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Joshua L. Levine, M.D. is a board certified plastic and reconstructive microsurgeon, author and educator. With more than 10 years experience and thousands of successful perforator flap procedures, Dr. Levine is a pioneer and world leader in the field of true muscle-sparing, natural tissue breast reconstruction procedures and related magnetic resonance imaging (MRI.)

Training

Albert Einstein College of Medicine/ Montefiore Medical Center- Bronx, NY

  • July 1994-June 2000 General Surgery Resident
  • July 2000-June 2001 General Surgery Chief Resident
  • July 2001-June 2003 Plastic Surgery Resident

New York Eye & Ear Infirmary- New York, NY

  • July 2003-December 2003 Cosmetic Fellowship

Louisiana State University Medical School- New Orleans, LA

  • January 2004-June 2004 Microsurgery Fellowship

Education

Tulane University – New Orleans, LA

  • September 1984- May 1987 Bachelor of Arts Political Economics

Georgia State University- Atlanta, GA

  • September 1988- May 1990 Pre-Med

Medical College of Georgia- Augusta, GA

  • September 1990- May 1994 Medical Doctor

Certification

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery – November 2005

Licensure

  • New York State Medical License: 208642 as of 1998
  • Connecticut State Medical License: 045702 as of 2007
  • New Jersey State Medical License: 25MA08711800 as of 2010
  • Louisiana State Medical License: 15239R as of 2004
  • South Carolina State Medical License: 28376 as of 2005

Honors/Awards

  • Cum laude Presentation Radiological Society of North America Autologous Breast Reconstruction: Donor Site Preoperative MRI for Mapping Perforator Flap Arteries. Agrawal MD, Vasile J, Levine J, Allen R, Greenspun D, Prince MR, 2011
  • Honorable Mention Presentation International Society Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Preoperatively Mapping Perforator Flap Arteries for Autologous Breast Reconstruction. Agrawal MD, Zou Z, Newman T, Cerilles M, Vasile JV, Levine JL, Greenspun DG, Allen RJ, Prince MR, 2011

