Sondra W Levin
EducationB.A. in Biology, Magna Cum Laude, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (1977)
M.D., SUNY - Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY (1981)
BiographyAfter graduating from medical school Dr. Levin went on to do internship and residency training in pediatrics at the University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore, MD. She then completed a genetics fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She was subsequently recruited to serve as a pediatrician and clinical geneticist in the Department of Pediatrics at Walter Reed Army Medical Center/Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. She has also maintained appointments at the NIH and USUHS.
Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments
Mead Johnson Award for Excellence in Pediatric Research, University of Maryland Hospital - 1983
Special Act Award, Walter Reed Army Medical Center - 1989
National Human Genome Research Institute Appreciation Certificate for service and mentoring of genetics training programs, National Institutes of Health - 2003
Commander's Award for Civilian Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center - 2003
National Human Genome Research Institute Appreciation Certificate for twelve years of leadership to establish and maintain genetics training programs - 2011
Exceptional Civilian Service Award, National Capital Region Medical Directorate - 2015
Levin, SW, Baker, EH, Zein, WM et al. Oral cysteamine bitartrate and N-acetylcysteine for patients with infantile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis: a pilot study. Lancet Neurol. 13: 777-787, 2014.
Baker, EH, Levin, SW, Zhang, Z, and Mukherjee, AB. Evaluation of disease progression in INCL by MR spectroscopy, Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology. 2: 797-809, 2015.
Baker, EH, Levin, SW, Zhang, Z, Mukherjee, AB. MRI Brain Volume Measurements in Infantile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis. Am. J. Neuroradiol. 38: 376-382, 2017.