21 Highland Ave. Suite 16 Newburyport, MA 01950
Phone: (978) 462-7555 | Fax: (978) 462-9049

Stella Lee, MD

Dr. Stella Lee, MD

Dr. Stella Lee is a Harvard-trained Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in hand and upper extremity surgery. She finds joy in helping patients return to their active lifestyles, be it a physically-demanding job, playing a musical instrument, or taking care of their children and grandchildren. Her approachinvolves listening to her patient’s specific needs, considering the latest scientific evidence, and, as needed, applying her surgical skill set - ranging from minimally invasive surgery to complex reconstruction. She is committed to working closely with the patient’s hand therapist for both non-surgical treatment and post-operative rehabilitation.

Dr. Lee received her medical degree from the Health Sciences and Technology Program at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She completed Orthopedic Surgery residency at the Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency Program, where she received training in Orthopedic trauma at multiple Level I Trauma Centers: Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Boston Children’s Hospital. During residency, she pursued additional training in pediatric hand surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital as well as complex reconstructive microsurgery at Ganga Hospital in Coimbatore, India. She completed a fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she received specialized training in plastic and reconstructive surgery, and treated patients with a wide range of traumatic injuries. She is a skilled microsurgeon and expert in the treatment of nerve injuries.

Dr. Lee is a native of New York and is thrilled to be moving to the beautiful North Shore. In her spare time, she enjoys the outdoors kayaking, hiking, and camping, cooking, and visiting art museums.

Clinical Expertise:


  • Hand Fractures
  • Finger Sprains and Dislocations
  • Ligament Injuries (Skier’s Thumb, Gamekeeper’s Thumb)
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Trigger Finger
  • Basal Thumb Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture
  • Nail Injuries
  • Vascular Problems


  • Wrist Arthritis
  • Wrist Ligament Injuries
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Scaphoid Fracture
  • Wrist Tendonitis (de Quervain’s Tenosynovitis)
  • Ganglion Cyst


  • Elbow Arthritis
  • Elbow Fractures and Dislocations
  • Distal Biceps Ruptures
  • Elbow Tendonitis (Golfer’s Elbow, Tennis Elbow)

Specialized Procedures:

  • Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Xiaflex Injectionsfor Dupuytren’s Contracture
  • Surgical treatment of Dupuytren’s Contracture
  • Wrist and Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Small Joint Replacement in the Hand, Wrist, and Elbow
  • Tendon Transfers and Nerve Transfers for Major Nerve Injuries

Nerve Conditions

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Nerve Injuries
  • Compression Neuropathy in the Leg

Pediatric Hand Conditions

  • Nail Injuries
  • Hand and Finger Fractures
  • Wrist, Forearm, and Elbow fractures
  • Congenital Hand Differences, Syndactyly and Polydactyly
  • Trigger Finger and Trigger Thumb


  • Clavicle
  • Shoulder and Humerus
  • Elbow and Forearm
  • Wrist and Hand
  • Hip
  • Ankle


  • Harvard University, Bachelor of Arts in Neurobiology
  • Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Doctorate in Medicine

Post-Graduate Training

  • Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency Program
  • Massachusetts General Hospital Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Massachusetts Medical Society
  • Massachusetts Orthopedic Association
  • Ruth Jackson Orthopedic Society