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January 14, 2016

William N. Levine, MD, is new editor-in-chief of JAAOS

ROSEMONT, Ill.New York orthopaedic surgeon William N. Levine, MD, is the new editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS), the world’s No. 1 clinical peer-reviewed orthopaedic journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.  Dr. Levine replaces Jeffrey S. Fischgrund, MD, who served as JAAOS editor-in-chief from 2009 through 2015.
Dr. Levine is a professor and chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He also serves as chief orthopaedic surgeon at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center.
Dr. Levine received a bachelor’s degree in human biology from Stanford University and his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University. He completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at Tufts Medical Center and held fellowships in elbow and elbow surgery at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and sports medicine at the University of Maryland.
“I am humbled and honored to have been named the fifth editor-in-chief of JAAOS,” said Dr. Levine. “I have grown up with the ‘yellow journal’ and am excited to build upon what my predecessors created before me. I look forward to taking the journal to even greater heights in the future.”

At the AAOS, Dr. Levine has served in various leadership roles, including deputy editor of JAAOS from 2007-2014. He previously served on the Board of Directors of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and is a past director of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS). Dr. Levine currently is on the executive committee for the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA). He is author or co-author to more than 150 peer-reviewed articles and 50 book chapters and has edited 11 textbooks and monographs.
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