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L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS Physician

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

Dr. Levin is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. L. Scott Levin

Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs issue from 2010 through 2016

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2010, 2012-14

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Surgery
    • Plastic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

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

Clinical Expertise:

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Avascular Necrosis (Osteonecrosis)
  • Brachial Plexus Injury (BPI)
  • Chronic Wounds
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Hand Arthritis
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Ligament Injury
  • Hand Transplant
  • Limb Salvage Surgery
  • Malunion
  • Microvascular Reconstruction
  • Nonunion
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
  • Sternal Nonunion
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome (TTS)
  • Tendon Transfers
  • Vascularized Bone Grafts
  • Wrist Arthritis
  • Wrist Fracture

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

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

Education and Training

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

Memberships

Academic Orthopaedic Alumni Association, National American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, National American Association of Plastic Surgeons, National American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc., National American Board of Plastic Surgery, National American Board of Plastic Surgery, National American College of Surgeons, National American College of Surgeons, National American College of Surgeons, National American College of Surgeons, 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 Microsurgery, National American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, National American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, National American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, National American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, National American Society for Surgery of the Hand, National American Society for Surgery of the Hand, National American Society for Surgery of the Hand, National American Society for Surgery of the Hand, National American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, National American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, National American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, National American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, National American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, National American Society of Reconstructive Transplantation, National Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine, Rutgers Cleveland Clinic Consortium - Composite Tissue Allotransplantation, National Association of Academic Chairman of Plastic Surgery, National Association of Academic Chairmen of Plastic Surgery, National Association of Academic Surgery, National British Society for Surgery of the Hand, International DeForest Willard Society, Local DeForest Willard Society, University of Pennsylvania Health System, National Duke Hand Club, Local Eastern Orthopaedic Association, National 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 Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Local North Carolina Medical Society, Local North Carolina Society for Surgery of the Hand, Founding Member, Local North Carolina Society for Surgery of the Hand, Local Orthopaedic Research Society, National Orthopaedic Trauma Association, National Orthopaedic Trauma Association, National Penn Medicine Campaign Cabinet Membership, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Local Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, Local Piedmont Orthopaedic Society, National Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation, National Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation, National Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation, National Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation, National Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation, National Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation, National Plastic Surgery Research Council, 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 The American Society for Reconstructive Transplantation, National Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, National World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Levin is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Research

Selected Publications:

Drolet Brian C, Lifchez Scott D, Jacoby Sidney M, Varone Andrew, Regan Linda A, Baren Jill M, Akelman Edward, Osterman A Lee, Levin L Scott: Perceptions of Emergency Medicine Residency and Hand Surgery Fellowship Program Directors in the Appropriate Disposition of Upper Extremity Emergencies. The Journal of hand surgery 40 (12): 2435-9,2015.

Silvestre Jason, Levin L Scott, Serletti Joseph M, Chang Benjamin: The Plastic Surgery Hand Curriculum. Plastic and reconstructive surgery 136 (6): 1239-47,2015.

Bibbo Christopher, Newman Andrew S, Lackman Richard D, Levin L Scott, Kovach Stephen J: A simplified approach to reconstruction of hemipelvectomy defects with lower extremity free fillet flaps to minimize ischemia time. Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS 68 (12): 1750-4,2015.

Wang Jue, Min Peiru, Grassetti Luca, Lazzeri Davide, Zhang Yi Xin, Nicoli Fabio, Innocenti Marco, Torresetti Matteo, Levin L Scott, Persichetti Paolo: Preliminary Outcomes of Distal IMAP and SEAP Flaps for the Treatment of Unstable Keloids Subject to Recurrent Inflammation and Infections in the Lower Sternal and Upper Abdominal Areas. Journal of reconstructive microsurgery 31 (9): 621-30,2015.

Silvestre Jason, Lin Ines C, Levin L Scott, Chang Benjamin: Experience in Hand Surgery for Graduates of Three Surgical Specialties. Plastic and reconstructive surgery 136 (4 Suppl): 24,2015.

Silvestre Jason, Guzman Javier Z, Abbatematteo Joseph M, Chang Benjamin, Levin L Scott: Evaluation of content and accessibility of hand fellowship websites. Hand (New York, N.Y.) 10 (3): 516-21,2015.

Cho Eugenia H, Garcia Ryan M, Blau Jared, Levinson Howard, Erdmann Detlev, Levin L Scott, Hollenbeck Scott T: Microvascular Anastomoses Using End-to-End versus End-to-Side Technique in Lower Extremity Free Tissue Transfer. Journal of reconstructive microsurgery : 2015.

Nelson Jonas A, Fischer John P, Haddock Nicholas T, Mackay Duncan, Wink Jason D, Newman Andrew S, Levin L Scott, Kovach Stephen J: Striving for Normalcy after Lower Extremity Reconstruction with Free Tissue: The Role of Secondary Esthetic Refinements. Journal of reconstructive microsurgery : 2015.

Zheng He-Ping, Zhuang Yue-Hong, Lin Jian, Zhang Yi Xin, Levin L Scott, Grassetti Luca, Lazzeri Davide, Persichetti Paolo: Revisit of the anatomy of the distal perforator of the descending genicular artery and clinical application of its perforator "propeller" flap in the reconstruction of soft tissue defects around the knee. Microsurgery 35 (5): 370-9,2015.

Pulos Nicholas, Shaked Abraham, Abt Peter L, Doll Stacey L, McAndrew Christine T, Chang Benjamin, Levin L Scott: Hand allotransplantation: operating room set-up and team coordination. Techniques in hand & upper extremity surgery 19 (2): 68-72,2015.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Medicine University City
3737 Market Street, 6th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 294-9607
Fax: (215) 349-5890
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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