David G. Levinsohn, M.D.

I try to develop an excellent rapport with all my patients so that I can understand and deliver the best possible care for each person.  I am known to ease tension from time to time with a little humor.  In my spare time I enjoy my family, yoga, stand up paddle boarding, rugby, and tinkering with orthopaedic inventions.

Orthopedic surgery is a rapidly changing specialty. I have dedicated myself to lifelong learning in order to acquire the knowledge and expertise to continue to deliver high quality orthopaedic care. In 2010 I was re-certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and was certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery’s newly created subspecialty of Orthopedic Sports Medicine.

I am proud to have trained as an orthopaedic surgeon at the University of Washington, one of the foremost orthopaedic teaching programs.   I am a member of the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons, the California Orthopedic Association, and a Qualified Medical Examiner for injured workers in the State of California.

B.S. (biochemistry and physiology)
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
1980- 1982

MBBCh (MD)
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
1983- 1986

Internship (internal medicine and surgery)
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Hillbrow Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa January
1987 – December 1987

Microsurgery Laboratory
Extremity related research and teaching microsurgery techniques University of California, San Francisco
California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco CA
June 1988 – May 1992

General surgery internship
University of Washington, Seattle WA June
1992 – June 1993

Orthopaedic surgery residency
University of Washington, Seattle WA July
1993 – July 1997

Synergy Specialist Medical Group
7910 Frost Street, Suite 340
San Diego CA 92123
January 2013 to present

David G Levinsohn MD Inc
7910 Frost Street, Suite 340
San Diego CA 92123
June 2004 – December 2012

California Orthopaedic Institute
San Diego CA
February 2003 – May 2004

Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Specialists
Alexandria, LA
November 1999 – November 2002

Group Health Permanente
Redmond WA
January 1999 – October 1999

Stevens Orthopaedic Group
Edmonds WA
August 1997 – December 1998

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Re-certification 2010
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine Subspecialty 2010 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Medical License, California (A67296)
  • Medical License, Arizona (56550)

Sharp Community Medical Group
Metro Region Board Member
~ 30,000 patient lives

Sharp Memorial Hospital
Vice-Chairman
Orthopaedic Surgery Supervisory Committee

Synergy Specialist Medical Group
Co-founder and Board Member

Chapters

Gordon L, Levinsohn DG, Cheng JC: Lacerations of the hand and fingers. In Callaham M (ed): Current Therapy in Emergency Medicine, Ed. 2. Philadelphia, BC Decker.

Journal Articles

Gordon L, Levinsohn DG: Discussion of: “Experimental replantation of canine forelimbs after 78.5 hours of anoxia.” Plast Reconstr Surg 84(4):649-50, 1989; and response to letter by Graf and Steinau. Plast Reconstr Surg 86(2):385, 1990.

Levinsohn DG, Gordon L, Sessler DI. The Allen’s test: Analysis of four methods. J Hand Surg 1991;16:279-282.

Gordon L, Levinsohn DG: Re-use of the recipient vessels of a microvascular transplant. Microsurgery 1991;12:14-17.

Gordon L, Levinsohn DG, Moore S, Dodds RJ, Castleman L. The Sauve-Kapandji procedure for the treatment of posttraumatic distal radioulnar joint problems. Hand Clin 1991;7:397-403.

Levinsohn DG, Gordon L, Sessler DI. Comparison of four objective methods of monitoring venous congestion. J Hand Surg 1991;16A:1056-62.

Gordon L, Levinsohn DG, Cheng JC, Manoylovic R: Management of congenital pseudarthrosis of the extremities by vascularized bone transfer. Microsurgery 1991;12:170-174.

Longaker MT, Moelleken BRW, Cheng JC, Jennings RW, Mintorovich J, Levinsohn DG, Gordon L, Adzick NS, Harrison MR, Simmons D. Fetal fracture healing in a lamb model. Plast Reconstr Surg 1992;90(2):161-173.

Garrison JL, Gordon L, Cheng JC, Levinsohn DG: Biomechanical analysis of a Z-Plasty technique for flexor tendon repair. J Hand Surg 1992;17B:282-285.

Gordon L, Levinsohn DG, Borowsky CD, Sessler DI, Weiner MW, Baker AJ. Hypothermic pulsatile perfusion improves the preservation of skeletal muscle in amputated limbs. J Bone Joint Surg 1992;74A:1358-1366.

