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  • Interventional Spine Fellow, Orthopaedic & Spine Specialists – York, PA

  • Bachelors of Science, Biomedical Engineering – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

  • Masters of Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering – University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

  • Doctorate of Medicine –  The Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

Leland Berkwits, MD

Dr. Berkwits is an ACGME fellowship trained interventional spine and pain specialist practicing at the Crosstown Back and Pain Institute.

Dr. Berkwits received his medical degree from Feinberg – Northwestern University medical School in Chicago, IL.   After completing a residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, he practiced general physical medicine and rehabilitation for 12 years at Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital, in Malvern, Pennsylvania.  While in practice he recognized that patients with spinal conditions had limited access to non-surgical treatment for their discomfort.  In mid-career, he left his practice to begin an ACGME accredited interventional spine and pain management fellowship at Orthopedic and Spine Specialists in York, Pennsylvania.  He has over 15 years experience practicing interventional spine and pain medicine.

Prior to entering medical school Dr. Berkwits received a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.  He has always been interested in the application of new technology to treat medical conditions, and incorporates a systems approach to the diagnosis and treatment of painful conditions.

He is a co-editor of the Atlas of Image Guided Spinal Procedures, a medical text (now in its second edition ) which  is used as the basis for training in many of the current interventional spine and pain management fellowships.  He also contributed to the text as lead author and co-author on multiple chapters.

He maintains membership in several professional organizations including the Spine Intervention Society, and is a senior member of the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Dr. Berkwits enjoys spending his free time hiking, organic vegetable gardening, conversing with fellow amateur radio operators on the 40 meter band, and is hoping to learn how to play the bass guitar.   An interesting fact about Dr. Berkwits is that he won the high school science fair in 1974 having presented a design for a computerized electronic medical record.