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Dr. Thomas J. Dowling Jr., MD

Spine Specialist, Orthopedic Surgeon

West Islip, NY

About Dr. Thomas J. Dowling Jr.

**After booking an appointment, please expect a call from the office to verify insurance** 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 is unmatched. Truly loved by his patients, he has been honored with prestigious Top Doctor awards from Castle Connolly several times since its inception. 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.

In-network insurances

  • AgeWell New York
  • CareConnect
  • EmblemHealth (formerly known as HIP)


  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Spine Specialist

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Hospital affiliations

  • Huntington Hospital
  • North Shore University Hospital
  • Saint Francis Hospital
  • Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center
  • Peconic Bay Medical Center
  • Saint Catherine of Siena Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education and training

  • Medical School - Boston University, Doctor of Medicine
  • North Shore University Hospital, Fellowship in Neurosurgical Spine
  • Toronto General Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Fellowship in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • North Shore University Hospital, Internship in General Surgery
  • State University of New York, Stony Brook, Residency in Orthopedic Surgery

Professional memberships

  • Medical Society of the State of New York
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society

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Languages spoken

  • English

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Dr. Thomas J. Dowling Jr.'s office locations

Long Island Spine Specialists, PC

400 Montauk Hwy, Suite 102

West Islip, NY 11795

Long Island Spine Specialists, PC

763 Larkfield Rd, Second Floor

Commack, NY 11725

Long Island Spine Specialists, PC

887 Old Country Rd, Suite D

Riverhead, NY 11901

Long Island Spine Specialists, PC

565 Hempstead Turnpike

West Hempstead, NY 11552

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