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Steven D. Levin, M.D.

Dr. Steven D. Levin MD

Steven D. Levin, M.D.

Steven D. Levin, M.D. is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon and a Chicago specialist in arthroscopic surgical treatment of shoulder, knee and elbow injuries. Dr. Levin, a graduate of Northwestern University, went on to complete his orthopaedic residency at SUNY Buffalo in 1993. He then completed his Sports Medicine and Shoulder Fellowship at the prestigious Hughston Sports Medicine Foundation in 1994. Dr. Levin has served as Assistant Team Physician for the Buffalo Bills, and currently serves as team orthopaedic surgeon for the USA National Rugby Team. Dr. Levin is an avid handball player and serves as a consultant to the United States Handball Association, (USHA).Dr. Levin won the 2007 James K. Stack, MD, Teacher of the Year Award, given to the best faculty orthopaedic attending physician/teacher at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He also won the 2012 Neer Award given to the author of the best research paper at the American Shoulder and Elbow Society Annual Meeting. Dr. Levin is Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Levin has a special interest in patients with complex shoulder issues including dislocation, rotator cuff, AC joint, and arthritis. He has a high volume practice in shoulder replacement and reverse arthroplasty surgery. He also concentrates on ACL, meniscus, cartilage surgery and elbow arthroscopy.

EDUCATION

Graduate Chicago Medical School
North Chicago, Illinois
M.D.
1981-1985
Undergraduate Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois
B.A. Honors Philosophy
Minor Biology
1975-1979

POST-GRADUATE EDUCATION

Additional Education Kellogg Management Institute Certificate
Northwestern University
Kellogg School of Management
Evanston, Illinois
2004
American Orthopaedic Association
Northwestern University
Kellogg School of Management
Leadership Program
Evanston, Illinois
2003
Fellowship Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship,
Jack C. Hughston, MD
Fellowship in Shoulder Surgery,
George M. McCluskey, III, MD
The Hughston Clinic, P.C.
Columbus, Georgia
1993-1994
Residency State University of New York at Buffalo
Buffalo, New York
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency
1989-1993
Orthopaedic Research / Trauma Fellowship Orthopaedic Surgery and Trauma
Boston University Medical Center
Boston City Hospital
Boston, Massachusetts
1988-1989
Clinical Fellowship Orthopaedic Surgery and Trauma
Catholic Medical Center
Queens, New York
1987-1988
Internship St. Luke’s/Roosevelt Hospital
New York City, New York
General Surgery post-graduate year II
1986-1987
Michael Reese Hospital/University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
General Surgery post-graduate year I
1985-1986

AWARDS AND HONORS

Charles S. Neer, II, MD Award
American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Open Meeting
San Francisco, California
Cerebral Oxygenation in the Beach Chair Position:
The Effect of General Anesthesia Compared to Regional Anesthesia
2012
Consumer’s Research Council of America
America’s Top Orthopaedists

Sports Medicine Shoulder and Knee Surgery
2008, 2011
Best Doctors of America 2007, 2008
James K. Stack, M.D. Teaching Award
Teacher of the Year
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Chicago, Illinois
2007
Resident’s Award Scholarship
Associate Master Instructors
Arthroscopy Association of North America
Rosemont, Illinois
1996
Levin SD, Terry GC.
DePuy Sports Medicine Research Grant
Columbus, Georgia
1993
Dean’s List, Northwestern University 1975-1979

HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS AND APPOINTMENTS

River North Sameday Surgery Center
Chicago, Illinois
2007-present
NorthShore University HealthSystem
Evanston Hospital
Evanston, Illinois
2002-present
Glenbrook Hospital
Glenview, Illinois
Highland Park Hospital
Highland Park, Illinois
Skokie Hospital
Skokie, Illinois
St. Alexius Medical Center Hoffman Estates, Illinois 1994-2002
Alexian Brothers Medical Center
Elk Grove, Illinois
1994-2002
Fellow Sports Medicine/Shoulder Surgery
Hughston Clinic, Columbus, Georgia
1993-1994
Chief resident
Veterans Administration Hospital, Buffalo, New York
1993
Chief resident
Buffalo General Hospital, Buffalo, New York
1993
Chief resident
Erie Count Medical Center, Buffalo, New York
1993
Chief resident
Buffalo Children’s Hospital, Buffalo, New York
1992

ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS

Division Head, Sports Medicine
Evanston Northwestern Healthcare
2002-2005

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Assistant Clinical Professor Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois
2009-present
Assistant Professor Orthopaedic Surgery
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Evanston, Illinois
2002-2009
Assistant Clinical Instructor
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Tulane University Medical School
New Orleans, Louisiana
1993-1994
Assistant Clinical Instructor, Orthopaedic Surgery
State University of New York at Buffalo
Buffalo, New York
1989-1993
Assistant Clinical Instructor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Boston University Medical Center
Boston, Massachusetts
1988-1989
Instructor, Gross Anatomy
Chicago Medical School
North Chicago, Illinois
1982