Presentations

  • Beyond the DIEP: Alternative Flaps For Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction.  Invited Faculty:  American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery-ASRM, Waikoloa, HI, January 16, 2017.
  • Four Flaps for Bilateral Breast Reconstruction.   Invited Faculty:  Barcelona Breast Meeting-BBM, Barcelona, Spain, March 16-18, 2016.  Levine, JL.
  • Stacked Hemiabdominal Extended Perforator Flaps (SHaEP) For Breast Reconstruction.  Invited Faculty.  Chicago Breast & Lymphedema Symposium on September 16-17, 2016.  LevineJL
  • Stacked Hemi-Abdominal Extended Perforator (SHAEP) FlapBreast Reconstruction video. GABRs 2015,Tuscany, Italy, September 17-20, 2015. Levine,JL
  • Surgery forLymphedema: The NYEE Experience. GABRs 2015, Tuscany, Italy, September 17-20, 2015. Levine, JL
  • Current Trends in Flap Monitoring. GABRs 2015, Tuscany, Italy, September 17-20, 2015. Levine, JL
  • Update on OR Efficency. GABRs 2015, Tuscany, Italy, September 17-20, 2015. Levine, JL
  • Stacked Hemi-Abdominal Extended Perforator (SHAEP) FlapBreast Reconstruction. 94th AnnualMeeting, American Association of Plastic Surgeons. Scottsdale, Arizona,April 11-14, 2015. Levine, JL,Colen, KL, Usal, HM, Vasile, JV, Feintisch, AM
  • Vascular Imaging Techniques in Microsurgery. World Society for Reconstructed Microsurgery2015. Mumbai, India, March 19-22, 2015. Levine, JL
  • Stacked Hemi-Abdominal Extended Perforator (SHAEP) FlapBreast Reconstruction. Barcelona BreastMeeting. Barcelona, Spain, March 11-13, 2015. Levine, JL, Colen, KL, Usal, HM, Vasile, JV, Feintisch, AM
  • Stacked Hemi-Abdominal Extended Perforator (SHAEP) FlapBreast Reconstruction. New York RegionalSociety of Plastic Surgeons. March 9, 2015. New York, NY. Levine, JL, Colen, KL, Usal, HM, Vasile, JV, Feintisch, AM
  • Making it Look Easy: Refining Techniques and Improving Efficiency in  Perforator Flap Surgery, Duke Breast Perforator Dissection Course, Duke  University Medical Center, Feb. 8-9,2014. Levine, JL.
  • How I Do It- Intercostal Artery Perforator Flaps, 15th International Curse on  Perforator Flaps,NYU School of Medicine, Nov. 21-24, 2013. Levine,JL.
  • PerforatorFlaps for Breast Reconstruction, Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds,  University ofMedicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Newark, NJ. May 13,  2013. Levine, JL.
  •  AutologousLymph Node Transfer: Does It Work? AmericanAssociation Plastic Surgeons, April 2013 Chen CM, Levine J, Vasile J, Becker C    Preoperative Perforator Flap MRA forAutologous Breast Reconstruction InternationalSociety for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, April 2013 
  • ThimmappaND, Dutruel S, Pei M, Levine JL,Vasile J, Greenspun D, Chen C, Rhode C, Ahn CY, Allen R, Prince MR
  • Profunda ArteryPerforator (PAP). Duke Perforator FlapCourse for Breast  ReconstructiveSurgery. Duke University Medical Center. February 8-10, 2013.  Levine,JL.
  • Pre-operativePerforator Flap Imaging for Autologous Reconstructive Breast Surgeries-ARetrospective Review, Society of Computed Body Tomography and MagneticResonance, October 2012 ThimmappaND, Pei M, Levine J, Vasile J, Chen C, Ahn C, Allen R, PrinceMR    MRAof the Skin: Current Trends and Recent Advances in Preoperative Perforator FlapImaging for Breast Reconstructive Surgeries InternationalMR Angio Club, September 2012 Thimmappa N,Vasile J, Levine JL, Greenspun DT,Chen CM, Ahn CY, Allen RJ, Prince MR   Microsurgical Lymph Node Transfer-OurInitial Experience in New York City Tel Aviv Medical Center, Israel, April2012 Levine JL, Allen RJ, ConstanceC, Vasile J.
  • InternationalMeeting of the Group For the Advancement of Breast  Reconstruction (GABRs2012). Sonoma Valley, California. April 19-22, 2012  Levine,JL.
  • Superior Gluteal Artery Perforator (S-GAP)and Inferior Gluteal Artery  Perforator(I-GAP). Duke Perforator Flap Course for BreastReconstructive  Surgery.Duke University Medical Center. February 25-26, 2012. Levine, JL.
  • Autologous Breast Reconstruction: DonorSite Preoperative MRI for Mapping Perforator Flap Arteries, RadiologicalSociety of North America, November 2011 Agrawal MD,Vasile J, Levine J, Allen R,Greenspun D, Prince MR
  • Perforator Flapsfor Breast Reconstruction, Plastic SurgeryGrand Rounds,  HackensackUniversity Medical Center, Hackensack, New Jersey, June 6, 2011.  Levine, JL.
