Dr Levin is Professor of Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco, where he directs the UCSF Headache Center, and the UCSF inpatient Headache Unit.
Prior to joining the UCSF Department of Neurology in 2014, Dr Levin was a long-time faculty member at Dartmouth Medical School where he co-directed the Dartmouth Headache Center. He was also the Neurology clerkship director there and Neurology residency Program Director for many years. From 2011 to 2014 he served as Chair of the Dartmouth School of Medicine Faculty Council (faculty senate).
Dr Levin earned his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences at Stanford University, and his MD degree at the Chicago Medical School. His neurology residency training was at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. His training in Headache Medicine and Pain medicine took place at the Montefiore Headache Unit in New York, and the Michigan Head-Pain and Neurological Institute in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is board certified in Neurology with special qualification in Pain Medicine (ABPN). Dr Levin is also board certified in Headache Medicine (UCNS).
Dr Levin authored a number of medical journal articles, textbook chapters and books in the areas of headache and pain including “Comprehensive Review of Headache Medicine” (Oxford University Press 2008), “Emergency Neurology, 2nd Edition” (Oxford University Press 2021), and “Understanding Your Migraines” (Oxford University Press 2017).
He is an active member of the American Headache Society, where he is on the Board of Directors, and the International Headache Society, where he is chair of the Ethics Committee. He is also a member of the Headache Cooperative of the Pacific (HCOP) Board of directors. He is a Fellow of the AAN, AHS and ANA.