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Howard Levinson, MD

Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Division of Plastic, Maxillofacial, and Oral Surgery
Associate Professor of Surgery
Associate Professor in Pathology
Associate Professor in Dermatology
Office: Dept of Surgery, Durham, NC 27710
Campus Mail: DUMC Box 3974 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710

Fibrosis
Wound Healing
Cell Contractility
Tissue Remodeling
Medical device development including hernia mesh, tissue engineered skin and wound care technologies

Education and Training

  • M.D., University of Texas, Medical Branch at Galveston, 1997

In the News

Publications

Perez, J. E., M. A. Schmidt, A. Narvaez, L. K. Welsh, R. Diaz, M. Castro, K. Ansari, et al. “Evolving concepts in ventral hernia repair and physical therapy: prehabilitation, rehabilitation, and analogies to tendon reconstruction.” Hernia, September 21, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10029-020-02304-5.

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Lin, Junquan, Ibrahim Mohamed, Po Hen Lin, Hitomi Shirahama, Ulla Milbreta, Je Lin Sieow, Yanfen Peng, et al. “Modulating Macrophage Phenotype by Sustained MicroRNA Delivery Improves Host-Implant Integration.” Adv Healthc Mater 9, no. 3 (February 2020): e1901257. https://doi.org/10.1002/adhm.201901257.

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Ibrahim, Mohamad M., Jason L. Green, Jeffrey Everitt, David Ruppert, Richard Glisson, Frank Leopardi, Thomas Risoli, Maragatha Kuchibhatla, Randall Reynolds, and Howard Levinson. “Soft Tissue Anchoring Performance, Biomechanical Properties, and Tissue Reaction of a New Hernia Mesh Engineered to Address Hernia Occurrence and Recurrence.” J Med Device 13, no. 4 (December 1, 2019): 0450021–29. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4043740.

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Berger, Miles, David M. Murdoch, Janet S. Staats, Cliburn Chan, Jake P. Thomas, Grant E. Garrigues, Jeffrey N. Browndyke, et al. “Flow Cytometry Characterization of Cerebrospinal Fluid Monocytes in Patients With Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction: A Pilot Study.” Anesth Analg 129, no. 5 (November 2019): e150–54. https://doi.org/10.1213/ANE.0000000000004179.

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Whitley, M., C. Lai, J. Suwanpradid, C. Reid, R. Rudolph, D. Zelac, W. L. Havran, et al. “494 UV-induced CD39 expression promotes epidermal DNA damage and development of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.” In Journal of Investigative Dermatology, 139:S299–S299. Elsevier BV, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jid.2019.07.544.

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Whitley, M., C. Lai, J. Suwanpradid, C. Reid, R. Rudolph, D. Zelac, W. Havran, et al. “Ultraviolet radiation induces ENTPD1 expression, which inhibits epidermal DNA damage repair via interleukin-27 and promotes cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma development.” In British Journal of Dermatology, 180:E194–95. WILEY, 2019.

Scholars@Duke

Whitley, M. J., C. Lai, J. Suwanpradid, R. R. Rudolph, D. Zelac, W. Havran, J. Cook, et al. “UV-induced CD39 expression on immunosuppressive memory T cells in human cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma.” In Journal of Investigative Dermatology, 139:S128–S128. ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC, 2019.

Scholars@Duke

Kokosis, George, Brett T. Phillips, Joanne Soo, Luke Poveromo, Detlev Erdmann, Christopher R. Mantyh, John Migaly, and Howard Levinson. “Modified V-Y Fasciocutaneous Flap Reconstruction After Abdominoperineal Resection in Irradiated Patients Prevents Wound Dehiscence and Associated Complications: A Retrospective Analysis and Benchtop Confirmation.” Ann Plast Surg 82, no. 2 (February 2019): 218–23. https://doi.org/10.1097/SAP.0000000000001672.

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Green, J. L., R. Glisson, J. Hung, M. Ibrahim, A. Farjat, B. Liu, K. Gall, and H. Levinson. “Creating a small anchor to eliminate large knots in mesh and tape suture.” Journal of Medical Devices, Transactions of the Asme 12, no. 3 (September 1, 2018). https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4040186.

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