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Stephen M. Levin M.D.

  • Associate Professor
  • The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Community and Preventative Medicine
  • 212-241-9059

In 1967 Dr. Stephen Levin graduated from New York University School of Medicine and then trained at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His training at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine was in Occupational Medicine. After considerable time training and practicing General Medicine Dr. Levin became the Medical Director of the Mount Sinai Irving J. Selikoff Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine in 1987. Currently he is a faculty member at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, working in the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine. He is very active in the Occupational Medicine teaching program for medical students and residents.

Dr. Levin’s main focus is on asbestos-related disease, other occupational lung diseases and heavy metal toxicity. He has received funding from NIOSH to conduct studies related to these issues on construction workers in the New York City and New Jersey area. He has also served as a consultant to the New York State, New Jersey, and New York City Departments of Health on the health hazards of environmental pollutants. His work has led him to evaluate and treat patients who have developed respiratory illnesses due to exposure from the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. As Co-Director of the World Trade Center Worker and Volunteer Medical Screening Program he has provided medical assessments, diagnostic referrals and occupational health education for 12,000 workers and volunteers who were on site at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. He also is the Principal Investigator and Director of the Data and Coordination Center for the World Trade Center Medical Monitoring Program. This program is federally funded and allows for repeat examinations for the September 11th World Trade Center workers and volunteers. All his work with people who were near or at the World Trade Center on September 11th has led him to research if the fallout of the September 11th attack led to Malignant Mesothelioma in the workers and volunteers. Also, his research with Malignant Mesothelioma has led him to support the use of high-resolution computed tomography for those World Trade Center workers and volunteers who have symptoms of the disease.

References:
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center. Physician Profile.

Last modified: December 24, 2010.