    • Basic Cardiac Life Support Certified

    PUBLICATIONS

    • Ugras SA, Fugo J, Jones MD, Breen T, Calkins E, Dunn R, Ayers DC, Department of Hand Surgery, University of Massachusetts School of Medicine, Analysis of Treatment Patterns of Metacarpal Fractures, submitted for publication, 2009
    • Ugras SA, McLean E, Peripancreatic Pseudoaneurysm: High Risk Condition, Atlantic Health 12th Annual Research Day Symposium, June 2008
    • Ugras SA, Bertha NA, Abkin A, Rolandelli R, Morristown Memorial Hospital,ERCP after Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass via Gastric Remnant, Atlantic Health 12th Annual Research Day Symposium, June 2008
    • Bertha NA, Ugras SA, Abkin A, Adventures in Lap Band Surgery: ‘ The Troublesome Slip’, video presentation at American Academy for Bariatric Surgery 23rd annual Meeting, June 2006
    • Ugras SA, Zurkovsky E, Bishara MA, Silberstein I, Chahal H, Reich J, Dolgin C, MD Patients With a History of Weber-Christian Disease Manifesting with Abdominal Pain – A Diagnostic Challenge. Atlantic Health 10th Annual Research Day Symposium, June 2006
    • Bishara MA, Silberstein I, Ugras SA, Zurkovsky E, Chahal H, Reich J, Pasquariello J, Starker I, Forehead reconstruction of non-healing radiated wound.  Atlantic Health 10th Annual Research Day Symposium, June 2006
    • Ugras, SA, Zurkovsky E, Prosciak M, Beiermeister K, Ugras SE, Chevinsky A, Department of Surgery, Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, New Jersey and the Carol G. Simon Cancer Center, Treatment of Obstructing Hepatic Cyst, Atlantic Health System 9th Annual Research Day Symposium, June 2005
    • Ugras SA, Weiss R, Investigation of the Presence of Green Tea and the Prostate, presented at the New York Academy of Medicine annual meeting, June 2001

    RESEARCH & PRESENTATIONS

    • Ugras SA, Fugo J, Jones MD, Breen T, Calkins E, Dunn R, Ayers DC, Department of Hand Surgery, University of Massachusetts School of Medicine, Analysis of Treatment Patterns of Metacarpal Fractures, Presented at New England Hand Society Meeting, 2009
    • Ugras SA, Morristown Memorial Hospital, Hand Replantation, Grand Rounds Presentation, March 2009
    • Ugras SA, Difazio L, Thoracic Trauma, Morristown Memorial Hospital Fall Trauma Symposium 2008
    • Ugras SA, Garcia F, Delayed Neurologic Recovery from Anesthesia of a Patient after Removal of the Pituitary, January 2006 at New Jersey Critical Care Meeting

    HONORS & AWARDS

    • Winner, 2012 Diagnostic Champion’s Challenge of Musculosketal Network
    • Surgical Jeopardy Contestant, 2007 American College of Surgeons Meeting
    • Surgical Jeopardy Contestant, 2006 American College of Surgeons Meeting
    • Robert Wood Johnson Sports Medicine Society President 2001-2002
    • Ferdinand C. Valentine Student Research Grant recipient 2001
    • Ivy League Champion, 1999 University of Pennsylvania Football

    MEMBERSHIPS

    • American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Candidate member
    • American College of Surgeons, Candidate GroupThe American Plastics & Reconstruction Research Association
    • American Medical Association
    • Morris County Medical SocietyMedical Society of New Jersey

    LANGUAGES

    • Fluent in English &Turkish
    • Competent in Spanish