Dr. Steven Levin, MD

Dr. Steven Levin, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
60 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Steven Levin, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Skokie, IL. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 32 years. Dr. Levin is affiliated with Skokie Hospital, Evanston Hospital, Highland Park Hospital and Glenbrook Hospital.

NorthShore Medical Group

9650 Gross Point Rd Ste 2900

Skokie, IL 60076
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
very high
more than 99% of peers
Shoulder Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Joint Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Levin "My philosophy is to provide patients with the highest level of standard of care treatment. Specifically my goal is to get the patient/athlete back to their chosen activity/sport in a timely, healthy and efficient manner."


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  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Conditions
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylitis
  • Wrist Fracture


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  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Northwestern University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • Finch University Of Health Sciences Chicago Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • State University Of New York At Buffalo
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Hughston Sports Med Found
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Levin has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Levin's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Levin to family and friends
based on 76 total reviews (23 with comments)
Dr. Levin Says:

A negative patient survey was posted on Apr 09, 2016 by an anonymous patient with an alleged ankle fracture. I do not evaluate ankle fracture patients as our highly specialized group has dedicated Foot & Ankle specialists as well as Orthopedic Traumatologists who these patients are assigned to. No such patient was ever seen or evaluated by Steven D. Levin, MD. It appears, therefore, that this...

Dr. Levin's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (23)
in Oak Park, IL |
Dr. Levin is an incredible healthcare professional. My father had a total left shoulder replacement performed in May 2017. We couldn't have asked for a better experience, doctor was very patient and always available for any questions. Earlier this morning dr Levin has performed a second surgery on my father's right shoulder. Our experience with Dr. Levin and his practice is outstanding. He is very dedicated, provides holistic care and brings healthcare to a state of art level! Thank you!!!!!
in Deerfield Illinois |
I'm a 55 year old male that needed a total shoulder replacement. Dr. Levin and his staff walked me through my options both surgically and/or therapeutic. His expertise in the field left me feeling that surgery was my best option for leading a healthy active life moving forward. He performed a total shoulder replacement and I was out of a sling full time and thriving in physical therapy in just 12 days! Dr. Levin is a highly skilled surgeon who I just can't speak highly enough of. Paul Winston
in Skokie, IL |
I highly recommend Dr. Steven Levin. Dr. Levin diagnosed and performed a total replacement of my right shoulder. His outstanding surgical skills are evident in the results achieved. The surgery was faster and resulting pain much less than I expected. Most importantly, I healed quickly and am extremely satisfied with my pain-free range of motion. Dr. Levin’s patience and professionalism provided me with confidence that the procedure would be extremely successful. And it was.
in Wheaton, iL |
I came to Dr. Steven Levin when my shoulder was bothering me. I play competitive handball and raquetball. He treated me very professionally and with great care. He helped me avoid surgery. I recommend him as your orthopedic doctor.
in Poughkeepsie, NY |
“I'm a 67 years old professional Rock climber and Mountaineer. I live in NY and searched around the country to find a doctor that performed multiple shoulder replacements and understood sports medicine. I chose Dr. Steve Levin in January of 2017. He was very good at explaining to me the situation and my options and explained to me what to expect concerning the operation. The overall experience was beyond what I would have expected. Once again I would like to personally thank Dr. Steve Levin.
in Chicago, IL |
Recently, Dr. Levin treated my tennis elbow with great success. Dr. Levin used a technique called "PRP", using my own blood platelets, which repaired the tendon in a months time. Thank you! Not only is Dr. Levin truly talented, he is also very personable, articulate and made me feel at ease during the process. His staff, Lindsay and Lisandra were super helpful-friendly organizing my appointment for the first time at the Northshore Location. It was worth the trip driving from Chicago!
in Elmhurst, IL |
Dr Levin is a kind , compassionate and talented surgeon. He diagnosed my torn rotator cuff and explained all options . He surgically repaired my rotator cuff expertly and with complication . My post op course has been without problems and I am well ahead of healing and range of motion . I would highly recommend him to all of my family and friends
in Schaumburg, IL |
Dr Levin has repaired both shoulders and 1 knee for me. I had full thickness tears to both rotators. One was repaired 8 years ago, and still feels great. I have full range of motion and strength with no pain. The other shoulder was just repaired last week, and I am certain it will heal the same. He also scoped my knee for a meniscus tear 3 years ago. Again, that knee feels great. Dr Levin is great at what he does, and I would recommend him with confidence.
in Long Grove, IL |
Dr. Levin has provided orthopedic care for both my shoulder and knee. He is a caring and dedicated physician who is incredible skilled. He made an accurate diagnosis for both my shoulder and my knee and provided options with detailed explanations. My shoulder was treated successfully with non surgical care and my knee with a surgical procedure which went as planned without complication. My recovery was uneventful and the result was excellent. i would highly recommend Dr. Levin.
in Evanston, IL |
Dr. Levin has done both of my shoulders. He explained the procedures and in both cases the repairs and care were as promised...excellent.
in Evanston, IL |
Dr. Levin operated on a torn meniscus in my knee and later a torn rotator cuff in my right shoulder, both of which have healed really well. Now I have a badly torn rotator cuff in my left shoulder, and of course I've returned to him to deal with it. He really is the best!
My experience with him was a horrible nightmare. I was referred to him after a fracture was diagnosed in my ankle in the radiology dept. He said he didn't see any problem and gave me an ankle supporter, insisting I was fine. He saw me twice before admitting he knew nothing about ankles. Meanwhile I walked on a severe fracture nearly passing out from the pain. I then saw an ankle specialist who gave me a diagnosis and treatment.
in Northbrook, IL |
I have operated physically at a very high level for a long time and plan on continuing to do so. Dr. Levin works with athletes and is an athlete himself. He understands how my brain works, that the goal is not to walk around without pain the goal is to get back to the kinds of demanding activities that are central to my happiness. I have had two surgeries under Dr. Levin's care. I was always given clear explanations of the procedure and what I could expect in the way of recovery. He is a pro.
in Arlington Heights, IL |
Dr. Levin is one of the finest physicians I have had the please to meet. Not only has he cared for, but for my son as well. He takes the time to explain options, risks, benefits to allow you to make an informed decision. Dr. Levin repaired both of my sons shoulders and years later he enjoys full normal use. I would recommend Dr. Levin to my family and friends with no hesitation. I consider myself fortunate to have access to a world class physician like Dr. Levin.
in Seattle, WA |
Blew out knee in college soccer with ACL tear, osteochondral fracture and meniscus tear. ACL reconstructed, chondral fracture pinned, meniscectomy from another surgeon. Had persistent pain from pins in cartilage. Heard about USA Rugby doc Levin went for 2nd opinion. He facilitated pin removal and post-op rehab. Knee improved drastically. Doing sports I love now like mountain biking, pain free. No nonsense guy, compassionate, easy to relate to, skilled, and superb surgeon. Highly recommend him!
in Chicago, IL |
I saw Dr. Levin for a 2nd opinion on my shoulder. I was told by another surgeon that I needed surgery, but I was skeptical so I saw Dr. Levin. He was unbelievable! He spent a ton of time with me, related to my passion for outdoor activities, Pilates and yoga. He went over my MRI with me, explained my diagnosis and treated me with therapy. 3 months later I am doing all my activities pain free. Dr. Levin has impeccable character and fantastic bedside manner. Highly recommend him!
in Evanston, IL |
I had a painful shoulder that, among other issues, prevented me from sleeping. Levin showed me that I had NO cartilage between the bones in my shoulder. At my age (76 at the time), I was concerned about surgery, but he said that, since I'm in good shape, there should be no problems. [FYI, he's direct and treats you like you're able to understand his diagnosis without sugar-coating it.] He replaced the shoulder 6 months ago. I now have full range of motion and can use it without concern.
in Chicago, IL |
Would so recommend Dr. Steve to any friends w knee trouble --- or shoulder --and that seems to come with being grandparents ! Dr. Steve made sure I was well taken care of --both my knees done arthroscopically in 6 months -- just one month out from the second and finished with OT- --back in the pool and playing with 15 grandkids !! Extra careful as a stress fracture was behind first knee; thorough, trying shots & therapy , encouraging me back to water classes, able to be out next day after both
I consulted with three surgeons before getting my procedure. Of the three doctors, I would put Dr Levin dead last. He was rude, arrogant and lacked empathy. STAY AWAY! I am very pleased that I went with Dr Bowen (Levin's partner).
in Hawthorn Woods, IL |
I would highly recommend Dr. Levin to anyone seeking orthopedic treatment. He takes the time to thoroughly examine you, discuss all possible options, ensure that you feel completely confident in the course of treatment you choose to pursue and then executes his plan flawlessly. I have treated with him conservatively as well as surgically for the past several years. He is an expert in his field and I would not be functioning at the high level of performance that I am today absent his care.
in Evanston, IL |
The best experience ever! Totally thorough about the procedure and even sent me for a second opinion by one of his colleagues due to the nature of my shoulder condition. He is very thorough, has a wonderful video presentation that he urges the patient to become familiar with, ortho team is awesome, and he is open, honest and upfront about every aspect of procedure and physical therapy! Dr. Levin is a doctor who talks with you, not at you. He shares and does not leave a stone unturned!
in Glenview, IL |
He is professional, he is accurate and informed us of the downfalls of our situation. He also advised us on the success we could gain from the surgery. Dr. Levin commands respect from his nurses, doctors and support staff.The doctor is well thought of and respected. We have already referred friends to him and any friend we will encourage to seek the best; Dr.Steven Levin.
in Lake Zurich, IL |
I had been experiencing shoulder pain for years and tried many different treatments with limited success. Dr Levin diagnosed my shoulder as needing a replacement and set the surgery up in a timely manner. I have experienced no problems attributed to the surgery or with the recovery process. Excellent Doctor and staff. Very pleased with the outcome of my surgery as my shoulder hasn't felt this good in years.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Levin accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Levin has admitting privileges

Glenbrook Hospital
2100 Pfingsten Rd
Glenview, IL 60026
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Evanston Hospital
2650 Ridge Ave
Evanston, IL 60201
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Highland Park Hospital
777 Park Ave W
Highland Park, IL 60035
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Skokie Hospital
9600 Gross Point Rd
Skokie, IL 60076
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