Head Team Physician
Dr. William Levine is in his 16th year as the Head Team Physician for Columbia, responsible for providing care for all 31 intercollegiate athletic teams.
He began his tenure with Columbia in 1998 when he was named Director of Sports Medicine at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center (now Columbia University Medical Center). He is Director of Sports Medicine at the Medical Center, as well as Vice Chairman and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Dr. Levine has been named one of New York's Best Sports Medicine Doctors by New York magazine for the last twelve years. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, and the Herodicus Society.
A recipient of the prestigious American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Traveling Fellowship, he was further honored recently by serving on the Board of Directors of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.
A native of North Dakota, Dr. Levine received a B.A. in Human Biology from Stanford in 1986 and his Doctor of Medicine from Case Western Reserve School of Medicine in Cleveland. He was a resident and chief resident in orthopaedic surgery at Tufts Medical Center and held fellowships at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and the University of Maryland Sports Medicine Department. While in Maryland, he served as a team physician for the Baltimore Ravens and the University of Maryland.
He lives in New York with his wife and daughters.