Howard Levene, M.D., Ph.D.

Asst. Professor of Clinical

  • 206 Citations
19942018
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Personal profile

Supervision Expertize

2008Thesis Panel Member. Biological Evaluation of Anti-Adhesion Device for Neurosurgery. Student: Charlie Florek. Through Rutgers University, Department of Biomedical Engineering. Thesis Advisor: Dr. Joachim Kohn

Training Experience

2005 - 2005Spinal Cord Injury Research Techniques course at Reeve-Irvine Research Center. Participant

Education/Academic qualification

University of Miami

20082009

Temple University

20072008

Temple University

20022007

Temple University

20012002

Rutgers University and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

19941999

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

19942001

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

19891993

Temple University Hospital, School of Medicine

External positions

Clinical, Jackson Memorial Hospital

Sep 22 2009 → …

Clinical, University of Miami Hospital

Aug 28 2009 → …

Clinical, University of Miami Hospitals and Clinics

Aug 28 2009 → …

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery, Jackson Memorial Hospital

Aug 2009 → …

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery, Jackson North Medical Center

Aug 2009 → …

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery, University of Miami

Aug 2009 → …

Clinical, Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Aug 2009 → …

Neurosurgical Spine Fellow, School of Medicine, Department of Neurological Surgery, Various lectures to medical students, residents; individual student supervision, University of Miami

Aug 2008 → …

Adjunct Assistant Professor: Survey Course on Bioengineering., Guest lecturer. “Tyrosine Derived Synthetic Polymer Devices for Tissue Engineering: with Specific Applications to Neurosurgery”; ENGR 320/520-Introduction to Bioengineering, Temple University College of Engineering

2003 → …

Neurosurgical Resident: Department of Neurosurgery, Various lectures to medical students, individual student supervision, Temple University Medical School

Aug 2001 → …

Private Instructor, MCAT Instructor for Biology, Organic Chemistry, Verbal Reasoning, Writing Skills, Physics, and General Chemistry as well as private students and special sessions; also trained other MCAT instructors, Stanley H. Kaplan Educational Center

Jun 1995 → …

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Research Output 1994 2018

  • 206 Citations
  • 19 Article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Conference contribution

Preoperative skin antisepsis with Chlorhexidine gluconate versus povidone-iodine: A prospective analysis of 6959 consecutive spinal surgery patients

Ghobrial, G. M., Wang, M. Y., Green, B. A., Levene, H., Manzano, G., Vanni, S., Starke, R. M., Jimsheleishvili, G., Crandall, K. M., Dididze, M. & Levi, A. D., Feb 1 2018, In : Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 28, 2, p. 209-214 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Antisepsis
Povidone-Iodine
Surgical Wound Infection
Skin
Incidence

Enhancement of Energy Production of the Intervertebral Disc by the Implantation of Polyurethane Mass Transfer Devices

Wang, Y. F., Levene, H., Gu, W. & Huang, C-Y., Jun 13 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Annals of Biomedical Engineering. p. 1-11 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Polyurethanes
Mass transfer
Nutrients
Stiffness
Cell proliferation

Occipital-Cervical Fusion

Levene, H., Styliaras, J. C., Vaccaro, A. R., Jallo, J. I. & Harrop, J. S., Jan 24 2017, Operative Techniques: Spine Surgery. Elsevier, p. 65-71 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2 Citations

Percutaneous Drainage of Chronic Destructive Lumbar Osteomyelitis Abscess Via the Use of Bilateral Transpedicular Trocar Access

Urakov, T. M., Casabella, A. M. & Levene, H., Aug 1 2016, In : World Neurosurgery. 92, p. 583.e1-583.e5

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Osteomyelitis
Surgical Instruments
Abscess
Drainage
Infection
6 Citations

Influences of Nutrition Supply and Pathways on the Degenerative Patterns in Human Intervertebral Disc

Zhu, Q., Gao, X., Levene, H., Brown, M. & Gu, W., Dec 8 2015, (Accepted/In press) In : Spine.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Intervertebral Disc Degeneration
Intervertebral Disc
Water
Glycosaminoglycans
Cell Survival

Activities 1994 2010

  • 15 Types of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organization
  • 1 Editorial activity

Maimonides Society

Howard Levene (Member)
Jan 2010

Activity: Other activity typesTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organization

Temple University Hospital

Howard Levene (Other)
Sep 2002Jun 2003

Activity: Other activity typesTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organization

Society for Biomaterials for Rutgers University

Howard Levene (Other)
19971998

Activity: Other activity typesTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organization

HaBoGer the Rutgers University Jewish Graduate Student Society

Howard Levene (Other)
19971999

Activity: Other activity typesTypes of External academic engagement - Membership of external research organization

Weekly RW Johnson (Journal)

Howard Levene (Editor)
Aug 1995Jun 1996

Activity: Editorial work typesEditorial activity

Prizes

Benjamin Franklin Honors Scholar

Howard Levene (Recipient), 1993

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Engineering Academic Honor Society Tau Beta Pi

Howard Levene (Recipient), 1993

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Excellence Fellowship for Doctoral Study

Howard Levene (Recipient), 1997

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)