About Steven Shannon, MD
Dr. Steven Shannon is originally a northern Nevada native. He completed a Bachelors of Science with Distinction in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Nevada, Reno and then obtained his Medical Doctorate at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. Shannon was honored to complete his orthopedic surgery residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Mayo Clinic has been ranked as the #1 hospital in the nation and Dr. Shannon gained world class education and training.
Dr. Shannon went on to complete his orthopedic trauma fellowship at the world famous, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Shannon gained the clinical and surgical experience to care for injuries, specifically severe pelvic/acetabular trauma and limb salvage utilizing the Ilizarov technique, presenting to one of the busiest trauma centers in the world. Dr. Shannon then joined the Bryan Trauma Center in Lincoln, Nebraska from 2019-2022 where he brought unique surgical skill sets in the care of traumatically injured patients, particularly pelvic trauma and limb salvage.
Dr. Shannon’s unique skill set involves utilizing the STARR Frame for percutaneous minimally invasive pelvic and acetabular surgery to decrease patient morbidity and improve outcomes. Dr. Shannon is also one of the only physicians in Nevada utilizing the Ilizarov limb salvage technique. This process involves transporting a segment of bone slowly over time with a ring fixator, essentially growing the patient’s limb back that otherwise would have faced amputation from the complications of their initial trauma. Dr. Shannon brings these techniques to Reno Orthopedic Center to care for trauma patients in northern Nevada.
Dr. Shannon is also expanding clinical research activity in orthopedic trauma. He has been an author in over 40+ peer reviewed publications, national/international podium presentations and book chapters. He received the highest honor for orthopaedic trauma research, the Edwin G. Bovill Jr., MD Award for Best Paper Presented at the Orthopaedic Trauma Association 2018 Annual Meeting for his randomized prospective study on hip fractures. He also served as a site Principal Investigator for the groundbreaking international multicenter trauma trial PREPARE.