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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

Berger, Miles, Jeffrey N. Browndyke, Mary Cooter Wright, Chloe Nobuhara, Melody Reese, Leah Acker, W Michael Bullock, et al. “Postoperative changes in cognition and cerebrospinal fluid neurodegenerative disease biomarkers.” Ann Clin Transl Neurol 9, no. 2 (February 2022): 155–70. https://doi.org/10.1002/acn3.51499.

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Pyfer, Bryan J., Jorge A. Hernandez, Adam D. Glener, Roger W. Cason, Howard Levinson, and Brett T. Phillips. “Leadership and Advanced Degrees: Evaluating the Association Between Dual Degrees and Leadership Roles in Academic Plastic Surgery.” Ann Plast Surg 88, no. 1 (January 1, 2022): 118–21. https://doi.org/10.1097/SAP.0000000000003029.

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Browndyke, Jeffrey N., Mary C. Wright, Rosa Yang, Ayesha Syed, John Park, Ashley Hall, Katherine Martucci, et al. “Perioperative neurocognitive and functional neuroimaging trajectories in older APOE4 carriers compared with non-carriers: secondary analysis of a prospective cohort study.” Br J Anaesth 127, no. 6 (December 2021): 917–28. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bja.2021.08.012.

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Ruppert, David S., Mahmoud M. Mohammed, Mohamed M. Ibrahim, Emilio O. Bachtiar, Kevin Erning, Kayvan Ansari, Jeffrey I. Everitt, et al. “Poly(lactide-co-ε-caprolactone) scaffold promotes equivalent tissue integration and supports skin grafts compared to a predicate collagen scaffold.” Wound Repair Regen 29, no. 6 (November 2021): 1035–50. https://doi.org/10.1111/wrr.12951.

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Whitley, Melodi Javid, Jutamas Suwanpradid, Chester Lai, Simon W. Jiang, Jonathan L. Cook, Daniel E. Zelac, Ross Rudolph, et al. “ENTPD1 (CD39) Expression Inhibits UVR-Induced DNA Damage Repair through Purinergic Signaling and Is Associated with Metastasis in Human Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma.” J Invest Dermatol 141, no. 10 (October 2021): 2509–20. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jid.2021.02.753.

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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 25, no. 4 (August 2021): 1–13. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10029-020-02304-5.

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Terrando, Niccolò, John J. Park, Michael Devinney, Cliburn Chan, Mary Cooter, Pallavi Avasarala, Joseph P. Mathew, et al. “Immunomodulatory lipid mediator profiling of cerebrospinal fluid following surgery in older adults.” Sci Rep 11, no. 1 (February 4, 2021): 3047. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-82606-5.

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VanDusen, Keith W., Yi-Ju Li, Victor Cai, Ashley Hall, Sarah Hiles, J Will Thompson, M Arthur Moseley, et al. “Cerebrospinal Fluid Proteome Changes in Older Non-Cardiac Surgical Patients with Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction.” J Alzheimers Dis 80, no. 3 (2021): 1281–97. https://doi.org/10.3233/JAD-201544.

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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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