Alex Levchenko, DO

INTERVENTIONAL PHYSIATRIST
Dr. Alex Levchenko
  • College: New York University, New York, NY
  • Medical School: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
  • Residency: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York, NY
  • Fellowship: Orthopaedic Sports and Spine Rehabilitation, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY
Dr. Levchenko is a board certified, fellowship-trained physician who specializes in the non-operative treatment of spine, joint and muscle pain. With an emphasis on image-guided interventional procedures using steroidal medications, viscosupplementation, and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), Dr. Levchenko’s goal is to return patients safely to their best function through a comprehensive treatment protocol that also includes non-opioid medications, patient education and physical therapy. He is an expert in performing such treatments as fluoroscopically-guided epidural steroid injections, facet joint injections, sacroiliac joint injections, medial branch nerve blocks, radio frequency ablations, and ultrasound-guided musculoskeletal injections.  Dr. Levchenko also performs electrodiagnostic studies (EMG).

Dr. Levchenko earned his fellowship in Orthopaedic Sports and Spine Rehabilitation at the Spine Center at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. He completed his residency training and served as Chief Resident at the world-renowned Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine at New York University Langone Medical Center, with clinical rotations at the Hospital for Joint Diseases and the Center for Musculoskeletal Care. Dr. Levchenko has contributed to publications, textbooks and clinical guides in musculoskeletal diagnosis and treatment, and pain management. He has presented at national conferences and scientific meetings.

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AFFILIATIONS
Spine Intervention Society
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
American Osteopathic Association

CERTIFICATIONS
Board Certified – American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Board Certified – American Osteopathic Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

PUBLICATIONS

Musculoskeletal Pain Conditions: A Comprehensive Guide, Editors: SB Kahn, RY Xu, Section Editors: T Riolo, Levchenko A, D McCarthy, A Castillo. To be published by Springer in April 2017

Levchenko A, T Riolo. Lateral Epicondylitis, Musculoskeletal Pain Conditions: A Comprehensive Guide, SB Kahn, RY Xu Ed, To be published by Springer in April 2017.

T Riolo, B Forzani, Levchenko A, Injections in Patients with Bleeding Risks and Comorbid Conditions, Pain Management and Palliative Care: A Comprehensive Guide, KA Sackheim, Ed, Springer, 2015

Howell, M, Levchenko, A, Chowdhury, N: Functional deficits with a rare case of swimming induced acute bilateral lower extremities compartment syndrome: A Case Report. Presented at 2014 Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP) annual meeting.

Shulman, R, Levchenko, A, Lombardo, S, Walkoski, S, Moroz, A: Trigger Finger in a Diabetic Male Successfully treated with Acupuncture and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment: A Case Report.” Published in February 2013 issue of “Medical Acupuncture”

Levchenko, A., Castellano, J., Tabije, K., Sukhov,R: Rehabilitation challenges in a child with irreversible ischemic changes in the left lower extremity following extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: A Case Report. Presented at 2013 American Academy of PM&R (AAPM&R) annual meeting.

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