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photo Joshua E Levenson, MD


Director, UPMC Center for Cardio-Oncology

Co-Director, Noninvasive Cardiology Shadyside Hospital

Associate Director, Cardiology Fellowship Program


Phone: 412-621-1500

Office: Shadyside Medical Building
1500 Centre Avenue, Suite 514
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-621-1500
Education and Training
BA, Amherst College, 2007
MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2011
Internal Medicine Residency, University of Michigan Health System, 2014
Cardiology Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2017
Research Interest
Dr Levenson focuses his non-clinical time on local quality and patient safety improvement within the Heart & Vascular Institute and the UPMC Health System. He is the physician champion for the Venous Thromboembolism System-Wide Improvement campaign. He leads multiple projects designed to improve CPR status preference discussions between patients and providers. He also in actively involved in clinical informatics & electronic health record improvements, particularly involve physician hand-off and communication tools.
Clinical Interest
Joshua E Levenson, MD, joined the Heart and Vascular Institute in 2017. He is based primarily at UPMC Shadyside and sees patients with all aspects of cardiovascular disease. He has a clinical focus in cardio-oncology. As a noninvasive cardiologist, his imaging expertise is in echocardiography and nuclear cardiology. He is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology, and echocardiography.
Educational Interest
Dr. Levenson is actively involved in medical student and post-graduate education at UPMC. As Associate Director of Cardiology Fellowship Program, Dr. Levenson leads educational initiatives focused on quality and safety within the training program. He regularly facilitates resident morning report at UPMC Shadyside and hosts the monthly Cardiology Fellowship Morbidity and Mortality Conference, HVI System-Wide . He has led small group workshops for the Sophomore Cardiology Course, Body Fluid Homeostasis Integrated Workshops Course, and the Advanced Physical Exam (APE) Course. He lectures regularly on the Pre-Clerskhip week. Dr. Levenson also regularly engages in resident education on UPMC Shadyside cardiology consultation rotation.
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Selected Publications:
Garcia CA, Bhatnagar M, Rodenbach R, Chu E, Marks S, Graham-Pardus A, Kriner J, Winfield M, Minnier C, Leahy J, Hanchett S, Baird E, Arnold RM, Levenson JE. Standardization of Inpatient CPR Status Discussions and Documentation Within the Division of Hematology-Oncology at UPMC Shadyside: Results From PDSA Cycles 1 and 2. Journal of Oncology Practice. 2019.
Levenson, JE, Kaul, DR, Saint, S, Nallamothu, BK, Gurm, HS. Clinical problem-solving. A shocking development. New England Journal of Medicine. 2013; 369(23): 2253-8.
Schelbert, EB, Testa, SM, Meier, CG, Ceyrolles, WJ, Levenson, JE, Blair, AJ, Kellman, P,, Jones, BL, Ludwig, DL, Schwartzman, D, Shroff, SG, Wong, TC. Myocardial extravascular extracellular volume fraction measurement by gadolinium cardiovascular magnetic resonance in humans: slow infusion versus bolus. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. 2011; 13: 16.
Stoodley, P, Kathju, S, Hu, FZ, Erdos, G, Levenson, JE, Mehta, N, Dice, B, Johnson, S, Hall-Stoodley, L, Nistico, L, Sotereanos, N, Sewecke, J, Post, JC, Ehrlich, GD. Molecular and imaging techniques for bacterial biofilms in joint arthroplasty infections. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2005; 437: 31-40.
Notable Achievements
William M Cooper MD Excellence in Teaching Award, UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside Housestaff, 2019
Richard L. Simmons, MD Speak Up for Safety Award, UPMC, 2016
Internal Medicine Award for the Most Outstanding House Officer, University of Michigan Health System, 2014
Bronze Beeper Housestaff Medical Student Teaching Award, Galens Medical Society & University of Michigan Medical Center Alumni Society, 2013
Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2011