  • Breast Reconstruction. 2011 Meet theExperts: Breast Cancer Awareness  Symposium,New York Academy of Sciences, NY, May 14, 2011. Levine, JL.
  • Preoperatively Mapping Perforator FlapArteries for Autologous Breast Reconstruction, International Society forMagnetic Resonance in Medicine, May 2011 Agrawal MD, ZouZ, Newman T, Cerilles M, Vasile JV, LevineJL, Greenspun DG, Allen RJ, Prince MR   Deep Femoral Artery Perforator Flap: A NewPerforator Flap in Breast Reconstruction, American Society ofReconstructive Microsurgery, January 2011 Vasile JV, Levine JL, Allen RJ   MR Lymphangiography for PreoperativeAssessment of Arm Lymphedema: Preliminary Data in Patients UndergoingAutologous Microsurgical Lymph Node Transfer International MR Angio Club,October 2010 Newman T, VasileJ, Levine J, Greenspun D, Allen RJ,Babagbemi K, Prince M   Deep Femoral Artery Perforator Flap: A NewPerforator Flap in Breast Reconstruction 13th International Course onPerforator Flaps, October 2010 Schneider LF,Vasile JV, Levine JL, Allen RJ   MR Lymphangiography: a Novel Technique toAssess Lymphedema and Treatment with Microsurgical Lymph Node Transfer AmericanSociety of Reconstructive Microsurgery, January 2010 VasileJ, Newman T, Prince M, Levine J
  • ComparativeOutcomes of Non-abdominal Based Free Flap Breast  Reconstruction. American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery (ASRM)  2010 AnnualScientific Meeting, January 12, 2010. Robert J. Allen, Joshua L.   Levine, Maria LoTempio,David Greenspun.
  • Alternative (Non-Abdominal Based)Perforator Flap Breast  Reconstruction. Invited panelist and lecturer, American Society of  ReconstructiveMicrosurgery (ASRM) 2010 Anual Scientific Meeting, January   10,2010. Joshua L. Levine, MariaLoTempio, Julie Vasile, Heather Erhard,  DavidGreenspun, Robert J. Allen.
  • Transverse Upper Gracilis (TUG) FlapWithout the Gracilis Muscle AmericanSociety of Reconstructive Microsurgery, January 2010 LotempioM, Vasile J, Chen C, Levine J, AllenR   Anatomic Vascular Imaging of PerforatorFlaps: Seeing Is Believing With MRAAmerican Society of Plastic Surgery, October 2009 VasileJ, Newman T, Greenspun DT, Rusch D, Allen RJ, Prince M, Levine JL   Magnetic Resonance Angiography of the Skinfor Perforator-based  AutologousBreast Reconstruction International MR Angio Club, October 2009 NewmanT, Vasile J, Levine J, Greenspun D,Allen RJ, Chao MT, Prince MR   PerforatorFlap MRA for Reconstructive Breast Surgery Society ofComputed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance, March 2009 Newman T, VasileJ, Levine J, Greenspun D, Allen RJ,Chao M, Prince MR   Lymph Node Transfer for Treatment of Lymphedema in BreastReconstruction Patients AmericanSociety of Reconstructive Microsurgery, January 2009 Lotempio M, Vasile J, Levine JL, Erhard H, Allen RJ
  • Perforator Flap Breast Reconstruction,First Annual Meeting for BRCA  (BRACHA)Patients, Tel Hashomer Hospital, Tel Aviv, Israel, July, 29, 2008.  Levine, JL.
  • Aesthetic Considerations in Mastectomy andBreast Reconstructive  Surgery, Interdisciplinary Conference on Breast Cancer Care. Ichilov Hospital,  Tel Aviv, Israel,July 29, 2008. Levine, JL.
  • Pedicled Perforator Flaps in BreastReconstruction. American College of  SurgeonsSession on Breast Reconstruction (invited instructorship), San  Francisco,CA, October, 13, 2008. Levine, JL.
  • SimultaneousBilateral Breast Reconstruction with In-the-Crease Inferior  Gluteal Artery. QuitessaMiller, MD, Joshua L. Levine, MD,Whitten Wise,  MD,Robert Allen, MD. American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery   2008Annual Meeting, January 13th, 2008, Los Angeles, California.
  • Perforator Flaps for Breast Reconstruction.2nd Annual FORCE Conference  onHereditary Breast Cancer, Tampa, Florida, May 18, 2007. Levine, JL.
  • Perforator Flaps for Breast Reconstruction.Tampa Bay Society of Plastic  SurgeryConference, Tampa, Florida, May 17, 2007. Levine,JL.
  • Perforator Flaps for Breast Reconstruction.Combined General and Plastic  SurgeryCME Conference, Greenwich Hospital, Greenwich, Connecticut, May  16, 2007. Levine, JL.
  • The Role Of Magnetic Resonance Imaging InPerforator Flap Breast  Reconstruction-Preoperative Imaging Can Impact Surgical Strategy. David  T. Greenspun,M.D., Alla M. Rozenblit, M.D., Victoria Chernyak, M.D.,  Joshua L. Levine, M.D., Heather A. Erhard, M.D., Robert J. Allen,M.D..  Acceptedfor presentation at The 4th Congress of the World Society for  ReconstructiveMicrosurgery, Athens, Greece, June 24-26, 2007.