Gordon L, Levinsohn DG, Finkemeier C, Angeles A, Deutch H. The serratus anterior free muscle transplant for reconstruction of the injured hand: An analysis of the donor and recipient sites. Plast Reconstr Surg 1993;92(1):97-101.

Rempil D, Gordon L, Levinsohn DG, Manojlovic R. The effect of wearing a wrist splint on intracarpal pressure during the performance of repetitve tasks. J Hand Surg1994;18A:106-110.

Duncan B, Adzick N, Bradley S, Longaker M, Crombelhome T, Levinsohn DG, Moelleken B,

Chua J, Harrison M, Kaban L. An in utero model of craniosynostosis. J Craniofac Surg 1992;3:P70-78.

Presentations at Scientific Meetings

Duncan B, Adzick N, Bradley S, Longaker M, Crombelhome T, Levinsohn DG, Moelleken B, Chua J, Harrison M, Kaban L. An in utero model of craniosynostosis. Presented at the Meeting of the American College of Surgeons, Atlanta, 1989.

Levinsohn DG, Gordon L, Sessler DI, Mulbry LW, Rosen A: Analysis of objective Allen’s tests. Presented at theWestern Anesthesia Congress, April 1989.

Levinsohn DG, Gordon L Sessler DI, Mulbry LW, Rosen A: Analysis of objective Allen’s tests. Presented at the 5th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery. Seattle, WA, September 10-12, 1989.

Levinsohn DG, Gordon L, Sessler DI, Mulbry LW, Dodds R, Delgado E: Comparison of objective methods of monitoring venous congestion — An experimental study in healthy subjects. Presented at the 5th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, Seattle, WA, September 10-12, 1989.

Levinsohn DG, Gordon L, Sessler DI, Mulbry LW, Rosen A: Objective measurement of digital circulation. Presented at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Western Orthopedic Association, Anaheim, CA, October 22-26, 1989.

Levinsohn DG, Gordon L, Garrison J, Cheng JC, Liu K: Biomechanical analysis of flexor tendon repair. Presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Leroy C. Abbott Orthopaedic Society, San Francisco, May 1990.

Gordon L, Levinsohn DG, Garrison J, Cheng JC: The role of the epitendinous stitch in flexor tendon repair. Poster presentation at the 45th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Toronto, Canada, September 1990.

Levinsohn DG, Matan AJ, Cheng JC, Gordon L. Oxygen-free radicals and patterns of blood flow in post-ischemic skin and skeletal muscle. Presented at the 6th Annual Meeeting of the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, Toronto, Canada, September 21-23, 1990.

Cheng JC, Levinsohn DG, Huang CD, Gordon L: High patency rate following anastomosis of crushed vessels. Presented at the 6th Annual Meeeting of the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, Toronto, Canada, September 21-23, 1990.

Levinsohn DG, Garrison JL, Gordon L, Cheng JC: A comparison of the modified Kessler stitch with a Z-plasty technique: The role of the epitendinous stitch versus the core stitch in the

strength of flexor tendon repair. Presented at the 45th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Toronto, Canada, September, 1990.

Levinsohn DG, Gordon L, Garrison JL, Cheng JC, Nathan R, Liu K: Biomechanical analysis of

flexor tendon repair. Presented at the 54th Annual Meeting of the Western Orthopaedic Asssociation, San Antonio, Texas, October 14-18, 1990.

Gordon L, Levinsohn DG, Moore SV, Dodds R, Castelman L. The Sauve-Kapandji
procedure for the treatment of post-traumatic distal radioulanr joint problems. Presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Leroy C. Abbott Orthopaedic Society, San Francisco, May 7-10, 1991.

Longaker MT, Moelleken BRW, Cheng JC, Jennings RW, Mintorovich J, Levinsohn DG, Gordon L, Adzick NS, Harrison MR, Simmons D. Fetal fracture healing in a lamb model. Presented at the Plastic Surgery Research Council Meeting, Charlottsville, VA, May 5-8, 1991.

Levinsohn DG, Gordon L, Borowsky CD, Baker AJ, Cheng JC, Zekun Z, Weiner MW. Amputated limbs are preserved better by hypothermic pulsatile perfusion than by surface cooling; evidence from magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Presented at the Seventh Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, Orlando, Florida, September 28-30, 1991.

Levinsohn DG, Gordon L, Borowsky CD, Baker AJ, Cheng JC, Zekun Z, Weiner MW. A new method of limb preservation. Presented at the Ninth Residents and Fellows Conference of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Orlando, Florida, October 1-2, 1991.