MEDICAL LICENSURE

New York 1986
Massachusetts 1987
Georgia 1993
Illinois 1985,
1994-current

BOARD CERTIFICATION

Certified Level 2 Immediate Care in Rugby
Accredited Medic
July 2015
Sub-specialty certification Orthopaedic Sports Medicine valid through December 31, 2026 2014
ABOS re-certified valid through December 31, 2026 2017
ABOS re-certified
valid through December 31, 2016
2006
ABOS Board Certified 1996
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)
Part I written
Part II oral
1993
1996
NBME Part II 1986
NBME Part I 1985

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons – Fellow
  • American Heart Association – Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • Hughston Sports Medicine Society – Active Member
  • Chicago Medical Society
  • Illinois State Medical Society
  • Illinois Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • United States Handball Association

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION

USA Rugby Sports Medicine Symposium
Las Vegas, Nevada
February 2015
USA Rugby Sports Medicine Symposium
Las Vegas, Nevada
February 2014
USA Rugby Sports Medicine Symposium
Las Vegas, Nevada
February 2013
80th Annual Meeting – American Association Orthopaedic Surgery
San Francisco, California
February 2012
Synthes Epoca Total Shoulder Arthroplasty and Fracture Stem Course Faculty Member Detroit, Michigan September 2011
FH Orthopaedics Arrow Universal Shoulder Prosthesis Cadaver Course
Paris, France
June 2011
2nd Annual Rugby Sports Medicine Symposium
Las Vegas, Nevada
February 2011
Tornier Masters Shoulder Course
Chicago, Illinois
September 2010
1st Annual Rugby Sports Medicine Symposium
Las Vegas, Nevada
Spring 2010
Knee Ligament Liver Surgery – TLS Day
Annecy, France
September 2009
76th Annual Meeting – American Association Orthopaedic Surgery
Las Vegas, Nevada
March 2009
75th Annual Meeting – American Association Orthopaedic Surgery
San Francisco, California
March 2008
American Association Orthopaedic Surgery
American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
Open and Arthroscopic Techniques in Shoulder Surgery
Guest Speaker/Faculty
Orthopaedic Learning Center
Rosemont, Illinois
January 17-18,
2008
American Association Orthopaedic Surgery
American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
The Shoulder: An Arthroscopic Odyssey
Moderator: Rotator Cuff Section
Rosemont, Illinois
July 2006
73rd Annual Meeting – American Association Orthopaedic Surgery
Chicago, Illinois
March 2006
Metcalf Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Course
Sun Valley, Idaho
February 2006
American Association Orthopaedic Surgery
American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons.
Open Arthroscopic Techniques in Shoulder Surgery
Rosemont, Illinois
April 2005
72nd Annual Meeting – American Association Orthopaedic Surgery
Washington, District of Columbia
February 2005
Anatomy – Imaging Examination
Upper Extremity Examination
Adult Reconstructive Surgery of the Hip and Knee Examination
Sports Medicine Examination
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Orthopaedic Surgery Department
Chicago, IL
January 2005
The Shoulder: Advanced Management Options from Open and Arthroscopic
Rosemont, Illinois
July 2004
71st Annual Meeting – American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
Rosemont, Illinois
March 2004
The Shoulder: Open and Arthroscopic Techniques
Rosemont, Illinois
May 2003

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION – AMERICAN ORTHOPAEDIC SOCIETY FOR SPORTS MEDICINE (AOSSM)

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
American Association Orthopaedic Society
Comprehensive Sports Medicine Review Course
Chicago, Illinois
August 2013
Annual Meeting
Chicago, Illinois
July 2013
Annual Meeting
Current Concepts in Elbow Arthroscopy
Baltimore, Maryland
July 2012
Annual Meeting
  • Biomechanics and Pathophysiology of Shoulder Injuries
  • Controversies in ACL Surgery
  • Medial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury of the Elbow

Quebec City, Quebec, Canada

June 2004
Annual Meeting
  • PCL Injuries: Isolated and Combined
  • Complex ACL Deficiency
  • Reading Literature to Change Your Clinical Practice
  • Research Workshop

San Diego, California

July 2003
Annual Meeting
Keystone, Colorado
June 2001
Annual Meeting
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
June 1994

RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS

  • Schraut WH, Rosemurgy AS & Riddell RM. Prolongation of Intestinal Allograft Survival Without Immunosuppressive Drug Therapy. Transplantation of Small Bowel Allografts. Journal of Surgical Research, 34(6):597-607, 1983. Research Assistant, Department of Surgery, University of Chicago 1980.
  • Levin SD, Wasilewski S & Yablon IG. The role of nonoperative treatment of ankle fractures Orthopaedics Today, February/March 1989.
  • Levin SD. Common Knee Injuries in the Handball Player – Part I. Handball Magazine, December 1991.
  • Levin SD, Colucci MA, Gillespie R, Brody AS & Asirwatham JS. Correlation of Magnetic Resonance Imaging with Histopathology in Direct Blunt Trauma to the Canine Femoral Condyle: An Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear -Assimilated Model, American Journal of Knee Surgery, VII(2), 87-94, 1993.
  • Miranda L, McCluskey GM III & Levin SD. Surgical Results of Total Shoulder Arthroplasty for Primary Arthritis. Hughston Sports Medicine Scientific Bulletin, Volume I, November 2000.
  • Yang S, Park MS, Flores S, Levin SD, Makhsous M, Lin, F, Koh JL, Nuber G, Zhang LQ. Biomechanical Analysis of Bursal-Sided Partial Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Volume 18, Issue 3, pages 331-502 , May-June 2009.
  • Wellman DS, McCoy BW, Levin SD, Knight BP. Shoulder Arthroscopy in Patients with a Cardiac Pacemaker or Defibrillator: A Case Report and Discussion of Perioperative Management. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, December 2010, Vol. 19, Issue 8, Pages 1204-1209.
  • Khan N, Levin SD, Domont ZB, Wu YN, Ren Y, Zhang LQ. Strain Effects of Placing an Arthroscopic Portal through the Subscapularis Tendon. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, January 2011, Vol. 20, Issue 1, Pages 33-38.
  • Levin SD, Wellman DS, Liu C, Li Y, Ren Y, Shah NA, Zhang LG. Biomechanical Strain Characteristics of Soft Tissue Biceps Tenodesis and Bony Tenodesis. Journal of Orthopaedic Science, Vol. 18, No5.
  • Koh JL, Levin SD, Chehab EL, Murphy GS, Neer Award 2012: Cerebral Oxygenation in the Beach Chair Position: A Prospective Study on the Effect of General Anesthesia Compared With Regional Anesthesia and Sedation. Journal of Shoulder Elbow Surgery, 2013 Oct 22 (12), 1325-1331.

EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATIONS

  • Levin SD, Wasilewski S & Yablon IG. First Annual Problem Fractures and New Frontiers in Orthopaedic Surgery. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Boston, Massachusetts. October, 1998.
  • Levin SD, Colucci MA, Gillespie R, Brody AS & Asirwatham JS. Correlation of Magnetic Resonance Imaging with Histopathology in Direct Blunt Trauma to the Canine Femoral Condyle: An Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear – Assimilated Model.
    • The American Orthopaedic Association 26th Annual Resident’s Conference, Seattle, Washington. March 17-20, 1993.
    • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 61st Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana. February 1994.
    • Resident’s and Fellow’s Arthroscopy Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona. January 1993.
  • McCluskey GM III & Levin SD. Shoulder Prosthetic Replacement for Primary Osteoarthritis Section on Orthopaedic and Traumatic Surgery. Southern Medical Association’s 88th Annual Scientific Assembly, Orlando, Florida. November 1994.
  • McCluskey GM III & Levin SD. Prosthetic Replacement for Degenerative Lesions of the Shoulder. Hughston Sports Medicine Scientific Day. Hughston Sports Medicine Clinic, Columbus, Georgia. June 1994.
  • Levin SD, Makhsous M, Zhang LQ, Lin F, Hogfors C & Nuber GW. Passive Restraining Forces by the Glenohumeral Capsuloligaments. International Shoulder Group Meeting, Newcastle, England. August 2000.
  • Levin SD, A Retrospective Review of ACL and Meniscal Allograft Transplantation in the Early Degenerative Knee.
    • Allografts in Orthopaedic Surgery, The Illinois Orthopaedic Society Meeting, Champaign, Illinois. April 6, 2001.
    • The Hughston Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Columbus, Georgia. June 6-9, 2001.
  • Levin SD, Zhang LQ, Makhsous M, Lin AF, Koh JL & Nuber GW. Biomechanical Analysis of Partial Rotator Cuff Tear and its Surgical Repair. The American Shoulder and Elbow Society Closed Meeting, Denver, Colorado. October 2001.
  • Levin SD, Allograft ACL/Meniscus Transplantation in Patients with Prior Meniscectomy, ACL Deficiency, and Early Degenerative Arthritis [E-Poster]. International Society for Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Meeting, Auckland, New Zealand. March 2003.
  • Flores S, Zhang LQ, Levin SD, Nuber G, Biomechanical Analysis of Partial Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Meeting, San Diego, California. February, 2007.
  • Khan N, Levin SD, Domont ZB, Wu YN, Ren Y, Zhang, LQ. Biomechanical Effects of Arthroscopic Portal Placement Through the Subscapularis Tendon. Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Senior Thesis Day Paper. May 2009.
  • Levin SD, Wellman D, Zhang LQ. Biomechanical Analysis of Soft Tissue and Bony Biceps Tenodesis in Relation to the Native Biceps Tendon in a Cadaver Model. Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Senior Thesis Day Paper. May 2010.
  • Levin SD, Murphy G, Koh J. Cerebral Oxygenation in the Beach Chair Position: The Effect of General Anesthesia Compared to Regional Anesthesia. Winner of the Charles S. Neer, II, MD Award in recognition of outstanding research in the field of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California. February 2012.
  • Levin SD, Murphy G, Koh J. Cerebral Oxygenation in the Beach Chair Position: The Effect of General Anesthesia Compared to Regional Anesthesia. Winner of the Charles S. Neer, II, MD Award in recognition of outstanding research in the field of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. American Shoulder and Elbow Society Open Meeting Specialty Day, San Francisco, California. February 2012.
  • Koh, J, Levin SD, Murphy G, Chebab E. Cerebral Oxygenation in the Beach Chair Position: A Prospective Study on the Effect of General Anesthesia Compared to Regional Anesthesia and Sedation. 8th Biennial AAOS/ASES Shoulder and Elbow: Current Techniques and Controversies, Boca Raton, Florida. May 2012
  • Bergin, M & Levin SD. Repair of Large and Massive Rotator Cuff Tears with Allograft Augmentation: Early Outcome and Algorithm for Treatment, OREF/ORS Midwest Region Resident Research Symposium, June 2012.