  • Starting Again: How to Relocate aPerforator Flap Breast Reconstruction  Practiceafter a Natural Disaster. First Annual International Meeting of the  Group for the Advancementof Breast Reconstruction. Charleston, SC, April 7,  2006. Levine, JL.
  • Algorithm for Autologous BreastReconstruction for Partial Mastectomy  Defects.Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Nassau,  Bahamas, June 6,2005. Levine, JL, and Allen, RJ.
  • The In-The-Crease I-GAP Flap for BreastReconstruction. 9th Congress of  Italianand American Plastic Surgeons Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana,  October 30, 2004. Levine, JL.
  • Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Surgery.“Let’s Do Health” Memorial Medical  CenterHealth Seminar, Delmonico Restaurant, 1300 St. Charles Ave., New  Orleans, LA, July 30th,2004. Levine, JL.
  • Microsurgical Partial Breast Reconstructionwith Lateral Thoracic Tissue.  LouisianaState University Breast Conference, New Orleans, LA, June 21, 2004.  Levine, JL.
  • Transumbilical Breast Augmentation (TUBA).Louisiana State University  PlasticSurgery Grand Rounds. Levine, JL.
  • What’s New in the Field of CosmeticSurgery? The Bob Christopher Show  (LiveRadio Talk Show), Biz Radio 990, New Orleans, LA. May 20, 2004.  Levine, JL.
  • Algorithm for Autologous BreastReconstruction for Partial Mastectomy  Defects.Presented at The American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery,  January, 2005, inFajardo, Puerto Rico. Levine, JL andAllen, RJ.
  • Autologous Fat Injection: My Experiencewith Dr. Sydney Coleman and his  Technique.Plastic Surgery Residents Conference. Louisiana State University,  February 20, 2004.Levine, JL.
  • History of Reduction Mammaplasty and theTreatment of Gigantomastia.  PlasticSurgery Grand Rounds. Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein  College of Medicine,May 27, 2003. Levine, JL.
  • Transumbilical Breast Augmentation.Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds.  MontefioreMedical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, April 9, 2002.  Levine JL.
  • Flaps and Reconstructive Techniques.Surgical Grand Rounds, Montefiore  MedicalCenter/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, October 30, 2000. Levine  JL.
  • Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication.Surgical Grand Rounds, Montefiore  MedicalCenter/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, March 27, 2000. Levine  JL.
  • Recombinant rat pancreatic reg fusionprotein is mitogenic to pancreatic  derivedcells. National Students Research Forum, Galveston, Texas, April 9,  1999. Levine, JL.
  • Identification of a bioactive fragment ofpancreatic reg I. The Society of   University Surgeons Fortieth Annual UniversitySurgical Residents’ Conference,  NewOrleans, LA, February 11, 1999. LevineJL, Zheng Q, Patel KJ, Shuldiner  AR,Zenilman ME.
  • Survival of patients in nursing homesreferred for surgery. New York  SurgicalSociety Scientific Meeting, Cornell University Medical Center, New  York, New York,November 11, 1998. Levine JL,Michalski SA, Patel KJ,  KalimianM, Nelson M, Zenilman ME.
  • Survival of patients in nursing homesreferred for surgery. Surgical Forum –  AmericanCollege of Surgeons. Orlando, Florida, October, 26, 1998. Levine JL,  MichalskiSA, Patel KJ, Kalimian M, Nelson M, Zenilman ME.
  • Reg 1 protein localization in colonic mucosaat risk for neoplasia. New York  Societyof Colon and Rectal Surgeons Residents’ Night, New York, New York,  March 26, 1998. Levine JL, Kilcullen, JK, Steinberg,JJ, Zenilman, ME.
  • Serum pancreatic reg levels correlate with?-cell function. New York  SurgicalSociety Scientific Meeting, Cornell University Medical Center, New  York, New York,February 18, 1998. Levine JL, ZhengQ, Zenilman ME.
  • Reg 1 protein is a marker of adenomatouschanges in colonic mucosa. The  Societyof University Surgeons Fortieth Annual University Surgical Residents’  Conference, Milwaukee,Wisconsin, February 14, 1998. Levine JL,Kilcullen,   JK, Zenilman, ME, Steinberg, JJ.
  • Development of a bioactive recombinant ratpancreatic reg protein.  Associationfor Academic Surgery 31st Annual Meeting, Dallas, Texas,   November 8, 1997. Levine JL, Zheng Q, Zenilman ME.

