Penn Orthopaedics

Orthopaedic Surgery Faculty

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Lawrence Scott Levin, MD

Paul D. Magnuson Professor of Bone and Joint Surgery
Attending, Presbyterian Hospital & Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
Attending, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Attending, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Chair, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery

Contact information
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street, 2 Silverstein
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Office: 215-662-3350
Fax: 215-349-5890
Education:
B.S. (Zoology)
Duke University, 1977.
N/A (Medicine)
St. George's University School of Medicine, 1980.
MD (Medicine)
Temple University School of Medicine, 1982.
Post-Graduate Training
Traveling Fellow, Clinical and Laboratory Participant, Hand and Microvascular Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hiroshima University School of Medicine, Hiroshima, Japan, 1977-1977.
Intern, General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 1982-1983.
Resident, General and Thoracic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 1983-1984.
Resident, Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 1984-1988.
Resident, Plastic, Reconstructive, Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 1988-1991.
A.O. Traveling Fellow, AO/ASIF Foundation, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland, 1988-1988.
Fellow, Hand and Microvascular, Christine Kleinert Institute, Louisville, KY, 1988-1988.
Fellow, Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 1989-1989.
Traveling Fellow, Orthopaedics, American Orthopaedic Association North American Traveling Fellowship, 1990-1990.
Traveling Fellow, Orthopaedics, American Orthopaedic Association, American, British, Canadian Traveling Fellowship, 1995-1995.
Burnell Traveling Fellow, Hand Surgery, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 1999-2000.
Certifications
National Board of Medical Examiners, 1983.
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1993.
American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 1993.
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery, 1994.
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Recertification), 2003.
The College of Medicine of South Africa (CMSA), Honorary Fellowship of the College of Plastic Surgeons, 2006.
University of Athens, School of Medicine, Honorary Doctorate Degree, 2008.
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Selected Publications

Schenker ML, Baldwin KD, Israelite CL, Levin LS, Mehta S, Ahn J: Selecting the Best and Brightest: A Structured Approach to Resident Selection. Academic Medicine August 2014 Notes: (Submitted for publication in Academic Medicine, August 2014).

Cho EH, Garcia RM, Pien I, Kuchibhatla M, Levinson H, Erdmann D, Levin LS, Hollenbeck ST: Vascular Considerations in Foot and Ankle Free Tissue Transfer: Analysis of 231 Free Flaps. Microsurgery August 2014 Notes: Submitted for publication, August 2014.

Bibbo C, Ehrlich DA, Nguyen HML, Levin LS, Kovach SJ: Low Wound Complication Rates for the Lateral Extensile Approach for Calcaneal ORIF When the Lateral Calcaneal Artery is Patent. Foot and Ankle International 35(7): 650-656, July 2014.

Wang J, Lazzeri D, Zhang YX, Grassetti L, Nicoli F, Torresetti M, Feng SQ, Levin LS, Innocenti M, Persichetti P: Preliminary Outcomes after Distal IMAP and SEAP Flaps for the Treatment of Instable Keloids Subject to Recurrent Inflammation and Infection in Lower Sternal and Upper Abdominal Areas. Journal of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery July 2014.

Zhang, Zhu J, Liu L, Yumeihappy, Enomoto-Iwamoto M, Beier F, Levin LS: Reduced EGFR Signaling Enhances Cartilage Destruction in a Mouse Osteoarthritis Model. Journal of Bone Research June 2014 Notes: Accepted for publication in Bone Research – June 2014.

Schenker ML, Baldwin K, Israelite CL, Levin LS, Mehta S, Ahn J: A Systematic Approach to Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Selection - Selecting the Best and Brightest and Practice Management/Rehabilitation Guided Poster Tour. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA March 2014 Notes: Poster Presentation.

Cho EH, Garcia R, Pien I, Thomas S, Levin LS, Hollenbeck ST: An Algorithmic Approach for Managing Orthopaedic Surgical Wounds of the Foot and Ankle. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research February 2014.

Tintle S, Potter BK, Elliott RM, Levin LS: Hand Transplant. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 2(1), January 2014.

Nelson JA, Fischer JP, Haddock NT, Mackay D, Wink JD, Levin LS: Striving for Normalcy after Lower Extremity Reconstruction: The Role of Secondary Aesthetic Refinements. Journal of Aesthetic 2014 Notes: Submitted for Publication, January 2014.

Steinberg DR, Tintle S, Bozentka DR, Levin LS: Sports Injuries-Traumatic Injuries of the Hand and Wrist. Springer 2014 Notes: (Accepted for publication in Springer 2014).

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