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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

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.” Advanced Healthcare Materials 9, no. 3 (February 2020): e1901257. https://doi.org/10.1002/adhm.201901257.

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VanDusen, Keith W., Sarada Eleswarpu, Eugene W. Moretti, Michael J. Devinney, Donna M. Crabtree, Daniel T. Laskowitz, Marty G. Woldorff, et al. “The MARBLE Study Protocol: Modulating ApoE Signaling to Reduce Brain Inflammation, DeLirium, and PostopErative Cognitive Dysfunction.” J Alzheimers Dis 75, no. 4 (2020): 1319–28. https://doi.org/10.3233/JAD-191185.

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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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