Elite Research Society Inducts Surgeon
Dr. Benjamin Levi, a researcher and surgeon in the Department of Surgery, has been inducted into the American Society for Clinical Investigation, one of the most distinguished organizations in academic medicine. Its membership is limited to elite physician-scientists, only a small number of whom are surgeon-scientists like Dr. Levi.
Dr. Levi holds the Dr. Lee Hudson-Robert R. Penn Chair and is the chief of the Division of Burn, Trauma, Acute and Critical Care Surgery and directs the Center for Organogenesis and Research in Trauma (CORT), which conducts basic/translational research focused on injury and diseases of the skin, organs, and musculoskeletal system. He is known nationally for his work in heterotopic ossification, a pathology in which bone forms in soft tissue and occurs in more than 20 percent of patients with extremity trauma. His findings have been published in Nature Communications, Science Translational Medicine, the Journal of Clinical Investigation, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Levi has been noted for his independent federal funding, clinical excellence, and the positive workplace culture in his laboratories.