RESEARCH PROJECTS UNDER PUBLICATION CONSIDERATION

  • Levin SD. Case Report, Fatigue Failure of Latarjet Fixation Screws with Healing Coracoid Bone Graft,
  • Murphy GS, Szokol JW, Avram MJ, Greenberg SB, Shear T, Vender JS, Levin SD, Koh JL, Kruti and Shavoni, BA.The Effect of Ventilation on Cerebral Oxygenation in Patients Undergoing Surgery in the Beach Chair Position: A Randomized Controlled Study.
  • Levin SD, Shi L, He TC, Somogyi J, Gautam M, Koh J, Zhan LQ. Rotator Cuff Allograft Augmentation vs. Bridging in a Rat Model: Biomechanical and Histological Analysis.
  • Murphy G, Szokol J, Levin SD. Methadone and Interscalene Block for Shoulder Surgery.

COMMITTEES

University Organizations
Resident Selection Committee
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
2004-2007
Hospital Organizations
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Chairman Search Committee
Evanston Northwestern Healthcare
2004-2006
Chairman, Orthopaedic Surgery Division
Performance Improvement Committee
Evanston Northwestern Healthcare
2004-2006
Business Committee
Evanston Northwestern Healthcare
2003
Professional Organizations
Arthroscopy Association of North America
Research Committee
2007

ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS/FACULTY MEMBER

  • McCluskey GM III, Jeaggars F & Levin SD. (1994). Hemiarthroplasty and Total Shoulder Arthroplasty – Sawbones Technique [Instructional Video]. Presented at: The Aspen Total Joint Arthroplasty Course, Shoulder Section, Aspen, Colorado, March 1994.
  • March 1994, Hemiarthroplasty and Total Shoulder Arthroplasty for Fractures and Arthritis of the Shoulder [Guest lecture]. Aspen Total Joint Arthroplasty Course, Aspen, Colorado.
  • February 1996, Associate Master Instructor, “Advanced Shoulder Arthroscopy Course.” Arthroscopy Association of North America, Rosemont, Illinois.
  • April 1996, Faculty, “Strategic Approaches to Shoulder Instability, Fractures, and Reconstruction.” American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, Illinois.
  • November 1996, Primary Shoulder Replacement and Shoulder Replacement in Trauma, Cuff Arthropathy, and Rehabilitation of the Shoulder [Guest lecture]. Consortium for Osteopathic Graduate Medical Education and Training (COGMET), East Lansing, Michigan.
  • 1997 – Present, Article reviewer, The American Journal of Sports Medicine.
  • July 1997 Faculty, “Advanced Shoulder Arthroscopy Course.” American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, Illinois.
  • July 30, 1996, Meniscal Allograft Transplantation [Guest lecture]. American Society of Orthopaedic Physician’s Assistants 22nd Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • February 2000, Head Moderator, “6th Annual Total Team Approach to Sports Medicine Seminar.” Healthsouth 2000, Poplar Creek, Illinois.
  • November 2001, Faculty, “Shoulder Review and Update.” Orthopaedic Learning Center, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, Illinois.
    • Classification of Proximal Humerus, Clavicle, and Scapula Fractures.
    • Issues in Shoulder Arthroplasty for Arthritis: Cement vs. Press Fit.
  • November 9-11, 2001, Lab Instructor, “Open and Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery Course.” Orthopaedic Learning Center, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, Illinois.
  • July 20, 2002, Faculty, “Shoulder Review and Update.” Orthopaedic Learning Center, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, Illinois.
    • Massive Rotator Cuff Repairs: Techniques and Tendon Transfer.
  • July 19-21, 2002, Lab Instructor, “Advanced Arthroscopic and Open Shoulder Surgery Course.” Orthopaedic Learning Center, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, Illinois.
  • Fall Semester 2003, Faculty, “Applied Orthopaedic Anatomy of the Knee.” Department of Gross Anatomy, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois.
  • July 2004, Faculty, “The Shoulder: Advanced Management Options from Open and Arthroscopic”. Orthopaedic Learning Center, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, Illinois.
    • Lecture – Open Rotator Cuff Repairs.
  • April 2005, Faculty, “Current Open and Arthroscopic Techniques in Shoulder Surgery.” Orthopaedic Learning Center, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons/American Shoulder and Elbow Society, Rosemont, Illinois.
  • 2005 – Present , Conference, Developed monthly Arthroscopy/MRI Correlations Conference with Northwestern Orthopaedic Surgery Residency and Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Radiology Department
  • April 20-21, 2007 Faculty, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons/American Shoulder and Elbow Society, Open and Arthroscopic Techniques in Shoulder Surgery, Rosemont, Illinois.
  • 2007 – Present, Principal Reviewer, The American Journal of Sports Medicine
  • March 20-22, 2009 Associate Master Instructor for Arthroscopy Association of North America, Knee Ligament Course, Rosemont, Illinois.
  • Levin SD, Lazarus ML: Arthroscopy/MRI Correlations Case Studies: Posterior Labral Tear. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Web site: Orthopaedic Knowledge Online 2009; 7(1):  http://www5.aaos.org/oko/description.cfm?topic=SPO034. Accessed January 26, 2009.
  • Levin SD, Lazarus ML: Arthroscopy/MRI Correlations Case Studies: Bony Bankart Lesion with Extensive Labral Tear. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Web site:Orthopaedic Knowledge Online2009;7(2): http://www5.aaos.org/oko/description.cfm?topic=SPO035. Accessed February 23, 2009.
  • Levin SD, Lazarus ML: Arthroscopy/MRI Correlations Case Studies: Rotator Cuff Tear. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Web site: Orthopaedic Knowledge Online 2009;7(3): http://www5.aaos.org/oko/description.cfm?topic=SPO036. Accessed March 30, 2009.
  • Levin SD, Lazarus ML: Shoulder MRI/Arthroscopy Correlations Case 4: Paralabral Cyst Associated With Posterior Labral Tear. Orthopaedic Knowledge Online 2009;7(4):  http://www5.aaos.org/oko/description.cfm?topic=SPO037. Accessed May 14, 2009.
  • May 2008- Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Senior Thesis Day. Paper Review: “Efficacy of Surgical Prep Solutions in Shoulder Surgery”, Saltzman, MD; Nuber, GW; Gryzle, SM; Marecek, GS; Koh; JL.
  • May 2009- Northwestern University School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Senior Thesis Day. Paper Review: “In Vivo Evaluation of a Novel Citric-Acid Based Implant for Osteochondral Defects”. Pradeep Kodali, Hongjin Qiu, Eunji Chung, Scott Yang, Daniel Schwartz, James Hwong, Duk Hwan Ko, Yupeng Ren, William Laskin, Li-Qun Zhang, Jason Koh, Guillermo Ameer. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Northwestern University, Department of Pathology, Northwestern University, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Northwestern University, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University.
  • May 2009- Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Senior Thesis Day. Paper Presentation “Biomechanical Effects of Arthroscopic Portal Placement Through the Subscapularis Tendon”. Khan N, Levin SD, Domont ZB, Wu YN, Ren Y, Zhang, LQ.
  • May 2010 – Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Senior Thesis Day Paper Presentation, “Biomechanical Analysis of Soft Tissue and Bony Biceps Tenodesis in Relation to the Native Biceps Tendon in a Cadaver Model”, Levin SD, Wellman D, Zhang LQ
  • 2010 – Present, Editorial Article Review Board, Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
  • February 2011 – USA Rugby Sports Medicine Symposium, Las Vegas, Nevada, Shoulder Instability in Rugby Players, Panel Member
  • July 2011 – G9MD Website, Video; Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Reinforcement through Hybrid Mini-open Approach Using Connexa Reconstructive Tissue Matrix, Steven D. Levin, MD
  • July 2011 AAOS/ASES Advanced Surgical Management of Complex Shoulder Instability Lecture – Arthroscopic Management of Internal Impingement
  • Lab Leader – Open Instability Repair Bristow and/or Latarjet
  • May 3-5, 2012 8th Biennial AAOS/ASES Shoulder and Elbow: Current Techniques and Controversies, Boca Raton, Florida, Scientific Paper Presentation, Paper #17, Cerebral Oxygenation in the Beach Chair Position: A Prospective Study on the Effect of General Anesthesia Compared to Regional Anesthesia and Sedation. Steven D. Levin, MD, Jason Koh, MD, Glenn Murphy, MD and Eric Chehab, MD.
  • June 1 2012, OREF/ORS Midwest Region Resident Research Symposium, Repair of Large and Massive Rotator Cuff Tears with Allograft Augmentation: Early Outcome and Algorithm for Treatment, Mark Bergin, MD, and Steven D. Levin, MD
  • February 6-8, 2013, USA Rugby Sports Medicine Symposium, Live Surgical Repair of Labrum, Panel Member Section on Rotator Cuff and Shoulder Instability
  • June 2013, Master Instructor, Arthroscopy Association of North America, New Horizons: Advances in Knee Ligament Focus

