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L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS, FAOA

L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS, FAOA Physician

Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Professor of Plastic Surgery in Surgery Paul B. Magnuson Professor of Bone and Joint Surgery

Dr. Levin is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. L. Scott Levin

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2010, 2012 - 2018

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009 - 2018

Recognized annually in Philadelphia magazine's Top Docs issues, 2010 - 2019

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Clinical Specialties


  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, 1993
  • Plastic Surgery, 1993
  • Surgery - Surgery of the Hand, 1994

Clinical Expertise:

  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Hand and Wrist Surgery
  • Hand Deformities
  • Hand Injuries
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Reconstructive Hand Surgery
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Syndactyly Repair
  • Tendon Repair
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Volkmann's Ischemic Contracture
  • Wrist Injuries

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine
Residency: Duke University Medical Center
Fellowship: Duke University Medical Center


Academic Orthopaedic Alumni Association, National Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, National American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, National American Association of Plastic Surgeons, National American Board of Plastic Surgery, National American College of Surgeons, National American Israeli Orthopaedic Society, International American Orthopaedic Association, National American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society, National American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, National American Society for Reconstructive Transplantation, National American Society for Surgery of the Hand, National American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, National American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, National Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine, Rutgers Cleveland Clinic Consortium-Composite Tissue Allotransplantation, National Association of Academic Chairman of Plastic Surgery, National British Society for Surgery of the Hand, International DeForest Willard Society, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Local Duke Hand Club, Local Eastern Orthopaedic Association, Local German Society for Orthopaedics and Trauma, International Groupe pour l’Avancement de la Microchirurgie, International International Federation of the Society for Surgery of the Hand (IFSSH), International International Microsurgery Society, International International Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, International KIROS, National Musculoskeletal Infection Society, National New Millennium Hand Club, National North Carolina Medical Society, Local North Carolina Society for Surgery of the Hand, Local Orthopaedic Research Society, National Orthopaedic Trauma Association, National Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, Local Piedmont Orthopaedic Society, National Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation, National Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation, National Societe International de Chirurgie et de Traumatologie (SICOT), International Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons, National Southeastern Hand Club, National Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, National Southern Medical Association, National Southern Orthopaedic Association, National Temple University School of Medicine Alumni Association, Local Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, National World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Levin is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Medicine Rittenhouse Long-Term Acute Care Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Levin L Scott: From Autotransplantation to Allotransplantation: A Perspective on the Future of Reconstructive Microsurgery. Journal of reconstructive microsurgery : 2018.

Kazmers Nikolas H, Thibaudeau Stephanie, Gerety Patrick, Lambi Alex G, Levin Lawrence Scott: Versatility of the Medial Femoral Condyle Flap for Extremity Reconstruction and Identification of Risk Factors for Nonunion, Delayed Time to Union, and Complications. Annals of plastic surgery 80 (4): 364-372,2018.

Kazmers Nikolas H, Liu Tiffany C, Wu Chia H, Steinberg David R, Bozentka David J, Levin L Scott, Gray Benjamin L: Deferring Routine Wrist Radiography Does Not Affect Management of de Quervain Tendinopathy Patients. Journal of wrist surgery 7 (2): 115-120,2018.

Colen David L, Carney Martin J, Shubinets Valeriy, Lanni Michael A, Liu Tiffany, Levin L Scott, Lee Gwo-Chin, Kovach Stephen J: Soft-Tissue Reconstruction of the Complicated Knee Arthroplasty: Principles and Predictors of Salvage. Plastic and reconstructive surgery 141 (4): 1040-1048,2018.

Weissenbacher Annemarie, Cendales Linda, Morelon Emmanuel, Petruzzo Palmina, Brandacher Gerald, Friend Peter J, Gorantla Vijay, Kaufman Christina, Krapf Johanna, Levin Lawrence Scott, Vrakas Georgios, Schneeberger Stefan: Meeting Report of the 13th Congress of the International Society of Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation. Transplantation : 2018.

Yan Chun Hoi, Arciola Carla Renata, Soriano Alex, Levin L Scott, Bauer Thomas W, Parvizi Javad: Team Approach: The Management of Infection After Total Knee Replacement. JBJS reviews 6 (4): e9,2018.

Levin L Scott: Reply to Letter: Muscle versus fasciocutaneous free flaps in lower extremity traumatic reconstruction: A multicenter outcomes analysis. Plastic and reconstructive surgery : 2018.

Levin L Scott: Discussion: Long-Term Patient-Reported Outcomes following Free Flap Lower Extremity Reconstruction for Traumatic Injuries. Plastic and reconstructive surgery 141 (3): 784-785,2018.

Kamei Naosuke, Ochi Mitsuo, Adachi Nobuo, Ishikawa Masakazu, Yanada Shinobu, Levin L Scott, Kamei Goki, Kobayashi Takaaki: The safety and efficacy of magnetic targeting using autologous mesenchymal stem cells for cartilage repair. Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy : official journal of the ESSKA : 2018.

Gaetz William, Kessler Sudha K, Roberts Tim P L, Berman Jeffrey I, Levy Todd J, Hsia Michelle, Humpl Deborah, Schwartz Erin S, Amaral Sandra, Chang Ben, Levin Lawrence Scott: Massive cortical reorganization is reversible following bilateral transplants of the hands: evidence from the first successful bilateral pediatric hand transplant patient. Annals of clinical and translational neurology 5 (1): 92-97,2018.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Medicine University City
3737 Market Street, 6th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-3340
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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