About

About

Mitchell E. Levine, MD joined the North Shore-LIJ Health System in 2005 after over 20 years of practice and is currently the Director of Spine Surgery within the Division of Neurosurgery at Lenox Hill Hospital. He is also Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. During his career Dr. Levine has concentrated on complex and minimally invasive spine surgery, facial pain, trigeminal neuralgia, pain modulation procedures and radiosurgery.

Dr. Levine received his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and continued his training there in neurosurgery. Under the pioneering microneurosurgeon Dr. Leonard Malis, Dr. Levine was appointed Director of Spinal Neurosurgery at Mount Sinai and then the Director of Neurosurgery at The New York Hospital Queens before joining the North Shore-LIJ Health System. As a resident, he won the prestigious New York Neurosurgical Society Resident Award. Dr. Levine was also a National Institutes of Health neurotraumatolgy fellow at the Medical College of Virginia.

Among his accomplishments, Dr. Levine performed the first early aneurysm surgery at Mount Sinai and pioneered the use of temporary clip occlusion in complex aneurysm cases. More recently, he investigated the use of a novel radiotherapy treatment for malignant brain tumors and has presented his work on the radiosurgical treatment of multiple brain metastasis. In addition, Dr. Levine s clinical and research interests include neuromodulation and the interface of technology and biology, as well as the understanding of the molecular mechanisms of intervetebral disc degeneration and repair. Dr. Levine is one of the few clinically expert spine surgeons to be actively involved in laboratory research and has widely published with Dr. Chahine.

Credentials

Credentials

  • Board certifications

    • Neurological Surgery - American Board of Neurological Surgery

  • Administrative titles

    • Chief of Division - Spinal Neurosurgery of Neurosurgery, North Shore University Hospital

  • Academic titles

    • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

  • Chief resident

    • Mount Sinai Hospital and Medical Center

  • Medical school

    • Mount Sinai School of Medicine

  • Residencies

    • Mount Sinai Hospital and Medical Center

    • Mount Sinai Hospital and Medical Center

  • Affiliations

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Most recent comments

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08/01/2018
"Dr. Mitchell Levine is a true professional. Very straight forward and to the point with a plan for the future."
07/25/2018
"Dr. Levine was very thorough and explained the surgery to me. He was very knowledgeable. "
07/20/2018
"The attentions that I received were very good."
05/16/2018
"The doctors were excellent caring, friendly, smiling when they approach you. They are the best."
04/24/2018
"Dr. Levine has been wonderful throughout office visits & surgery."
03/07/2018
"Addresses issues without chit chat!!"
01/09/2018
"My entire experience with this physician could not be better."
12/13/2017
"The time spend Dr. Levine was fair only because my health issue was not complicated. Dr. Levine was very professional... He knows his stuff."
10/26/2017
"Dr. Levine is the best. He is caring concern very involved in his patients. He love life GOd bless him and all who work with him! He is thee best." "
09/28/2017
"Dr. Levine is great, but too busy."
09/15/2017
"Dr. walked in w/two assts. - interviewed me standing explained things too quickly w/o seeing if I understood I felt like a patient on an assembly line."
08/17/2017
"His explanations to my problem gave me more confidence before my surgery. "
08/07/2017
"I am very happy that Dr. Levine was my surgeon, I was in such bad shape. He will always have have a special spot in my heart."
06/19/2017
"I had great care by the surgeon and his team. They were all deserving the highest praise."
06/13/2017
"Dr. Levine needs an associate to help with cancelled appt. if he has emergency surgeries."
05/08/2017
"I will recommend Dr. M. Levine to all my friends, or anyone who asks."
04/25/2017
"The care by the doctor & staff could not be better. #9. "Very _____.""
07/26/2016
"Very good."
07/18/2016
"Good experience overall."
05/23/2016
"My visit with every one was very good, I would recommend each one of them any one of my friends or family -"
05/11/2016
"As this was my 3 month post op visit and the only time I've seen the surgeon since surgery, I was disappointed that he seemed rushed and unwilling to take an appropriate amount of time for a thorough exam."
05/09/2016
"Very good."
05/06/2016
"My experience with Dr. Levine is always top notch, that's why I always come to see him for my health problems."
05/06/2016
"Dr. Levine has been an angel to me for over 30 years."
04/12/2016
"Excellent care provider is how I would rate Dr. Mitchell E. Levine. Surgery was A+."
03/18/2016
"Rushed the visit and was not very open to questions."
03/09/2016
"Dr. Levine is great. He takes good care of me."
02/19/2016
"Excellent experience with both MD & NP."
02/08/2016
"Always good experiences."
01/26/2016
"I would highly recommend Dr. Levine and his staff."
10/26/2015
"I already have recommended him."
10/21/2015
"Seeing how thrilled & happy the provider was when we review the x-rays."
10/02/2015
"Haven't had enough experience to judge. One visit was a consultation, second visit to schedule surgery. Check with me after to see follow up."
09/23/2015
"Felt like he was arrogant towards me - little regard to pain & no solution."
09/04/2015
"Dr. Levine and staff are all professional."
05/07/2015
"Excellent experience."
02/19/2015
"Dr. Levine is great."
02/16/2015
"Very good."
01/13/2015
"Good experience."
12/23/2014
"Everything is great!!!"
12/03/2014
"Very good experience."
09/29/2014
"Dr. Levine is the best, I love that dr. He show how much he cares for me. He is a concern dr. - I know that, because I was sick into death, and because of his concern thank God I am alive."
06/02/2014
"Excellent neurosurgeon, provides detailed information & shows concern for my condition & questions."
04/08/2014
"As mentioned earlier, I was very pleased with Dr. Levine's "bedside manner." He put me at ease about my up-coming surgery."
03/26/2014
"My provider is a excellent doctor and I love Dr. Levine I would not trade him for another, he has help me a lot."

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In the news

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