April 3, 2008 - Dr. David C. Levin's service to the field of radiology was recently awarded by the Association of University Radiologists (AUR), honoring him with the 2008 Gold Medal Award during the final evening of its 56th annual meeting.
As national medical director for HealthHelp, Levin is a past president of the AUR-affiliated Society of Chairmen of Academic Radiology Departments and former chairman of the American Heart Association's Council on Cardiovascular Radiology. His academic career has included faculty appointments at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center in New York City, Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn and Harvard Medical School.
At Harvard, Dr. Levin served as head of cardiovascular and interventional radiology at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, later becoming acting chairman of the department. From 1986-2002, he served as professor and chairman of the Department of Radiology at Jefferson Medical College and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, where he established the Jefferson Center for Research on Utilization of Imaging Services
(CRUISE). His many research projects and published works focus on radiology utilization and imaging practice patterns.