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The Next Breath We Take:
Trailblazing New Treatments for Asthma

Stewart J. Levine, M.D.
Asthma and Lung Inflammation Section
Acting Chief
Pulmonary and Vascular Medicine Branch
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
National Institutes of Health

Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Dr. Levine

Stewart J. Levine earned his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton, Harpur College, where he attained Phi Beta Kappa status and graduated with recognition of his “Outstanding Academic Performance.” He earned his medical degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, School of Medicine and completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center, New York, N.Y. He obtained fellowship training in pulmonary medicine at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York and served as a clinical assistant attending physician in the Pulmonary Division, Department of Medicine at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Levine came to the National Institutes of Health for fellowship training in critical care medicine and was commissioned as a medical officer in the U.S. Public Health Service in 1990. He was subsequently appointed as a staff clinician in the Critical Care Medicine Department in the NIH Clinical Center. He moved to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) as at Tenure-Track Investigator in 1998 and he currently serves as a Senior Investigator and Chief of the Asthma and Lung Inflammation Section within the Pulmonary and Vascular Medicine Branch. He is also the Acting Chief of the Pulmonary and Vascular Medicine Branch at NHLBI.

Dr. Levine is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is an ad hoc peer reviewer for several medical journals, and has served as a member on a number of NIH and extramural committees.

Dr. Levine has published widely on topics concerning various pulmonary diseases and conditions. His current research interests center around identifying new therapeutic approaches for the treatment of asthma.

Dr. Levine was elected to membership in the American Society for Clinical Investigation in 2004. He is also an active member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the American Thoracic Society, and he is a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians.

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