Roy C Levitt, M.D.

Professor of Clinical

  • 6205 Citations
1975 …2018
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Personal profile

Research interests

My research applies genetics/genomics to the understanding of gene-environment interactions leading to common complex diseases. These include asthma, COPD, lung transplant rejection, and pain syndromes.

Supervision Expertize

2009Richard McNeer, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, University of Miami
2007Qiongzhen Li, MD, PhD, Genetics of Tobacco Smoke Induced Diseases, Sr. Post,Doctoral Fellow
2007Kyoto Fukazawa, MD, Transplant Biology, Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, University of Miami
2007Roberto Vazquez,Pardon, PhD, Genetics of Vascular Injury and In,Stent Restenosis, Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Miami
2007Yanping Zhang, PhD, Genetics of Pain, Post,Doctoral Fellow, Anesthesiology University of Miami
2007Eugene Fu, MD, Genetics of Pain, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, University of Miami
1995 - 1995Tiffany Lewis, B.S., candidate for master degree in Biotechnology, The Johns Hopkins University
1995 - 1995Matthew B. Kiser, B.Sc., candidate for master degree in Biotechnology, The Johns Hopkins University
1994 - 1995Tiffany Lewis, B.S., research, The Johns Hopkins University
1994 - 1995M. Christopher Gibbons, M.D., while Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Neurosurgery
1994 - 1995Daniel E. Berkowitz, M.D., while Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University
1994 - 1995Gary Vita, M.D., Assistant Instructor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University
1994 - 1995Jeffrey M. Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D.,Instructor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University
1994 - 1995Pamela Amelung, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Maryland
1994 - 1995Deborah Schwengel, M.D., Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University
1994 - 1995Susan Ewart, D.V.M., Ph.D. Instructor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University
1994 - 1995Anne E. Jedlicka, B.Sc., while master candidate in Biotechnology,The Johns Hopkins University
1993 - 1995Matthew B. Kiser, B.Sc., while researcher, The Johns Hopkins University
1993 - 1995Constance Monitto, M.D., while Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University
1993 - 1995Kenneth J. Holroyd, M.D., while Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University
1993 - 1994Gary Vita, M.D., clinical/research fellow,The Johns Hopkins University
1993 - 1994Jeffrey M. Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D., while clinical/research fellow, The Johns Hopkins University
1993 - 1996Antonel Olckers, doctoral candidate, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa.
1992 - 1994Pamela Amelung, M.D., while clinical/research fellow, University of Maryland
1992 - 1993Deborah Schwengel, M.D., while Cinical/Research Fellow, The Johns Hopkins University
1991 - 1994Susan Ewart, D.V.M., Ph.D., while doctoral candidate,Johns Hopkins University
1991 - 1993Antonel Olckers, Ph.D., masters candidate, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa
1990 - 1994Anne E. Jedlicka, B.Sc., while researcher, The Johns Hopkins University

Education/Academic qualification

The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

1986

The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

19851986

The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

19841985

The National Institutes of Health

19821984

The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

19811982

The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

19801981

The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

19791980

University of Maryland

19751979

University of Maryland

19711974

External positions

Medical Director, Medical Affairs, Commercial Operations - supervised up to 5 field-based medical science liaisons supporting brand teams: critical care, immunology, and respiratory. Developed and lead multiple Phase IV project teams, member of publication working groups; oversight of advisor, speaker, and KOL management, CSL Behring

2007

Professor Anesthesiology Perioperative Medicine and Pain Management, Director of Translational Research, Director of Academic Affairs, Miller School of Medicine , University of Miami

2007 → …

Chairman - Founder biopharmaceuticals company, Provided intellectual property, business plan; hired executive managers, advisors, and consultants; developed project plans, budgets, and business strategy., Arubor Corporation

20062007

Principal consultant in healthcare and biopharmaceuticals consulting practice, Healthcare Consultant

20062007

Chief Executive Officer, President, Board Member, Genaera Corporation

20002005

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Board Member, Genaera Corporation

19982000

Chief of R&D and Chief of the Institute of Molecular Medicine, Genaera Corporation

19961998

Associate Professor Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University Medical Institutions

19911995

Assistant Professor Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University Medical Institutions

19861991

Keywords

  • Application of genetics/genomics to common complex diseases where there there is a significant unmet need.

