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Nicholas Levine

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
DepartmentDean's Office
Address155 N Fresno St
Fresno CA 93701
Phone559-459-7331
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    Nicholas Levine M.D.
    Specialty: Neuro-Oncological & Skull Based Surgery

    Nicholas Levine, M.D., specializes in the treatment of cranial and spinal conditions.

    Dr. Levine’s background in microsurgical and endoscopic techniques provide individualized treatment of skull base tumors and tumors of the brain and spine.

    Dr. Levine is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) , the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), the Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO) and the North American Skull Base Society (NASBS).


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    1. Mahajan A, Ahmed S, McAleer MF, Weinberg JS, Li J, Brown P, Settle S, Prabhu SS, Lang FF, Levine N, McGovern S, Sulman E, McCutcheon IE, Azeem S, Cahill D, Tatsui C, Heimberger AB, Ferguson S, Ghia A, Demonte F, Raza S, Guha-Thakurta N, Yang J, Sawaya R, Hess KR, Rao G. Post-operative stereotactic radiosurgery versus observation for completely resected brain metastases: a single-centre, randomised, controlled, phase 3 trial. Lancet Oncol. 2017 Aug; 18(8):1040-1048. PMID: 28687375.
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    2. Ferguson SD, Levine NB, Suki D, Tsung AJ, Lang FF, Sawaya R, Weinberg JS, McCutcheon IE. The surgical treatment of tumors of the fourth ventricle: a single-institution experience. J Neurosurg. 2018 Feb; 128(2):339-351. PMID: 28409732.
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    3. Yari N, Espino Barros Palau A, Morgan ML, Levine NB, Lee AG. Metastatic Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma Presenting as Abducens Palsy Complicated by Ocular Neuromyotonia. Neuroophthalmology. 2016 Apr; 40(2):97-101. PMID: 27928392.
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    4. Edson MA, Fuller GN, Allen PK, Levine NB, Ghia AJ, Mahajan A, Brown PD, DeMonte F, Li J. Outcomes After Surgery and Radiotherapy for Papillary Tumor of the Pineal Region. World Neurosurg. 2015 Jul; 84(1):76-81. PMID: 25749579.
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    5. Kong LY, Wei J, Haider AS, Liebelt BD, Ling X, Conrad CA, Fuller GN, Levine NB, Priebe W, Sawaya R, Heimberger AB. Therapeutic targets in subependymoma. J Neuroimmunol. 2014 Dec 15; 277(1-2):168-75. PMID: 25465288.
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    6. Maldaun MV, Khawja SN, Levine NB, Rao G, Lang FF, Weinberg JS, Tummala S, Cowles CE, Ferson D, Nguyen AT, Sawaya R, Suki D, Prabhu SS. Awake craniotomy for gliomas in a high-field intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging suite: analysis of 42 cases. J Neurosurg. 2014 Oct; 121(4):810-7. PMID: 25105702.
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    7. Farnia B, Allen PK, Brown PD, Khatua S, Levine NB, Li J, Penas-Prado M, Mahajan A, Ghia AJ. Clinical outcomes and patterns of failure in pineoblastoma: a 30-year, single-institution retrospective review. World Neurosurg. 2014 Dec; 82(6):1232-41. PMID: 25045788.
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    8. Alves MV, Roberts D, Levine NB, DeMonte F, Hanna EY, Kupferman ME. Impact of Chemoradiotherapy on CSF Leak Repair after Skull Base Surgery. J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. 2014 Oct; 75(5):354-7. PMID: 25276601.
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    9. Su SY, Kupferman ME, DeMonte F, Levine NB, Raza SM, Hanna EY. Endoscopic resection of sinonasal cancers. Curr Oncol Rep. 2014 Feb; 16(2):369. PMID: 24445501.
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    10. Bhayani MK, Yilmaz T, Sweeney A, Calzada G, Roberts DB, Levine NB, DeMonte F, Hanna EY, Kupferman ME. Sinonasal adenocarcinoma: a 16-year experience at a single institution. Head Neck. 2014 Oct; 36(10):1490-6. PMID: 23996784.
