Marc Levine Wins Eminent Scientist of the Year Award

The International Research Promotion Council (IRPC) presents the World Scientists Forum awards annually by selecting recipients whose work has had a positive impact on medical care throughout the world, especially in developing countries.

Levine has been a prolific researcher in all areas of gastrointestinal radiology, co-authoring 189 original scientific articles and 108 chapters, review articles, and editorials in the medical literature, including seminal papers on the radiographic findings of HIV esophagitis, herpes esophagitis, Barrett's esophagus, NSAID-induced erosive gastritis, Helicobacter pylori gastritis, and gastric MALT lymphoma.

He also has been a leading proponent of double-contrast barium studies for evaluating the gastrointestinal tract and has authored or co-edited several of the major texts in his field, including Radiology of the Esophagus, the 2nd and 3rd editions of Double Contrast Gastrointestinal Radiology, and the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd editions of Textbook of Gastrointestinal Radiology, all published and translated into multiple languages.

Levine is a frequent invited lecturer in gastrointestinal radiology, having participated as a speaker at 106 postgraduate courses and as a Visiting Professor 134 times at institutions around the world. He also has given nine named lectureships and personally organised an international education outreach program in Montevideo, Uruguay in 2003 to educate radiologists in that country about the most current concepts in gastrointestinal radiology.

MEDICA.de; Source: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine