David S. Levine, MD

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.


Assistant Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College




Special Expertise

Fractures and Dislocations of the Foot and Ankle
Post-Traumatic Reconstruction of the Foot and Ankle
Arthrodesis / Arthroplasty / Tendon Transfers of the Foot and Ankle
Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
Orthopedic Surgery


Jean C. McDaniel Award – Hospital for Special Surgery, 1997
Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society – Weill Cornell Medical College, 1992
T. Campbell Thompson Award for ‘Excellence in Orthopedics’ – Weill Cornell Medical College, 1992


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
Association for the Study of Internal Fixation


MD, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York


Hospital for Special Surgery, New York


Harborview Medical Center/University of Washington Medical Center, Orthopedic Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery of the Foot and Ankle, Seattle, Washington


American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

State Licensure

New York

David S. Levine, MD has contributed to the following articles on HSS.edu:

Selected Publications

Paletta GA, Levine DS, O’Brien SJ, Wickiewicz T, Warren RF. Patterns of Meniscal Injury Associated with Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury in Skiers. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol. 20, No. 5: 542-7, 1992.

Cornell CN, Levine DS, Pagnani, M. Internal Fixation of Proximal Humerus Fractures using the Screw – Tension Band Technique. J Orthop Trauma, Vol. 8, No. 1: 23, 1994.

Helfet DL, Borrelli J, Shonnard PY, Levine DS. Minimally Invasive Plate Osteosynthesis of Distal Tibia Fractures. Injury 28(1):S.A42-S.A48, 1997.

Cornell CN, Levine DS, O’Doherty J, Lyden JP. Unipolar Versus Bipolar Hemiarthroplasty for the Treatment of Femoral Neck Fractures in the Elderly Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. Number 348, 67-71, 1998.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

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