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Curriculum Vitae

Education and Awards

Wills Eye Hospital | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2006 – 2007)
Fellow in Corneal Surgery, Refractive Surgery and External Disease

University of Maryland School of Medicine | Baltimore, Maryland (2003 – 2006)
Resident in Ophthalmology

New York University School of Medicine, North Shore University Hospital | Manhasset, New York (2002 – 2003)
Intern in Internal Medicine,

University of Maryland School of Medicine | Baltimore, Maryland (1998 – 2002)
M.D., Cum Laude

    • George Frick Award for Excellence in Ophthalmology
    • Darrel Scholarship
    • Michael Lippman Scholarship
    • University Grant Scholarship
    • Medical Student Short-Term Research Program Grant

University of Pennsylvania | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1994 – 1997)

    • B.A. in Intellectual History
    • Summa Cum Laude with distinction in History
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Dean’s List 1994-1995, 1995-1996, 1996-1997

Research

Principal Investigator, “A Multi-Center, Randomized, Controlled Evaluation of the Safety and Efficacy of the KXL System with VibeX (Riboflavin Ophthalmic Solution) for Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking in Eyes with Keratoconus or Corneal Ectasia after Refractive Surgery.” Sponsored by Avedro (2011-2013)

Principal Investigator, “Safety and Efficacy of Cyclosporine 0.01% in treatment of atopic blepharokeratoconjunctivitis.” Sponsored by Allergan (2009-2011)

Department of Ophthalmology, University of Maryland School of Medicine | Baltimore, Maryland (1999-2005)
Developed new surgical technique for corneal endothelial preparation and designed novel surgical equipment.

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School | Boston, Massachusetts (2001)
Researched changes in corneal apshericity after LASIK.

Manhattan Psychiatric Institute, Nathan Kline Institute | New York, New York (1997-1998)
Research coordinator for National Institutes of Health study on psychotropic medications for schizophrenia.

Certifications/ Licensure /Professional Affiliations

    • Associate Staff, Department of Ophthalmology, Sinai Hospital (2010)
    • Associate Staff, Department of Ophthalmology, GBMC (2007)
    • Maryland Medical License number D0065684 (2007)
    • Amadeus Keratome Certification (2006)
    • Moria Keratome Certification (2005)
    • VISX Laser Vision Certification for LASIK/PRK/PTK (2005)

Media

Featured in Baltimore Magazine’s “Top Doc” Issue. (November 2011)
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Interviewed in “Bottom Line Health’s Daily Health News” Questions to Ask Before Cataract Surgery.  (January 19, 2012)

Interviewed in “Bottom Line Personal”  Reading in Dim Light Hurts Your Vision and Other Common Eye Myths.  Volume 30 number 17. (September 1, 2009)
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Featured on “The Critical Hour.” Eye in Jeopardy segment. Discovery Health Channel.  (Air Date September 26, 2004)
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Professional Memberships

University of Maryland Medical Alumni Association (2002 – present)
Member of Board of Directors (2012 – present)
American Academy of Ophthalmology (2003 – present)
Maryland Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (2003- present)

Languages

Conversational in Spanish.

Publications

Levinson BA.  “Contact Lens Complications.” The 5 minute Ophthalmology Consult.  Jaeger, EA, ed. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. (2011)

Levinson BA, Hammersmith KM, Cohen, EJ.  “Fungal Keratitis in Contact Lens Wearers.”  Duane’s Ophthalmology, 15th edition.  Tasman W, Jaeger EA, ed.   Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. (2009)

Levinson BA. Rapuano CJ, Hammersmith KM, Cohen EJ, Ayers BA, Laibson PR. “Referrals to the Wills Eye Institute Corneal Service After laser in situ keratomileusis: Reasons for patient dissatisfaction” Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. 34:1, 32-39. (January 2008)

Levinson BA, Rutzen AR.  Surgical Options for the Correction of Hyperopia.  Highlights of Ophthalmology.  35:5. (September 11, 2007)

Levinson BA, Benderson DM, Kathuria, SS.  Periorbital Infections Secondary to Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureusPresented at Oculoplastics paper session at American Academy of Ophthalmology Joint Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada. (November 11, 2006)

Levinson BA, Rutzen AR.  New antimicrobials in Ophthalmology.  Ophtho Clinics NA.  18:4, 493-509. (December 2005)

Levinson, BA.  Pegaptanib for neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Ophthalmology Capsule and Comment, 7:5. (2004)

Rutzen AR, Deen A, Jacobs JH, Levinson BA.  Preparation of viable corneal endothelium for endokeratoplasty.  Inv Ophthalmol Vis Sci, 41:S449. (2000)

Levinson BA. “Training in Empathy.”  Letter to the Editor.  The New York Times, Science Section. D5:1. (January 19, 1999)

Papers and Presentations

Post-Lasik Ectasia Treated with Corneal Cross-Linking and Topography-guided Customized Ablation Treatment (CXL/TCAT): A Case Report.  Baltimore, MD.  Maryland Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons. (May 11, 2012)

A Week in the Life of a Corneal Surgeon New England Professional Conferences, Falls Church Virginia. Lecture for COPE Credit. (March 18, 2012)

Complications Related to Contact Lenses.  New England Professional Conferences, Boston, Massachusetts. Lecture for COPE Credit. (November 6, 2011)

Complications Related to Contact Lenses.  New England Professional Conferences, Long Island, New York. Lecture for COPE Credit. (September 11,  2011)

What’s New in Corneal and Anterior Segment Surgery? New England Professional Conferences, Falls Church, Virginia. Lecture for COPE Credit. (March 20, 2011)

Introduction to Contact Lenses 2. Lecture to University of Maryland Resident Staff.  Baltimore, MD.  Sept 28, 2010.

