A family practitioner, Dr. Steben is a sexual health consultant and his research focuses mostly on chronic genital disease including HPV. He is a professor, the Social and Preventive Medicine department of the School of public health at Université de Montréal. He is a sexual health expert. He is a consultant at Family Medicine Group 1851 where is clinical practice is devoted to multidisciplinary approach to sexual health.

He is a member of the Canadian STI guidelines expert group. He has chaired the 26th International papillomavirus society meeting as well as the first Public health workshop and Clinical workshop in July 2010. He is Chair of the Canadian network on HPV prevention International Centre for Infectious Diseases. He is on the board of the International Society for the Study of Vulvo-vaginal Disease, International papillomavirus society and American STD association. He is a founding member of IUSTI Canada branch of IUSTI North America.