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Steven Carl Levin, M.D.
Medical Director, Regional Pain Program
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Expertise: Arthritis, Back Pain, Cancer Pain, Cryotherapy, Joint Diseases, Joint Injections, Myofascial Pain, Nerve Blocks, Nerve Injury, Neuropathic Pain, Pain Management, Radiofrequency Ablation for Pain Control ...read more
Research Interests: Pain management; Opioid administration; Chemical neurolysis; Epiduroscopy development; Physician training
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The Johns Hopkins Hospital
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Sibley Memorial Hospital
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Dr. Steven Levin is an assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
He joined the faculty of Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2015 with 20 years of experience in pain management. He previously served on the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh and Yale University, and comes to Johns Hopkins from New Haven, Connecticut, where he was partner and director at Advanced Diagnostic Pain Management Treatment Center.
Experienced in comprehensive pain management, Dr. Levin treats patients with a wide range of chronic pain conditions, such as spine-related pain, nerve injury, neuropathic pain, cancer pain, joint disease, myofascial pain and biomechanical dysfunction. He is committed to providing quality pain management to his patients with interventions that may include medication, facet injections, joint injections, nerve blocks, implantable therapies, radiofrequency ablation and cryotherapy. He has been selected as one of America’s Top Doctors since 2006 and was one of Connecticut’s Top Doctors in Pain Management from 2013 to 2015.
Being among the first physicians to become fellowship-trained and board-certified in pain medicine, Dr. Levin has worked hard to raise awareness of chronic pain and make pain treatments available to all patients. In Connecticut, he worked with the American Alliance of Pain Initiatives to help develop standards of pain treatment for The Joint Commission, an organization that accredits health care organizations in the U.S. He also served as a co-chair of the American Cancer Society’s Connecticut Cancer Pain Initiative and is a board member of the non-profit Health Assistance Intervention Education Network in Connecticut.
He finds his work very rewarding because he values the opportunity to positively influence the lives of patients who have not had good options in the past. He finds intrinsic satisfaction in seeing his patients return to a more functional state and live happier, more rewarding lives.
Dr. Levin studied molecular genetics at the University of Pennsylvania before attending medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. After earning his Doctorate of Medicine in 1990, he completed a residency in anesthesiology (1994) and a fellowship in pain management (1995), both at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
- Medical Director, Regional Pain Program
- Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
- MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (1990)
- University of Pittsburgh Medical Center / Anesthesiology (1994)
- University of Pittsburgh Medical Center / Pain Medicine (1995)
- American Board of Anesthesiology / Anesthesiology (1996)
- American Board of Anesthesiology / Pain Medicine (1998)
Research & Publications
Dr. Levin has been involved in clinical trials of novel analgesics and research projects related to opioid administration, chemical neurolysis, epiduroscopy development (and training for physicians), use of alternative therapies for pain management, and social and ethical considerations in pain management (with the American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics and support from a Donahue Foundation Grant).
Lab Website: Steven Levin Lab
Activities & Honors
- America’s Top Doctors, 2006
- Connecticut’s Top Doctors in Pain Management, 2013 - 2015
Videos & Media
Treating Back Pain Caused by Arthritis
Treating Muscular Back Pain
Treating Pain Caused by Cancer
Common Causes of Back Pain