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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 employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. L. Scott Levin

Recognized annually in Philadelphia magazine's Top Docs issue, 2010-2017

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

Specialty:

  • 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)
  • Bone Infection (Osteomyelitis)
  • 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
  • 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

Memberships

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 Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 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 for International Reconstructive Microsurgery - 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 Godina Fellowship Selection Committee, National Groupe pour l’Avancement de la Microchirurgie, International International Advisory Board on Surgical Wound Management,Smith and Nephew, 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, Local North Carolina Society of Plastic, Maxillofacial and Reconstructive Surgeons, Local Orthopaedic Research Society, National Orthopaedic Trauma Association, National Orthopaedic Trauma Research Program, National Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, Local Piedmont Orthopaedic Society, 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 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.
  • 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:

Colen David L, Lin Ines C, Levin L Scott, Chang Benjamin: Radial Longitudinal Deficiency: Recent Developments, Controversies, and an Evidence-Based Guide to Treatment. The Journal of hand surgery 42 (7): 546-563,2017.

Shammas R L, Hwang B H, Levin L S, Richard M J, Ruch D S, Mithani S K: Outcomes of sympathectomy and vascular bypass for digital ischaemia in connective tissue disorders. The Journal of hand surgery, European volume : 1753193417718784,2017.

Silvestre Jason, Lin Ines C, Levin Lawrence Scott, Chang Benjamin: Variable Operative Experience in Hand Surgery for Plastic Surgery Residents. Journal of surgical education 74 (4): 650-655,2017.

Momeni Arash, Lanni Michael A, Levin Lawrence S, Kovach Stephen J: Does the use of arteriovenous loops increase complications rates in posttraumatic microsurgical lower extremity reconstruction?-A matched-pair analysis. Microsurgery : 2017.

Shammas Ronnie L, Avashia Yash J, Farjat Alfredo E, Catanzano Anthony A, Levin L Scott, Eward William C, Brigman Brian E, Erdmann Detlev: Vascularized Fibula-Based Physis Transfer: A Follow-Up Study of Longitudinal Bone Growth and Complications. Plastic and reconstructive surgery. Global open 5 (5): e1352,2017.

Kazmers Nikolas H, Rozell Joshua C, Rumball Kevin M, Kozin Scott H, Zlotolow Dan A, Levin L Scott: Medial Femoral Condyle Microvascular Bone Transfer as a Treatment for Capitate Avascular Necrosis: Surgical Technique and Case Report. The Journal of hand surgery : 2017.

Levin L Scott, Rozell Joshua C, Pulos Nicholas: Distal Radius Fractures in the Elderly. The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 25 (3): 179-187,2017.

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.

Ligh Cassandra A, Nelson Jonas A, Fischer John P, Kovach Stephen J, Levin L Scott: The Effectiveness of Free Vascularized Fibular Flaps in Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head and Neck: A Systematic Review. Journal of reconstructive microsurgery 33 (3): 163-172,2017.

Zimmer Zachary R, Horneff John G, Taylor Ryan M, Levin L Scott, Kovach Stephen, Mehta Samir: Evaluation and Treatment of Open Distal Humeral Fractures. JBJS reviews 5 (1): 2017.

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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