Introduction to Contact Lenses. Lecture to University of Maryland Resident Staff.  Baltimore, MD.  Aug 24, 2010.

Dry Eye and Its Discontents. Lecture to University of Maryland Resident Staff.  Baltimore, MD.  Aug 10, 2010.

What’s new in Corneal and Refractive Surgery?  Lecture for COPE credit.  Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Pikesville, MD.  June 8, 2010.

Contact Lens Complications.  Lecture to University of Maryland Resident Staff.  Baltimore, MD.  Nov 16, 2009.

Medical Treatment for Irregular Astigmatism. Maryland Eye Physicians and Surgeons Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD. May 11, 2009

Contact Lens Complications.  Maryland Eye Physicians and Surgeons Annual Meeting, Technician Section.  Baltimore, MD.  May 11, 2009.

What’s New in Corneal and Refractive Surgery?  Maryland Optometric Association Annual Meeting.  Baltimore, MD.  June 8, 2008

Pediatric Ophthalmic Emergencies: A Case Based Approach.  Pediatric Grand Rounds, Sinai Hospital, Baltimore. January 2008.

Referrals to Wills Cornea Service After LASIK: Why Are Patients Unhappy?  Presented at the International Society of Ophthalmology of the American Academy of Ophthalmology Conference.  New Orleans, LA. November 2007.

What’s New in Corneal and Refractive Surgery? Ophthalmology Grand Rounds, University of Maryland Department of Ophthalmology, Baltimore, MD.  October, 2007

Dry Eye and Blepharitis. Lecture to University of Maryland Resident Staff.  Baltimore, MD.  Aug 14, 2007 

Referrals to Wills Cornea Service After LASIK: Why Are Patients Unhappy?  Wills Eye Hospital Free Paper Session, Philadelphia, PA. March 2007.

Red Eye Lecture.   Medical student lecture series.  Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA.  October 2006    

Jamaican Medical Mission Update and a Case of Conjunctival Melanoma.  Ophthalmology Grand Rounds, University of Maryland Department of Ophthalmology, Baltimore, MD.  March 2006.

Ocular Emergencies.  Presented at Maryland Academy of Family Physicians Winter 2006 Conference, Topics in Urgent and Emergent Care, Bethesda, Maryland.  Feb 2006.

Ocular Emergencies.  Internal Medicine Morning Report, University of Maryland Department of Internal Medicine, Baltimore, MD.  Feb 2006.

A Case Series of Endogenous Endophthalmitis at the Baltimore Veteran’s Hospital.  Ophthalmology Grand Rounds, University of Maryland Department of Ophthalmology, Baltimore, MD.  Jan 2006.

Management of Occult Follicular Conjunctivitis.  Ophthalmology Grand Rounds, University of Maryland Department of Ophthalmology, Baltimore, MD.  Nov 2005.

Ocular Emergencies.  Internal Medicine Noon Conference, University of Maryland Department of Internal Medicine, Baltimore, MD.  Oct 2005.

Ocular Emergencies.  Internal Medicine Grand Rounds, University of Maryland Department of Internal Medicine, Baltimore, MD.  July 2005.

Management of Pediatric Cataracts.  Ophthalmology Grand Rounds, University of Maryland Department of Ophthalmology, Baltimore, MD.  June 2005.

Endokeratoplasty: A New Surgical Technique for Harvesting of Corneal Endothelium.  Presented at Resident Research Forum, University of Maryland Department of Ophthalmology, Baltimore, MD.  June 2005.

Current Trends in Antibiotic Treatment and Prophylaxis.  Ophthalmology Grand Rounds, University of Maryland Department of Ophthalmology, Baltimore, MD.  April 2005.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Choroidal Hemangioma.  Ophthalmology Grand Rounds, University of Maryland Department of Ophthalmology, Baltimore, MD.  January 2005.

A Brief History of Ophthalmology.  Ophthalmology Grand Rounds, University of Maryland Department of Ophthalmology, Baltimore, MD.  November 2004.

To See or Not to See: or How NAION is like Hamlet.  Ophthalmology Grand Rounds, University of Maryland Department of Ophthalmology, Baltimore, MD.  October 2004.

Shaken Baby Syndrome: A Review of Cases at the University of Maryland, 2003-2004.  Ophthalmology Grand Rounds, University of Maryland Department of Ophthalmology, Baltimore, MD.  June 2004.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Pseudotumor Cerebri.  Ophthalmology Grand Rounds, University of Maryland Department of Ophthalmology, Baltimore, MD.  May 2004.

The Importance of Our Ophthalmic Heritage.  Presented at Richard D. Richards Lecture Series, University of Maryland Department of Ophthalmology, Baltimore, MD.  April 2004.

Management of Orbital Cellulitis.  Ophthalmology Grand Rounds, University of Maryland Department of Ophthalmology, Baltimore, MD.  February 2004.

Leukemic Retinopathy.  Ophthalmology Grand Rounds, University of Maryland Department of Ophthalmology, Baltimore, MD.  October 2003.

The Results of the Age Related Eye Disease Study: Implications for the Primary Care Physician.  Medicine Grand Rounds, Mercy Hospital, Baltimore, MD.  March 2002.

A Case of Ocular MELAS.  Ophthalmology Grand Rounds, University of Maryland Hospital, Baltimore, MD.  April 2001.

Systemic Effects of Ophthalmic Timolol, A Literature Review.  Submitted for Honors in Pathophysiology and Therapeutics.  2001.

An Intellectual Biography of Eugene V. Debs – From Hoosier Nativism to Socialist Internationalism.  Honors Thesis in History, University of Pennsylvania.  1997.