Erin (Mcdermott) Nance, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery, New York, NY, Mount Sinai Morningside


Orthopaedic SurgeryNew York, NY

Hand Surgery

President Nance MD, Hand and Upper Extremity Orthopaedic Surgery

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  • Dr. Erin M. Nance is a Hand and Upper Extremity Orthopaedic Surgeon. Dr. Nance attended the University of Virginia where she received the prestigious Jefferson Scholarship and graduated with High Distinction. She obtained her medical degree from Brown University. She completed her Orthopaedic Surgery residency training at Lenox Hill Hospital (New York, NY), Boston Children’s Hospital (Boston, MA) and Maryland Shock Trauma Hospital (Baltimore, MD). Dr. Nance completed a Hand Surgery fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery (New York, NY). She continues to teach residents and medical students at Lenox Hill Hospital.

    Dr. Nance has published numerous peer reviewed scientific articles on topics including yoga and pilates wrist injuries, wrist-saving ligament reconstruction procedures, hand tumors, hand arthritis and wrist fractures. She has lectured and presented research at national and international conferences. Her clinical interests include sports injuries of the hand and upper extremity, upper extremity trauma, hand and wrist arthritis, upper extremity nerve disorders including carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel syndromes, and women’s elite level sports injuries. Dr. Nance strives to deliver individualized, thorough and thoughtful care to each patient and to provide the most up-to-date and scientifically proven medical and surgical treatments.

    Dr. Nance is a former high level athlete earning All-New York City honors in Soccer and Swimming. She is a life-long New Yorker, where she lives with her husband and daughter, and frequently mentors high school students in the New York City area.
  • Nance MD

    Hand and Upper Extremity Orthopaedic Surgery

Education & Training

  • Lenox Hill Hospital
    Lenox Hill HospitalResidency
  • Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
    Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown UniversityMedicalSchool
  • University of VirginiaOtherTraining

Certifications & Licensure

  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2014 - 2021
  • MA State Medical License
    MA State Medical License 2011 - 2012
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Best Resident Paper 2014
  • Annual Meeting Scholarship ASSH, 2013
  • Children’s Hand and Arm Research Scholarship 2006
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Publications & Presentations

Journal Articles

  • Impact of Video Review on Surgical Procedure Determination for Patients with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy  
    Michelle Carlson, Jennifer Lewin, Laura Spincola, Erin McDermott, The Journal of Hand Surgery, 1/1/2009
  • Four Corner Arthrodesis using a Circular Plate and Distal Radius Bone Grafting: A Consecutive Case Series  
    Greg Merrell, Erin McDermott, Arnold-Peter Weiss, The Journal of Hand Surgery, 1/1/2008
  • Glomus Tumors  
    Erin McDermott and Arnold-Peter C.Weiss, The Journal of Hand Surgery, 1/1/2006


  • Dorsal Wrist Pain in the Extended Loading Wrist Position
    Erin Nance, David Byun, Yoshimi Endo, Steve K Lee, New York Society for Surgery of the Hand, New York, NY, 1/1/2015
  • Dorsal Wrist Pain in the Extended Loading Wrist Position
    Nance E, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Seattle, WA, 1/1/2015
  • Radiographic Evaluation of the Scapholunate Intercarpal Reconstruction with ECRL Autograft, a Novel Technique for Scapholunate Stabilization
    Nance E, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Maui, HI, 1/1/2015
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  • Anatomy of a Deadlock: The impact of the Theresa Marie Schiavo case on the medical-legal framework for end-of-life decision-making 
    Nance E

Press Mentions

  • 40 Incredible Ways Your Body Changes After 40July 31, 2020
  • 15 Things You Didn't Know Had a Shelf LifeMay 29, 2020
  • 13 Surprising Things That Can Affect Your Immune SystemMarch 30, 2020
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