Doctor Profile

Kerry Levin, MD

216.444.5559

Kerry Levin, MD
Department: Neuromuscular Center
Director
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code S90
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.5559
DeskDesk:216.444.5551
WorkFax:216.445.4653
Kerry Levin, MD
Department: Neurology
Department Chair
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code S90
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.5559
DeskDesk:216.444.5551
WorkFax:216.445.4653
Surgeon:
No
Treats:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Kerry H. Levin, MD, is a Staff neurologist in the Department of Neurology and the Department of Neuromuscular Center at Cleveland Clinic's main campus. He began his position at Cleveland Clinic in 1984 as a neurologist and currently serves in multiple capacities, including Chair of the Department of Neurology, Director of the Neuromuscular Center at the Neurological Institute, Program Director for neurophysiology and neuromuscular fellowships and Professor at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University.

Twice awarded Teacher of the Year by the Neurology Department, Dr. Levin's specialities are electromyography and clinical neuromuscular diseases.                        

After earning a medical degree at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Dr. Levin did a dual residency in internal medicine and neurology, serving as chief neurology resident at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He completed a fellowship in electromyography at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Dr. Levin is board-certified in neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, with subspecialty certifications in clinical neurophysiology and neuromuscular medicine by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology . He is also certified by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine.

Dr. Levin is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and of the American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, and his been elected to membership in the American Neurological Association. He has held leadership positions in these and other professional associations and sits on the editorial board of Muscle and Nerve, a peer-reviewed journal. The author of several books and many articles, Dr. Levin is also engaged in clinical research with interests ranging from the electrodiagnosis of radiculopathy and defects of neuromuscular junction transmission,  to the treatment of polyneuropathy.

Professional Highlights

  • Neurology Teacher of the Year, 1995, 2005
  • Past Program Director, Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Program Director, Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship
  • Vice-Chair, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Committee on Certification in Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Mayo Clinic
Neurology
Rochester, MN USA
1983
Residency - University of Chicago Hospitals
Neurology
Chicago, IL USA
1982
Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1979
Medical School - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD USA
1977
Undergraduate - Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD USA
1973

Certifications

  • Neurology
  • Neurology- Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Neurology- Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Neurology- Epilepsy

Specialty Interests

Clinical Trials, Electromyography, EMG, general and neuromuscular neurology, immune-mediated neuropathies, including ALS and ALS with frontotemporal dementia, inherited and demyelinating neuropathies, metabolic myopathies, Motor neuron diseases, Myasthenia Gravis, myopathies, Neuromuscular diseases, neuromuscular disorders, neuromuscular medicine, peripheral nerve injury, Peripheral Neuropathy

Awards & Honors

  • Best Doctors in America

Memberships

  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Neurological Association
  • American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Treatment & Services

  • Clinical Evaluation, Diagnosis And Treatment
  • Electromyography
  • General Neurology
  • Inflammatory/Autoimmune Neuropathy
  • Neuromuscular Neurology
  • Pediatric Neuroscience
  • Single Fiber EMG

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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As of 9/20/2013, Dr. Levin has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Levin received fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers’ discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Languages Spoken

  • English