Bruce A. Levy, M.D.

  1. Orthopedic Surgeon

The clinical and research interests of Bruce A. Levy, M.D., focus on complex knee and hip trauma with a particular emphasis on knee dislocation, multiple ligament knee reconstruction, primary and revision ACL reconstruction, meniscal repair and transplantation as well as hip arthroscopy for labral tears and femoro-acetabular impingement (FAI).

Dr. Levy helps patients of all activity levels from professional to recreational with knee and hip injuries return to activities they enjoy through open and arthroscopic surgery using minimally invasive techniques, education and physical rehabilitation.

He has served on the AAOS Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee and is a principal investigator for several multicenter trials funded by the National Institutes of Health and Department of Defense. Dr. Levy is on the editorial board for several journals, served on the Board of Trustees for the Journal Arthroscopy and served as the Sports Medicine Deputy Editor for Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. He has chaired numerous AAOS (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons), AOSSM (American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine) and AANA (Arthroscopic Association of North America) symposia and instructional course lectures on complex knee and hip injuries.

Dr. Levy is a member of the prestigious Herodicus Society, a consultant for the National Basketball Association/National Basketball Players Association and a team physician for US Snowboard team. He is the fellowship director for the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Surgical fellowship. He has published more than 275 papers in scientific literature, countless book chapters, and lectures extensively nationally and internationally. He was named one of the Best Doctors in America on multiple occasions.

  1. ACL injury
  2. Dislocated knee
  3. Hip impingement
  4. Hip labral tear
  5. Lateral collateral ligament tear
  6. Medial collateral ligament tear
  7. Multiligament knee injury
  8. Posterior cruciate ligament injury
  9. Posterolateral corner injury
  10. Torn meniscus
  1. ACL surgery
  2. Hip arthroscopy
  3. Hip labral repair
  4. Knee arthroscopy
  5. Meniscus repair
  6. Meniscus transplant
  7. Multiligament knee reconstruction
  8. Osteotomy
  • Knee arthroscopy and ACL reconstruction
  • Knee dislocation (multi-ligament knee reconstruction)
  • Hip arthroscopy with labral repair and femoral acetabular impingement (FAI)
  • Ligament reconstruction (ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL, multiple)
  • Multiple ligament injuries
  • Meniscal tear, meniscus repairs and meniscus transplantation
  • Osteotomies about the knee
  1. 1999
    FellowMinneapolis Sports Medicine Center
  2. 1998
    ResidentOrthopedic Surgery, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 1998
    ResidentOrthopedic Surgery Residency Program, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. 1993
    MDUniversity of Montreal
  5. 1988
    BScConcordia University
  6. 1985
    Diploma - Collegial Studies, Health SciencesCollege Jean-de-Brebeuf

Certifications

  1. 2008
    Orthopedic Sports MedicineAmerican Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  2. 2001
    Orthopedic SurgeryAmerican Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Awards and honors

