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Richard U. Levine, MD

Board Certifications: 
Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Accepting New Patients
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New and Existing Patients: 
(212) 326-8491

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Credentials & Experience

America's Top Doctor

Board Certifications

  • Gynecology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Clinical Expertise

  • Fibroids
  • HPV-Genital Warts
  • Abnormal Pap Smear

Education & Training

  • Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Internship: 1967 Bellevue Hospital
  • Residency: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY
  • Fellowship: Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center - NY
  • Fellowship: Karolinska Institute (Sweden)

Honors & Awards

  • APGO Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Arnold P. Gold Foundation Award in Humanism in Medicine
  • Best Doctors
  • President New York Obstetrical Society

About Richard Levine

Dr. Levine is committed to providing innovative, safe, caring and high quality medical care. He believes if a doctor listens to a patient, that patient will lead the physician to the diagnosis. His career is highlighted by the minimally invasive surgical procedures he pioneered, which are now widely practiced, and by his leadership in efforts to improve the quality of medical care for all patients.

Dr. Levine wrote the original research papers outlining the use of hysteroscopy as a diagnostic and surgical procedure. This breakthrough introduced one of the first minimally-invasive surgical procedures enabling gynecologists a view into the uterus, and a way to treat abnormalities without making an abdominal incision. He also specializes in evaluating abnormal Pap smears and managing patients infected with Human Papillomavirus (HPV). He pioneered the use of laser surgery and other minimally invasive outpatient surgical procedures to treat neoplasias.

Dr. Levine practices general gynecology performing routine exams, advising patients about menopause, HPV, and contraception. He provides second opinion consultations to evaluate the need for surgery. He has been honored for his humanism by the Arnold Gold Foundation and recognized by many Best Doctor Lists. His highest honor is the establishment of the Levine Family Professorship at Columbia, an endowment fund supported by donations from many grateful patients to improve healthcare for women.

*At this time, Dr. Levine accepts new patients for second opinions or by physician referrals only.

Academic Titles

  • Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at CUMC

Administrative Positions

  • Vice Chair for Development

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia


  • French


  • Male

Insurance Accepted


  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NY Signature
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health


  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO


  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO


  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

Local 1199

  • Local 1199


  • MagnaCare


  • Multiplan

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care


  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Contact & Locations

51 West 51st Street
New York, New York 10019
(212) 326-8491