Education

  • 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
  • Board Certified|: American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Board Certified:  Pain Medicine, American Osteopathic Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Biography

Alex Levchenko, DO is a board certified, fellowship-trained physiatrist. He 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. This 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 also has presented at national conferences and scientific meetings.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation | Fellow
  • American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation | Trustee
  • American Osteopathic Association | Member
  • Spine Intervention Society | Member
5 Star Review on HealthgradesPatient

"What a fantastic facility in Harrison. Wonderful experience, I feel that Dr. Levchenko cares about my needs and provides excellent care."

5 Star Review on GooglePatient

"Dr. Levchenko is the best. Proposed course of treatment - gel injection - was a winner as an alternative to total shoulder replacement. It is working already. He presents the options clearly and discusses them in detail, answering all questions. When he makes a recommendation you clearly understand the pros/cons and all other options. A refreshing approach in today’s environment. I highly recommend."

5 Star Review on RateMDPatient

"Dr. Levchenko was very patient and listened to everything I wanted to say. He was very thoughtful in his examination and diagnosis."

Video Presentations

 

Published Research

Musculoskeletal Pain Conditions: A Comprehensive Guide

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

Lateral Epicondylitis, Musculoskeletal Pain Conditions: A Comprehensive Guide

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.

Injections in Patients with Bleeding Risks and Comorbid Conditions, Pain Management and Palliative Care: A Comprehensive Guide

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

Functional deficits with a rare case of swimming induced acute bilateral lower extremities compartment syndrome: A Case Report

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.

Trigger Finger in a Diabetic Male Successfully treated with Acupuncture and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment: A Case Report

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”

Rehabilitation challenges in a child with irreversible ischemic changes in the left lower extremity following extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: A Case Report

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.

Visual rehabilitation for rare abducens nerve complication after large vestibular schwannoma resection via translabyrinthine approach: A Case Report

Levchenko A., Caballes, E., Cohen, J.: Visual rehabilitation for rare abducens nerve complication after large vestibular schwannoma resection via translabyrinthine approach: A Case Report. Presented at 2013 AAPM&R annual meeting.

Spontaneous latissimus dorsi hematoma in a stroke patient on therapeutic enoxaparin and aspirin: a case report

Levchenko A., Simhaee, J., DePorto, R.: Spontaneous latissimus dorsi hematoma in a stroke patient on therapeutic enoxaparin and aspirin: a case report. Presented at 2013 AAP Annual Meeting.

Fibrocartilaginous embolism to spinal cord: a case report

Levchenko A., Vivaldi, G., Cohen, J.: Fibrocartilaginous embolism to spinal cord: a case report. Presented at 2013 AOCPMR midyear meeting and scientific symposium.

American Academy of PM&R board review course: Stroke Rehabilitation

Rashbaum, I., Levchenko A.: 2013 American Academy of PM&R board review course: Stroke Rehabilitation.

Myositis ossificans after silicone injection to the buttocks: a case report.

Wisotzky, E., Levchenko A., Mallory, B. Myositis ossificans after silicone injection to the buttocks: a case report. Presented at 2010 AAP Annual Meeting.