Foot and Ankle
Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Deformity, Joint Replacement, Trauma/Fractures
My approach to treating patients
David S. Levine, MD, was born and raised on Long Island, New York. He attended Cornell University where he graduated from the College of Arts and Sciences with 'Distinction in All Subjects' in 1988. He attended the Weill Cornell Medical College, achieving his degree in 1992. He subsequently performed a General Surgery Internship at the University of California, San Diego Medical Center. He returned to New York City in 1993 to begin his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. Completing his residency training in 1997, he received the Jean C. McDaniel Award for 'Excellence in Orthopedics' from his peers. In 1997-98 he received Fellowship Training in Orthopedic Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot and Ankle at Harborview Medical Center / University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, Washington.
My orthopedic practice is focused in conditions of the foot and ankle. We endeavor every day to try and manage people well at the early onset of their trauma. We encourage patients to participate in their care and work aggressively in physical therapy to improve range of motion. Achieving a greater range of motion means less pressure in the process of walking and participating in activities of daily living or light recreation. We see a fair number of traumatic conditions, but also a great deal of non-traumatic, or chronic, conditions such as bunions, flat feet, and tendon problems.
Seeing a patient walking in a getting a sense that their life has been restored is really the greatest privilege. To make such tremendous effects on patients’ lives on a daily basis and put their lives back together for them is an honor and what we strive for each day.
Other staff in my practice
Jadira - Office Manager & Surgical Coordinator
Gertrude - Medical Secretary