NYU Alumni Connect

April 15, 2015

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The NYU Alumni Association (NYUAA) is the umbrella organization for all University alumni. The diverse and active NYUAA Board of Directors is made up of alumni volunteers who steer the association in their mission to engage alumni.

Dr. Brian Levine (GSAS ’03, MED ’08) is a first-year board member and one of NYUAA Board’s Vice Presidents. In addition to his role with the NYUAA, Levine serves NYU as a young alumni trustee..

After earning his undergraduate degree at Cornell University, Levine attended NYU, where he received a master’s in molecular biology and his medical degree. He later completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Columbia University Medical Center/New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Currently, Levine is a clinical fellow in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at The Ronald O. Perelman & Claudia Cohen Center for Reproductive Medicine at the Weill Cornell Medical College/New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He is a frequently published writer and lecturer on topics including women’s health, reproductive physiology, and the use of technology to improve clinical efficiency and the health care system.

What is your favorite:

  • Food? Aglio, Olio & Peperoncino Pizza at OTTO Enoteca Pizzeria
  • Book? Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
  • TV Show? House of Cards
  • Movie? Ocean's Eleven
  • Song? I Don't Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith
  • Way to spend a Saturday? Dressing up, turning off my cell phone, and going out for dinner with my wife.
  • Place to Travel? Italy
  • Place on NYU’s campus? The middle of the lobby of Bobst Library.

What is your favorite memory from your time at NYU?

My favorite memory from graduate school was finishing my Molecular Biology Lab I final exam in Dr. Nikolai Kirovl's course, walking outside, and watching the snow fall in Washington Square Park. It was tranquil, beautiful, and totally an NYU experience.

My favorite memory from medical school was my first-year medical-student preceptorship with Dr. Michael Freedman where I learned how to talk to patients and how to do a physical exam. I vividly remember the day that he explained how nutrition is associated with anemia. That was the day when I really felt like I was becoming a doctor.

Why do you give back to NYU?

I owe a lot to NYU! NYU has given me the tools to succeed, and I am forever grateful to my professors and the institution. I know that every gift that I give is helping the next generation, and I feel that it is my responsibility to make the opportunity of an NYU education possible to those who want it. It is my chance to say thank you.