Scott Levin, MD MS

Site: Boston University School of Medicine

Research Mentors: Alik Farber, MD, MBA and Jeffrey Siracuse, MD

Dr. Scott Levin evaluated the impact of national and state health policies on surgical outcomes, as well as to improve surgical safety. He applied econometrics analysis to regional and national datasets to offer new approaches to elucidating the effects of health policy on surgical disease management and to enable surgeons to provide optimal, evidence-informed care to the patients they serve. During this time, he also acquired a Masters of Science at Boston Unversity School of Public Health.

Top 3 Publications:

Levin SR, Hawkins SS, Farber A, Goodney PP, Osborne NH, Tan TW, Malas MB, Patel VI, Siracuse JJ. Association of state tobacco control policies with active smoking at the time of intervention for intermittent claudication. Journal of Vascular Surgery. 2021 May 1;73(5):1759-68.

Levin SR, Farber A, Burke PA, Brahmbhatt TS, Richman AP, Twomey KE, Siracuse JJ. The majority of major amputations after resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta are associated with preadmission trauma. Journal of Vascular Surgery. 2021 Feb 4.

Levin SR, Farber A, Eslami MH, Tan TW, Osborne NH, Francis JM, Ghai S, Siracuse JJ. Association of Medicaid Expansion with Tunneled Dialysis Catheter Use at the Time of First Arteriovenous Access Creation. Annals of Vascular Surgery. 2021 Jan 26.


  • 2021, Featured Article of the Month, Journal of Vascular Surgery
  • 2020, National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program Award
  • 2020, Delta Omega Honorary Society Induction, Boston University School of Public Health
  • 2020, Massachusetts Chapter of the American College of Surgeons 9th Annual Resident Competition Essay Winner
  • 2020, American College of Surgeons 2020 Leadership & Advocacy Summit Resident Scholarship
  • 2019, Finalist, Deterling & Darling Award Competitions, “Interventions for Claudication Offer Low Morbidity, Yet Patients May Still Experience Limb Loss and Worsening Functional Status,” New England Society of Vascular Surgery, Providence, RI
  • 2019, Finalist, Deterling & Darling Award Competitions, “Unplanned and Planned Shunting During Carotid Endarterectomy after Acute Stroke is Associated with Increased Risk of Perioperative Stroke,” New England Society of Vascular Surgery, Providence, RI


  • 2018-2020 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Institutional Research Training Grant (T32HP10028)

Additional Degrees/Education Acquired:

  • 2020 Masters of Science, Health Services and Systems Research, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA

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