Dr. Levin completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Michigan in 2007, and a pain medicine fellowship at the Virginia Commonwealth University in 2008. Currently, he is a member of both the departments of orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery at Stanford University, where he also is the director of the PM&R interventional spine fellowship and the interim director of the PM&R residency program.

Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Fellowship: Virginia Commonwealth University Office of Graduate Medical Education (2007) VA
  • Residency: University of Michigan Physical Medicine and Rehab Residency (2007) MI
  • Internship: St Joseph Mercy Hospital (2004) MI
  • Medical Education: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine Registrar (2003) VA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Electrodiagnostic Medicine (2010)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab, Physical Medicine and Rehab (2008)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehab, Pain Medicine (2008)

Administrative Appointments
  • Director, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Spine Fellowship, Stanford (2015 - Present)
  • Interim Director, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency, Stanford (2018 - Present)


Practice Locations

Stanford Neuroscience Health Center Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

213 Quarry Road

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 723-6469

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Neurological Spine Disorders Clinic Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

213 Quarry Road

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 723-6469

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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Redwood City Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

450 Broadway Street

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 723-5643

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Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Redwood City Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

450 Broadway Street

Redwood City , CA 94063

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(88 reviews)

He was very patient with me and he was a good listener.
Very responsive and informative
Very caring Doctor
Dr Levin is the ultimate doctor!
His manner is excellent.
Dr. Levin is outstanding, both as a professional and as a human being. I feel lucky to be his patient.
Very thorough received results in the same day
I really liked Dr. Levin, he explained everything in a way I could understand and was also very nice and patient.
Very professional and sensitive to my needs
He was fabulous
Dr. Levin is great. I appreciate his care.
Dr Levin was an excellent listener and was very easy to relate to. I felt like he took my concerns and thoughts seriously and just seemed like a kind AND knowledgeable doctor. He was outstanding
Dr. Levin is very communicative. He listens and considers my opinion and needs.
I appreciated that he had reviewed my MRI before the call and showed me the results on the call. He listened closely and articulated my options and risks very well.
The whole experience went very well!
The doctor neither resolved my ongoing pain issue nor provided me with next steps to alleviate my pain.
Dr. Levin is great. He shows genuine concern and does a thorough examination. Even though I know he is busy I don't feel rushed. If I have even just one more question he will stop, listen and give it the same value as my first question at the beginning of the appointment. I feel comfortable talking with him.
I had 3 specific questions for Dr. Levin, his response to my questions was that I should 100% not be worried about these things. While I certainly appreciate his desire to put me at ease I still would have liked an answer or attempt to answer my questions. Other than that I think he is great, I appreciate his conservative approach and as I already stated, I know he was trying to alleviate my worries, but I wanted answers to the specific questions, even "I am not sure or I don't know".
Dr. Levin was the first Dr. we saw and he was thorough and returned calls and Emails when we had questions.
Not enough explanation ab. MRI contrast risks. He started talking about it without telling me what it was or what its use is. I would like more explanation about MRI and what it showed.
The doctor was very nice. I was not sure exactly why my original doctor sent me to an orthopedic but he looked at scans and sent me to the right place and cared very much about my health and pain.
Dr. Levin is the best doctor I've seen there so far. I felt he showed genuine concern and spoke to me in a friendly and professional way. His examination was very thorough and not rushed. I feel confident moving forward with him taking care of my treatment.
Dr Garay is excellent!
Dr. Levin was very professional and pleasant
very good
Both the provider and a DO resident explained the issue I was having with my disc. Both talked to me and confirmed the same diagnosis and treatment plan.
Very good.
Dr. Levin is fantastic! He is very genuine, empathetic, exudes confidence and experience, and doesn't sugarcoat.
Caregiver actively sought and encouraged my questions. Appears to be highly competent neurologist and spinal surgeon. Offered an option for minimally invasive treatment going forward should I decide to follow that path.
very good
Dr Levin was very professional. He took the time to explain the root cause of my LBP and suggestion a plan of action to address my LBP. He is a real Pro.
no need for medication so no medication discussed
Very professional staff.
Dr. Levin took time to discuss my condition and the best next-steps to take. He was kind and very knowledgable overall.