Posters

  • Levine JL, Patel KJ, Zheng Q, Zenilman ME, A novel reg fusion protein is mitogenic to pancreatic derived cells. Poster, American Pancreatic Association, Chicago, IL, November 6, 1998.
  • Levine JL, Killcullen J, SeinbergJJ, Zenilman ME. Reg I protein in colonic mucosa at risk for neoplasia. Poster, American Gastroenterological Assn, New Orleans, LA, May 20, 1998.
  • Levine JL, Allen R, Greenspun D, Vasile J, Prince M, Agarwal M. Autologous Breast Reconstruction: Donor site Preoperative MRI for Mapping Perforator Flap Arteries. Poster, RSNA 2011, Chicago, IL.

Book

Levine, JL,Vasile, J, Chen, C, Allen, R. PerforatorFlap for Breast Reconsrtuction, 1st ed, Thieme, February 2016

Publications

 

Other Publication Features:

  • Becker, C,Vasile JV, Levine JL, Batista BN, Studinger RM, Chen CM, Riquet M. Microlymphatic surgery for the treatment of iatrogenic lymphedema. Clinics in Plastic Surgery. 2012 Oct;39(4):385-98
  • Chen CM, Craigie J, Erhard H, Greenspun D, Khoobehi K, Kline R, Levine J, LoTempio M, Sadeghi A, Spiegel A, Stolier A, Allen RJ. Study suggests trend toward greater donor-site morbidity in TRAM flap patients. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Feb;127(2):1007-8
  • Zou Z, Lee HK, Cerilles M, Levine JL, Greenspun DT, Allen RJ, Vasile J, Rohde C, Chen CM, Prince MR. Gadofosveset trisodium enhanced abdominal perforator MRA. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2012 Mar;35(3):711-16. Epub 2011 Oct 26
  • Schneider LF,Vasile JV, Levine JL, Allen RJ. Deep femoral artery perforator flap: a new flap for breast reconstruction. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery. 2011 Nov;27(9):531-6. Epub 2011 Aug 9
  • Vasile JV, Newman TM, Prince MR, Rusch DG, Greenspun DT, Allen RJ, Levine JL. Contrast enhanced magnetic resonance angiography. Clinics in Plastic Surgery. 2011 April;38(2):263-75
  • Newman TM, Vasile J, Levine JL, Greenspun DT, Allen RJ, Chao MT, Winchester P, Prince MR. Perforator flap magnetic resonance angiography: a review of 25 deep inferior epigastric and gluteal perforator artery flap patients. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2010 May;31(5):1176-84
  • Julie Vasile, Tiffany Newman, David Rusch, David Greenspun, Robert J. Allen, Martin Prince, Joshua L. Levine. Anatomic Imaging of Gluteal Perforator Flaps without Ionizing Radiation: Seeing Is Believing with Magnetic Resonance Angiography. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Number 1, Volume 26, January 2010.
  • David Greenspun, Julie Vasile, Joshua L. Levine, Heather Erhard, Rebecca Studinger, Victoria Chernyak, Tiffany Newman, Martin Prince, Robert J. Allen. Anatomic Imaging of Abdominal Perforator Flaps without Ionizing Radiation: Seeing Is Believing with Magnetic Resonance Imaging Angiography. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Number 1, Volume 26, January 2010.
  • Massey, Marga F.; Spiegel, Aldona J.; Levine, Joshua L.; Craigie, James E.; Kline, Richard M.; Khoobehi, Kamran; Erhard, Heather; Greenspun, David T.; Allen, Robert J. Jr; Allen, Robert J. Sr; Perforator Flaps: Recent Experience, Current Trends, and Future Directions Based on 3974 Microsurgical Breast Reconstructions. for the Group for the Advancement of Breast Reconstruction. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 124(3):737-751, September 2009.
  • Levine, Joshua L. M.D., Miller, Quintessa, MD, Vasile, Julie, MD, Khoobehi, Kamran, MD, Craigie, James, MD, Wise, Matthew W., MD and Allen, Robert J. M.D. Simultaneous Bilateral Breast Reconstruction With In-the-Crease Inferior Gluteal Artery Perforator Flaps Annals of Plastic Surgery, Volume 63, Number 3, pp. 249-254, September, 2009.
  • Vasile J, Newman T, Greenspun D, Rusch D, Prince M, Allen RJ, Levine JL. Anatomic vascular imaging of perforator flaps for breast reconstruction: seeing is believing with MRA. Abstract: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2009 Oct;124(4S):71
  • Levine JL, Miller Q, Vasile J, Koobehi K, Craigie J, Wise MW, Allen RJ. Simultaneous bilateral breast reconstruction with in-the-crease inferior gluteal artery perforator (IGAP) flaps. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2009 Sept;63(2):249-54
