Department of Surgery Faculty
Deborah J. Levine M.D.
Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine
Director of Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic
Division: Cardiothoracic Surgery
American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
Univ. of Arizona/College of Medicine, MD, 1992-1996, Tucson, AZ
Univ. of Arizona/College of Medicine, MS, 1991-1992, Tucson, AZ
Good Samaritan/VAMC, Residency, 1996-1999, Phoenix, AZ
Good Samaritan/VAMC, Fellowship, 1999-2001, Phoenix, AZ
Univ. of Texas Health Science Ctr., Fellowship, 2001-2002, San Antonio, TX
Univ. of Texas Health Science Ctr., Fellowship, 2002-2003, San Antonio, TX
Research interests: Lung Transplantation; Interventional Pulmonary; Pulmonary Hypertension
Clinical interests: Pulmonary Hypertension; Lung Transplantation; Interventional Pulmonology
Angel LF, Levine DJ, Restrepo MI, Johnson S, Sako E, Carpenter AJ, Calhoon J, Cornell JE, Adams SG, Chisholm GB, Nespral J, Roberson A, Levine SM. Impact of a lung transplantation donor-management protocol on lung donation and recipient outcomes. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Vol.174, 2006.
Editorial | Article - Reuters Health Info
Levine DJ. Diagnosis and Management of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension: Implications for Respiratory Care. Respiratory Care, April 2006, Vol. 51, No. 4.
Angel LF, Levine DJ, Sanchez J, Levine S. Azithromycin in Bronchiolitis Obliterans: Is the Evidence Strong Enough? American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Vol 173, 2006.
Levine DJ, Angel LF. Role of the Interventional Pulmonologist. Topics in Pulmonary Medicine. Clinical Pulmonary Medicine 13(2):128-141, March 2006.
Levine DJ. Readmission to an Intensive Care Unit after Lung Transplantation: Experience of a single center. CHEST 2005, Nov.
Levine DJ. Incidence of Undetected Lung Neoplasms in Explants of Lung Transplant Recipients: Experience of a Single Center. CHEST 2005, Nov.
Levine DJ, Angel LF, Sako EY, Johnson SB, Calhoon, JH, Levine SM. Similar Outcomes With the Use of Extended Donor in Lung Transplantation. Proceedings of the Chest 2003 Annual Meeting 2003, Oct.
Levine DJ, Angel LF, Ternullo K, Robertson A, Vines S, Levine SM. The Use of a Physician-driven Protocol Can Increase Lung Donation. Proceedings of the Chest 2003 Annual Meeting 2003, Oct.
Levine DJ, Angel LF. Overcoming Limitations to Lung Transplant Donations. CHEST 2004, March; 21(1).
Grasseschi RM, Ramaswamy RB, Levine DJ, Klaassen CD, Wesselius LJ. Cadmium Accumulation and detoxification by Alveolar Macrophages of Cigarette Smokers. CHEST 2003, Nov; 124(5): 1924-1928
Biosketch: Dr. Levine received her medical degree from the University of Arizona in 1996. She is Board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, and Critical Care Medicine. She joined the group in 2003 after completing a fellowship in Lung Transplantation and Interventional Pulmonology. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine and is also a lung transplant pulmonologist. She is Director of the Pulmonary Hypertension Clinic. Her current academic interests include Lung Transplantation, Interventional Pulmonology, and Pulmonary Hypertension.
Alfred Soffer Finalist for American College of Chest Physicians
Pulmonary Hypertension Association
American Thoracic Society
International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation
American College of Chest Physicians