Orthopedic Surgery

L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS – Chief Editor


University of Pennsylvania
  • Paul B. Magnuson Professor of Bone and Joint Surgery (with tenure)
  • Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Professor of Surgery (Plastic Surgery)
  • Director, Penn Musculoskeletal and Rheumatology Service Line
  • University of Pennsylvania

Scott Levin, MD, FACS, is the Paul B. Magnuson Professor of Bone and Joint Surgery (with tenure), Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and Professor of Surgery (Plastic Surgery). He is also the Director of the Penn Musculoskeletal and Rheumatology Service Line. Dr. Levin is Board-certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and has a Certificate of added Qualification in hand surgery. In addition, he is Board-certified in Plastic 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 vascularized composite 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 also 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 Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation Program at Penn and in September 2011, he directed the team that performed a bilateral hand and arm transplant. In 2015, as Director of the Pediatric Hand Transplantation Program of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, he led the team that performed the world’s first bilateral hand transplant in a child. 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 at Duke and in 2014 was awarded the I.S. Ravdin Master Clinician Award, Penn Medicine Award of Excellence at the Ruth and Raymond Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Widely published, with more than 262 peer reviewed journal articles, 73 book chapters and 11 books, Dr. Levin also actively participates in senior leadership activities of many international and national professional societies and associations including serving as Orthopaedic Regent of the American College of Surgeons, President of the World Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery (2013-2015), President of the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery (2006-2007), member at large of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, President of the American Society for Reconstructive Transplantation (2010-2012) and member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Plastic Surgery (2006-2012). In addition, Dr. Levin has been honored as a North American Traveling Fellow, 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. In 2015, he was awarded the Andrew J. Weiland Medal by the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. He 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.”

David Bozentka, MD – Section Editor


University of Pennsylvania
  • Chief of Hand Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
  • Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. David Bozentka is the Chief of Hand Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Bozentka attended medical school at Jefferson Medical College. He then completed his Residency at West Virginia University Hospital and his Fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Bozentka has been recognized in ‘Philadelphia Magazine’s Top Doc’ issue annually since 2006, and has been recognized by Best Doctor’s in America since 2003. He was also recognized in Suburban Life magazine’s “Top Physicians 2010 Issue”. Dr. Bozentka is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Association for Hand Surgery and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

Orthopedic Surgery Section Reviewers:

  • Philip Blazar  United States
  • Chizoba Nwokike  Nigeria
  • John Enekele Onuminya  Nigeria
  • L Prakash  India
  • Nikhil Shah  United Kingdom
  • Theresa Wyrick  United States