  • Vasile JV, Newman T, Rusch DG, Greenspun DT, Allen RJ, Prince M, Levine JL. Anatomic imaging of gluteal perforator flaps without ionizing radiation: Seeing is believing with MRA. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery. 2010 Jan;26(1):45-57. Epub 2009 July 10
  • Chernyak V, Rozenblit AM, Greenspun DT, Levine JL, Milikow DL, Chia FA, Erhard HA. Breast reconstruction with deep inferior epigastric artery perforator flap: 3.0-T gadolinium-enhanced MR imaging for preoperative localization of abdominal wall perforators. Radiology. 2009 Feb;250(2):417-24. Epub 2008 Nov 26.
  • Greenspun D, Vasile J, Levine JL, Erhard H, Studinger R, Cherniak V, Newman T, Prince M, Allen RJ. Anatomic imaging of abdominal perforator flaps without ionizing radiation: Seeing is believing with MRA. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery. 2010 Jan;26(1):37-44. Epub 2009 May 18
  • Granzow, Jay W. M.D., M.P.H.; Levine, Joshua L. M.D.; Chiu, Ernest S. M.D.; LoTempio, Maria M. M.D.; Allen, Robert J. M.D. Breast Reconstruction with Perforator Flaps. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: Volume 120(1) July 2007pp 1-12.
  • Granzow JW, Levine JL, Chiu ES, Allen, RJ.Breast Reconstruction Using Perforator Flaps.J Surg Oncol 2006;94(6):441-54.
  • Granzow JW, Levine JL, Chiu ES, Allen RJ Breast reconstruction with gluteal artery perforator flaps. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2006;59(6):614-21.
  • Granzow JW, Levine JL, Chiu ES, Allen RJ.History and an update on current technique. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2006;59(6):571-9.
  • Levine, Joshua L. M.D.; Granzow, Jay M.D.; Allen, Robert J. M.D. The In-The-Crease Inferior Gluteal Artery Perforator Flap for Breast Reconstruction. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 118(2): 333-340, August, 2006.
  • Levine, Joshua L. M.D.; Soueid, Nassif E. M.D.; Allen, Robert J. M.D. Algorithm for Autologous Breast Reconstruction for Partial Mastectomy Defects. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 116(3):762-767, September 1, 2005.
  • Granzow, Jay W. MD, MPH; Chiu, Ernest S. MD; Levine, Joshua L. MD; Gautam, Abhinav BS; Hellman, Alex BS; Rolston, William BS; Kuo, Benjamin BS; Saullo, Thomas BS; Heitland, Andreas S. MD; Allen, Robert J. MD Autologous Breast Reconstruction Using the Superficial Inferior Epigastric Artery Flap Revisited: P11. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 116(3) Supplement:133, September 1, 2005.
  • Babineaux, Kelly L. MD; Granzow, Jay W. MD, MPH; Bardin, Erin BS; Horam, Elorice BS; Levine, Joshua L. MD; Allen, Robert J. MD; Chiu, Ernest S. MD Microvascular Breast Reconstruction Using Buttock Tissue: The Preferred Scar Location and Shape: P43. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 116(3) Supplement:174-176, September 1, 2005.
  • Guerra, AB, Soueid, N, Metzinger, SE, Levine, JL, Erhard, H, Allen, RJ. Simultaneous Bilateral Breast Reconstruction with Superior Gluteal Artery Perforator (SGAP) Flaps. Annals of Plastic Surgery, Vol. 53, November 4, 2004.
  • Strauch, B, Greenspun, D, Levine, JL, Baum, T. A Technique For Brachioplasty. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 113 (3), 1044-1048, March, 2004.
  • Levine JL, Zheng Q, Patel KJ, Shuldiner AR, Zenilman ME A recombinant rat regenerating protein is mitogenic to pancreatic derived cells. Journal of Surgical Research, 89, 2000.
  • Levine JL, Michalski SA, Patel KJ, Kalimian M, Nelson M, Ze nilman ME. Survival of patients in nursing homes referred for surgery
  • Levine JL, Patel KJ, Zheng Q, AR, Zenilman ME. Identification of a bioactive fragment of pancreatic reg I. Surgical Forum. XLIX, 533-534, 1998.
  • Allen RJ and Levine JL. Comment on “Factors Associated With Anatomotic Failure After Microvascular Reconstruction of the Breast” from Plast Reconstr Surg, 114:74-82, 2004, Manson PN at, el. In Breast Diseases, April-June, 2005, Vol 16, Number 1, p 92.
  • Allen RJ and Levine JL. Comment on “Bilateral Autogenous Breast Reconstruction Using Perforator Free Flaps: A Single Center’s Experience” from Plast Reconstr Surg, 114:83-92, 2004, Van Lanuyt K, el al. In Breast Diseases, July-Sept, 2005, Vol 16, Number 2, p 198.

