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Harvey Lefkowitz, DPM, DABPS, FACFAS

Podiatrist, Foot doctor Harvey Lefkowitz, DPM in Ferndale, MI 48220, Milford, MI 48381 and Commerce Township, MI 48382

Harvey Lefkowitz, DPM
Physician and Surgeon
of the
Foot and Ankle

Dr. Lefkowitz was born in Detroit, Michigan, and grew up in Northwest Detroit. He is the third and youngest child of immigrant parents. His parents shared the American Dream and hoped that their children would some day achieve their dreams. Dr. Lefkowitz learned the meaning of hard work at an early age while working for his father who was a painting contractor. His early lessons of hard work turned out to be invaluable, for many lessons he would need to rely on in later years.

Dr. Lefkowitz grew up in the Detroit area and attended local school systems, graduating from Southfield High School in 1974. He attended Wayne State University through 1977 and was admitted to the Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine under early admissions based on academic excellence. He spent four years living in Chicago and attending medical school there where he received two degrees, one a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a second being his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery. Following his graduation he came back to his hometown and finished his training with a residency program in Foot and Ankle Surgery at North Detroit General Hospital, which was completed in 1982. It was during that year that he met his wife, Linda, whom he married one year later. Dr. Lefkowitz went into practice in 1982, being the youngest podiatrist in the state of Michigan and among the youngest in the country. He knew what he lacked in age had to made up by hard work and perfection.

Over the next 30 years Dr. Lefkowitz had many achievements with his most proud being a dedicated father and physician. He felt that his patients were extended family, and upon the birth of each of his three children, twins Rhonda and Helene and Steven two years younger, he sent out announcement cards to each one of his patients, many of whom he still sees today.

Professionally, Dr. Lefkowitz has trained over 100 resident doctors who have gone on to leadership roles in their state and national organizations. He has lectured both locally, as well as internationally on various subjects of foot and ankle surgery. He maintains three private practices and shares those responsibilities with associate and partner physicians. He has held leadership positions in both hospitals and community organizations. He continues to publish in medical journals and always lends a helping hand to other physicians when called for consultation or assistance with complex surgical procedures.

In summary, Dr. Lefkowitz has dedicated his life to his family, his profession, and his patients. He plans to continue in his current capacity as he has been blessed with what he loves to do every single day.

Wayne State University 1974-1977
Illinois College of Podiatric Medicine
Bachelor of Science (Biology) Doctor of Podiatric Medicine 1981
Residency Training in Foot Surgery:
North Detroit General Hospital Detroit, Michigan 1981-1982

Private Practice, Harvey Lefkowitz, D.P.M., P.C., Ferndale, MI since 1982-present

Highland Milford Foot Specialists, P.C., Milford, MI since 1983-present

Commerce Foot & Ankle Specialists, P.C., Commerce Township, MI since 2000-present

Past Chief of Podiatry, Redford Community Hospital, Detroit, MI

Co-Director of Michigan approved preceptor (Post Doctoral) Training Program, Redford Community
Hospital, Detroit, MI

Participating Physician, Sinai Hospital of Detroit Physiatry (physical, medical and rehabilitation) Medical Residents Rotation

Participating Physician, Michigan Osteopathic Medical Center, Family Medicine Residents Rotation

Active and Participating License in Illinois, Florida and Michigan

Adjunct Clinical Professor, Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine

Consultant, Travelers Insurance Co., Second Surgical Opinion Program

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association National Second Surgical Opinion Consultant

Consultant, Aetna Insurance Co., Second Surgical Opinion Program

Consultant, Medicaid, Second Opinion Program

Physician Consultant with the Michigan Peer Review Organization's (MPRO's) Private Sector Second Opinion Program (SSOP)

Physician Consultant, HHS, Inc., Podiatric Second Surgical Opinion Group

Republic-RSB Companies Second Surgical Opinion Referral Program (SSO)

Participating Physician, Aetna/Partners National Health Plans

Participating Physician, Detroit Medical Center Managed Care Organization, DMC-Care

The Travelers Managed Care System

Fellowship, Hadassah Medical Center Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel

American Physicians Fellowship
Israel Defense Force Medical Corps, Volunteer Unit

Participating Provider, Great Lakes Health Network

Participating Provider, Comprehensive Health Services, "The Wellness Plan"

Participating Provider, ComPro Provider Network

Participating Provider, America's Health Plan contracting Physician "America's Health Plan Cooperating Provider Network"

