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THOMAS DOWLING, MD.

Dr. Thomas Dowling is the founding partner of Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C. A nationally-recognized, Board-certified orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Dowling has been committed to helping his patients relieve their symptoms and restore pain-free lives for more than 30 years.

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Thomas Dowling, MD Bio

With his decades of experience and extensive fellowship training in spinal disorders, Dr. Dowling is known throughout Long Island, NY for his perseverance and commitment to achieving the best possible outcomes for his patients.

A highly sought-after orthopedic doctor, he strives to use the least invasive and most effective methods possible – and will only perform surgery if it is truly in the patient’s best interest.

Dr. Dowling is an engaged and active member of the medical community in Long Island and throughout the country. He has served on the board of directors of the New York State Society of Orthopedic Surgeons and the Catholic Health Services of Long Island. He holds appointments in a number of healthcare and community organizations, lectures both nationally and internationally, and has authored numerous articles and book chapters in professional publications.

In addition to his impressive credentials, Dr. Dowling’s compassion for his patients and quality of care are unmatched. Truly loved by his patients, he has been honored with prestigious Top Doctor awards from Castle Connolly several times since its inception.

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PHILOSOPHY

Dr. Dowling embraces a patient-centered philosophy. He knows that in order to successfully relieve pain and restore an improved quality of life, he must first get to know the patient on an individual level.

In most cases, there are multiple ways to manage pain and treat a spinal condition. However, there is only one right way for you. Dr. Dowling will work closely with you to develop a treatment plan that is completely customized to your needs and preferences – relieving your pain on your terms.

EDUCATION + TRAINING

Dr. Dowling achieved his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine. From there, he completed two residency programs at North Shore University Hospital and the State University of New York at Stony Brook before completing rigorous orthopedic and neurosurgical fellowships.

Once his education was complete, Dr. Dowling founded the Long Island Spine Specialists and established himself. For the past three decades, he has helped our patients overcome a variety of ailments and conditions – including spinal cord tumors, deformities, scoliosis, fractures, chronic pain, and more.

Medical Degree:

Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts

Professional Affiliations:

Medical Society of the State of New York
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
North American Spine Society
Suffolk County Medical Society
American Spinal Injury Association
New York State Society of Orthopedic Surgeons

Hospital Affiliations:

Co-Chairman of the Spine Surgery Performance Improvement Committee at St. Francis Hospital, Roslyn, New York
NYU Langone Hospital – Long Island

Fellowships

Neurosurgical Spine Fellow:
North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, New York
Clinical Spine Fellow:
Toronto General Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada

Internship/Residency:

General Surgery Resident:
North Shore University Hospital Manhasset, New York
Orthopedic Surgery Resident:
State University of New York at Stony Brook Stony Brook, New York

Hospital Appointments:

St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center, Smithtown, New York
Huntington Hospital, Huntington, New York
Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, West Islip, New York
North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, New York
St. Francis Hospital, Roslyn, New York
Peconic Bay Medical Center, Riverhead, New York

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dear Patients:

Our patients, employees and family are our top priority at Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C.

We ask you to not visit any of our locations if you have symptoms such as fever, sneezing, coughing and possible shortness of breath.

Please cancel your appointment and re-schedule once you are feeling better and are no longer suffering with symptoms.

Only non-symptomatic patients will be seen. No exceptions.

Accompanying family members – including children – are asked to remain in the waiting area and will not be allowed to enter the exam rooms.

During this time of high concern regarding the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) we are taking extra precautions to maintain the highest possible standards of safety and cleanliness. Please be advised that we are carefully following recommendations from both the CDC and WHO and are here to help guide you through this time if needed.

Some steps we are taking to keeping safe:

  1. We know how important cleanliness is and always maintain the highest standards of cleanliness. To further offer you peace of mind, we have increased the frequency of the cleaning of our office.
  2. Rest assured that hand washing is strictly followed. Hand sanitizer is available to all staff and patients.
  3. Additionally, if you have recently traveled to a country with high rates of the coronavirus or have been on a cruise, please reschedule your visit for at least 14 days from your return date. We will gladly accommodate your needs to reschedule. At that time, a telehealth interface can be arranged if necessary.

Find up-to-date and accurate information on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website and feel free to reach out with questions.

- Your team at Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C.

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