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Michael David Levine, MD

Title(s)Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
Phone+1 323 226 6667
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    Title(s)Chief, Toxicology Division


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    Michael Levine, MD is an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. Following medical school, Dr. Levine competed a residency in emergency medicine at the Brigham and Women's/Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency. Following residency, Dr. Levine completed his toxicology fellowship at the Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ. He is actively involved in numerous research projects including both bench and clinical aspects related to toxicology. He is a member of the pharmacy and therapeutics committee and the institutional review board, and is chair of the medication safety committee. He is an active member of American College of Emergency Physicians, the American College of Medical Toxicology, and is a member of the Toxicology Investigator's Consortium.

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    1. Levine M, Beuhler MC, Pizon A, Cantrel FL, Spyres MB, LoVecchio F, Skolnik AB, Brooks DE. Assessing Bleeding Risk in Patients With Intentional Overdoses of Novel Antiplatelet and Anticoagulant Medications. Ann Emerg Med. 2018 03; 71(3):273-278. PMID: 29032872.
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    2. Levine M, Spyres M. Fire-Related Inhalation Injury. N Engl J Med. 2016 11 10; 375(19):1905. PMID: 27959662.
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    3. Levine M, Flores J, Seabury SA, Sanko S, Eckstein M. Impact of the Use of Regional Poison Control Centers in an Urban EMS Dispatch System. J Med Toxicol. 2017 03; 13(1):47-51. PMID: 27718162.
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    4. Levine M, O'Connor AD, Padilla-Jones A, Gerkin RD. Comparison of Prothrombin Time and Aspartate Aminotransferase in Predicting Hepatotoxicity After Acetaminophen Overdose. J Med Toxicol. 2016 Mar; 12(1):100-6. PMID: 26341088; PMCID: PMC4781795 [Available on 03/01/17].
    5. Levine M, Goldstein JN. Emergency reversal of anticoagulation: novel agents. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2014 Aug; 14(8):471. PMID: 24969622.
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    6. Levine M, Pizon AF, Padilla-Jones A, Ruha AM. Warfarin overdose: a 25-year experience. J Med Toxicol. 2014 Jun; 10(2):156-64. PMID: 24488527; PMCID: PMC4057544.
    7. Levine M, Ruha AM, Padilla-Jones A, Gerkin R, Thomas SH. Bleeding following rattlesnake envenomation in patients with preenvenomation use of antiplatelet or anticoagulant medications. Acad Emerg Med. 2014 Mar; 21(3):301-7. PMID: 24628755.
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    8. Levine M, Skolnik AB, Ruha AM, Bosak A, Menke N, Pizon AF. Complications following antidotal use of intravenous lipid emulsion therapy. J Med Toxicol. 2014 Mar; 10(1):10-4. PMID: 24338451; PMCID: PMC3951645.
    9. Ruha AM, Levine M. Central nervous system toxicity. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2014 Feb; 32(1):205-21. PMID: 24275175.
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    10. Levine M, Wyler B, Lovecchio F, Roque P, Raja AS. Risk of intracranial injury after minor head trauma in patients with pre-injury use of clopidogrel. Am J Emerg Med. 2014 Jan; 32(1):71-4. PMID: 24119451.
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    11. Levine M, Curry SC, Padilla-Jones A, Ruha AM. Critical care management of verapamil and diltiazem overdose with a focus on vasopressors: a 25-year experience at a single center. Ann Emerg Med. 2013 Sep; 62(3):252-8. PMID: 23642908.
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    12. Levine M, Froberg B, Ruha AM, Burns-Ewald M, Yen M, Claudius IA, Arthur AO, Tormoehlen L, Thomas SH. Assessing the toxicity and associated costs among pediatric patients admitted with unintentional poisonings of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder drugs in the United States. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2013 Mar; 51(3):147-50. PMID: 23473458.
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    13. Levine M, Mihalic J, Ruha AM, French RN, Brooks DE. Heavy metal contaminants in yerberia shop products. J Med Toxicol. 2013 Mar; 9(1):21-4. PMID: 22562238; PMCID: PMC3576493.
    14. Levine M, Levitan R, Skolnik A. Compartment syndrome after "bath salts" use: a case series. Ann Emerg Med. 2013 Apr; 61(4):480-3. PMID: 23318022.
