William N. Levine, M.D., Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Why LHJ loves him: If you want to know how to prevent or treat a sports-related injury -- or understand one -- he's your man. He's friendly and articulate and, when it comes to shoulders, a bit of a rock star. He literally wrote the book on them.
Medical degree: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio, 1990.
Postdoctoral training: Internship in general surgery, Beth Israel Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston; residency in orthopedic surgery, New England Medical Center/Tufts University Medical School, Boston; chief resident in orthopedic surgery, New England Medical Center; fellowship in shoulder surgery, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center; fellowship in sports medicine, University of Maryland/Sports Medicine Department.
Bio: Dr. Levine is director of sports medicine, co-director of the Center for Shoulder, Elbow, and Sports Medicine, and vice chairman and professor of orthopedic surgery at Columbia University Medical Center. He is also head team physician for Columbia University's 31 varsity teams (approximately 750 student-athletes). He has been named one of New York's Best Doctors by New York magazine for the past 10 years. Dr. Levine has written more than 90 articles and 35 book chapters, and has edited five textbooks and monographs.