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Projects 1991 2017

Carbonic Anhydrases
Pain
Single Nucleotide Polymorphism
Neuralgia
Sciatica

AMINOSTEROL COMPOUNDS AS THERAPEUTICS FOR ASTHMA

Levitt, R. C.

National Institutes of Health

8/15/002/28/05

Project: Research projectSmall Business Innovation Research Grants (SBIR) - Phase II, Small Business Innovation Research Grants (SBIR) - Phase I

Asthma
Therapeutics
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Lymphocytes
Antigens
Malignant Hyperthermia
Lipase
Genes
Ryanodine Receptor Calcium Release Channel
Genetic Heterogeneity

Research Output 1975 2018

2 Citations

Botulinum Toxin A for the Treatment of Photophobia and Dry Eye

Diel, R. J., Kroeger, Z. A., Levitt, R. C., Sarantopoulos, C., Sered, H., Martinez-Barrizonte, J. & Galor, A., Jan 1 2018, In : Ophthalmology. 125, 1, p. 139-140 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Photophobia
Type A Botulinum Toxins

Epidemiology of discordance between symptoms and signs of dry eye

Ong, E. S., Felix, E., Levitt, R. C., Feuer, W. J., Sarantopoulos, C. D. & Galor, A., May 1 2018, In : British Journal of Ophthalmology. 102, 5, p. 674-679 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Signs and Symptoms
Epidemiology
Pain
Eye Diseases
Forehead
2 Citations

Epidemiology of Persistent Dry Eye-Like Symptoms After Cataract Surgery

Iglesias, E., Sajnani, R., Levitt, R. C., Sarantopoulos, C. D. & Galor, A., Jul 1 2018, In : Cornea. 37, 7, p. 893-898 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cataract
Epidemiology
Pain
Eye Pain
Refractive Surgical Procedures

Epidemiology of Persistent Postsurgical Pain Manifesting as Dry Eye-Like Symptoms After Cataract Surgery

Sajnani, R., Raia, S., Gibbons, A., Chang, V., Karp, C., Sarantopoulos, C. D., Levitt, R. C. & Galor, A., Dec 1 2018, In : Cornea. 37, 12, p. 1535-1541 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cataract
Epidemiology
Odds Ratio
Confidence Intervals
Pain

Human carbonic anhydrase-8 AAV8 gene therapy inhibits nerve growth factor signaling producing prolonged analgesia and anti-hyperalgesia in mice

Zhuang, G. Z., Upadhyay, U., Tong, X., Kang, Y., Erasso, D. M., Fu, E., Sarantopoulos, K. D., Martin, E. R., Wiltshire, T., Diatchenko, L., Smith, S. B., Maixner, W. & Levitt, R. C., Apr 24 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Gene Therapy. p. 1-15 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Carbonic Anhydrases
Hyperalgesia
Nerve Growth Factor
Inositol
Genetic Therapy

Activities 1988 2009

  • 10 Editorial activity

University of Miami Patent and Copyright Committee (PCC) (Journal)

Roy C Levitt (Editor)
2009

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Active voting member of the standing IRB (Journal)

Roy C Levitt (Editor)
2009

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IRB, voting member (Journal)

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2009

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Clinical Competence Committee (Journal)

Roy C Levitt (Editor)
2008

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Resident Selection Committee, Department of Anesthesiology Perioperative Medicine and Pain Management (Journal)

Roy C Levitt (Editor)
2007

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Prizes

High Honors, B.S. in Chemistry

Roy C Levitt (Recipient), 1974

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Merck Scholar

Roy C Levitt (Recipient), 1988

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National Honor Society Phi Kappa Phi

Roy C Levitt (Recipient), 1973

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National Medical Honor Society Alpha Omega Alpha

Roy C Levitt (Recipient), 1979

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