HANDBALL

2009 La Grange 3- Wall Handball Championships
La Grange, Illinois
2003 – Present Chicago Handball Metropolitan League
Evanston Team
2003 – 2005 Tournament Champions
Chicago Handball Metropolitan League Championships
Evanston, Illinois
2003 Doubles Champions
La Grange 3-Wall Handball Championships
La Grange, Illinois
2002 National 3-Wall Handball Championships
Maumee, Ohio
2000 – 2002 Rainbow Beach 3-Wall Handball Championships
Chicago, Illinois
2002 B-Doubles Champions
La Grange 3-Wall Handball Championships
La Grange, Illinois
1996-2000 New York Athletic Club Pro-Stop Championship
New York, New York
1996 YMCA National Championships
Des Plaines, Illinois
1997, 1998 Tournament Champions
Chicago Handball Metropolitan League Championships
Bloomingdale, Illinois
1990 United States Handball Association National Championships
Atlanta, Georgia
1989, 1991 Boston Open Handball Championships
Boston, Massachusetts
1989 Canadian-American Handball Championships
Buffalo, New York
1989 United States Handball Association National Championships
Palatine, Illinois
1989 Massachusetts State Handball Championships
Boston, Massachusetts
1978 Intercollegiate National Handball Championships
Lake Forest, Illinois

SPORTS PHYSICIAN

September 2015 Head Team Physician
USA National Rugby Team
USA Eagles vs Australia Wallabies
Soldier Field
Chicago, Illinois
April 2015 Head Team Physician
USA National Rugby Team
Spring Tour
Miami, Florida
November 2014 Head Team Physician
USA Rugby Eagles vs. New Zealand All Blacks
Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois
March 2014 Head Team Physician
USA Eagles National Rugby Team 2015 World Cup Qualifier USA vs.
Uruguay Montevideo, Uruguay
July 2013 Sports Medicine Physician
2013 Nielsen USTA Pro Tennis Championship
Winnetka, Illinois
June 2013 Head Team Physician
USA National Rugby Team
Pacific Nations Cup
USA vs. Fiji, Nagoya, Japan
USA vs. Japan, Tokyo, Japan
November 2012 Head Team Physician
USA National Rugby Team
IRB International Rugby Series
USA vs. Russia
USA vs. Tonga
Colwyn Bay, Wales
July 2012 Team Orthopaedic Surgeon
English Premiership Tour
Aston Villa Football Club vs. Chicago Fire
Toyota Park
Bridgeview, Illinois
June 2012 Team Orthopaedic Surgeon
MLS Soccer
Chicago Fire vs. Columbus Crew
Toyota Park
Bridgeview, Illinois
June 2012 Team Physician/Orthopaedic Surgeon
United States National Rugby Team
USA vs. Canada
Kingston, Ontario Canada
Summer 2012-Current Assistant Team Orthopaedic Surgeon
MLS Soccer Chicago Fire
April 28, 2012 Team Orthopaedic Surgeon
MLS Soccer
Chicago Fire vs. Seattle Sounders FC
Toyota Park
Bridgeview, Illinois
October 2010 Team Physician
United States National Rugby Team
Argentina Tour
USA, Tonga, Canada and Argentina
Cordoba, Argentina, South America
June 2009 Team Physician
United States National Rugby Team
USA Eagles vs. Wales RFC
Toyota Park
Bridgeview, IL
July 2008 Team Physician
United States National Rugby Team
North American 4’s
Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
June 2008 Team Physician
United States National Rugby Team
Churchill Cup
Toyota Park
Bridgeview, Illinois
September 12, 2007 USA Eagles vs. Tonga
Stade De La Mosson
Montpellier, France
September 8, 2007 USA Eagles vs. England
Stade Felix Bollaert
Lens, France
September 2007 Head Team Physician
United States National Rugby Team
World Cup
France
August 26, 2007 Team Physician
United States National Rugby Team
USA Eagles vs. Munster, Ireland
Toyota Park
Bridgeview, Illinois
June 2007 Team Physician
United States National Rugby Team
North American 4’s
June 2005 Team Physician
United States National Rugby Team
Churchill Cup
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
June 2004 Team Physician
United States National Rugby Team
Churchill Cup
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
July 2002 Team Physician
United States National Rugby Team
USA vs. Canada
Chicago, Illinois
2001 – 2004 Head Team Physician
Chicago Steel Junior-A Hockey Team
Chicago, Illinois
2002 – Present Team Physician
United States National Rugby Team
1999 – Present Head Team Physician
Chicago Lions Rugby Football Club
Chicago, Illinois
1995 – 2001 Team Physician
Division III Football
Benedictine University
Lisle, Illinois
1995 – 1998 Team Physician
Boys and Girls Athletics
Lake Park High School
Roselle, Illinois
1993 Assistant Team Physician
Division II Football
Valdosta State University
Valdosta, Georgia
1993 Assistant Resident Physician
Buffalo Bills
National Football League
1989 – Present Orthopaedic Consultant
United States Handball Association National Championships
1988 – 1989 Assistant Resident Physician
Men’s Hockey Team
Men’s Basketball Team
Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts
1986 Assistant Resident Physician
U.S. Open Tennis Championships
New York, New York
1986 Assistant Resident Physician
New York Mets
Major League Baseball
New York, New York