Dr. Levin was very efficient and professional during my visit. He was attentive to my needs and listened to my concerns.
Doctor Levin is an exceptional caring and good neurologist. Glad that I have seen him for my back problems in last couple years.
Very concerned about problem - actually involved in scheduling f/u EMG test.
Dr. Levin (and the 3rd year resident) were very easy to talk to. They showed interest in my situation.
showed interest/ concern for me and gave me options
Had a major medical problem on Thursday, was able to see Dr. Levin Friday morning in clinic. Everything about the visit went well -- seen early and had a comprehensive evaluation that was very helpful to me.
Difficulty in communicating pain level to Dr. required a follow-up visit to Express Service to increase pain medication. Express service is very helpful since these type of problems often happen on the week-end when you need immediate help.
I would highly recommend Dr, Levin, even with my problems he's willing to do further studies to see where my nerves are affected
This was a second opinion and made me realize what was missing! Dr. Levin was kind and interested. He asked questions, examined me, and made me feel legitimate about my physical problems (no minimizing).
I thought Dr. Levine was knowledgeable in this area. He listened and understood my concerns. He lay out the options for me, the level of aggressiveness of each options and potential risk/side effects. Since I have deal with this issue for a long time, I thought the doctor was honest with me about the situation and risk vs reward of each options so I can make an informed decision.
Dr. Levin was both nice and informative. I appreciated that.
Dr. Levin was very attentive and showed empathy.
My brother and I were very pleased with the quality of care and attention given to my situation by Dr. Levin.
DR Levin is ok. But the assistant was good. I cant remember his name.
He was very knowledgeable, but did not show very much care.
Very good.
Went out of his way to accommodate me.
My problem was back pain that had improved the day of the exam (appointment made the day before). Physician was great...knew that doing what I was doing (heating pad when resting, continue movement during the day) was going to most likely be the best procedure.
No answers, abrupt, no idea on next steps or hope.
He was thoughtful and judicious in his recommendations & explained his rationale for each approach. Fellow was also very personable and thoughtful.
I would recommend the Dr Levin, Dr Shuer and the facility. Not the Coordinator group.
They were very professional answered all my questions gave me there full attention and explained everything thoroughly.
Dr. Levin is an excellent doctor!
Both Dr. Levin and Dr. V were excellent at explaining my condition in a language I could understand and presenting pros/cons of options available to me.
Dr. Levin went out of his way to schedule an procedure so I would not have another appt - I am almost 200 miles away.
So impressed with Dr Levin. My husband is a pediatrician and I'm a retired RN of 45 years. We know quality when we see it and he was excellent. Answered questions, reassuring. I have already recommended him to a friend.
Dr Levin was excellent, thorough and compassionate
I speak highly re: Stanford Health Care.
I've been suffering with pain for six years. I never could find a doctor who believed my pain or had a diagnosis. Dr.Levin had it in my first visit.
felt very confident about doctor. he explained everything.
Very pleased.
As I said. Dr. Levin said he could not help me with my back pain. In other words I should just "grin-and-bear-it" (the pain) for the rest o my life.
It felt to me like the doctor was more interested in instructing his student than in understanding/explaining my condition.
I had a very good experience
Good service.
I was very satisfied
My visit was rushed and impersonal, and I left with more questions than answers. The doctor seemed more concerned about performing procedures himself than finding solutions that worked for me and my schedule and circumstances. I definitely won't return for follow up care and I won't recommend this doctor to others.
Doctor looked at my MRI, read my comments, heard what I had to say and suggested that what I thought I was dealing with might be something different. I was referred to a different specialist within the clinic.
The visit note on myHealth doesn't have any detail explanation.
Dr Levin took time with me & explained everything in terms I could understand & he was very caring.
He pretty much told me that my health issues are my problem, there is nothing that can be done for my pain and don't come back. Note I did not ask for any pain meds (nor do I want them). He did not even try to investigate why my back/hips were in pain.
Terrible experience with doctor. He did not listen or seem to care at all about the pain is was and had been experiencing for the last month. He offered no advice when I asked how to proceed. Best comment - "everyone has back pain" - no compassion or interest in my case at all.
very caring and thorough
I felt very confident that Dr. Levin would be able to help me get to the root of my problem and would consult with other specialist when necessary to provide me with a solution to my back and leg pain which have greatly deminised my quality of life.
Very good.
Just busy guy, not bad at all.
dr levin gathered ALL possible information about my past history with this procedure including the actual op notes, then examined me THEN gave me his recommendation...and was willing to have a discussion about it. he is REALLY a "people" dr!
There was not a detailed follow-up plan after I was sent to a radiologist for his opinion.
Very thorough and request info from Kaiser to make sure what was done.

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