  1. 2022
    Keynote SpeakerFrance Arthroscopy Society Annual Meeting 2022
  2. 2022
    National Keynote Speaker: New England Orthopaedic Society Annual MeetingNew England Orthopaedic Society
  3. 2022
    America's Most Honored DoctorsAmerica's Most Honored Doctors 2021
  4. 2022
    Top DoctorsCastle Connolly Medical Ltd
  5. 2021
    America's Most Honored DoctorsAmerica's Most Honored Doctors 2021
  6. 2021
    The Rodney K. Beals Memorial Lectureship Knee Dislocation: Mayo ExperienceOregon Health and Science University
  7. 2021
    America's Most Honored Doctors 2021
  8. 2021
    Top DoctorsCastle Connolly Medical Ltd
  9. 2020
    America's Most Honored DoctorsAmerica's Most Honored Doctors 2020
  10. 2020
    America's Most Honored DoctorsThe American Registry
  11. 2020
    Top DoctorsCastle Connolly Medical Ltd
  12. 2019
    Keynote Speaker 2019 Trauma Emergency Burn Orthopedics SymposiumSaint Anthony Medical Center and OrthoIllinois Trauma Services
  13. 2019
    Hip Arthroscopy: The Right Patient For The Right Reasons Presentation at 29th Annual Mayo Clinic Symposium on Sports Medicine Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development
  14. 2019
    2019 AAOS Kappa Delta Award for Outstanding Orthopedic Research Predictors of Clinical Outcome Following Revision Anterior Cruciate Reconstruction Levy, BA, et al., and The MARS Group of CollaboratorsAAOS
  15. 2019
    Top DoctorsCastle Connolly Medical Ltd
  16. 2018
    MARS: Predictors of Clinical Outcome Following Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Winner of 2019 AAOS Kappa Delta AwardMayo Clinic
  17. 2018
    E. W. Johnson, Jr., M.D. Physician in Training Award Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
  18. 2018
    2018 Senior Achievement Award and Achievement AwardAmerican Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  19. 2018
    Top DoctorsCastle Connolly Medical Ltd
  20. 2017
    E. W. Johnson, Jr., M.D. Physician in Training Award Mid America Orthopaedic Association
  21. 2017
    Top DoctorsCastle Connolly Medical Ltd
  22. 2016
    International Keynote SpeakerKnee Specialty Day of the Australian and New Zealand AOA & NZOA
  23. 2016
    International Keynote SpeakerComb Australian Knee Society & N. Zealand Knee Society Annual Science Mtg.
  24. 2016
    Listed as One of The 16 Standout North American Sports Knee Surgeons Orthopedics This Week Author: Elizabeth Hofheinz, M.P.H., M.Ed. September 1, 2016Sports Medicine
  25. 2016
    2016 John Marshall Memorial Distinguished Lecturer in Sports MedicineHospital for Special Surgery
  26. 2016
    Top DoctorsCastle Connolly Medical Ltd
  27. 2015
    Best Poster Award at AANA 2014 Meeting and displayed at the ORS/AAOS Meeting 2015, "Repeat Meniscus Repair: What Result Can We Expect?, Sousa P, Allen B, Levy B, Dahm D, Stuart J, Krych A Orthopedic Research Society Annual Meeting 2015
  28. 2015
    International Keynote SpeakerJapanese Orthopedic Association Annual Meeting
  29. 2015
    Top DoctorsCastle Connolly Medical Ltd
  30. 2015
    Top Doctor Award 2015Castle Connolly
  31. 2015
    Coventry Award for paper: Individualizing the tibial tubercle to trochlear groove distance: patellar instability ratios that predict recurrent instability.Mayo Clinic Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  32. 2015
    Top Doctor Award 2022Castle Connolly
  33. 2014
    2014 O'Donoghue Award for Clinical Research: Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Graft Choice Impact on Outcome in the MARS CohortAmerican Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  34. 2014
    Best Poster Award, "Repeat Meniscus Repair: What Result Can We Expect?", Sousa P, Allen B; Levy B, Dahm D, Stuart M, Krych AArthroscopy Association of North America
  35. 2014
    2013 MAOA Mentored Finalist for the Physician in Training AwardMid-America Orthopaedic Association
  36. 2014
    Course of the Year - 23rd Annual Symposium on Sports MedicineMayo School of Continuous Professional Development, Department of Education Administration
  37. 2014
    Top DoctorsCastle Connolly Medical Ltd
  38. 2013
    Top DoctorsCastle Connolly Medical Ltd
  39. 2012
    Top DoctorsCastle Connolly Medical Ltd
  40. 2012
    2012 Patrick J Kelly Research Award: A Novel Method to Assess Tibial Tunnel Volumetric Bone Mineral Density In-Vitro and In-Vivo: A Translational Approach for Biomechanical and Clinical InvestigationMayo Clinic
  41. 2011
    2011 ISAKOS Scientific Research Award for Best Paper. "Screening for Femoroacetabular Impingement in Asymptomatic Adolescent Athletes".ISAKOS Biennial Meeting
  42. 2011
    2011 IC Middleman Memorial Distinguished Lecturer in Sports MedicineSaint Louis University
  43. 2011
    Top DoctorsCastle Connolly Medical Ltd
  44. 2010
    2010 MAOS Best Poster Award "Effect of Retrograde and Antegrade Interference Screw Tibial Fixation on Intra-articular Graft Tension" Rhee, Dahm, Thoreson, An, LevyMid-America Orthopaedic Association
  45. 2010
    Best Doctors in AmericaBest Doctors in America
  46. 2010
    Top DoctorsCastle Connolly Medical Ltd
  47. 2009
    Best Resident Research Effort Award. Awarded to W. Cross. "Raft Constructs and Fracture Stability in Split-Depression Tibial Plateau Fractures" Cross W, Levy BA, Amitage B, Morgan JA, ColeUniversity of Minnesota
  48. 2009
    Ramon Gustillo Resident Research Award. Awarded to Schechinger SJ. "Achilles Tendon Allograft Reconstruction of the Fibular collateral ligament and Posterolateral Corner" Schechinger SJ, LevUniversity of Minnesota
  49. 2009
    Best Poster Award, Raft Constructs and Fracture Stability in Split-Depression Tibial Plateau FracturesMinnesota Orthopedic Society Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN
  50. 2009
    Best Doctors in AmericaBest Doctors in America
  51. 2008
    Best Doctors in AmericaBest Doctors in America
  52. 2007
    Best Doctors in AmericaBest Doctors in America
  53. 1996
    Mark B. Coventry Award for Excellence in Clinical Research "Long-term survivorship of cemented all-polyethylene acetabular components in patients over 75 years of age"Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  54. 1988
    Honors in Biology with DistinctionConcordia University

