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Leon E. Popovitz, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery, New York, NY, Lenox Hill Hospital

Leon E.PopovitzMD

Orthopaedic Surgery New York, NY

Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Shoulder Surgery

NY Bone and Joint Specialists, Co-Founder

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  • 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 specialist in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, arthroscopic surgery of the knee and sports medicine.

    Dr. Popovitz’ expertise is in minimally invasive repair and/or reconstruction of the shoulder and knee. This includes shoulder labrum, dislocations/bankart and rotator cuff tears. In the knee, this includes ACL, meniscus and cartilage tears. 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.

    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.

Education & Training

  • NYU Grossman School of Medicine
    NYU Grossman School of MedicineFellowship, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, 1999 - 2000
  • Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
    Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/NorthwellResidency, Orthopaedic Surgery, 1995 - 1999
  • New York Medical College
    New York Medical CollegeInternship, Transitional Year, 1994 - 1995
  • New York Medical College
    New York Medical CollegeClass of 1994

Certifications & Licensure

  • NJ State Medical License
    NJ State Medical License 2014 - 2021
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 1996 - 2024
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Leading Physicians of the World - Doctors of Excellence Patients' Choice Award
  • New York Magazine Best Doctors 2016-2017
  • New York Times Tops Doctors 2016-2017
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Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Russian

Hospital Affiliations