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).

Wound Care Research at the American Geriatrics Society Meeting

It was my great pleasure to present research at the annual meeting of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) that took place in Orlando, Florida.  Our project was entitled Pressure Injuries and Wound Care: A Lost Geriatric Syndrome.  Read more on my blog post here.

 

AGS Meeting 2022

COVID-Related Skin Injuries

The impact of SARS-CoV-2 on the occurrence of pressure injuries is substantial. Patients with severe respiratory disease and extended ICU admissions while on life support such as ventilation, feeding tubes, and prone positioning become at increased risk for skin breakdown.  Read more on my blog post here.

 

Skin Faillure Model

Skin Failure: Concept Review and Proposed Model

My new article entitled Skin Failure: Concept Review and Proposed Model is now available electronically ahead of print. The manuscript reviews the skin failure concept, defines related controversies, and proposes a model for its pathogenesis. Download the article here.

 

Skin Faillure Model

Medical Device Related Pressure Injury to the Ear due to Mask

My article on medical device related pressure injury (MDRPRI) of the ear appears in the June issue of Advances in Skin and Wound Care.  In it you will read about CMS requirements for masking in long-term care, as well as prevention, documentation, and treatment of pressure injury to the ear.  Access the article here

Bed-Sore Treatment by Suspension: A Case Report from World War II

In the course of my research on the fascinating history of wound care, I found a case report from 1945 in the British Medical Journal of a novel pressure injury treatment employed by German doctors in World War II.  Research on the the article took two years, and included finding and interviewing the descendants of the author.  Access the article here. 

Geriatrics Review Syllabus

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. 

Featured Posts

COVID-Related Skin Injuries

Thankfully the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic is over, but the public health crisis brought new challenges to the wound care world.  There has been profound impact upon the epidemiology of skin lesions such as pressure injuries, and this post will discuss major...

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Presenting on Skin Failure at SAWC

I was honored to present on skin failure at the Spring meeting of the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC) in Phoenix.  My presentation was intended to deliver basic concepts of skin failure pathophysiology outlined in my paper published in the March 2022 issue of Advances in Skin & Wound Care. 

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