Professional memberships

  1. 2022 - present
    Sports Medicine Education Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  2. 2021 - present
    STaR Surgical timing and rehabilitation (International Research Committee)
  3. 2020 - present
    ANCHOR (Academic Network for Conservational Outcomes Research)
  4. 2019 - present
    NBA and NBPA
  5. 2018 - present
    Herodicus Society
  6. 2018 - present
    STaR Surgical timing and rehabilitation (International Research Committee)
  7. 2017 - present
    National Basketball Association (NBA)/National Basketball Players Association (NBPA)
  8. 2016 - present
    Sports Medicine Center
  9. 2016 - present
    Clinical Competency Committee, Orthopedic Surgery Sports Medicine Fellowship
  10. 2016 - present
    Program Evaluation Committee, Orthopedic Surgery Sports Medicine Fellowship
  11. 2015 - present
    Newsletter Committee, ISAKOS - International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  12. 2014 - present
    Executive Committee, Sports Medicine Center, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  13. 2014 - 2016
    Clinical Practice Committee, Sports Medicine Center, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  14. 2012 - 2015
    Scientific Committee for Evidence Based Medicine, ISAKOS - International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  15. 2011 - present
    Outcomes Research Database Task Force, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  16. 2011 - present
    Canadian Orthopedic Association
  17. 2010 - present
    Sports Medicine Research Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  18. 2008 - 2010
    Search Committee, Candidate for Clinical Epidemiology Staff Position, Mayo Clinic Rochester Task Forces
  19. 2008 - present
    Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
  20. 2007 - present
    Marketing Task Force, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  21. 2007 - present
    Sports Medicine Research Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  22. 2007 - present
    Orthopedic Research Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  23. 2007 - present
    Orthopedic Research Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  24. 2007 - present
    USA Ski and Snowboard Association
  25. 2007 - present
    Arthroscopy Association of North America
  26. 2007 - present
    American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  27. 2007 - present
    ISAKOS - International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  28. 2006 - 2010
    AO North America
  29. 2006 - 2010
    AO-ASIF Foundation
  30. 2005 - 2007
    Orthopedic Surgery LEAN Breakthrough Team, Regions Hospital
  31. 2004 - 2007
    Minnesota Timberwolves NBA Basketball Team
  32. 2004 - 2007
    TRIA Orthopedic Center
  33. 2004 - 2007
    Graduate Medical Education Committee, Regions Hospital
  34. 2003 - 2007
    University of Minnesota
  35. 2003 - 2007
    G2 Resident Performance Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Minnesota
  36. 2003 - 2007
    Faculty Selection Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Minnesota
  37. 2003 - 2007
    Resident Selection Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Minnesota
  38. 2003 - 2007
    Regions Hospital
  39. 2003 - 2004
    DVT Prophylaxis Committee, Regions Hospital
  40. 2002 - present
    Minnesota Orthopaedic Society
  41. 2001 - 2003
    Canadian Football League
  42. 2001 - 2002
    Grant Review Committee, Health Leisure and Human Performance Research Institute, University of Manitoba
  43. 2001 - present
    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  44. 1999 - 2003
    Canadian Medical Association
  45. 1999 - 2002
    Manitoba Orthopedic Society
  46. 1999 - 2002
    University of Manitoba
  47. 1999 - 2002
    Resident Selection Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Manitoba
  48. 1999
    Pan American Games, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  49. 1999
    US Cup International Soccer Tournament, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  50. 1999 - present
    American Medical Association
  51. 1998
    Eastview High School Football, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  52. 1998
    Football, Augsburg College
  53. 1998 - 1999
    Minneapolis Sports Medicine Center
  54. 1996 - 1998
    Education Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  55. 1996 - 1998
    Football, Rochester Community and Technical College
  56.  
    DVT Prophylaxis Committee, Regions Hospital
  57.  
    Orthopedic Surgery LEAN Breakthrough Team, Regions Hospital
  58.  
    Education Committee, Minneapolis Sports Medicine Center
  59.  
    Graduate Medical Education Committee, TRIA Orthopedic Center

Publications

Research activities

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