Chapters

  • Levine, JL, Vasile JV, Erhard HA, Usal H, Ho JJ. Mastering the deep inferior epigastric artery perforator flap (DIEP): Refining techniques and improving efficiency. Book chapter: Spiegel A, ed. Breast Reconstruction – Current Perspectives and State of the Art Techniques. InTech, July 2013
  • Levine, JL, Vasile JV, Greenspun DG, LoTempio MM, Allen RJ. Breast reconstruction- GAP Flaps. Book chapter: Boyd JB and Jones NF, ed. Operative Microsurgery, 1st ed, McGraw Hill, expected publication Nov 2012
  • Vasile J, Newman T, Prince M, Rusch D, Greenspun D, Allen R, Levine, J. Contrast-Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Angiography. In: Toolbox for Autologous breast reconstruction, Clinics in Plastic Surgery, April 2011, Volume 38, No. 2. Edited by Maurice Y. Nahabedian, MD. . Elsevier, Inc, 2011, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Vasile J, Allen RJ, Levine, JL. The superior gluteal artery perforator flap in breast reconstruction. Book chapter: Spear SL, ed. Surgery of the Breast: Principles and Art, 3rd ed, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2010
  • Allen RJ, Souied NE, Vasile J, Mountcastle TS, Chiu ES, Levine, JL. Superior and inferior gluteal artery perforator flaps. Book chapter: Wei FC and Mardini S, ed. Flaps and Reconstructive Surgery, 1st ed, Saunders, 2009
  • Levine, JL, Reddy, PP, and Allen, RJ. Lateral thoracic flaps in breast reconstruction. In: Oncoplastic Surgery of the Breast. Nahabedian, Maurice, MD, FACS, editor, Saunders, Elsevier.
  • Levine, JL, Zenilman ME. Age-related physiologic changes in gastrointestinal function. In: Principles and Practice of Geriatric Surgery. Rosenthal RA, Zenilman ME, Katlic M, eds. Springer-Verlag, NY.
  • Allen, RJ, Guerra, AB, Erhard, H, Levine, JL. The Superior Gluteal Artery Perforator Flap. In: Perforator Flaps: Anatomy, Technique, & Clinical Applications. Blondeel, PN, Hallock, GG, Morris, S, Neligan, PC, eds. QMP, St. Louis, MO.
  • Allen, RJ, Guerra, AB, Levine, JL Erhard, H,. The Inferior Gluteal Artery Perforator Flap. In: Perforator Flaps: Anatomy, Technique, & Clinical Applications. Blondeel, PN, Hallock, GG, Morris, S, Neligan, PC, eds. QMP, St. Louis, MO.
  • Heimann C, Levine JL, Allen RJ. Gluteal Artery Perforator Flaps. In: Clinics in Plastic Surgery. Neligan, PC and Lipa, JE, eds. W. B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia. January, 2007, Volume 34, Number 1.

