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Leon E. Popovitz, MD is a Top Orthopedic Surgeon in New York City & New Jersey and co-founder of New York Bone & Joint Specialists. Dr. Popovitz is an internationally recognized Orthopedic Surgeon in the field of Arthroscopic Surgery of the Shoulder and Arthroscopic Surgery of the Knee as well as Sports Medicine. He has had the honor of being an orthopedic surgeon for the U.S. Open Tennis Championships. Moreover, Dr. Popovitz is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and was elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery. Leon E. Popovitz, MD was born in the Ukraine and immigrated to the United States with his family when he was a child. He grew up in Queens, NY amidst very modest means. At the age of 17, he was accepted to the renowned Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education. The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education is a combined B.S/M.D. program that recruits exceptional students immediately out of high school that are committed to pursuing a career in medicine. Dr. Popovitz went on to graduate from New York Medical College. He then completed an internship in General Surgery at the Level 1 Trauma Center of St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center of New York. Subsequently, he proceeded to complete his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. His training included Harvard Children's Hospital in Boston, MA and Cornell Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Afterwards, he completed a fellowship in Arthroscopic Surgery and Sports Medicine at the distinguished NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Leon E. Popovitz MD's stature and unwavering quest to improve his patients' lives has allowed him the privilege of regularly treating American and International professional athletes and dancers, high level collegiate athletes, as well, celebrities. Leon E. Popovitz, MD is an Attending at Northwell/Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC, which holds national status in Orthopedic Surgery. He has been honored by The Global Jewish Assistance & Relief Network for his devoted efforts and philanthropic support. The Consumer Research Council of America ranks Dr. Popovitz among the Top Surgeons, Top Orthopedic Surgeons and Top Physicians since 2004. Dr. Popovitz has also been inducted into the Leading Physicians of the World by the International Association of Healthcare Professionals. He has been listed in The New York Times as a SuperDoctor. The distinguished Castle Connolly organization has ranked him as one of the America's Top Doctors. In addition, Leon E. Popovitz, MD has been selected as one of the Top Doctors and Top Orthopedic Surgeons by New York Magazine. Leon E. Popovitz, MD's focus of orthopedic SHOULDER expertise lies in Arthroscopic Surgery of the Shoulder for the treatment of: Shoulder Labral (SLAP) Tears Shoulder/ Rotator Cuff Impingement Shoulder Dislocations – First Time and Recurrent Shoulder Ligament Injuries & Tears Rotator Cuff Tears Shoulder (AC Joint) Separation or Sprain AC Joint Osteolysis/ "Weight Lifters" Shoulder Sports Injuries of the Shoulder Leon E. Popovitz, MD's focus of orthopedic KNEE expertise lies in Arthroscopic Surgery of the Knee for the treatment of: Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tears Meniscal Tears Knee Ligament Tears Articular Cartilage Damage Osteochondral Injuries Recurrent Patellar (Knee Cap) Dislocations Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis Synovitis Chondromalacia Patella Loose Bodies in the Knee
We compassionately provide facts and details to our patients, and objectively present all treatment options that range from non-surgical conservative management to surgical intervention. At the patient's pace we answer all questions, and jointly, with the patient, we determine what the best treatment is for the individual person.
The goal of New York Bone and Joint Specialists is to improve our patients' lives utilizing consummate treatment, respect and consideration, and the best service by our staff.