Lawrence Hurst, M.D.
Dr. Lawrence Hurst is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Hand Surgery at Stony Brook University Medical Center. He is board-certified in Orthopaedic Surgery with over 30 years of practice experience and additional qualifications in surgery of the hand. His dedication to his patients and to the field of hand surgery is evident through his long list of teaching and research credentials, as well as his exceptional quality of care provided at our practice.
Dr. Hurst graduated with his Bachelor’s degree in Zoology and his medical degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He then completed an internship at the University of Utah Affiliated Hospitals, and residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. To further specialize his knowledge, Dr. Hurst completed a fellowship in Hand Surgery at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center.
Since the mid 1980s, Dr. Hurst has worked collaboratively to find a non-surgical treatment for Dupuytren’s Disease, a debilitating hand disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. Dr. Hurst’s research was published in the New England Journal of Medicine in September of 2009. The Orthopaedic Research & Education Foundation (OREF) recognized his achievement in research in 2009 with the OREF Clinical Award. He is also the 2010 recipient of the Albion O. Bernstein, MD Award from the Medical Society of New York, presented to the physician or scientist who has made “the most widely beneficial discovery or developed the most useful method in medicine, surgery, or disease prevention”.