Jacob Levitt


  • Clinical Professor, Department of Dermatology, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY


Jacob Oren Levitt, M.D. is Clinical Professor in the Department of Dermatology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY. He is currently in private practice in New York. His career has centered around teaching and practicing dermatology. Clinical interests include autoimmune bullous disease, hidradenitis suppuritiva, pyoderma gangrenosum, head lice, scabies, and medical education. Non-work activities include thirty-three years of Shotokan Karate (4th degree black belt and instructor), wing chun, Brazilian jiujitsu, and kali. He is past-President and Medical Director of the Periodic Paralysis Association (he also has this disease). In medical school (circa 1999-2000), Dr. Levitt was a co-founder of the ECHO Free Clinic in the Bronx, NY, designed to render medical care to uninsured patients. The first of its kind in the nation, this clinic model has been emulated by medical schools across the country. Dr. Levitt has over 60 publications, including 7 book chapters, one book (Safety in Office-Based Dermatologic Surgery), and one educational App (Dermswipe, free on the App store, available internationally).

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