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Howard B. Levene, M.D., Ph.D.

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Howard B. Levene, M.D., Ph.D.



  • English


  • American Board of Neurological Surgery



  • Neurological Surgery


  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery
  • Clinical Rehabilitation Medicine Section Chief

Intereses clínicas

Spine Surgery (Minimally Invasive, Complex, Trauma, Tumor, Degenerative)
Chiari Malformation
Artifcial Disc
Degenerative Spine Disease
Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release
Endoscopic Disk Removal
Expandable Interbody Cage Technology
Herniated Disc
Interbody Spinal Fusions
Interlaminar Clamping Techniques
Kyphoplasty/ Vertebroplasty
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Nerve Entrapment Syndromes
Spinal Cord Stimulator Placement
Spine/Cranial Trauma

Intereses de

Novel Treatments in Spinal Cord Injury
Bioengineering Restoration and Study of the Intervertebral Disk


2009 Spine Fellowship
University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital
2008 Chief Neurosurgical Resident
Temple University Hospital
2007 Neurosurgical Resident
Temple University Hospital
2002 Preliminary Surgical Internship
Temple University Hospital
2001 MD/Ph.D program
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
1999 Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering
Rutgers University and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
1993 Bachelor of Science in Engineering
University of Pennsylvania, The School of Engineering and Applied Science


  • Levene HB, Wang MY, Green BA. Spinal Cord Trauma. In: Manual of intensive care medicine 5th Edition. Irwin RS, Rippe JM, eds. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Boston, MA.
  • Baty DE, Levene HB, Nalbach SV, Baron EM, Dominique DA. Epidemiology. In: Jallo J, Vaccaro AR, eds. Neurotrauma and Critical Care: spine. New York: Thieme.
  • Loftus CM, Levene HB: Carotid Endarterectomy. In Basso A, Goland J (eds). Neurocirugia, aspectos clinicos y quirurgicos. Buenos Aires, Editorial Corpus Argentina.
  • Levene, H.B. Jallo, J.I. Occipital-Cervical Fusion in Vaccaro, A, Baron, EM Atlas of Spinal Surgery. Elsevier Medical Publishing, Philadelphia.
  • Levene, H.B. Jallo, J.I. Lateral Extracavitary Approach in Vaccaro, AR, Albert, TJ. Spine Surgery: Tricks of the Trade. 2nd edition. Thieme Medical Publishing, New York.
  • Levene, H.B. Jallo, J.I. Posterior Cervical Wiring in Vaccaro, AR, Albert, TJ. Spine Surgery: Tricks of the Trade. 2nd edition. Thieme Medical Publishing, New York.
  • James, K., H. Levene, E. E. Kaufmann, J. R. Parsons and J. Kohn. "Small changes in chemical structure of a polymer can have a significant effect on the hard-tissue response in vivo." Bone Engineering. J. E. Davies. Toronto, Canada, EM Squared Incorporated: 195-203.


“I am learning to walk through physical therapy. Before the surgeries I had numbness in my legs, and now I feel my legs and I am walking. I am doing things that I could not even imagine before. I will forever be indebted to Dr. Levene because he discovered everything and gave me a new life.”  
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-Jose Garcia, Patient

“He explained everything to us. He even hand drew a diagram on a piece of paper so that we could visualize what he had done. You don’t normally find that. It is a blessing to have a doctor who will take the time." 
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-Aleida Araujo, Patient's Spouse

Howard B. Levene, MD, Ph.D., finished his Neurological Surgery Residency in 2008 at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. Subsequently, he completed a Neurosurgical Spine Fellowship in 2009 at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital under the tutelage of Drs. Barth Green, Allan Levi, Mike Wang, and Steven Vanni. After completing his fellowship training, Dr. Levene joined the esteemed faculty of the Department of Neurosurgery in August 2009.

Dr. Levene currently serves as Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery. His clinical practice is headquartered at University of Miami Hospital.
Dr. Levene's clinical practice includes the treatment of numerous spinal disorders including but not limited to degenerative spine diseases, spinal trauma, rheumatoid arthritis, tumors, Chiari malformations, syrinxes, etc., and peripheral nerve diseases such as nerve entrapments, tumor and trauma. Dr. Levene performs cranial surgery for trauma, neoplasm, hydrocephalus, etc. The latest technology is available within the operating rooms including complex spinal instrumentation, artificial cervical discs, kyphoplasty/vertebroplasty, spinal cord monitoring and minimally invasive spine surgery.
Dr. Levene also maintains an active research practice. He currently is a Principal Investigator on an experimental model of spinal cord injury and its treatments at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis. Dr. Levene earned his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Rutgers University where he focused on Biomechanics/Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering. His Thesis Advisor was Dr. Joachim Kohn, Director of the New Jersey Center for Biomaterials. During his Neurological Surgery residency, Dr. Levene worked as a post-doctoral fellow with Dr. Ronald F. Tuma and Dr. Jack I. Jallo studying Hypertonic Saline as a treatment for Spinal Cord Injury. For his work, Dr. Levene received the Synthes Award for Resident Research on Spinal Cord and Spinal Column Injury in 2006.

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