Jeffrey M. Levine MD
Geriatrics • Internal Medicine • Wound Care
Dr. Levine is a nationally recognized expert in wound care and pressure injuries. He is a faculty member of the Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and has an active wound care practice in a long-term care facility. He is an alumnus of the National Pressure Injury Advisory Panel (NPIAP) and author of numerous publications including the chapter on Pressure Injuries and Wound Care in the Geriatric Review Syllabus published by the American Geriatrics Society (AGS).
My review article entitled Clinical Aspects of Aging Skin is available online in Advances in Skin & Wound Care. This article was designed to contain practical information for the wound care practitioner, with basic information on anatomy of aging skin and current theories of aging. Access the article here.
I had the privelige of authoring the 9th, 10th, and 11th Editions of the Pressure Injuries and Wound Care section of the Geriatrics Review Syllabus: A Core Curriculum in Geriatric Medicine. This is a comprehensive reference and the primary source for physicians preparing to take board examinations. Read more about the GRS here.
This blog post explores whether there is a link between COVID and wounds. Understanding of this disease is still in the early stages, and it is unclear whether these skin lesions are the result of comorbidities or coinfection with other agents, or whether COVID-19 is actually responsible. The following skin lesions have been described with COVID-19 infection:
Shortly after German surrender in WWII, a medical officer from occupying British forces inspected a military hospital in Germany and described a treatment for pressure injuries developed by Nazi doctors. The treatment, based on suspension of the patient by wires drilled into pelvic bones, has been lost to history until now.
I was recently honored to present at the New York Academy of Medicine’s 11th Annual History of Medicine Night, along with five other distinguished lecturers. My topic was entitled Bed-Sore Treatment by Suspension: A Case Report from WWII. While perusing old journals...