Participating Provider, SelectCare PPO

Participating Provider, Affordable Network, HealthCare COMPARE Corporation

Volunteer Doctors to the World - Doctors to the USA

Participating Provider, Choice One Managed Healthcare

Health Choice HAP/Preferred Plan Provider

Participating Physician/Provider Mercy-Preferred Choices

Participating Physician, Sinai Physician-Hospital Organization, Sinaicare PHO

Appointed, Infection Control Committee, Botsford General Hospital

Department of Veterans Affairs Consultant, Rear Foot and Ankle Surgical Service

Senior Disability Analyst, American Board of Disability Analysts

Faculty Appointment, Botsford General Hospital

Faculty, Clinical Assistant Professor, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Maimonides Award Recipient, Outstanding Leadership in Medical Science and Healing Arts 6/6/13

Honoree, Annual Botsford Hospital Professional Dinner 2014

Surgical Proctor, DMC, Providence St John & Botsford Hospitals

Podiatry Dept Chair, Clinical Competency Committee

Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Surgery

Board Certified, Foot and Ankle Surgery

Diplomate, National Board of Podiatric Examiners

Diplomate, American Board of Disability Analysts

Ossatron Certified for Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy

Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

Academy of Ambulatory Foot Surgery

American Podiatric Medical Association

Michigan State Podiatric Medical Association

Southeastern Division of the Michigan Podiatric Medical Association

American Podiatric Medical Writers Association

American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Inc.

Certified in Podiatric Laser Surgery from Sinai Hospital of Detroit

American Physicians Fellowship, Inc. for Medicine in Israel

Michigan Society of Podiatric Physicians and Surgeons

American Society of Podiatric Dermatology

Podiatrist for Neighborhood Adult Foster Care Facility, Detroit, MI

Podiatrist for Michigan Polish Army Veterans Nursing Home, Sterling Heights, MI

American Diabetes Association

Podiatric Independent Physicians Association

Patient Centered Specialty Practice by Physician Alliance (2014)

Metatarsal Slide Lengthening without Bone Grafting, Journal of Foot Surgery; January of 1986

Spiked Staple Tendodesis of the Tibialis Anterior Tendon: A Literature Review and Case History

The Journal of Current Podiatric Medicine; June of 1988

Keloids, Hypertrophic Scars, Spider Veins, Tattoos and Hemangiomas, Laser Surgery of the Foot, Chapter 5; February of 1989

The Use of the Zang Metatarsal Implant in a Long-Term Corticosteriod Rheumatoid Arthritic Patient

The Journal of Current Podiatric Medicine; December of 1988 Hydrocolloid For Deep Wound Dehiscence

The Journal of the American Podiatric Association; February of 1989

Osteochondromatosis of the Ankle

The Journal of Foot Surgery, Volume 29, Number 4, July/August of 1990

Round Table: How Do You Handle Surgical Failures?

Podiatry Management, Volume 12, Number 3, April of 1993

Removal of an Intraosseous Metallic Foreign Body in the Calcaneus Utilizing a Fluoroscopically Guided Bone Trephine

The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Volume 33, Number 1 January/February of 1994

If you Were President of APMA... Podiatry Management, Volume 13, Number 7, October of 1994

Case Study: with Pegasus Biologics OrthADAPT Bioimplant For Posterior Tibial Tendon Repair at Botsford General Hospital Farmington Hills, MI, May 2007 publication

Poster #299: "The Use of Equine Pericardium for Augmentation of Tendon Injuries of the Foot and Ankle: A Case Series of Five Patients" Accepted for presentation at the ACFAS 66th Scientific Conference February 2008, Long Beach, CA

Cylindrical Akin Bunionectomy with Delayed Union: Treatment with Autologous Platelet Concentrate Injection: A Case Report

Incomplete Stress Fracture Talar Neck: Treatment with Autologous Platelet Concentrate Injection: A Case Report

Lecturer to Residents and Staff
Botsford General Hospital, Farmington Hills, MI
Providence Hospital, Southfield, MI
Kern Hospital, Warren, MI
North Detroit General Hospital, Detroit, MI
DMC Podiatric residency
Annual Suture joint workshop organizer and Lead instructor to DMC, Providence and Botsford Podiatric residency programs 2009 - present

International Symposium of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Jerusalem, Israel, February 1997

Use of Apligraf, skin graph in foot ulcers
MI. Podiatric Medical Association
State Meeting,
Boyne Highland, October 27, 2000

Married since 1983, Linda Lefkowitz
Children: Helene Esther Goodfriend
Rhonda Michelle Lev
Steven Bruce Lefkowitz D.O.

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