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Howard Levinson, MD

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

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


Levinson, Howard, James E. Hopper, and H Paul Ehrlich. “Overexpression of integrin alphav promotes human osteosarcoma cell populated collagen lattice contraction and cell migration.” J Cell Physiol 193, no. 2 (November 2002): 219–24.

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Levinson, H., Z. Peled, W. Liu, M. T. Longaker, G. M. Allison, and H. P. Ehrlich. “Fetal rat amniotic fluid: transforming growth factor beta and fibroblast collagen lattice contraction.” J Surg Res 100, no. 2 (October 2001): 205–10.

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Chin, G. S., S. Lee, M. Hsu, W. Liu, W. J. Kim, H. Levinson, and M. T. Longaker. “Discoidin domain receptors and their ligand, collagen, are temporally regulated in fetal rat fibroblasts in vitro.” Plast Reconstr Surg 107, no. 3 (March 2001): 769–76.

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Chin, G. S., W. Liu, D. Steinbrech, M. Hsu, H. Levinson, and M. T. Longaker. “Cellular signaling by tyrosine phosphorylation in keloid and normal human dermal fibroblasts.” Plast Reconstr Surg 106, no. 7 (December 2000): 1532–40.

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Chin, G. S., W. J. Kim, T. Y. Lee, W. Liu, P. B. Saadeh, S. Lee, H. Levinson, G. K. Gittes, and M. T. Longaker. “Differential expression of receptor tyrosine kinases and Shc in fetal and adult rat fibroblasts: toward defining scarless versus scarring fibroblast phenotypes.” Plast Reconstr Surg 105, no. 3 (March 2000): 972–79.

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The Influence of the Anabolic Agent, Oxandrolone, upon the Expression of Procollagen Types I and III mRNA in Human Fibroblasts Cultured on Collagen or Plastic.” Wounds 13, no. 2 (January 1, 2000): 66–71.