Leon E. Popovitz, MD, co-founder of New York Bone & Joint Specialists, is a top-rated orthopedic surgeon in New York City and New Jersey. He is an internationally recognized orthopedic surgeon specializing in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, arthroscopic surgery of the knee and sports medicine. Leon E. Popovitz, MD has had the honor of being an orthopedic surgeon for the U.S. Open Tennis Championships. Moreover, he is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and was elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Education and Training
NYU/ Hospital for Joint Diseases FELLOWSHIP: ARTHROSCOPIC SURGERY & SPORTS MEDICINE
Lenox Hill Hospital New York, NY RESIDENCY: ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY
Harvard Children’s Hospital Boston, MA RESIDENCY: ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY
Cornell Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center RESIDENCY: ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY
St Vincent’s Hospital & Medical Center – Level 1 Trauma New York, NY INTERNSHIP: GENERAL SURGERY
New York Medical College
Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Leon Popovitz's Expert Contributions
Hello, There are a variety of possible reasons for your pain. The most likely is a rotator cuff impingement from overuse. This is often treated well with rest, over the counter ant-inflammatory medicine (such as Advil- if there are no stomach or kidney problems) and physical therapy focused on rotator cuff strengthening. Other causes include, shoulder instability, rotator cuff strain, rotator cuff partial tear, or even a tear of the labrum (cartilage cushion). If you have already tried some rest and exercises with no relief, then I suggest you see an orthopedic doctor for an evaluation and formal treatment program. READ MORE
Dear sir, Anyone that participates in athletic activities, especially hockey, may need to see a sports medicine doctor at some point. Preventative medicine is always the best medicine. So then, yes, you should see a sports medicine expert to review all possible preventative measures in your sport. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
- New York Magazine Best Doctors 2017
- New York Magazine Best Doctors 2016
- New York Times Tops Doctors 2017
- New York Times Tops Doctors 2016
- New York Super Doctors SuperDoctors.com 2017
- New York Super Doctors SuperDoctors.com 2016
- Leading Physicians of the World - Doctors of Excellence Patients' Choice Award
- Vitals Top 10 Physicians Award
- ESSKA-European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy
- American Academy of Sports Medicine
- American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Charities and Philanthropic Endeavors
- Dr. Leon E. Popovitz has been honored by The Global Jewish Assistance & Relief Network for his devoted efforts and philanthropic support.
- Lenox Hill Hospital ( New York, NY )
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