Meet your doctor

Thomas Joseph Dowling, MD


  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Spine Surgery

Professional titles

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine


  • Male


  • English

Years in practice

  • 27 years


Professional biography

Dr. Dowling is the founding partner of Long Island Spine Specialists. He is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon with extensive fellowship training in spinal disorders and neurosurgery. He is known for his perseverance and commitment to the best possible outcome for his patients by using conservative methods and surgical treatment when indicated.

Dr. Dowling is on the Board of Directors of the New York State Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Catholic Health Services of Long Island. He holds appointments in healthcare and community organizations, lectures both nationally and internationally and has authored numerous articles and book chapters in professional publications.

Practice Locations

Hospital affiliations

  • Huntington Hospital
  • North Shore University Hospital

Professional titles & education information

  • Academic Titles
    • Clinical Assistant Professor, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
  • Board certifications
    • Orthopaedics - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Medical school
    • Boston University School of Medicine
  • Internships
    • North Shore University Hospital
  • Residencies
    • North Shore University Hospital
    • State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook
  • Fellowships
    • Mount Sinai Hospital - Toronto, Canada

Insurance providers/plans accepted

  • EmblemHealth (HIP)
    • EmblemHealth EPO/PPO
    • HIP Access I & II Plans (VYTRA HMO)
    • HIP HMO Direct Pay
    • HIP PPO Self
    • HIP Premium Network EPO/PPO
    • HIP Prime Network EPO/PPO
    • Vytra / HIP HMO Access I & II Plans
    • Vytra / HMO
  • MagnaCare
    • MagnaCare
    • MagnaCare Access
    • MagnaCare Backstretch Employee Services Team (B.E.S.T.)
    • MagnaCare Client List ASO/PPO
    • MagnaCare National Access
    • MagnaCare Perferred PPO
    • MagnaCare Standard PPO
  • Medicare
    • Medicare