Dr. Levin was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine with her Doctor of Medicine. Following completion of her surgical internship and residency in Neurosurgery at the University of Michigan, she completed a fellowship in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery at the University of California, San Francisco. While in San Francisco, she received specialized training in the surgical treatment of movement disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease and dystonia. She also focused on surgery for treating epilepsy and pain.
Dr. Levin has a particular interest in the use of technology to improve outcomes and the patient experience during Neurosurgical procedures. Use of intra-operative MRI allows for patients to remain asleep throughout the entire surgery for Deep Brain Stimulator electrode placement, opening up this surgical option to patients who would otherwise be unable to tolerate awake surgery. She is currently working to bring this technology to University of Michigan.
Dr. Levin holds a joint appointment with the Ann Arbor Veterans Administration Medical Center. There, in addition to practicing as a general neurosurgeon, she is working to improve access to surgical care for veterans with movement disorders.