Dr. Dennis J. Levinson

Chief Principal Investigator

Dr. Dennis J. Levinson is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He received his undergraduate education at the University of Illinois and attended the Rosalind Franklin University (formerly Chicago Medical School). After completing his residency at Michael Reese Hospital and serving in the military, he finished his fellowship in rheumatology at the University of Chicago.

Dr. Levinson has been practicing rheumatology for 40 years. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology, and a Founding Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology. He is a past president of the Chicago Rheumatism Society and served as Chief of Service and Program Director of Internal Medicine at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago from 1999 to 2008. He currently sits on the board of the Michael Reese Research and Education Foundation, which focuses on funding scholarships, community healthcare, and research.

Dr. Levinson has contributed to the medical literature with over 74 articles, abstracts and book chapters and continues to participate in clinical research. He was also involved in the first stem cell transplant for sickle cell disease in the Chicago area. In 2016, he received the Hispanocare Outstanding Community Award for scholarship support in the Latino community.