Benjamin Levine, M.D.

Benjamin Levine, M.D.
Benjamin Levine, M.D.

Benjamin Levine, M.D., a cardiologist who specializes in the effects of exercise on the heart, is a graduate of Harvard Medical school and did his residency at Stanford University. He studied environmental physiology at Shinshu University in Japan and subsequently worked in high-altitude medicine as a physician with the Himalayan Rescue Association in Nepal. Dr. Levine joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 1990, and is the director of the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine, a joint operation between UT Southwestern Medical Center and Texas Health Resources. He has conducted research on high-altitude training for endurance athletes on behalf of the U.S. Olympics Committee that has led to changes in training standards used by elite athletes around the world. He has conducted research for NASA looking into the effects of zero-gravity conditions on the heart and recently studied the effects of zero gravity on pressure inside the brain.

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