Qualifications and experience
- Immune System, Immune System - AIDS, Immune System - AIDS / HIV Disease, Infections, Infections - Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Infections - Viral Infections, Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine
- Languages spoken
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Program (1971)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Jacobi) Program (1965)
Harvard Medical School (1964)
Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Jacobi) Program (1966)
Harvard University (MA) (1960)
- Clinical interest for patients
I am interested in Clinical Virology, Antiviral Therapy and Herpes Virus Infections.
- Research interest for patients
Dr. Levin is studying the immune response to herpes virus infections and methods of treating and preventing such infections, including antiviral therapy and active immunization. He does basic research on the nature of latency of herpes viruses in human neurons. A vaccine to prevent shingles in elderly individuals has been developed and licensed through his clinical research, and further investigations of this vaccine are in progress.