Christopher G. Stevens, MD

Medical School

University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona

Board Certified

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

M.D. License

Arizona, Florida



Dr. Stevens is a board-certified Orthopaedic Surgeon who specializes in the comprehensive care of the entire upper extremity. He has completed an orthopaedic surgery residency as well as two separate subspecialty training programs (fellowships) in both sports medicine and hand/upper extremity surgery. This gives Dr. Stevens a background for utilizing the latest minimally invasive and arthroscopic techniques which expedites patient’s recovery and minimizes their pain.
Dr. Stevens is unique in that he has gone through the rigorous process of being certified by the subspecialty boards of sports medicine and hand surgery, along with the standard board certification in orthopaedic surgery. In addition, at present he is the only surgeon in Tucson and only one of a handful of orthopaedic surgeons in Arizona to be elected to the American Shoulder & Elbow Society, a prestigious subspecialty society with a focus on complex upper extremity surgery and research.
In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Stevens has also published several articles in major orthopaedic journals about new surgical techniques, functional outcomes of shoulder replacements, as well as reviews of the optimal treatment methods for upper extremity fractures.


Comprehensive upper extremity surgery including:
• shoulder replacement (anatomic and reverse replacement procedures)
• shoulder arthroscopy & rotator cuff repair
• shoulder instability (dislocations)
• complex shoulder injuries
• elbow replacements
• elbow arthroscopy
• tennis/golfer’s elbow treatment
• cubital tunnel treatment
• biceps & triceps tendon repairs
• wrist arthroscopy
• tendon/nerve/ligament repairs in the hand
• endoscopic and open carpal tunnel release
• thumb arthritis
• trigger finger releases
• upper extremity arthritis
• upper extremity fractures
• diagnostic upper extremity ultrasonography
• general fracture care

Residency – Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Fellowship – (1) Sports Medicine Fellowship, Banner Good Samaritan/TOCA, Phoenix, Arizona
(2) Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Affiliations – American Shoulder & Elbow Society (ASES)
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)
Western Orthopaedic Association (WOA)
Arizona Orthopaedic Society
Arizona Medical Association (ArMA)
Pima County Medical Society


Dr. Stevens provides comprehensive upper extremity services to injured workers including:
-Independent Medical Exams (IMEs)
-Dedicated, direct-line access for scheduling
-Same or next day appointments
-Impairment Ratings & Supportive Care based on the AMA Guides 6th edition
-Same day work status reports
Learn more about Workers’ Comp here.

Support Team

Nora M. Sanchez, FNP-C


  • MSN, FNP-C: Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner, University of Phoenix – Tucson, AZ
  • RNFA: Registered Nurse First Assistant Program, National Institute of First Assisting – Centennial, CO
  • BSN: Nursing, University of Arizona – Tucson, AZ
  • BS: Elementary Education, Northern Arizona University – Flagstaff, AZ


  • The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
  • American Heart Association, BLS
  • Southern Arizona Nurse Practitioner Association


We are now offering telehealth visits to aid in the comprehensive care for TOI patients. These visits can be scheduled through the Medical Assistant or by using the Appointment Scheduling link.


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Tucson Orthopaedic Institute

I want to take this opportunity to thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for your exceptional staff and the phenomenal care that you provided to me! I believe that you are an incredible Orthopedic Surgeon! You were kind, listened intently... and I truly believe that the phenomenal care that you provided is mending my forearm! Dr. Nora, you...
Tucson Orthopaedic Institute

Linda N., Tucson

I was referred to Dr. Stevens from my primary care provider.  My left hand and thumb were aching.  He took x-rays and found I had some arthritis in my hand.  After about a week I had to go back.  He gave me a shot right where it hurt the most.  It wasn't pleasant I must say, but after I got...
Tucson Orthopaedic Institute


Thank you to Dr. Stevens who did surgery on my pinkie finger that was broken when I fell. He always has a smile on his face when I see him and he always listens when we talk about my care, how I am healing, if I am in pain, etc. I could not have asked for a better doctor than...
Tucson Orthopaedic Institute

Jane W.

I have been under his care for about 10 months since my shoulder injury. During my course of treatment and surgery, Dr. Stevens always made me feel comfortable. He is easy to talk to, highly skilled, detailed, knowledgeable, and patient. He took time to answer all my questions, and I came with a list! I was informed about my surgery,...
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