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Andrea R. Levine, MD

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:

Medicine

Additional Title:

Associate Program Director, Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

Location:

110 South Paca Street Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Education and Training

  • University of Maryland College Park, BS, 2007
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine, MD, 2012
  • University of Maryland School of Medicine, Internal Medicine Residency 2015
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Fellowship 2018
  • University of Pittsburgh, MS, Epidemiology, 2019

Biosketch

Dr. Levine is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She is the Associate Program Director of the Critical Care Medicine Fellowship. Her clinical efforts are focused on care of patients in the medical intensive care unit (MICU). In addition, she is completing her Masters in Science with a focus on epidemiology and clinical trials with the intent to run ICU based clinical trials.

Dr. Levine is an expert in the use of tele-ultrasound to complement tele-ICU infrastructure and has extensively studied the feasibility of teaching non-physicians to use tele-ultrasound to improve the reach of critical care to more geographically removed communities. Furthermore, she has studied the use of tele-ultrasound to broaden the reaches of ultrasound as a diagnostic tool to lower middle income countries. 

In addition to her expertise in tele-ultrasound, Dr. Levine has been extensively involved in translational research efforts to identify novel drugs for the treatment of pulmonary hypertension secondary to heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (PH-HFpEF). She served as the co-PI of several clinical trials focused on understanding changes in the microbiome related to PH-HFpEF and trialing novel therapeutics for the treatment of this disease.

Dr. Levine's current research interests include medical education, designing and running ICU based clinical trials, ICU and critical illness outcomes, post-ECMO outcomes, pulmonary embolism, and the post-ICU syndrome. 

  

 

Research/Clinical Keywords

ARDS, Sepsis, Medical Education, Post-ICU Syndrome (PICS), ECMO, Tele-Ultrasound, Tele-ICU, Pulmonary Embolism

Highlighted Publications

Levine AR, McCurdy MT, Zubrow MT, Papali A, Mallemat HA, Verceles AC. Tele-intensivists can instruct non-physicians to acquire high-quality ultrasound images. J Crit Care. 2015 Oct; 30(5):871-875.

Levine AR, Buchner JA, Zubrow MT, Verceles AC, McCurdy MT. Ultrasound images transmitted via FaceTime are non-inferior to images on the ultrasound machine. J Crit Care. 2016 Jun; 33:51-5.

Robertson TE, Levine AR, Verceles AC, Buchner JA, Lantry JH, Papali A, Zubrow MT, McCurdy MT. Remote tele-mentored ultrasound for non-physician learners using FaceTime: a feasibility study in a low-income country. J Crit Care. 2017 Apr; 7(40): 145-148.

Hensley M, Levine AR, Gladwin MT, Lai YC. Emerging therapeutics in pulmonary hypertension. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2018 Feb.

Levine AR, Simon MA, Gladwin MT. Pulmonary vascular disease in the setting of heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. Trends Cardiovasc Medicine. 2018 Aug.

Levine AR, Bain WG, Bednash JS, Gladwin MT, McVerry BJ. Recommended Reading from the University of Pittsburgh Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Research Fellows. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2018 Nov.

Douglas TM, Levine AR, Olivieri PP, McCurdy MT, Papali A, Zubrow MT, Rodick KM, Hurley JM, Verceles AC. Brief training increases nurses’ comfort using tele-ultrasound: A feasibility study. Intensive Crit Care Nurs. 2018 Dec.

Gladwin MT, Levine AR. (2018). Pulmonary Hypertension. In R. S. Porter & J. L. Kaplan (Eds.), The Merck manual online. Retrieved from The Merck Manuals Online Medical Library database. 

Clinical Specialty Details

Dr. Levine's clinical emphasis is on the care of critically ill patients in the intensive care unit and their longitudinal care after discharge. 

Awards and Affiliations

  • Gold Humanism Honors Society