Steven M. Sanders, MD, FAAOS

Steven M. Sanders, MD, FAAOS is a recognized authority in the field of orthopedic medicine whose Las Vegas based practice includes a primary focus shoulder and knee.   As a widely recognized expert in this field, Dr. Sanders conducts lectures on a variety of related topics, including joint replacements, on-the-job injuries, and arthritis.

Following his graduation with honors from the University of New York, Buffalo, with an undergraduate degree in Cell and Molecular Biology, Dr. Sanders earned his Medical Degree from St. Louis University of Medicine in 1981. He went on to complete residencies in internal Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery, both from Northwestern University in Chicago.

He has held Fellowship positions at prestigious medical organizations in Surgical Arthritis and Clinical Trauma and is licensed to practice medicine in both California and Nevada. He is Board-Certified in Orthopedic Surgery and is on the Clinical Faculty, orthopedic Surgery, at Valley Health Systems in Las Vegas.

Dr. Sanders is the official Team Physician for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), and has also served in a similar role for other popular sports and entertainment organizations.



June 1, 1977 University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York, Phi Beta Kap, Cell and Molecular Biology, B.A.


Medical Education:

May 16, 1981 St. Louis University of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, M.D.


Post Graduate Training:

1981-1984 Internal Medicine Residency, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois
July 1984 – June 1989 Orthopedic Surgery Residence, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois



  • Surgical Arthritis Fellowship, USC/Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center
  • Downey, CA July 1990 – August 1991
  • Clinical Trauma Fellowship, Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel 1990
  • Clinical Research Fellowship, Montpelier, France 1990, Uppsala, Sweden 1989, A-O/ASIF Trauma Fellowship, Neuchatel, Switzerland, 1989, Essen, West Germany, 1989



  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgery / July 1993 / Re-Certified 2004 / Re-Certified 2014
  • American Board of Internal Medicine / September 1984
  • Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners / August 1982


Professional Associations:

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Nevada Orthopedic Society
  • American College of Physicians
  • American College of Rheumatology
  • Nevada medical Association
  • Clark County Medical Association
  • A-O / ASIF Alumni Association
  • Phi Rho Sigma Medical Society
  • Dorr Society
  • RJ Gladden Multi – Cultural Orthopedic Society


Hospital Affiliations:

  • University Medical Center
  • Mountain View Hospital
  • Valley Hospital
  • Summerlin Hospital Medical Center
  • Sahara Outpatient Surgical Center
  • Specialty Outpatient Surgical Center
  • Durango Outpatient Surgical Center

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