Nathan Lesley, M.D.  Education History


  • Fellowship in Hand/Upper Extremity & Microsurgery: Brown University, Providence, RI
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency: John Peter Smith Hospital, Fort Worth TX
  • Medical School: Texas Tech University School of Medicine, Lubbock TX
  • Undergraduate: Tarleton State University, Stephenville TX


  • Fort Worth Magazine “Top Docs” 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Texas Monthly “Super Docs” 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • 2008 Best PGY3 Orthopedic Teaching Resident of the Year, awarded by The Journal Of Orthopaedic Trauma. July, 2008
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, 2005
  • Outstanding Medical Student in Orthopedic Surgery, 2005
  • Presidential Honors Scholar, Tarleton State University, 7/1997 – 12/2000
  • Magna Cum Laude, Tarleton State University, 2000


  • Acumed LLC, Portland, OR
  • Arthrex, Naples, FL
  • Exsomed, Aliso Viejo, CA
  • MicroAire, Charlottesville, VA
  • Immertec, Tampa, FL
  • Osteomed, Dallas, TX
  • Fort Worth Physical Therapy, Fort Worth, TX


Lesley N, Lichtman D.  Classification and Treatment of Kienböck’s Disease:

A Review of the Past 100 Years, and a Look at the Future. Handchir Mikrochir Plast Chir  2010; 42: 171– 176

Lichtman, D, Lesley N, Simmons S. The Classification and Treatment of Kienböck’s Disease: The State of the Art and a Look at the Future. J Hand Surgery (Eur Vol) 2010; 35: 549-554

Wagner R, Lesley N, Cote R, Tayag T. Evaluating Factors affecting Patellar Component Fixation Strength in Total Knee Arthroplasty. Am J Orthop 2013; 42(9):416-9.

Lesley N, Pirela-Cruz M. Distraction Lengthening of the Thumb Following Replantation. J of Reconstr Microsurg  2005; 21:161-165


  • Travelling, Literature, Family activities, Hiking, Guitar

The Hand to Shoulder Center

At The Hand to Shoulder Center in Fort Worth, TX, our team of fellowship-trained hand, elbow, and shoulder surgeons treat any and all conditions from the shoulder to the fingertip. Our surgeons perform both elective and reconstructive procedures, including:

  • Joint Replacement
  • Traumatic Injury Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Microsurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Wide Awake Local Anesthesia Only Surgery

Our physicians are associated with the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact us online or call (817) 420-9238.

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