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  • Stephen O'Connell, MD

    Stephen O'Connell, MD


    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Hand Surgery
    Rancho Mirage

    Location Details

    Eisenhower Desert Orthopedic Center
    Harry & Diane Rinker Bldg.
    39000 Bob Hope Dr.
    Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

    Stephen O'Connell, MD

    Chairman, Desert Orthopedic Center
    Director, Hand and Wrist Surgery


    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Hand Surgery
    Stephen J. O’Connell, MD is a fellowship-trained, Board Certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in surgery of the hand, wrist and shoulder. He joined Desert Orthopedic Center in 1988 to establish and direct the Center’s hand and upper extremity program.

    “Helping people regain function or relieve pain so they can get back to their work or favorite activity is what I enjoy about surgery of the hand and shoulder.”

    A native of our nation’s capital, Dr. O’Connell grew up in the Maryland suburbs. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame. He returned to Maryland for medical school and earned his Medical Degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, where he also served his internship and residency. Dr. O’Connell then completed a fellowship at renowned Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center in Indianapolis. He is board certified in orthopedic surgery and also has added qualifications in hand surgery from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. .

    Dr. O’Connell is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the American Medical Association, the California Medical Association, the Riverside County Medical Association, as well as the Indiana Hand Society and the University of Maryland Surgical Society.

    Dr. O’Connell actively lectures to the medical community on surgical techniques and to the public on topics of interest in orthopedics.

    He has a particular interest in arthroscopic rotator cuff and stabilization surgery of the shoulder, fracture of the wrist and hand, and soft tissue reconstruction of the hand and wrist.

    Professional Details

    • English
    • 36 years
    • 35 years

    Professional Education

    • University of Maryland School of Medicine
    • University of Maryland
    • University of Maryland
    • Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center

    Board Certification

    • American Board of Ortho Surgery - Hand Surgery
    • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Publication Date: May 18, 2024