Gordon L, Levinsohn DG. Versatility of the latissimus and serratus anterior muscle transplants in providing cover for exposed hardware and endoprostheses. Presented at the 55th Annual Meeting of the Western Orthopaedic Association, Tucson, Arizona, October 20-24, 1991.

Gordon L, Levinsohn DG, Finkemeier C, Angeles A, Deutch H, Lovejoy J. The serratus anterior muscle free tissue transfer for coverage of soft tissue defects of the palm of the hand. Presented at the 55th Annual Meeting of the Western Orthopaedic Association, Tucson, Arizona, October 20-24, 1991.

Borowsky CD, Levinsohn DG, Baker AJ, Cheng JC, Sessler DI, Soskin T, Weiner MW, Gordon L. An advance in preservation of amputated limbs: pulsatile perfusion versus surface cooling. Presented at the 55th Annual Meeting of the Western Orthopaedic Association, Tucson, Arizona, October 20-24, 1991.

Levinsohn DG, Borowsky CD, Baker AJ, Cheng JC, Sessler DI, Soskin T, Weiner MW, Gordon L. An advance in preservation of amputated limbs: pulsatile perfusion versus surface cooling. Presented as a poster at the 46th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Orlando, Florida, October 3-7, 1991.

Baker AJ, Levinsohn DG, Borowsky CD, Gordon L, Weiner M. Amputated limbs are preserved

better by hypothermic perfusion than by surface cooling. Presented as a poster at the 10th Annual Meeting of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, San Francisco, CA, August 10-16, 1991.

Cheng JC, Longaker MT, Moelleken BRW, Levinsohn DG, Gordon L, Adzick NS, Harrison MR, Simmons D. Fetal fracture healing. Presented at the 59th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Washington DC, Feb 20-25, 1992.

Manoylovic R, Levinsohn DG, Borowsky CD, Baker AJ, Weiner M, Gordon L. Flush surface cooling versus pulsatile hypothermic perfusion for the preservation of amputated limbs. Accepted for presentation at the Eigth Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, Scottsdale, Arizona, Sep 8-9, 1992.

Baker AJ, Levinsohn DG, Manojlovic R, Gordon L, Weiner M. Muscle bioenergetic status in amputated limbs is better preserved by limb perfusion than by flush-surface cooling. Presented at the 11th Annual Meeting of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Berlin, Germany, Aug 8-14, 1992.

Rempil D, Gordon L, Levinsohn DG, Manojlovic R. The effect of wearing a wrist splint on intracarpal pressure during the performance of repetitve tasks. Presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, October, 1993.

Levinsohn DG, Adler S, Krengel WFK. Pediatric femur fractures: treatment, cost, controversy. Presented at the 59th Annual Meeting of the Western Orthopaedic Association, Santa Fe, New Mexico, October 1995.

Teaching

Visiting Lecturer, Anatomy 100A and 100B (1st year medical anatomy — 160 hrs) Department of Anatomy, UCSF , Jun 1988 — Jun 1989

Principal Instructor, Microsurgery Training Course, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UCSF, Jun 1988 – June 1990

Instructor, Anatomy of the Upper Extremity, San Francisco Emergency Hand Surgery Course 1989 — 1992

Grand Rounds: Principles of microsurgery. UCSF Department of Oral Surgery, March 1990.

Research Conference: Problem areas in limb allografting. UCSF Transplant Immunology, April 1990.

Grand Rounds: Flexor tendon repair. UCSF Departemnt of Orthopaedics, Hand Surgery, September 1990.

Grand Rounds: Pediatric femur fractures.Department of Orthopaedics, University of Washington, July 1995

Lecture: Hand Infections. Academic teaching program of the Department of Orthopaedics, University of Washington, August 1995.

Grand Rounds: Total joint infections perspectives on prevention and management. Department of Orthopaedics, University of Washington, July 1996

Lecture: Nerve compression syndromes of the upper extremity. Rapides Regional PPO Educational Program. Aug 2000.

Lecture: Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction. Rapides Regional PPO Educational Program. Aug 2001.

Lecture: Medical aspects of rehabilitating the injured worker. Conference: Hiring, managing and maintaining a healthy workforce. Holiday Inn Convention Center, Alexandria LA, Oct 2 2002.

Abstracts

Duncan B, Adzick N, Bradley S, Longaker M, Crombelhome T, Levinsohn DG, Moelleken

B, Chua J, Harrison M, Kaban L: An in utero model of craniosynostosis. Surg Forum 1989;40:613.

