Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr Steven S Lee



  • Walnut Creek

  • Brentwood


I consider a patient’s lifestyle, expectation, occupation, and general medical condition in forming a well-balanced treatment plan.


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    2625 Shadelands Drive
    Walnut Creek CA 94598

  • Monday – Thursday
    8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

    350 John Muir Parkway
    Brentwood, CA 94513

  • Monday – Thursday
    8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    8:00 AM – 4:00 PM


With Dr Lee


About Dr Lee

Dr. Lee began practicing orthopedic medicine following his fellowship in spine surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles. He received his medical degree from the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency at the University of California, San Diego Medical Center.

He is a board-certified member of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the North American Spine Society.

Often, recovery from orthopedic conditions, particularly spine problems, requires hard work. The combination of Dr. Lee’s sincere desire to understand your particular situation, your ability to trust your physician, a little patience and hard work will assist you in returning to an active lifestyle. His concern for his patients helps accelerate the patient healing process.

Dr. Lee believes in developing a genuine relationship based on mutual respect and trust, and at Golden State Orthopedics & Spine you have the opportunity to learn about and discuss your spinal problem with Dr. Lee and receive leading-edge treatment in a relaxed and comfortable environment.


  • Board Certification

    • Spine Surgery

      American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2007

  • Fellowship

    • Fellow, Spine Surgery

      Dept. Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles, 2005

  • Residency

    • Resident in Orthopaedic Surgery

      University of California, San Diego Medical Center, 2004

  • Internship

    • Intern in General Surgery

      University of California, San Diego Medical Center, 1999

  • Medical School

    • MD

      University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, 1998

  • College

    • Biology

      University of California, Los Angeles, 1994

  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2007
  • Annual Resident Research Award, Basic Sciences, Orthopaedic Surgery, UCSD Medical Center, 2000
  • Leadership Academy Scholarship Award, California Medical Association, 1997
  • NIH Predoctoral Fellowship Short Term Research Training Award, 1997
  • Magan Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Regents Scholar, College Honors, Departmental Highest Honors in Biology, University of Californ, 1994


About Dr Lee

Joseph Carter
Jan 28, 2023

I’m a 48 years of age male that has been under Dr. Steven Lee’s care for more than 10 years. Dr. Lee is a fantastic human being along with being a fantastic Orthopedic Spine Surgeon. Dr. Lee has great bedside manner, is a great surgeon, kind hearted and well educated from University at California San Diego and attended Fellowship at UCLA. I feel he listens well, has patience and works towards the best outcome utilizing every avenue possible before performing any major surgeries. He has performed a micro discectomy and epidural injections on me with all positive outcomes. In the future I may need a fusion and I will definitely be choosing Dr. Lee. I’ve also seen Dr. Abid Qureshi who is also a phenomenal Surgeon. Golden State Ortho has a great team of Doctors. Thank you for the great care Dr. Lee! Last visit was 1/27/2023.

Lynette scogland
Dec 22, 2022

I've been going there for a while and every time I go there it's always a pleasant trip

melinda harbo
Dec 20, 2022

Dr. Lee is a great doctor. He's very honest and he will let you know any questions you have very helpful

Ann Brown
Dec 14, 2022

Dr Lee is a great listener and caregiver. He provided me with information about all of my concerns. He is an intentional listener who cares about his patients.

Linda Dodt
Dec 04, 2022

Dr.Lee explained why he wouldn't recommend yet another lumbar fusion for me, as I would get a lot more stiff, but he recomends epidurals as long as possible. His last one helped a lot for a good year plus!

Vincent Rankin
Nov 29, 2022

My overall experience with Dr Lee has been extremely positive. He listens, he cares and he shares his expert opinion in a way the is easy to understand. I highly recommend this doctor.

Milton Lea
Nov 24, 2022

Dr. Lee was very factual about my condition. And treatment so far is getting better.

Jane Bates
Nov 18, 2022

Always on time, very friendly, great surgeon.

mel webster
Nov 16, 2022

After suffering for years, Dr Steven Lee gave me immediate relief.

Barbara Brown
Sep 29, 2022

Dr. Lee is amazing. He listened to me and we came up with a plan that works for me. I would definitely recommend him. He is also one of the best surgeon in the bay area.

Assisting the Doctor:

Golden State Ortho Doctor showing caring hands

Golden State Ortho Doctors are assisted by our clinical support teams which include Medical Assistants, X-Ray Technicians and more.

Reviews Mean So Much!

Reviews mean so much to both the doctor providing care as well as to prospective patients. We appreciate your reviews!

I had a very good experience with Dr. Steven Lee and his staff. I felt that all the nurses, patient assistants, physical therapy and surgical team were fantastic. I am very grateful and want to extend a huge THANK YOU!
- Kathleen B

I was out of the surgery center, and returned to my office fast, and overall have had an excellent outcome. Dr. Lee has been attentive and efficient. As a chiropractor, I will have no hesitation referring my surgical cases to Dr. Lee.
- Dennis B

Dr. Lee is very knowledgeable and will give you the facts related to your condition in a straightforward and easy to understand way. I liked his style.
- Michelle H