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Robert A. Levine, MD

  • Senior physician, Cardiac Ultrasound Laboratroy

617-724-1995

Not Accepting New Patients

Overview

Dr. Levine is an expert in cardiac imaging and valvular heart disease.

Departments

Cardiology

Medicine

Centers & Specialties

Heart Center

Clinical Interests
  • Valvular heart disease
  • Mitral valve prolapse
  • Ischemic mitral regurgitation
  • Aortic valve disease
  • Echocardiography
Medical Education
  • MD, Harvard Medical School
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease
Foreign Languages
  • Hebrew
Locations
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

Patient Age Group
Adult
Gender
Male

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Biography

Dr. Levine's career focuses on using imaging techniques to explore mechanisms of valvular heart disease in order to develop and test more specific and effective therapies. This mission encompasses diseases of excess valve motion (prolapse, obstructive systolic anterior motion) and deficient valve tissue relative to the remodeling ventricle after heart attack. He devotes substantial time to guiding the career development of emerging investigators both in Boston and as part of the Leducq MITRAL Transatlantic Network. The Leducq Transatlantic Network of Excellence in Mitral Valve Disease, based in the Division of Cardiology at MGH and coordinated by Dr. Robert A. Levine in the Cardiac Ultrasound Laboratory, applies techniques of molecular genetics and cell and developmental biology to clinically derived material and experimental models of mitral valve disease, a major source of heart failure and mortality worldwide. It aims to discover common themes among different conditions affecting the mitral valve and to understand the lexicon of growth signals that can lead to successful interventions. The network fosters dynamic interactions among basic and clinical investigators at MGH and major national and international institutions. This alliance of investigators moves genetic findings into model systems to understand their effect on valve biology and test potential therapies while providing junior investigators opportunities for career growth.

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Research & Publications

Research Summary
The Leducq Transatlantic Network of Excellence in Mitral Valve Disease, based in the Division of Cardiology at MGH and coordinated by Dr. Robert A. Levine in the Cardiac Ultrasound Laboratory, applies techniques of molecular genetics and cell and developmental biology to clinically derived material and experimental models of mitral valve disease, a major source of heart failure and mortality worldwide. It aims to discover common themes among different conditions affecting the mitral valve and to understand the lexicon of growth signals that can lead to successful interventions. The network fosters dynamic interactions among basic and clinical investigators at MGH and major national and international institutions.This alliance of investigators moves genetic findings into model systems to understand their effect on valve biology and test potential therapies while providing junior investigators opportunities for career growth.
Publications

1. Levine RA, Handschumacher MD, Sanfilippo AJ, Hagege AA, Harrigan P, Marshall JE, Weyman AE. Three-dimensional echocardiographic reconstruction of the mitral valve, with implications for the diagnosis of mitral valve prolapse. Circulation 1989;80:589-98 (accompanied by editorial).

2. Hung J, Guerrero JL, Handschumacher BS, Supple G, Sullivan S, Levine RA. Reverse ventricular remodeling reduces ischemic MR: Echo-guided device application in the beating heart. Circulation 2002; 106:2594-600.

3. Levine RA, Schwammenthal E. Ischemic MR on the threshold of a solution: From paradoxes to unifying concepts. Circulation 2005;112:745-58.

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News & Events

Multimedia

  • Igniting the Creative Spark at Mass General

    In honor of the 100th anniversary of Cardiology at Mass General and Paul Dudley White, who founded our Cardiology Division in 1916, Robert A. Levine, MD, professor of medicine and senior physician in the Cardiac Ultrasound Laboratory, discusses how bringing creative minds together can help create innovative solutions to patient care.

Contact

Cardiac Unit Associates
55 Fruit Street
Boston MA, 02114-2696
Phone: 617-724-1995
Fax: 617-643-1616

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