Total Orthopedics and Sports Medicine would like to welcome orthopedic spine surgeon Dante Leven, DO, PT to the practice!

Dr. Leven completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the State University of New York at Downstate in Brooklyn, NY. He went on to complete his spine surgery fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan and trained extensively with Dr Sheeraz Qureshi in minimally invasive surgery. He also trained with several of the leading spinal deformity and cervical spine surgeons in the country.

Dr. Leven has participated in several research studies and has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals on the topics of spinal surgery, spinal deformity, adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, spinal cord injuries and cervical spine surgery. He has written multiple book chapters on these topics and has collaborated with Becker’s Spine Review on the topics of spinal deformity and minimally invasive surgery.

As an active member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, North American Spine Society and the Lumbar Spine Research Society, he has presented over 25 papers and over 75 posters at international conferences.

In clinical practice, Dr. Leven’s focus is in minimally invasive surgery, cervical spine surgery and spinal deformity. He is an associate professor with the orthopedic surgery residency program at Nassau University Medical Center and has a strong interest in teaching residents and medical students. As a physical therapist for 10 years prior to pursuing his medical training, he worked extensively with patients suffering from chronic pain, scoliosis, neuromuscular disorders, traumatic injuries and disability. He completed his training with the goal of maximizing his ability to help patients both before, during and after surgery with a comprehensive treatment approach. His compassion for patients comes from hours of working with patients to improve their quality of life and Dr. Leven makes every effort to offer the best surgical option with the least invasive approach.

Dr. Leven has offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Deer Park and East Meadow and has appointments at Mount Sinai Hospital, Lenox Hill, Nassau University Medical Center, Valley Stream and Beth Isreal Hospital.

For appointments please call 516-795-3033.