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William N.  Levine, MD - Chairman

William N. Levine, MD - Chairman

Frank E. Stinchfield Professor and Chairman of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery

Head Team Physician - Columbia University Athletics

Chief, Shoulder Service and Co-Director CSES


Office: 212-305-0762 | Appointments: 212-305-4565

Surgical Scheduling & Precertification: 212-305-0622

William N. Levine, MD, is a nationally and globally renowned specialist in arthroscopic and open shoulder, elbow and knee surgery and sports medicine.  He is the Chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Columbia University's College of Physicians & Surgeons, where he holds the Frank E. Stinchfield Professorship in Orthopedic Surgery, and serves as Chief of the Orthopedics Service at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center.  Dr. Levine previously was Vice Chairman for Education, Residency and Fellowship Director, Chief of the Shoulder Service, and Co-Director of the Center for Shoulder, Elbow and Sports Medicine for the Department.

 

As the Head Team Physician for Columbia University, Dr. Levine is responsible for providing care for 31 Columbia intercollegiate athletic teams.  Under his guidance, the Department's surgeons also serve as Team Physicians for the New York Yankees, Major League Soccer's (MLS) New York City Football Club and the Rockland Boulders.  Dr. Levine is a consultant for the National Hockey League Players' Association, a site physician for the National Football League, and orthopedic physician for numerous college and high school sports programs.  As a former tennis professional and the starting goalie for Stanford University's varsity hockey team, Dr. Levine brings a passionate interest to sports medicine and all his patients.  He has been named a Top Doctor in Sports Medicine by Castle Connolly and New York Magazine, and one of the top 25 shoulder surgeons in the United States by Orthopedics This Week.

 

Dr. Levine is a member of the Executive Committee of the American Orthopedic Association, the oldest and one of the most prestigious orthopedic associations.  He serves on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, the governing body which oversees licensure and training of orthopedic surgeons, and as Deputy Editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.  He has been the recipient of the prestigious American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon's Traveling Fellowship.  Other professional societies include the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the Herodicus Society.  He has made substantial contributions to research, having published more than 140 peer-reviewed articles, written over 50 book chapters, edited 11 textbooks, and given over 200 scientific presentations in the United States and abroad.  He holds multiple patients and research grants.

 

A native of Fargo, North Dakota, he received a B.A. in Human Biology for Stanford and his Doctor of Medicine degree from Case Western Reserve.  He was a resident in orthopedic surgery at New England Medical Center, and held felloships at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in Shoulder Surgery and the University of Maryland in Sports Medicine.  He joined Columbia's Department of Orthopedic Surgery in 1998, became Residency Director in 2002, and in 2006 was awarded the Charles S. Neer, M.D. Teacher of the Year Award for his enthusiasm, passion and dedication to resident education.  He lives in Manhattan with his wife and two daughters.

 


Education

1982-1986Bachelor of Arts, Human Biology
Stanford University, Stanford, CA
1986-1990Doctor of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH

Postdoctoral Training

1990 –1991Internship in General Surgery
Beth Israel Hospital / Harvard, Boston, MA
1991 –1994Resident, Orthopaedic Surgery
New England Medical Center / Tufts University Medical School, Boston, MA
1994 –1995Chief Resident in Orthopaedic Surgery
New England Medical Center, Boston, MA
1995 –1996Fellowship in Shoulder Surgery, Columbia Shoulder Service
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Columbia University, New York, NY
1997 – 1998Fellowship in Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

Licensure

  •    New York
  •    New Jersey
  •    California

Board Certification

  •    Diplomate of the Board, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  •    Sub-specialty Certification in Sports Medicine (ABOS)
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