Dr. Levin held academic appointments in the Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago and then joined the faculty at the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center as Professor of Medicine. He served as Chair of the Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology and Digestive Diseases and was subsequently appointed as Vice President for Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences. After retiring from the MD Anderson Cancer Center, he was appointed as Professor Emeritus.
He was Chair of the American Cancer Society’s National Advisory Task Force on Colorectal Cancer and Founding Co-Chair of the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable. Dr. Levin served as President of the International Society of Gastrointestinal Carcinogenesis and the Founding Chair of the World Gastroenterology Organization Foundation.
Dr. Levin has published 200 peer-reviewed articles, and edited 10 books. He currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
Dr. Levin earned his medical degree from the University of the Witwatersrand Medical School in Johannesburg, South Africa, and completed his training in gastroenterology at the University of Chicago