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Marc Levin, M.D., Ph.D.



Neuro-Ophthalmology Clinic at the Ambulatory Care Center
400 Parnassus Ave., 7th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2802
Fax: (415) 514-6034

Hours: Tuesday, 8 a.m. – noon
Friday, 12:30 – 5 p.m.

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University of California San Francisco School of Medicine 2008


Scheie Eye Institute 2012


Scheie Eye Institute 2013

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Indaram M, Ali FS, Levin MH. In search of a treatment for radiation-induced optic neuropathy. Curr Treat Options Neurol. 2015 Jan; 17(1):325.
  2. Levin MH, Gopal PP, Galetta SL. Systemic inflammatory pseudotumor and myasthenia gravis. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014 Mar; 132(3):359-61.
  3. Levin MH. Varicella zoster virus vasculopathy in suspected giant cell arteritis. Surv Ophthalmol. 2014 Sep-Oct; 59(5):574-5.
  4. Asavapanumas N, Ratelade J, Papadopoulos MC, Bennett JL, Levin MH, Verkman AS. Experimental mouse model of optic neuritis with inflammatory demyelination produced by passive transfer of neuromyelitis optica-immunoglobulin G. J Neuroinflammation. 2014; 11:16.
  5. Levin MH, Pistilli M, Daniel E, Gangaputra SS, Nussenblatt RB, Rosenbaum JT, Suhler EB, Thorne JE, Foster CS, Jabs DA, Levy-Clarke GA, Kempen JH. Incidence of visual improvement in uveitis cases with visual impairment caused by macular edema. Ophthalmology. 2014 Feb; 121(2):588-95.e1.
  6. Levin MH, Bennett JL, Verkman AS. Optic neuritis in neuromyelitis optica. Prog Retin Eye Res. 2013 Sep; 36:159-71.
  7. Levin MH, Moss HE, Pineles SL, Bagley LJ, Heuer GG, Zager EL, Balcer LJ, Galetta SL, Vagefi MR. Orbital congestion complicating treatment of cerebral vascular anomalies. World Neurosurg. 2014 Jul-Aug; 82(1-2):239.e13-7.
  8. Levin MH, Ney JJ, Venneti S, Moster ML, Balcer LJ, Volpe NJ, Gausas RE, Liu GT, Vagefi MR, Galetta SL. Optic nerve biopsy in the management of progressive optic neuropathy. J Neuroophthalmol. 2012 Dec; 32(4):313-20.
  9. Wehrli SJ, Tawse K, Levin MH, Zaidi A, Pistilli M, Brucker AJ. A lack of delayed intraocular pressure elevation in patients treated with intravitreal injection of bevacizumab and ranibizumab. Retina. 2012 Jul; 32(7):1295-301.
  10. Levin MH, Gombos DS, O'Brien JM. Intra-arterial chemotherapy for advanced retinoblastoma: is the time right for a prospective clinical trial? Arch Ophthalmol. 2011 Nov; 129(11):1487-9.
  11. Levin MH, O'Brien JM. Adult ovarian retinoblastoma genomic profile. JAMA. 2011 Aug 10; 306(6):646-7.
  12. Venneti S, Moss HE, Levin MH, Vagefi MR, Brozena SC, Pruitt AA, Mourelatos Z, Trojanowski JQ, Galetta SL, Balcer LJ. Asymmetric bilateral demyelinating optic neuropathy from tacrolimus toxicity. J Neurol Sci. 2011 Feb 15; 301(1-2):112-5.
  13. Levin M, Naseri A, Stewart JM. Resident-performed prophylactic retinopexy and the risk of retinal detachment. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2009 Mar-Apr; 40(2):120-6.
  14. Ruiz-Ederra J, Levin MH, Verkman AS. In situ fluorescence measurement of tear film [Na+], [K+], [Cl-], and pH in mice shows marked hypertonicity in aquaporin-5 deficiency. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2009 May; 50(5):2132-8.
  15. Verkman AS, Ruiz-Ederra J, Levin MH. Functions of aquaporins in the eye. Prog Retin Eye Res. 2008 Jul; 27(4):420-33.
  16. Zhao D, Sonawane ND, Levin MH, Yang B. Comparative transport efficiencies of urea analogues through urea transporter UT-B. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2007 Jul; 1768(7):1815-21.
  17. Levin MH, de la Fuente R, Verkman AS. Urearetics: a small molecule screen yields nanomolar potency inhibitors of urea transporter UT-B. FASEB J. 2007 Feb; 21(2):551-63.
  18. Levin MH, Verkman AS. Aquaporin-3-dependent cell migration and proliferation during corneal re-epithelialization. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2006 Oct; 47(10):4365-72.
  19. Levin MH, Verkman AS. Aquaporins and CFTR in ocular epithelial fluid transport. J Membr Biol. 2006 Mar; 210(2):105-15.
  20. Levin MH, Sullivan S, Nielson D, Yang B, Finkbeiner WE, Verkman AS. Hypertonic saline therapy in cystic fibrosis: Evidence against the proposed mechanism involving aquaporins. J Biol Chem. 2006 Sep 1; 281(35):25803-12.

Publications are derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and provided by UCSF Profiles, a service of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at UCSF. Researchers can make corrections and additions to their publications by logging on to UCSF Profiles.