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Steven L. Tuck, MD

Hand & Wrist, Elbow & Shoulder

Areas of Focus: Elbow, Hand & Wrist, Shoulder

Locations: Rockville

About Dr. Tuck

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.

Dr. Tuck has served as a member of a large number of Hospital Boards, Medical Committees, and Medical Staff Committees over the past 35 years. Among these, his positions include: President of the Medical Staff at Shady Grove Medical Center and Chairman of the Department of Surgery and the section of Orthopaedics at Shady Grove Medical Center, as well as, board member of the Shady Grove Foundation Board, of the Adventist Health Care Governing Board, and of The Treatment and Learning Center Medical Advisory Board.

After completing his Bachelor of Arts in biochemistry and 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, where he trained under Dr. Ignacio Ponseti and with Dr. Stuart Weinstein. After finishing 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 and he has also obtained a Certificate of Added Qualification in hand surgery.


  • Pediatric orthopedics
  • Nerve entrapment
  • Scoliosis (Medical management & bracing)
  • Other spinal injuries (spondylolisthesis)
  • Legg Perthes
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Recent injury, fracture or sprain
  • Bursitis
  • Tendon injury
  • Arthritis
  • Nerve injury
  • Dislocation
  • Fractures & congenital anomalies
  • Tumors
  • Ponseti Method (clubfoot treatment)
  • Hip dysplasia (braced and surgical methods)

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The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA

Medical School

University of Chicago
Chicago, IL


Harvard College
Cambridge, MA

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