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    15. Wiegand TJ, Wax PM, Schwartz T, Finkelstein Y, Gorodetsky R, Brent J. The Toxicology Investigators Consortium Case Registry--the 2011 experience. J Med Toxicol. 2012 Dec; 8(4):360-77. PMID: 23055123; PMCID: PMC3550266.
    16. Levine M, O'Connor AD. Obstetric toxicology: teratogens. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2012 Nov; 30(4):977-90. PMID: 23137407.
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    17. Levine M, LoVecchio F, Ruha AM, Chu G, Roque P. Influence of drug use on morbidity and mortality in heatstroke. J Med Toxicol. 2012 Sep; 8(3):252-7. PMID: 22447633; PMCID: PMC3550168.
    18. Levine M, Ruha AM. Overdose of atypical antipsychotics: clinical presentation, mechanisms of toxicity and management. CNS Drugs. 2012 Jul 01; 26(7):601-11. PMID: 22668123.
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    19. Levine M, Curry SC, Ruha AM, Pizon AF, Boyer E, Burns J, Bikin D, Gerkin RD. Ethylene glycol elimination kinetics and outcomes in patients managed without hemodialysis. Ann Emerg Med. 2012 Jun; 59(6):527-31. PMID: 22226175.
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    20. Levine M, Ruha AM, Graeme K, Brooks DE, Canning J, Curry SC. Toxicology in the ICU: part 3: natural toxins. Chest. 2011 Nov; 140(5):1357-1370. PMID: 22045882.
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    21. Brooks DE, Levine M, O'Connor AD, French RNE, Curry SC. Toxicology in the ICU: Part 2: specific toxins. Chest. 2011 Oct; 140(4):1072-1085. PMID: 21972388.
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    22. Levine M, Brooks DE, Truitt CA, Wolk BJ, Boyer EW, Ruha AM. Toxicology in the ICU: Part 1: general overview and approach to treatment. Chest. 2011 Sep; 140(3):795-806. PMID: 21896525.
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    23. Levine M, Ruha AM, Lovecchio F, Riley BD, Pizon AF, Burns BD, Thomas SH. Hypoglycemia after accidental pediatric sulfonylurea ingestions. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2011 Sep; 27(9):846-9. PMID: 21878825.
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    24. O'Connor AD, Ruha AM, Levine M. Pressure immobilization bandages not indicated in the pre-hospital management of North American snakebites. J Med Toxicol. 2011 Sep; 7(3):251. PMID: 21698513; PMCID: PMC3550202.
    25. Levine M, Ruha AM, Goldstein JN. Can asymptomatic patients with a supratherapeutic international normalized ratio be safely treated as outpatients? Ann Emerg Med. 2012 Apr; 59(4):318-20. PMID: 21867663.
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    26. Levine M, Ruha AM. Images in clinical medicine. Rattlesnake envenomation. N Engl J Med. 2010 Jun 10; 362(23):2212. PMID: 20558372.
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    27. Gresham C, Levine M, Ruha AM. Case files of the Medical Toxicology Fellowship at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ: a non-warfarin anticoagulant overdose. J Med Toxicol. 2009 Dec; 5(4):242-9. PMID: 19876861; PMCID: PMC3550411.
    28. Levine MD, Boyer E. Hyperinsulinemia-euglycemia therapy: a useful tool in treating calcium channel blocker poisoning. Crit Care. 2006; 10(4):149. PMID: 16879723; PMCID: PMC1751009.
    29. Levine M, Iliescu ME, Margellos-Anast H, Estarziau M, Ansell DA. The effects of cocaine and heroin use on intubation rates and hospital utilization in patients with acute asthma exacerbations. Chest. 2005 Oct; 128(4):1951-7. PMID: 16236840.
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    30. Pozner CN, Levine M, Zane R. The cardiovascular effects of cocaine. J Emerg Med. 2005 Aug; 29(2):173-8. PMID: 16029829.
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    31. Pozner CN, Zane R, Nelson SJ, Levine M. International EMS systems: The United States: past, present, and future. Resuscitation. 2004 Mar; 60(3):239-44. PMID: 15050754.
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    32. Pozner CN, Levine M, Shapiro N, Hanrahan JP. Concordance of field and emergency department assessment in the prehospital management of patients with dyspnea. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2003 Oct-Dec; 7(4):440-4. PMID: 14582094.
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    33. Li J, Brown J, Levine M. Mild head injury, anticoagulants, and risk of intracranial injury. Lancet. 2001 Mar 10; 357(9258):771-2. PMID: 11253975.
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    34. Li J, Kennedy D, Levine M, Kumar A, Mullen J. Absent hematuria and expensive computerized tomography: case characteristics of emergency urolithiasis. J Urol. 2001 Mar; 165(3):782-4. PMID: 11176467.
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