L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS, is the Paul B. Magnuson Professor (with tenure) and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and Professor of Surgery. Levin is Board-certified in Orthopedic Surgery and has a Certificate of added Qualification in hand surgery. In addition, he is Board-certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
As an accomplished clinician, his expertise focuses on surgery of the hand and upper extremity, reconstructive microsurgical techniques for extremity reconstruction and limb salvage. His research interests focus predominantly on extremity soft tissue reconstruction and composite tissue allotransplantation.
Working collaboratively with colleagues across medical disciplines, Dr. Levin established and was the Director of Duke’s Human Tissue Laboratory and also directed the Anatomic Gifts Program. He recently established a Human Tissue Laboratory at Penn which opened in May 2011. The Human Tissue Laboratory acts as a teaching tool and a research facility benefiting students, residents and CME participants. Dr. Levin is also the head of the newly formed Penn Hand Transplant Program at Penn and in September 2011, he directed the team that performed a bi-lateral hand and arm transplant. As a committed educator, Dr. Levin has been recognized for his commitment to teaching, winning the 2007 Master Clinician/Teacher Award for his accomplishments in both clinical care and education.
Widely published, with more than 220 peer reviewed journal articles, 65+ book chapters and 7 books, Dr. Levin also actively participates in senior leadership activities of many international and national professional societies and associations including serving as Chairman of the American College of Surgeons’ Advisory Council for Orthopaedic Surgery, REGENTS (ACS), President-elect of the World Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, past President of the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, member at large of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, President of the American Society for Reconstructive Transplantation and member of the board of directors of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. In addition, Dr. Levin has been honored as a North American Traveling Fellow as well as the American British Canadian Travelling fellow by the American Orthopedic Association and the Sterling Bunnell Traveling Fellowship by the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. He recently was awarded and has served as the Orthopaedic Trauma Association’s Landstuhl Scholar, caring for our war injured soldiers in Germany.
Dr. Levin is responsible for developing the field of “Orthoplastic Surgery.”