Penn Medicine Orthopaedic and Plastic Surgeon Receives Award for Excellence and Achievement in Orthopaedics

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Media Contact:Katie Delach | Katie.Delach@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5964November 11, 2013

The Arthritis Foundation recently presented the Sir John Charnley, MD, Award to L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS, chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, the Paul B. Magnuson Professor of Bone and Joint Surgery, and professor of Surgery (Division of Plastic Surgery) in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Levin is an internationally recognized orthopaedic surgeon who has dedicated his career to the care of thousands of patients and to the improvement of hand, wrist and hip disorders.

“Sir John Charnley was a visionary in the field of Orthopaedics, and I am pleased to receive an award named in his honor,” said Dr. Levin. “Continued collaboration with colleagues and groups like the Arthritis Foundation is vital to advancing the latest techniques in Orthopaedic care. Working with the Foundation has been a great way to give back to the field, advocate to the public about the options available in musculoskeletal care, and promote groundbreaking research.”

Sir John Charnley, MD, was an orthopaedic surgeon who in 1962 invented the modern hip replacement. He was a master surgeon, innovator and bio-engineer. Today, Dr. Charnley is recognized as one of the fathers of modern Orthopedics.

Presented annually at the Arthritis Foundation, Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter’s Evening of Honors gala, the Sir John Charnley, MD, Award recognizes the important role of a doctor in the field of orthopaedics who dedicates themselves to improving the world around them, particularly in the Philadelphia community.

Dr. 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 vascularized composite allotransplantation.

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