BRIAN A. LEVINE
School of Medicine
Medical Doctorate, May 2008
Young Alumni Member, NYU Board of Trustees
Brian Levine was a member of the inaugural class of the Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Fellowship in Social Entrepreneurship while a medical student at the NYU School of Medicine. During his residency at Columbia Medical Center he was the 2009 recipient of the Physician of the Year Award as well as the 2010 Employee of the Month award; he also received multiple teaching awards from the medical students. Most recently, he is the recipient of International Scientific Award from the Japan Society of Obstetrics & Gynecology for basic science research.
In addition to his clinical responsibilities as a practicing physician at New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical College, Brian works closely with New York University on technological healthcare projects in Ghana. He has been featured in MobileActive.org, Voice of America News and Microsoft Health and Well-Being for MDNet, a technology-based project Brian started while a Reynolds Fellow. MDNet is a communications network designed to facilitate easy contact among doctors and medical professionals in hard-to-serve regions of the developing world. To date, more than 90% of the doctors in Ghana are using the network and over 1,000,000 phone calls have been logged. Brian was part of an NYU team awarded $100k from Microsoft for their work.
Brian also works as a technology consultant and educator. He has lectured nationwide on how physicians can adopt common technologies to improve their clinical efficiency. In the past he has worked with medical schools to integrate portable devices into their academic curriculum as a way to bridge the classroom to bedside transition. He is currently working with major medical centers and end-users of network-based electronic healthcare records in helping them optimize their clinical efficiency through portable and dictation-based technologies. His goal is to create a cloud-based health record that is freely accessible to physicians worldwide and only requires a simple mobile phone or internet connection.