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    11. Ow TJ, Hanna EY, Roberts DB, Levine NB, El-Naggar AK, Rosenthal DI, DeMonte F, Kupferman ME. Optimization of long-term outcomes for patients with esthesioneuroblastoma. Head Neck. 2014 Apr; 36(4):524-30. PMID: 23780581.
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    12. Wei J, Wang F, Kong LY, Xu S, Doucette T, Ferguson SD, Yang Y, McEnery K, Jethwa K, Gjyshi O, Qiao W, Levine NB, Lang FF, Rao G, Fuller GN, Calin GA, Heimberger AB. miR-124 inhibits STAT3 signaling to enhance T cell-mediated immune clearance of glioma. Cancer Res. 2013 Jul 01; 73(13):3913-26. PMID: 23636127.
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    13. Dziurzynski K, Blas-Boria D, Suki D, Cahill DP, Prabhu SS, Puduvalli V, Levine N. Butterfly glioblastomas: a retrospective review and qualitative assessment of outcomes. J Neurooncol. 2012 Sep; 109(3):555-63. PMID: 22806339; PMCID: PMC3992290.
    14. Mitchell EH, Diaz A, Yilmaz T, Roberts D, Levine N, DeMonte F, Hanna EY, Kupferman ME. Multimodality treatment for sinonasal neuroendocrine carcinoma. Head Neck. 2012 Oct; 34(10):1372-6. PMID: 22052583.
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    15. Khan MI, Habra MA, McCutcheon IE, Nogueras-González GM, Devin JK, Busaidy NL, Levine NB, Lindstrom W, Kagan D, Jimenez C, Waguespack SG. Random postoperative day-3 cortisol concentration as a predictor of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis integrity after transsphenoidal surgery. Endocr Pract. 2011 Sep-Oct; 17(5):717-26. PMID: 21454228.
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    16. Dziurzynski K, Wei J, Qiao W, Hatiboglu MA, Kong LY, Wu A, Wang Y, Cahill D, Levine N, Prabhu S, Rao G, Sawaya R, Heimberger AB. Glioma-associated cytomegalovirus mediates subversion of the monocyte lineage to a tumor propagating phenotype. Clin Cancer Res. 2011 Jul 15; 17(14):4642-9. PMID: 21490182; PMCID: PMC3139801.
    17. Kupferman ME, Demonte F, Levine N, Hanna E. Feasibility of a robotic surgical approach to reconstruct the skull base. Skull Base. 2011 Mar; 21(2):79-82. PMID: 22451805; PMCID: PMC3312597.
    18. Bell D, Gidley P, Levine N, Fuller GN. Endolymphatic sac tumor (aggressive papillary tumor of middle ear and temporal bone): sine qua non radiology-pathology and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center experience. Ann Diagn Pathol. 2011 Apr; 15(2):117-23. PMID: 21167761.
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    19. Hassaneen W, Levine NB, Suki D, Salaskar AL, de Moura Lima A, McCutcheon IE, Prabhu SS, Lang FF, DeMonte F, Rao G, Weinberg JS, Wildrick DM, Aldape KD, Sawaya R. Multiple craniotomies in the management of multifocal and multicentric glioblastoma. Clinical article. J Neurosurg. 2011 Mar; 114(3):576-84. PMID: 20690813.
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    20. Giliberti FM, Shinder R, Bell D, Savar AM, Sacks JM, Levine NB, Esmaeli B. Malignant mixed tumor of the lacrimal gland in a teenager. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2011; 48 Online:e1-3. PMID: 20210279.
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    21. Hassaneen W, Suki D, Salaskar AL, Levine NB, DeMonte F, Lang FF, McCutcheon IE, Dorai Z, Feiz-Erfan I, Wildrick DM, Sawaya R. Immediate morbidity and mortality associated with transcallosal resection of tumors of the third ventricle. J Clin Neurosci. 2010 Jul; 17(7):830-6. PMID: 20478709.
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    22. Ringer AJ, Matern E, Parikh S, Levine NB. Screening for blunt cerebrovascular injury: selection criteria for use of angiography. J Neurosurg. 2010 May; 112(5):1146-9. PMID: 19645535.
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    23. Levine NB, Demonte F. Functional outcome in the neurosurgical patient and its impact on quality of life. Skull Base. 2010 Jan; 20(1):19-22. PMID: 20592853.
