Levin Named Interim Medical Director for N.Y. Workers’ Comp Board

June 5, 2009

The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board has named Stephen M. Levin as its interim medical director.

Levin is a nationally recognized expert in occupational medicine and the health effects of the World Trade Center disaster, and serves as medical co-director of the Mount Sinai-I.J. Selikoff Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He was the principal investigator for the Mount Sinai World Trade Center Data and Coordination Center, and is an associate professor at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

Levin will help design and create the Board’s Office of the Medical Director, provide guidance, advice and assistance with respect to medical treatment and medical impairment guidelines, and meet with interested parties to discuss medical issues relating to workers’ compensation.

A widely published practitioner with more than 40 years experience in medicine, Dr. Levin also testified before Congress on the health effects of the September 11th attacks. He received his medical degree from New York University Medical Center, and did residencies in surgery, community medicine and psychiatry.

Source: New York Workers’ Compensation Board

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