Dr. Levine is a SUNY Distinguished Professor of Neurology & Emergency Medicine and Executive Vice Chairman of Neurology. He is also an Associate Dean for Clinical Research & Faculty Development and chief of Neurology at The University Hospital of Brooklyn. His research interests are in cerebrovascular disease and stroke. He grew up in Bay Shore, NY and completed a B.S. (summa cum laude) and Neurology Residency at the University of Michigan and Medical School at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He then completed a 2-year fellowship in Cerebrovascular Disease/Stroke at Henry Ford Health Sciences Center, an NIH Designated Center for Stroke Research in Detroit, MI where he studied human, in-vivo magnetic resonance (MR) spectroscopy of the brain during stroke under the mentorship of K.M.A. Welch. He also investigated antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) and organized the Antiphospholipid Antibodies Stroke Study (APASS) Group that led to multi-center, epidemiological studies demonstrating aPL as a risk factor for first ischemic stroke. He became involved in acute stroke clinical trials and in 1990-4 was one of 7 site principal investigators in The NINDS rt-PA Stroke Trial that led to the first FDA-approved treatment for acute ischemic stroke in 1996. In the 1990s he coined the term “telestroke” in a new concept paper envisioning the use of real-time telemedicine to increase tPA treatment within acute stroke care. Dr. Levine’s research has been continuously NIH funded for 28 years. He has been active in acute and preventive stroke clinical trials for over 30 years. Dr. Levine has mentored over 30 stroke fellows, over 50 residents and many students and junior faculty. He serves on multiple Editorial Boards and as a consultant for NIH, AHA/ASA, NSA, and the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Levine is involved with 2 NINDS clinical trial networks (NeuroNEXT and NETT) and served as scientific PI (PCORI grant) to develop mobile apps for stroke patients and caregivers. He has been listed in several directories of honors, including Best Doctors in America, America’s Top Doctors, Best Doctors in New York, Best Heart and Stroke Doctors, New York Super Doctors, and U.S. News & World Report Top Doctors. He has received several institutional teaching and mentoring grants (K24, T32, R25) and awards including the 2017 Alfred Stracher Faculty Recognition Award and the C. Miller Fisher, MD Neuroscience Visionary Award. He is the current chair of NECC. Dr. Levine is a Fellow of The AAN, and the AHA Stroke Council, and is an elected member & fellow of the ANA. He has published over 180 peer-reviewed articles, 50 invited contributions/reviews, 30 editorials, 50 book chapters, and 3 books in the field of stroke.