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.
Leon E. Popovitz, MD has the reputation of being a meticulously efficient and gifted surgeon with vast experience and the best results. He is particularly approachable and puts people at ease.
Leon E. Popovitz, MD was born in the Ukraine and immigrated to the United States with his family when he was a child. He grew up in Queens, NY amidst very modest means. At the age of 17, he was accepted to the renowned Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education. The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education is a combined B.S/M.D. program that recruits exceptional students immediately out of high school that are committed to pursuing a career in medicine.
Leon E. Popovitz, MD went on to graduate from New York Medical College. He then completed an internship in General Surgery at the Level 1 Trauma Center of St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center of New York. Subsequently, he proceeded to complete his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. His training included Harvard Children’s Hospital in Boston, MA and Cornell/ Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Afterwards, he completed a Fellowship in Arthroscopic Surgery and Sports Medicine at the distinguished NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases.
Leon E. Popovitz MD’s stature and unwavering quest to improve his patients’ lives has allowed him the privilege of regularly treating American and International professional athletes and dancers, high level collegiate athletes, as well, celebrities.
Leon E. Popovitz, MD is an Attending at Northwell/Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC, which holds national status in Orthopedic Surgery. He has been honored by The Global Jewish Assistance & Relief Network for his devoted efforts and philanthropic support. The Consumer Research Council of America ranks Dr. Popovitz among the Top Surgeons, Top Orthopedic Surgeons and Top Physicians since 2004. Dr. Popovitz has also been inducted into the Leading Physicians of the World by the International Association of Healthcare Professionals. He has been listed in The New York Times as a SuperDoctor. The distinguished Castle Connolly organization has ranked him as one of the America’s Top Doctors. In addition, Leon E. Popovitz, MD has been selected as one of the Top Doctors and Top Orthopedic Surgeons by New York Magazine.
- 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
- Chondromalacia Patella
- Loose Bodies in the Knee
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