AUDIOVISUAL PRESENTATIONS

  • McCluskey GM III, Jeaggars F, Levin SD. Hemiarthroplasty and Total Shoulder Arthroplasty – Sawbones Technique [Instructional Video]. Presented at: The Aspen Total Joint Arthroplasty Course, Shoulder Section, Aspen, Colorado. March 1994.
  • Levin SD, Lazarus ML. Arthroscopy/MRI Correlations Case Studies: Posterior Labral Tear. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Website: Orthopaedic Knowledge Online 2009; 7(1): http://www5.aaos.org/oko/description.cfm?topic=SPO034 Accessed January 26, 2009.
  • Levin SD, Lazarus ML. Arthroscopy/MRI Correlations Case Studies: Bony Bankart Lesion with Extensive Labral Tear. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Website: Orthopaedic Knowledge Online 2009; 7 (2). http://www5.aaos.org/oko/description.cfm?topic=SPO035. Accessed February 23, 2009
  • Levin SD, Lazarus ML. Arthroscopy/MRI Correlations Case Studies: Rotator Cuff Tear. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Website: Orthopaedic Knowledge Online 2009;7(3): http://www5.aaos.org/oko/description.cfm?topic=SPO036. Accessed March 30, 2009
  • Levin SD, Lazarus ML. Shoulder MRI/Arthroscopy Correlations Case 4: Paralabral Cyst Associated With Posterior Labral Tear. Orthopaedic Knowledge Online 2009;7(4): http://www5.aaos.org/oko/description.cfm?topic=SPO037. Accessed May 14, 2009.
  • Levin SD. G9MD Website. Video; Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Reinforcement through Hybrid Mini-open Approach Using Connexa Reconstructive Tissue Matrix. July 2011.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

University Teaching Experience

Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Resident Rotation PGY3 Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery Department 2003-2009
Orthopaedic Surgery Research Resident Supervision Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Orthopaedic Surgery Department 2003-2009
Orthopaedic Surgery and Clinical Shadowing Physical Therapists and Medical Students Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine 2003-2009
Sports Medicine Conference Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Orthopaedic Surgery Department 2002-2009
Chairman’s Conference Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Orthopaedic Surgery Department 2002-2009
Created and developed Arthroscopy/MRI Correlations Conference NorthShore University HealthSystem Northwestern University Orthopaedic Surgery Department 2005-2009
Paper Review: Senior Thesis Day Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Saltzman MD, Nuber GW, Gryzlo SM, Marecek GS, Koh JL. Efficacy of Surgical Prep Solutions in Shoulder Surgery. May 2008
Paper Review: Senior Thesis Day Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery, Pathology, Biomedical Engineering Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago NorthShore University HealthSystem Kodali P, Qiu H, Chung E, Yang S, Schwartz D, Hwong J, Ko DH, Ren Y, Laskin W, Zhang LQ, Koh J, Ameer, G. In Vivo Evaluation of a Novel Citric-Acid Based Implant for Osteochondral Defects. May 2009
Arthroscopy/MRI Correlations Conference NorthShore University HealthSystem University of Chicago Orthopaedic Department 2009-present
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Resident Rotation PGY 5 University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine Orthopaedic Surgery Department 2009-2013
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Conference University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine Orthopaedic Surgery Department 2009-2013

