Researcher’s Profile

Robert J. Steffner, MD


Robert J. Steffner, MD specializes in the multidisciplinary care of bone and soft tissue tumors, including benign and malignant conditions in pediatric and adult patients. In addition, he cares for patients with metastatic cancer to bone and primary marrow tumors such as Multiple Myeloma and Lymphoma. His clinical interests also include high-energy fracture management, revision surgery for fracture, and joint replacement including anterior hip replacements.

After receiving his undergraduate degree from Saint John's University, and his MD from Wayne State School of Medicine, Dr. Steffner completed his residency training at the University of Chicago. He went on to complete fellowships in orthopedic oncology and orthopedic trauma at the University of Chicago and University of California - Davis, respectively.

Dr. Steffner's research interests include investigating the outcomes of patients with metastatic carcinoma, decision-making for patients presenting with an unplanned excision of a soft tissue sarcoma, biomedical engineering adjuncts to aid function after bone tumor surgery, and perioperative pain management in tumor surgery.

In addition to his role as a clinician, researcher, and medical educator, Dr. Steffner is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), and Alpha Omega Alpha; he serves as part of the Emerging Leaders Program of the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA), and as a faculty member of AO Trauma. Additionally, he is a candidate member of the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society.