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Knee injuries with Dr. Levine
Medstar Health will be hosting an educational session on knee injuries for our soccer community and partners. Dr. Richard Levine will be speaking as well as the PT and ATC team. Dr. Levine is an orthopedic surgeon and lead, along with Dr. Matthew Sedgley, for our Celtic/MedStar Health Sports Science and Safety Committee.
Dr. Levine sees patients in Timonium, Hunt Valley and Bel Air and performs surgeries at our surgery centers as well as Union Memorial Hospital. Among other areas of medical coverage, he is team physician for the Baltimore Blast.
About Dr. Levine
Dr. Levine graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in 1991. While at Cornell, he played Division 1 soccer and lacrosse. He completed his medical school training at the State University of New York Downstate College of MedicineÂ in 1995 and completed his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in 2000. Dr. Levine then moved to Baltimore, where he completed his fellowship training in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital 2001.
Dr. Levine has served as a National Football League team physician for the Baltimore Ravens since 2004. His responsibilities include on-field game and training room coverage, pre-and post-season physical exams, pre-season camp coverage, and yearly evaluations at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis.
Baltimore Blast fans will also recognize Dr. Levine from the sidelines of MASL professional men’s indoor soccer, where he has served as Head Team Physician for the Baltimore Blast since 2001 and is responsible for all aspects of player care.
Dr. Levine also serves as the head orthopedic surgeon for Towson University, Goucher College, and Notre Dame of Maryland University, where he provides care to student-athletes and is a fixture on the sidelines and in the stands during games.
Other notable sports coverage responsibilities have included the medical director for the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship, PGA and LPGA tournaments, Professional Wrestling, and consultant for Cirque de Soleil.
In addition to his clinical practice and team affiliations, Dr. Levine serves as medical director for sports medicine clinical services at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital and has served as faculty for the Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Fellowship and Orthopaedic Residency programs there since 2001.
Dr. Levine employs both operative and non-operative treatments to assist in your goal of returning to pain-free activity. He specializes in arthroscopic surgery and treatment of injuries to the shoulder and knee; specifically: anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), meniscus (cartilage care), rotator cuff, labrum, knee ligaments, and shoulder instability. He performs total knee replacements and unicompartmental knee replacements.
Dr. Levine’s patients range from professional, college, and high school athletes to active individuals and weekend warriors (like him!). He will individually assess your injury and help you make the best decision for you and your lifestyle.