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L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS

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

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Penn Medicine.

Overall Ratings

Patient Comments

Clinical Specialties


  • Orthopaedic 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 Reconstructive Surgery
  • 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
  • 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


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 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.


Selected Publications:

Shubinets Valeriy, Gerety Patrick A, Pannucci Christopher J, Butler Paris D, Mirzabeigi Michael N, Chang Benjamin, Levin L Scott, Lin Ines C: Attitude of hand surgeons toward Affordable Care Act: A survey of members of American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Journal of orthopaedics 14 (1): 38-44,2017.

Cho Eugenia H, Bauder Andrew R, Centkowski Sierra, Shammas Ronnie L, Mundy Lily, Kovach Stephen J, Levin L Scott, Hollenbeck Scott T: Preoperative Platelet Count Predicts Lower Extremity Free Flap Thrombosis: A Multi-Institutional Experience. Plastic and reconstructive surgery 139 (1): 220-230,2017.

Momeni Arash, Lanni Michael, Levin L Scott, Kovach Stephen J: Microsurgical Reconstruction of Traumatic Lower Extremity Defects in the Pediatric Population. Plastic and reconstructive surgery : 2016.

Gu Chuan, Liu Fei, Luo Xusong, Zhou Xianyu, Yang Jun, Levin L Scott: Triptolide Reduces the Required Dose of Tacrolimus by Attenuating Inflammation, Enhancing Immunosuppression, and Increasing Donor Chimerism in a Heterotopic Hindlimb Transplantation Model. Plastic and reconstructive surgery 138 (6): 1243-1253,2016.

Roberts S E, Thibaudeau S, Burrell J C, Zager E L, Cullen D K, Levin L S: To reverse or not to reverse? A systematic review of autograft polarity on functional outcomes following peripheral nerve repair surgery. Microsurgery : 2016.

Momeni Arash, Chang Benjamin, Levin L Scott: Technology and vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA)-lessons learned from the first bilateral pediatric hand transplant. Journal of materials science. Materials in medicine 27 (11): 161,2016.

Xu Heng, Zhang Zheng, Tao Wei, Steinberger Zvi, Li Hua, Levin L Scott, Fang Yong, Zhang Yi Xin: Ex Vivo Delay: A Novel Approach to Increase Prefabricated Flaps Survival Rate. Journal of reconstructive microsurgery 32 (8): 632-8,2016.

Kazmers Nikolas H, Thibaudeau Stephanie, Levin L Scott: A Scapholunate Ligament-Sparing Technique Utilizing the Medial Femoral Condyle Corticocancellous Free Flap to Reconstruct Scaphoid Nonunions With Proximal Pole Avascular Necrosis. The Journal of hand surgery 41 (9): e309-15,2016.

Schenker Mara L, Baldwin Keith D, Israelite Craig L, Levin L Scott, Mehta Samir, Ahn Jaimo: Selecting the Best and Brightest: A Structured Approach to Orthopedic Resident Selection. Journal of surgical education 73 (5): 879-85,2016.

Clement R Carter, Derman Peter B, Kheir Michael M, Soo Adrianne E, Flynn David N, Levin L Scott, Fleisher Lee: Risk Adjustment for Medicare Total Knee Arthroplasty Bundled Payments. Orthopedics 39 (5): e911-6,2016.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Medicine University City
3737 Market Street, 6th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-3340
Fax: (215) 349-5890
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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