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William N. Levine, MD

Board Certifications: 
Sports Medicine
Expertise in: 
Shoulder, Elbow & Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery
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Credentials & Experience

America's Top Doctor
NY Top Doctor

Board Certifications

  • Sports Medicine

Clinical Expertise

  • Golfer's Elbow
  • Labral Tear of Shoulder
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedics
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Arthroplasty
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder, Elbow & Sports Medicine
  • Shoulder Disorder
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Joint Instability
  • Shoulder Joint Replacement
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Problem
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Replacement Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Adolescent Sports Injuries
  • Sports Injury
  • Arthroscopic Debridement of Elbow
  • Sports Injury Rehabilitation
  • Arthroscopic Debridement of Shoulder
  • Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy of Shoulder
  • Sports Medicine Rehabilitation
  • Disorder of Ligament of Shoulder
  • Surgery
  • Disorder of Shoulder Joint
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Disorder
  • Elbow Fracture Surgery
  • Elbow Joint Pain
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Disorder of Ligament
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Knee Problem
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
  • Elbow Problem

Specialties

Education & Training

  • Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine
  • Internship: Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard Medical School
  • Residency: New England Medical Center-TUFTS University
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: University of Maryland Medical System

Honors & Awards

2001 – Present
Top Doctor: Sports Medicine”: Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.
Top Doctor: Sports Medicine”: New York Magazine

About William Levine

William N. Levine, MD – Shoulder, Elbow & Sports Medicine Surgeon at ColumbiaDoctors

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 Chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he holds the Frank E. Stinchfield Professorship in Orthopedic Surgery, and serves as Chief of the Orthopedics Service at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Levine previously served the Department as 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.

As 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 function as Team Physicians for the New York Yankees, Major League Soccer's (MLS) New York City Football Club, the Rockland Boulders, Fordham University, City College of New York, as well as over 25 high schools. Dr. Levine is a consultant for the National Hockey League Players' Association and chairs the Shoulder and Elbow subcommittee for the National Football League. As a former teaching tennis professional and the starting goalie for Stanford University's club hockey team, Dr. Levine is passionate about sports medicine and dedicated to patient care. 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 past member of the Executive Committee of the American Orthopedic Association, the world’s first orthopedic association and the organization that was primarily responsible for the development of orthopedics as a discipline separate from general surgery. He also served on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, the governing body that oversees licensure and training of orthopedic surgeons. Dr. Levine assumed the role as Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons in January 2016. He also received the prestigious American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon's Traveling Fellowship. Dr. Levine is a member of all the field’s major professional societies, including the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the Herodicus Society. He has made substantial contributions to research, having published more than 150 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 patents and research grants.

A native of Fargo, North Dakota, he received a B.A. in Human Biology from 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 fellowships 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.

Academic Titles

  • Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at CUMC

Administrative Positions

  • Chairman, Orthopedic Surgery
  • Chief, Shoulder Service
  • Co-Director, Center for Shoulder, Elbow and Sports Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital

Languages

  • Spanish

Gender

  • Male

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

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

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Blue Access (Exchange)
  • EPO
  • Gatekeeper (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Pathway (Exchange)
  • POS
  • PPO

Local 1199

  • NYP Employee Plan

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

MVP Health Care

  • MVP Health Care-Hudson Health Plan

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Managed Care

TRICARE

  • TRICARE

UnitedHealthcare

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

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

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

Contact & Locations

1
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, New York 10032
Phone:
(212) 305-4565
Fax:
(212) 305-0999
Primary
2
51 West 51st Street
Suite 370
New York, New York 10019
Phone:
(212) 305-4565
Fax:
(212) 305-0999
3
500 Grand Avenue
Englewood, New Jersey 07631
Phone:
(212) 305-4565
Fax:
(212) 305-0999
4
693 White Plains Road
Scarsdale, New York 10709
Phone:
(914) 750-4630

Research

Grants

A PROSPECTIVE, SINGLE BLINDED, MULTI-CENTER, RANDOMIZED, CONTROLLED, PIVOTAL STUDY TO ASSESS THE SAFETY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF THE INSPACE DEVICE FOR TREATMENT OF FULL THICKNESS MASSIVE ROTATOR CUFF TEARS (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

Mar 8 2017 - Mar 8 2022

CONCORDANCE OF NATIONAL REGISTRIES IN ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY (Private)

Jan 1 2019 - Dec 31 2019

AMERICAN SHOULDER AND ELBOW SURGEONS FELLOWSHIP FUNDING 2018-2019 (Private)

Sep 13 2018 - Sep 12 2019

SMITH & NEPHEW 2018-2019 CSES FELLOWSHIP (Private)

Aug 1 2018 - Jul 31 2019

AANA SPORTS MEDICINE FELLOWSHIP 2018-2019 (Private)

Jul 1 2018 - Jun 30 2019

ARTHROSCOPIC TECHNIQUE FOR IMPLANTATION OF TISSUE ENGINEERED SCAFFOLD (Private)

Oct 1 2017 - Sep 30 2018

SMITH AND NEPHEW 2017-2018 CSES FELLOWSHIP (Private)

Aug 1 2017 - Jul 31 2018

AMERICAN SHOULDER AND ELBOW SURGEONS FELLOWSHIP FUNDING (Private)

Aug 1 2017 - Jul 31 2018

BIOMECHANICAL COMPARISON OF SUBACROMIAL BALLOON SPACERS (Private)

Jun 1 2017 - May 31 2018

SMITH & NEPHEW 2016-2017 CSES FELLOWSHIP (Private)

Aug 11 2016 - Jul 31 2017

SMITH & NEPHEW 2015-2016 CSES FELLOWSHIP GRANT (Private)

Aug 1 2015 - Jul 31 2016

COLUMBIA SHOULDER STUDY (P&S Industry Clinical Trial)

Sep 1 2010 - Sep 1 2015

CENTER FOR SHOULDER, ELBOW AND SPORTS MEDICINE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM (Private)

Aug 1 2014 - Jul 31 2015

EFFECTIVE OF NICOTINE ON ROTATOR CUFF STRUCTURE AND HEALING (Private)

Jul 1 2013 - Jun 30 2014

CONCUSSIONS IN VARSITY STUDENT ATHLETES (Private)

Jul 1 2013 - Jun 30 2014

ORTHOPAEDICS GRAND ROUNDS SPEAKER VISITATION (Private)

Mar 7 2012 - Mar 6 2013

SATISFACTION AND SHOULDER FUNCTION IN PATIENTS WITH RE-TEAR FOLLOWING ROTATOR CUFF REPAIR: ANALYSIS OF THE EFFECTS OF AG (Private)

Feb 27 2012 - Feb 26 2013

CORTICOSTEROID INJECTIONS FOR ADHESIVE CAPSULITIS: INJECTION LOCATION, ACCURACY, AND EFFICACY (Private)

Jul 1 2011 - Jun 30 2012

OREF RESIDENT JOURNAL CLUB (Private)

Sep 1 2011 - Jun 1 2012

JBJS RESIDENT JOURNAL CLUB GRANT (Private)

Sep 1 2006 - Jun 30 2007