Angeles A, Finkemeier C, Levinsohn DG, Gordon L: Long-term evaluation of the serratus anterior free flap microvascular transplant to the palm of the hand. Clin Res 210A:38, 1990.

Matan AJ, Levinsohn DG, Gordon L, Cheng JC: Oxygen radical scavengers improve skeletal muscle perfusion following prolonged hindlimb ischemia. Clin Res 211A:38, 1990.

Levinsohn DG, Gordon L, Sessler DI, Mulbry LW, Rosen A: Analysis of objective Allen’s tests. J Reconstr Microsurg 1990:6;191.

Levinsohn DG, Gordon L, Sessler DI, Mulbry LW, Dodds R, Delgado E: Comparison of objective methods of monitoring venous congestion — An experimental study in healthy subjects. J Reconstr Microsurg 1990:6;194-195.

Levinsohn DG, Gordon L, Sessler DI, Mulbry L, Rosen A: Objective measurement of digital circulation. Orthop Trans 1990;14:179-180.

Levinsohn DG, Gordon L, Garrison JL, Cheng JC, Nathan R, Liu K: Biomechanical analysis of flexor tendon repair. Orthop Trans .

Levinsohn DG, Gordon L, Borowsky CD, Baker AJ, Cheng JC, Weiner MW: A new method of

limb preservation. Orthop Trans .
Levinsohn DG, Matan AJ, Cheng JC, Gordon L. Oxygen-free radicals and patterns of blood

flow in post-ischemic skin and skeletal muscle. J Reconstr Microsurg 1991;7:277-278. Cheng JC, Levinsohn DG, Huang CD, Gordon L: High patency rate following anastomosis of

crushed vessels. J Reconstr Microsurg 1991;7:274-275.
Levinsohn DG, Gordon L, Garrison J, Cheng JC, Liu K: Biomechanical analysis of flexor

tendon repair. Proceedings of the Leroy C. Abbott Orthopaedic Society 1990;21:117-120.

Gordon L, Levinsohn DG, Moore SV, Dodds R, Castelman L. The Sauve-Kapandji
procedure for the treatment of post-traumatic distal radioulanr joint problems. Proceedings of the Leroy C. Abbott Orthopaedic Society .

Longaker MT, Moelleken BRW, Cheng JC, Jennings RW, Mintorovich J, Levinsohn DG, Gordon L, Adzick NS, Harrison MR, Simmons D: Fetal fracture healing in a lamb model. Surg Forum .

Gordon L, Levinsohn DG. Versatility of the latissimus and serratus anterior muscle transplants in providing cover for exposed hardware and endoprostheses. Orthop Trans .

Gordon L, Levinsohn DG, Finkemeier C, Angeles A, Deutch H, Lovejoy J. The serratus anterior muscle free tissue transfer for coverage of soft tissue defects of the palm of the hand. Orthop Trans .

Levinsohn DG, Gordon L, Borowsky CD, Baker AJ, Cheng JC, Zekun Z, Weiner MW. Amputated limbs are preserved better by hypothermic pulsatile perfusion than by surface cooling; evidence from magnetic resonance spectroscopy. J ReconstrMicrosurg .

Gordon L, Levinsohn DG, Moore SV, Dodds R, Castelman L. The Sauve-Kapandji procedure for the treatment of post-traumatic distal radioulanr joint problems. Clin Dig Ser .

Cheng JC, Longaker MT, Moelleken BRW, Levinsohn DG, Gordon L, Adzick NS, Harrison MR, Simmons D. Fetal fracture healing. Orthop Trans.

Cheng JC, Longaker MT, Moelleken BRW, Levinsohn DG, Gordon L, Adzick NS, Harrison MR, Simmons D. Fetal fracture healing. Orthop News.

Manojlovic R, Levinsohn DG, Borowsky CD, Baker AJ, Weiner M, Gordon L. Flush surface cooling versus pulsatile hypothermic perfusion for the preservation of amputated limbs. J Recon Microsurg.

Levinsohn DG, Krengel WFK, Adler S. Pediatric femur fractures: treatment, cost, controversy. Orthop Trans.

Acknowledements

In: Circumferential pelvic antishock sheeting: A temporary resuscitation aid. Routt MLC, Falicov A, Woodhouse E, Schildhauer TA. J Orthop Trauma 16:1;45-48, 2002.