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Howard L Levitt MD

Howard L. Levitt, MD

  • Cardiology | Cardiology-Adult Congenital Heart Disease | Internal Medicine
Languages Spoken English, French, Hebrew, Spanish
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    Howard Levitt, M.D. is the Medical Director of Ambulatory Cardiology and the Director of the Cardiovascular Training Program at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Levitt is also the Medical Director of Cardiac Quality at RWJUH Rahway. In addition, Dr. Levitt is a Police Surgeon for the NYPD.

    Dr. Levitt completed his undergraduate degree in Biology at Concordia University in his hometown of Montreal, Canada. He earned his MD degree from Columbia University and Ben Gurion University’s MD Program in International Health and Medicine in New York City, NY, and Beer Sheva, Israel. He then completed his internship and residency at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in Manhattan and served there as Chief Resident of the Internal Medicine Training Program.

    Following his training in Internal Medicine, Dr. Levitt completed his Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship at Lenox Hill Hospital. He worked in private practice and became Director of Lenox Hill’s Coronary Care Unit (CCU) where he oversaw the implementation of quality and safety measures. Dr. Levitt moved to Kings County Medical Center in Brooklyn, to assume the role of Chief of Cardiology and Associate Chief of Medicine. There, he oversaw the restructuring of Kings’ inpatient cardiac services and built a multi-disciplinary Heart Clinic: The Heart Health Center at Kings County. The Center was recognized by the American Heart Association for quality in the treatment of heart failure.

    Dr. Levitt treats all cardiac disorders and treats both hospitalized patients and patients in his outpatient clinic. He is also the Director of the Cardiology Fellowship, where some of the nation’s brightest doctors train to be the next generation of cardiac leaders.

    Dr. Levitt’s professional focus lies in improving the quality and safety of hospital-based cardiac care. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and is board certified in Cardiology, Internal Medicine and Nuclear Cardiology. His interests outside of medicine include long distance running and boxing.

    Philosophy of Care

    I appreciate the fear and apprehension that often accompanies a new cardiac diagnosis or symptom. It’s my job to correctly diagnose cardiac disease and present to my patients the best clinical options available. I’m fortunate to work at NBI where we have the skill and expertise to treat any cardiac condition.

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    Special Clinical Interests

    Clinical Cardiology, Heart Failure, Peripartum Cardiomyopathy, Medical Education

  • Medical School

    Columbia/Ben-Gurion University Of The Negev


    St Luke’s/Roosevelt Medical Center


    Lenox Hill Hospital

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