Abstracts

  • Levine JL, Allen RA,Vasile J, Ahn, Christina, Thimmappa ND, Prince MR, Pei M, Greenspun DT, Chen C. MRA ofthe Skin: Current trends and recent advancesin Pre-operative Perforator Flap Imaging for breast reconstructive surgeries. MR Angioclub 2012.
  • DavidGreenspun, Alla M. Rosenblit, Victoria Chernyak, Joshua L. Levine, HeatherA. Erhard, Robert J. Allen. The Role of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in PerforatorFlap Breast Reconstruction-Preoperative Imaging Can Impact SurgicalStrategy. World Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Athens, Greece, June24th-June26th.
  • Levine JL, Patel KJ, Zheng Q, ZenilmanME. Recombinant rat pancreatic fusionprotein is mitogenic to pancreatic-derived cells. Gastroenterol 114:A478, 1998.
  • Levine JL, Kilcullen, JK, Steinberg,JJ, Zenilman, ME. Reg 1 protein in colonic mucosaat risk for neoplasia. Gastroenterol 114:A635, 1998.
  • Levine JL, Patel KJ, Zheng Q, ZenilmanME, A novel reg fusion protein is mitogenicto pancreatic derived cells. Pancreas, 17: 445, 1998.
  • ZenilmanME, Levine JL, Zheng Q. Effect ofpancreatic duct ligation on rat pancreaticreg I and insulin levels. Gastroenterol 116:A658, 1999.
  • Levine JL, Zenilman ME, Zeng Q.Longitudinal effect of rat pancreatic duct ligationon serum reg I, glucose and insulin levels. Gastroenterol 116:A622, 1999.
  • Levine JL, Whitney K, Zenilman ME.Ectopic expression of reg protein in recurrentcolon cancer. Gastroenterol 116:A1329, 1999.
  • ZenilmanME, Tuchman D, Zheng Q, Levine JL,Delany H. Comparison of pancreaticreg I and III levels in acute pancreatitis. Gastroenterol 116:A1179, 1999.
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Live Surgery

Lymph Node Transfer: A Cure for Lymphedema?

  • New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, May 2011
  • DIEP flap breast reconstruction with axillary lymph node transfer; Microsurgical vascularized lymph node transfer to leg (with Drs. Becker and Allen)
  • Interdisciplinary Conference on Breast Cancer Care Ichilov Hospital, Tel Aviv, Israel, July 30, 2008
    Inferior Gluteal Artery Perforator Flap (IGAP) and Transverse Upper Gracilis Flap (TUG) for Breast Reconstruction..
  • Interdisciplinary Conference on Breast Cancer Care.
    Ichilov Hospital, Tel Aviv, Israel, July 28, 2008
    Bilateral Deep Inferior Epigastric Artery Perforator Flap (DIEP) for Breast Reconstruction.
  • The Ninth International Course on Perforator Flaps
    Barcelona, Spain, October 7, 2005.
    Superficial Inferior Epigastric Artery (SIEA) Free Flap for Breast Reconstruction.

Organizations And Committee

  • American Society of Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • New York Metropolitan Breast Cancer Group
  • Group for Advancement of Breast Reconstruction

Hospital Affiliations

  • New York Eye & Ear Infirmary
  • Lawrence Hospital
  • Hackensack University Hospital
  • Greenwich Hospital
  • Stamford Hospital
  • Roper/St. Francis Hospital
  • East Cooper Regional Medical Center
  • Vassar Brothers Medical Center
  • Montefiore Medical Center
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Northern Westchester Hospital
  • St. Barnabas Medical Center
 
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