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    24. Hanna E, DeMonte F, Ibrahim S, Roberts D, Levine N, Kupferman M. Endoscopic resection of sinonasal cancers with and without craniotomy: oncologic results. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2009 Dec; 135(12):1219-24. PMID: 20026819.
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    25. Hassaneen W, Cahill DP, Fuller GN, Levine NB. Immunohistochemical detection of somatostatin receptor subtype 5 (SSTR-5) in cushing adenoma. J Neurooncol. 2010 May; 98(1):151-2. PMID: 19894022.
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    26. Prabhu SS, Levine NB, Rao G, Shah K, Weinberg J. Report of negative diffusion-weighted MR imaging during tumor resections using intraoperative MRI. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 2009; 87(5):304-8. PMID: 19641341.
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    27. Froelich SC, Abdel Aziz KM, Levine NB, Pensak ML, Theodosopoulos PV, Keller JT. Exposure of the distal cervical segment of the internal carotid artery using the trans-spinosum corridor: cadaveric study of surgical anatomy. Neurosurgery. 2008 May; 62(5 Suppl 2):ONS354-61; discussion ONS361-2. PMID: 18596515.
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    28. Froelich S, Aziz KA, Levine NB, Tew JM, Keller JT, Theodosopoulos PV. Extension of the one-piece orbitozygomatic frontotemporal approach to the glenoid fossa: cadaveric study. Neurosurgery. 2008 May; 62(5 Suppl 2):ONS312-6; discussion ONS316-7. PMID: 18596509.
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    29. Levine NB, Miller MN, Crone KR. Endoscopic resection of colloid cysts: indications, technique, and results during a 13-year period. Minim Invasive Neurosurg. 2007 Dec; 50(6):313-7. PMID: 18210351.
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    30. Froelich SC, Aziz KM, Levine NB, Theodosopoulos PV, van Loveren HR, Keller JT. Refinement of the extradural anterior clinoidectomy: surgical anatomy of the orbitotemporal periosteal fold. Neurosurgery. 2007 Nov; 61(5 Suppl 2):179-85; discussion 185-6. PMID: 18091231.
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    31. Levine NB, Collins J, Franz DN, Crone KR. Gradual formation of an operative corridor by balloon dilation for resection of subependymal giant cell astrocytomas in children with tuberous sclerosis: specialized minimal access technique of balloon dilation. Minim Invasive Neurosurg. 2006 Oct; 49(5):317-20. PMID: 17163349.
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    32. Kuntz C, Maher PC, Levine NB, Kurokawa R. Prospective evaluation of thoracic pedicle screw placement using fluoroscopic imaging. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2004 Jun; 17(3):206-14. PMID: 15167336.
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    33. Levine NB, Tanaka T, Jones BV, Crone KR. Minimally invasive management of a traumatic artery aneurysm resulting from shaken baby syndrome. Pediatr Neurosurg. 2004 May-Jun; 40(3):128-31. PMID: 15367803.
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    34. Levine NB, Kurokawa R, Fichtenbaum CJ, Howington JA, Kuntz C. An immunocompetent patient with primary Scedosporium apiospermum vertebral osteomyelitis. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2002 Oct; 15(5):425-30. PMID: 12394669.
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    35. Gendron CE, Poitras LR, Engels ML, Dastoor DP, Sirota SE, Barza SL, Davis JC, Levine NB. Skills training with supporters of the demented. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1986 Dec; 34(12):875-80. PMID: 3537095.
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    36. Levine NB, Gendron CE, Dastoor DP, Poitras LR, Sirota SE, Barza SL, Davis JC. Existential issues in the management of the demented elderly patient. Am J Psychother. 1984 Apr; 38(2):215-23. PMID: 6742241.
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    37. Levine NB, Dastoor DP, Gendron CE. Coping with dementia: a pilot study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1983 Jan; 31(1):12-8. PMID: 6848573.
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