Jami Levine

Jami Levine, MD

Associate in Cardiology

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

  • Contact: 617-355-6429

"I believe that good medical care should be a shared collaborative effort with the patient and their family."

Medical Services

Specialties

  • Echocardiography
  • Fetal Imaging
  • Cardiology

Departments

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Program

Programs

  • Echocardiography
  • Fetal Cardiology Program
  • Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging
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Jami Levine

When I was a practicing genetic counselor, I realized how much more I could do for my patients if I had the training of a medical doctor. 

Now that I have that training, I realize how much more I can offer my patients because of my background as a counselor. There is no question that excellent medical care takes a combination of both medical skills and listening/communication skills. I believe that good medical care should be a shared collaborative effort with the patient and their family. I take the responsibility of being entrusted with a child’s health very seriously and I consider it a tremendous privilege to be invited by a family to be part of their care team.

Experience and Education

Education

Undergraduate

Rutgers University, 1979

New Brunswick, NJ

Graduate School

Sarah Lawrence College, 1981

Bronxville, NY

Medical Schools

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1988

Baltimore, MD

Internship

New England Medical Center, 1989

Boston, MA

Residency

New England Medical Center, 1991

Boston, MA

Fellowship

Boston Children's Hospital, 1994

Boston, MA

Certifications

  • Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology

Professional History

Dr. Levine finished college with a BS in Psychobiology.  She then went to graduate school, where she obtained a Masters Degree in Human Genetics.  After working for 3 years as a pediatric genetic counselor at Johns Hopkins Hospital, she returned to school for further training.  She obtained her MD at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1988.  Dr. Levine moved to Boston for residency at Tufts-Floating Hospital for Children, where she trained for 3 years.  After residency, she came to Boston Children’s Hospital for a fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology, including a year as Chief Fellow.  After finishing fellowship, she returned to Tufts as a staff pediatric cardiologist.  Two years later, she was recruited back to Boston Children’s Hospital as a staff cardiologist in the non-invasive cardiology division.  Dr. Levine’s time is divided between out-patient care and cardiac imaging.  Her clinical expertise as well as her research interest is in pediatric and fetal echocardiography.   She is most interested in how imaging can predict, and therefore impact, clinical outcomes in infants and children with congenital heart disease. 

