Jon Levine MD, PhD

UC San Francisco

Professor of Medicine (Rheumatology, UCSF), he received his BS in Biophysics and MA in Bioengineering (Michigan), PhD in Neurobiology (Yale) and MD (UCSF). He then trained in Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology (under Jack Stobo), and Clinical Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (under Henry Bourne) (UCSF). He researches cellular mechanisms mediating inflammatory, neuropathic stress-induced pain, neuroimmune mechanisms in pain and inflammation, and sexual dimorphism in pain and analgesia. He has been the recipient of several academic awards including: Young Investigator (IASP), ASCI, AAP, Investigator, ARC Muscle Mechanisms Laboratory (Oxford), Chancellor’s Commendation for Research Excellence (UCSF), Hartford foundation fellow, Most Important New Research in Rheumatic Diseases (NIH Annual Report), Frederick J. Kerr award (APS), and Rita Allen Foundation Fellow. He has published over 500 basic science and clinical articles, funded by the NIH. He is listed in ISI World’s most cited authors (Top < 0.5%).