Dr. Leon E. Popovitz M.D., Sports Medicine Specialist
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Dr. Leon E. Popovitz M.D.

Orthopedist

5/5(1)
130 E 67th St New York NY, 10065
Rating

5/5

About

Dr. Leon E. Popovitz' expertise is in minimally invasive repair and/or reconstruction of the shoulder and knee. His treatment philosophy is that preservation of all the vital structures, with which we are born, is the key to extending the life of our joints. 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

Education and Training

New York Medical College

Cornell Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center RESIDENCY: ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY

St Vincent’s Hospital & Medical Center – Level 1 Trauma New York, NY INTERNSHIP: GENERAL SURGERY

Lenox Hill Hospital New York, NY RESIDENCY: ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY

Harvard Children’s Hospital Boston, MA RESIDENCY: ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery- Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopaedic SurgeryAmerican Board of Orthopaedic SurgeryABOS- Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Provider Details

MaleEnglish

Areas of expertise and specialization

Shoulder and Knee Orthopedic Surgery

Awards

  • 2017, 2016 New York Magazine Best Doctors  Castle Connolly: Top Doctors | America's Top Doctors 
  • 2017, 2016 New York Times Tops Doctors  Castle Connolly: Top Doctors | America's Top Doctors 
  • 2017, 2016 New York Super Doctors SuperDoctors.com  SuperDoctors.com 
  • Leading Physicians of the World - Doctors of Excellence  Leading Physicians of the World 
  • Patients' Choice Award  Patients' Choice 
  • Vitals Top 10 Physicians Award  Vitals.com 

Treatments

  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery Of The Shoulder And Knee
  • Shoulder Labral Repairs
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Problems
  • Shoulder Dislocations & Instability Treatment
  • Sports Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (acl) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries Of Knee
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears
  • Meniscal Tears
  • Knee Ligament Tears And Reconstruction (acl, Mcl, Pcl, Lcl)
  • Articular Cartilage Transplants
  • Osteochondral
  • Patellar Pain Syndrome
  • Patella Dislocation
  • Patelet Rich Plasma
  • Patellar Tendonitis
  • Patellar Surgery
  • Synovitis
  • Chondromalacia Patella
  • Loose Bodies in the Knee

Fellowships

  • NYU/ Hospital for Joint Diseases ARTHROSCOPIC SURGERY & SPORTS MEDICINE 

Treatments

  • Orthopaedic Surgery- Specializing Exclusively in the Treatment of the Shoulder and Knee; Arthroscopic Surgery and Sport Medicine.

Fellowships

  • NYU Langone Medical Center and the Hospital for Joint Diseases (Sports Medicine; Orthopedic Surgery)

Professional Society Memberships

  • Leon E. Popovitz, MD is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, he was elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, and he is a member of the European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy

Articles and Publications

  • Has been Published

What do you attribute your success to?

  • Great training and experience, listening to patients' concerns, and always working to help patients get better.

Areas of research

  • Constantly at the forefront of advancements in orthopedic medicine, Dr. Popovitz' clinical studies focus on the latest non-surgical and surgical developments. In addition, Dr. Popovitz' inventions encompass the highest level of techniques and developments that will be used by orthopedic surgeons in the future.

Philanthropic Initiatives

  • Dr Leon E. Popovitz has been honored by The Global Jewish Assistance & Relief Network for his devoted efforts and philanthropic support.

Dr. Leon E. Popovitz M.D.'s Practice location

130 E 67th St -
New York, NY 10065
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New patients: 212-759-4553
Fax: 212-486-8334

New York Bone and Joint Specialists

79 Hudson St 102LL -
Hoboken, NJ 07030
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Patient Experience with Dr. Popovitz


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Dr. Leon E. Popovitz M.D. has a rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on the reviews from 1 patient. FindaTopDoc has aggregated the experiences from real patients to help give you more insights and information on how to choose the best Orthopedist in your area. These reviews do not reflect a providers level of clinical care, but are a compilation of quality indicators such as bedside manner, wait time, staff friendliness, ease of appointment, and knowledge of conditions and treatments.
  • Alex
    (5)

    Dr. Leon Popovitz saved my KNEE! I had a very bad injury, and he was able to repair it skillfully. I love his team because everyone is very caring and always trying to accommodate, help u! I would strongly recommend him as a top Orthopedic Surgeon in New York!!! If you got bad shoulder or knee please go and see Dr. Popovitz !!

Media Releases

Leon E. Popovitz received his medical degree in 1994 from New York Medical College. He did his internship in General Surgery at St Vincent’s Hospital & Medical Center/ Level 1 Trauma Center of New York and served his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. His residency training also took place at Harvard Children’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts and Cornell Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Dr. Popovitz underwent his fellowship in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery at the NYU Hospital for Joint Disease. Dr. Popovitz is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He was ranked by the Consumer Research Council of America among the Top Surgeons, Top Orthopedic Surgeons, and Top Physicians since 2004. Dr. Popovitz is a highly-trained and qualified orthopedic surgeon who has been practicing for over 14 years and is currently serving patients at New York Bone & Joint Specialists in New York and New Jersey. Furthermore, he is on staff at Lenox Hill Hospital. Orthopaedic surgeons are dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles. Dr. Popovitz has an impeccable reputation and vast expertise in several areas relating to his field of work, especially shoulder arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy, and sports medicine. He has also had the honor of being a team physician for the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, where he had the privilege of regularly treating professional American athletes, international professional athletes and dancers, competitive American and international collegiate level athletes, and celebrities from around the world. Dr. Popovitz attributes his success to training and experience, listening to patients’ concerns, and always working to help patients get better.

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