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Steven J. Vander Naalt, M.D.

Elbow Hand & Wrist
Great Plains Orthopaedics


Certification & Education

I enjoy anatomy and applying it to a patients’ problem.  Hand surgery allows you to take the anatomy and skills from several different surgical disciplines – orthopedics, plastic, vascular, general surgery – to help a wide range of patients.

I most enjoy helping any patient that is having daily pain or numbness and hearing how a surgery has helped them return to normal daily activities.  I have had several patients express how happy they are that their symptoms they have had for years are now completely gone.

I prefer to spend my spare time with my wife and two children, working outside, and swimming.

Medicine allows me to have a job where I can constantly stay engaged and interested in what I am doing.  Hand surgery allows me to help people with daily problems or an injury they were not prepared for.  I feel privileged to be able to help others and treat all patients like they are family.


Board Certification:

  • American Board of Surgery


Fellowship 2015-2016

  • University of Connecticut

Residency 2010-2015

  • Chief Surgical Resident 2014-15
  • University of Illinois: Peoria

Medical School 2006-2010

  • Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine

Undergraduate 2002-2006

  • Lawrence University (Appleton, WI)

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