Publications

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  1. Hahn E, Szwast A, Cnota J, Levine JC, Fifer CG, Jaeggi E, Andrews H, Williams IA. Association between fetal growth, cerebral blood flow and neurodevelopmental outcome in univentricular fetuses. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Apr; 47(4):460-5.
  2. Parthiban A, Levine JC, Nathan M, Marshall JA, Shirali GS, Simon SD, Colan SD, Newburger JW, Raghuveer G. Impact of Variability in Echocardiographic Interpretation on Assessment of Adequacy of Repair Following Congenital Heart Surgery: A Pilot Study. Pediatr Cardiol. 2016 Jan; 37(1):144-50.
  3. Levine JC, Geva T, Brown DW. Competency Testing for Pediatric Cardiology Fellows Learning Transthoracic Echocardiography: Implementation, Fellow Experience, and Lessons Learned. Pediatr Cardiol. 2015 Dec; 36(8):1700-11.
  4. Hill GD, Frommelt PC, Stelter J, Campbell MJ, Cohen MS, Kharouf R, Lai WW, Levine JC, Lu JC, Menon SC, Slesnick TC, Wong PC, Saudek DE. Impact of initial norwood shunt type on right ventricular deformation: the single ventricle reconstruction trial. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2015 May; 28(5):517-21.
  5. Lacro RV, Dietz HC, Sleeper LA, Yetman AT, Bradley TJ, Colan SD, Pearson GD, Selamet Tierney ES, Levine JC, Atz AM, Benson DW, Braverman AC, Chen S, De Backer J, Gelb BD, Grossfeld PD, Klein GL, Lai WW, Liou A, Loeys BL, Markham LW, Olson AK, Paridon SM, Pemberton VL, Pierpont ME, Pyeritz RE, Radojewski E, Roman MJ, Sharkey AM, Stylianou MP, Wechsler SB, Young LT, Mahony L. Atenolol versus losartan in children and young adults with Marfan's syndrome. N Engl J Med. 2014 Nov 27; 371(22):2061-71.
  6. Frommelt PC, Gerstenberger E, Cnota JF, Cohen MS, Gorentz J, Hill KD, John JB, Levine JC, Lu J, Mahle WT, McCandless RT, Mertens L, Pearson GD, Spencer C, Thacker D, Williams IA, Wong PC, Newburger JW. Impact of initial shunt type on cardiac size and function in children with single right ventricle anomalies before the Fontan procedure: the single ventricle reconstruction extension trial. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Nov 11; 64(19):2026-35.
  7. Butts RJ, Zak V, Hsu D, Cnota J, Colan SD, Hehir D, Kantor P, Levine JC, Margossian R, Richmond M, Szwast A, Williams D, Williams R, Atz AM. Factors associated with serum B-type natriuretic peptide in infants with single ventricles. Pediatr Cardiol. 2014 Jun; 35(5):879-87.
  8. Marx GR, Shirali G, Levine JC, Guey LT, Cnota JF, Baffa JM, Border WL, Colan S, Ensing G, Friedberg MK, Goldberg DJ, Idriss SF, John JB, Lai WW, Lu M, Menon SC, Ohye RG, Saudek D, Wong PC, Pearson GD. Multicenter study comparing shunt type in the norwood procedure for single-ventricle lesions: three-dimensional echocardiographic analysis. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013 Nov; 6(6):934-42.
  9. Selamet Tierney ES, Levine JC, Chen S, Bradley TJ, Pearson GD, Colan SD, Sleeper LA, Campbell MJ, Cohen MS, De Backer J, Guey LT, Heydarian H, Lai WW, Lewin MB, Marcus E, Mart CR, Pignatelli RH, Printz BF, Sharkey AM, Shirali GS, Srivastava S, Lacro RV. Echocardiographic methods, quality review, and measurement accuracy in a randomized multicenter clinical trial of Marfan syndrome. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2013 Jun; 26(6):657-66.
  10. Lacro RV, Guey LT, Dietz HC, Pearson GD, Yetman AT, Gelb BD, Loeys BL, Benson DW, Bradley TJ, De Backer J, Forbus GA, Klein GL, Lai WW, Levine JC, Lewin MB, Markham LW, Paridon SM, Pierpont ME, Radojewski E, Selamet Tierney ES, Sharkey AM, Wechsler SB, Mahony L. Characteristics of children and young adults with Marfan syndrome and aortic root dilation in a randomized trial comparing atenolol and losartan therapy. Am Heart J. 2013 May; 165(5):828-835.e3.
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  12. Williams IA, Fifer C, Jaeggi E, Levine JC, Michelfelder EC, Szwast AL. The association of fetal cerebrovascular resistance with early neurodevelopment in single ventricle congenital heart disease. Am Heart J. 2013 Apr; 165(4):544-550.e1.
  13. Cnota JF, Allen KR, Colan S, Covitz W, Graham EM, Hehir DA, Levine JC, Margossian R, McCrindle BW, Minich LL, Natarajan S, Richmond ME, Hsu DT. Superior cavopulmonary anastomosis timing and outcomes in infants with single ventricle. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 May; 145(5):1288-96.