Teaching Experience Professional Courses

Rosemont, Illinois

Hemiarthroplasty and Total Shoulder Arthroplasty for Fractures and Arthritis of the Shoulder Aspen Total Joint Arthroplasty Course Aspen, Colorado March 1994
Associate Master Instructor Advanced Shoulder Arthroscopy Course Arthroscopy Association of North America Rosemont, Illinois February 1996
Strategic Approaches to Shoulder Instability, Fractures, and Reconstruction American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons April 1996
Primary Shoulder Replacement and Shoulder Replacement in Trauma Cuff Arthropathy, and Rehabilitation of the Shoulder Consortium for Osteopathic Graduate Medical Education and Training (COGMET) East Lansing, Michigan November 1996
Meniscal Allograft Transplantation American Society of Orthopaedic Physician’s Assistants 22nd Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota July 1996
Advanced Shoulder Arthroscopy Course, Faculty American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Rosemont, Illinois July 1997
6th Annual Total Team Approach to Sports Medicine Seminar Moderator, Healthsouth 2000 Poplar Creek, Illinois February 2000
Shoulder Review and Update, Faculty Orthopaedic Learning Center American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Rosemont, Illinois
  • Classification of Proximal Humerus, Clavicle, and Scapula Fractures
  • Issues in Shoulder Arthroplasty for Arthritis: Cement vs. Press Fit
November 2001
Open and Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery Course, Lab Instructor Orthopaedic Learning Center American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, Illinois November 2001
Shoulder Review and Update, Faculty Orthopaedic Learning Center American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Rosemont, Illinois.
  • Massive Rotator Cuff Repairs: Techniques and Tendon Transfer.
July 2002
Advanced Arthroscopic and Open Shoulder Surgery Course Lab Instructor Orthopaedic Learning Center American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Rosemont, Illinois July 2002
Applied Orthopaedic Anatomy of the Knee, Faculty Department of Gross Anatomy Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Chicago, Illinois Fall Semester 2003
The Shoulder: Advanced Management Options from Open and Arthroscopic, Faculty Orthopaedic Learning Center American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, Illinois
  • Lecture – Open Rotator Cuff Repairs
July 2004
Current Open and Arthroscopic Techniques in Shoulder Surgery, Faculty Orthopaedic Learning Center American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons American Shoulder and Elbow Society Rosemont, Illinois. April 2005
Open and Arthroscopic Techniques in Shoulder Surgery, Faculty American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons American Shoulder and Elbow Society Rosemont, Illinois April 2007
Knee Ligament Course, Associate Master Instructor Arthroscopy Association of North America Rosemont, Illinois March 2009
Shoulder Instability in Rugby Players, Panel Member USA Rugby Sports Medicine Symposium Las Vegas, Nevada February 2011
Advanced Surgical Management of Complex Shoulder Instability Arthroscopic Management of Internal Impingement, Lecturer Open Instability Repair Bristow and/or Latarjet, Lab Leader American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons American Shoulder and Elbow Society Rosemont, Illinois July 2011
Live Surgical Repair of Labrum Section on Rotator Cuff and Shoulder, Panel Member USA Rugby Sports Medicine Symposium Las Vegas, NV February 2013
New Horizons: Advances in Knee Ligament Focus Master Instructor Arthroscopy Association of North America Rosemont, IL June 2013
Current Issues in Sports Medicine Special Populations, Pediatric ACL Injuries and Treatment, Faculty Chicago Bears Halas Hall Lake Forest, IL August 2015
Superior Capsular Repair, Lecture and Cadaver Lab Demonstration Medwest Guest Lecturer Chicago, IL August 2015

ARTICLE REVIEWER

American Journal of Sports Medicine 1997-2007
The American Journal of Sports Medicine
Principal Reviewer
2007-present
Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 2010 – present

ABSTRACTS

  • Levin SD, Simon MA. Chronic Hematogenous Pyogenic Osteomyelitis of the Appendicular Skeleton. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine 1985
  • Levin SD, Colucci MA, Gillespie R, Brody AS, Asirwatham JS. Correlation of Magnetic Resonance Imaging with Histopathology in Direct Blunt Trauma to the Canine Femoral Condyle: An Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear -Assimilated Model. Orthopaedic Transactions, March 1993.

BOOK CHAPTERS

McCluskey III GM, Levin SD. Chapter 41 – Imaging of the Shoulder. Editor, Baker Jr. CL. The Hughston Clinic Sports Medicine Book, Williams and Wilkins, 1995.

Levin SD, Shah, N, Orthopaedic Considerations of Bioterrorism, Toxico- terrorism: Emergency Response and Clinical Approach to Chemical, Biological and Radiological Agents, Editors – Leiken, LB and McFee, R, McGraw-Hill, 2007.

Levin SD. The Stiff Shoulder in A Systematic Approach to Shoulder Rehabilitation, Section I, Chapter 6. Editors: Bryce W Gaunt, PT, SCS and George M. Mccluskey, III, MD, HPRC 2012.

PROFESSIONAL CONSULTING

Arthrex Corporation, Faculty Consultant 2015-present
INSPE Associates Inc., Professional Medical Case Reviewer 2003-present
United States Handball Association, Orthopaedic Consultant 1997-present

FINANCIAL GRANTS

  • Levin SD, Terry GC. DePuy Sports Medicine Research Grant 1993. Columbus, Georgia.
  • Levin SD, Ameer G & Kang Y. A composite cell construct for cartilage repair. Arthroscopy Association of North America Research Grant. March 2005.
  • Levin SD, Medwest educational research grant for small animal research University of Chicago, Rotator Cuff Allograft Augmentation vs. Bridging in a Rat Model: Biomechanics and Histology 2015.

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Name
Dr. Steven D. Levin
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(Dr. Steven D. Levin)
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Board Certified Orthpaedic Surgeon and a Chicago specialist in arthroscopic surgical treatment of shoulder, knee and elbow injuries
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Dr. Steven D. Levin MD
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NorthShore Medical Group, 9650 Gross Point Rd., Suite 2900, Skokie, IL 60076,US