  14. Frommelt PC, Guey LT, Minich LL, Bhat M, Bradley TJ, Colan SD, Ensing G, Gorentz J, Heydarian H, John JB, Lai WW, Levine JC, Mahle WT, Miller SG, Ohye RG, Pearson GD, Shirali GS, Wong PC, Cohen MS. Does initial shunt type for the Norwood procedure affect echocardiographic measures of cardiac size and function during infancy?: the Single Vventricle Reconstruction trial. Circulation. 2012 May 29; 125(21):2630-8.
  15. Prakash A, Lacro RV, Sleeper LA, Minich LL, Colan SD, McCrindle B, Covitz W, Golding F, Hlavacek AM, Levine JC, Cohen MS. Challenges in echocardiographic assessment of mitral regurgitation in children after repair of atrioventricular septal defect. Pediatr Cardiol. 2012 Feb; 33(2):205-14.
  16. Kipps AK, Powell AJ, Levine JC. Muscular infundibular atresia is associated with coronary ostial atresia in pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum. Congenit Heart Dis. 2011 Sep-Oct; 6(5):444-50.
  17. Mital S, Chung WK, Colan SD, Sleeper LA, Manlhiot C, Arrington CB, Cnota JF, Graham EM, Mitchell ME, Goldmuntz E, Li JS, Levine JC, Lee TM, Margossian R, Hsu DT. Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone genotype influences ventricular remodeling in infants with single ventricle. Circulation. 2011 May 31; 123(21):2353-62.
  18. Hsu DT, Zak V, Mahony L, Sleeper LA, Atz AM, Levine JC, Barker PC, Ravishankar C, McCrindle BW, Williams RV, Altmann K, Ghanayem NS, Margossian R, Chung WK, Border WL, Pearson GD, Stylianou MP, Mital S. Enalapril in infants with single ventricle: results of a multicenter randomized trial. Circulation. 2010 Jul 27; 122(4):333-40.
  19. Sekhavat S, Kishore N, Levine JC. Screening fetal echocardiography in diabetic mothers with normal findings on detailed anatomic survey. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Feb; 35(2):178-82.
  20. Hsu DT, Mital S, Ravishankar C, Margossian R, Li JS, Sleeper LA, Williams RV, Levine JC, McCrindle BW, Atz AM, Servedio D, Mahony L. Rationale and design of a trial of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibition in infants with single ventricle. Am Heart J. 2009 Jan; 157(1):37-45.
  21. Levine JC, Kishnani PS, Chen YT, Herlong JR, Li JS. Cardiac remodeling after enzyme replacement therapy with acid alpha-glucosidase for infants with Pompe disease. Pediatr Cardiol. 2008 Nov; 29(6):1033-42.
  22. Selamet Tierney ES, Wald RM, McElhinney DB, Marshall AC, Benson CB, Colan SD, Marcus EN, Marx GR, Levine JC, Wilkins-Haug L, Lock JE, Tworetzky W. Changes in left heart hemodynamics after technically successful in-utero aortic valvuloplasty. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2007 Oct; 30(5):715-20.
  23. Mäkikallio K, McElhinney DB, Levine JC, Marx GR, Colan SD, Marshall AC, Lock JE, Marcus EN, Tworetzky W. Fetal aortic valve stenosis and the evolution of hypoplastic left heart syndrome: patient selection for fetal intervention. Circulation. 2006 Mar 21; 113(11):1401-5.
  24. Binstadt BA, Levine JC, Nigrovic PA, Gauvreau K, Dedeoglu F, Fuhlbrigge RC, Weindling SN, Newburger JW, Sundel RP. Coronary artery dilation among patients presenting with systemic-onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Pediatrics. 2005 Jul; 116(1):e89-93.
  25. Dorfman AL, Levine JC, Colan SD, Geva T. Accuracy of echocardiography in low birth weight infants with congenital heart disease. Pediatrics. 2005 Jan; 115(1):102-7.
  26. Levine JC, Campbell J, Nadel A. Image in cardiovascular medicine. Prenatal diagnosis of idiopathic infantile arterial calcification. Circulation. 2001 Jan 16; 103(2):325-6.
  27. Levine JC, Sanders SP, Colan SD, Jonas RA, Spevak PJ. The risk of having additional obstructive lesions in neonatal coarctation of the aorta. Cardiol Young. 2001 Jan; 11(1):44-53.
  28. Wattanasirichaigoon D, Vesely MR, Duggal P, Levine JC, Blume ED, Wolff GS, Edwards SB, Beggs AH. Sodium channel abnormalities are infrequent in patients with long QT syndrome: identification of two novel SCN5A mutations. Am J Med Genet. 1999 Oct 29; 86(5):470-6.
  29. Bartram U, Van Praagh S, Levine JC, Hines M, Bensky AS, Van Praagh R. Absent right superior vena cava in visceroatrial situs solitus. Am J Cardiol. 1997 Jul 15; 80(2):175-83.
  30. Levine JC, Mayer JE, Keane JF, Spevak PJ, Sanders SP. Anastomotic pseudoaneurysm of the ventricle after homograft placement in children. Ann Thorac Surg. 1995 Jan; 59(1):60-6.
  31. Levine JC, Walsh EP, Saul JP. Radiofrequency ablation of accessory pathways associated with congenital heart disease including heterotaxy syndrome. Am J Cardiol. 1993 Sep 15; 72(9):689-93.
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