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



Undergraduate Degree

  • Rutgers University , 1979 , New Brunswick , NJ

Graduate Degree

  • Sarah Lawrence College , 1981 , Bronxville , NY

Medical School

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine , 1988 , Baltimore , MD


  • New England Medical Center , 1989 , Boston , MA


  • New England Medical Center , 1991 , Boston , MA


  • Boston Children's Hospital , 1994 , Boston , MA

Philosophy of Care

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.


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. 


  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology


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  1. Variants in ADRB1 and CYP2C9: Association with Response to Atenolol and Losartan in Marfan Syndrome. J Pediatr. 2020 07; 222:213-220.e5. View abstract
  2. Comparison of echocardiographic measurements to invasive measurements of diastolic function in infants with single ventricle physiology: a report from the Pediatric Heart Network Infant Single Ventricle Trial. Cardiol Young. 2019 Oct; 29(10):1248-1256. View abstract
  3. Impact of Initial Shunt Type on Echocardiographic Indices in Children After Single Right Ventricle Palliations. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2019 02; 12(2):e007865. View abstract
  4. Health-Related Quality of Life in Children and Young Adults with Marfan Syndrome. J Pediatr. 2019 01; 204:250-255.e1. View abstract
  5. The Impact of the Left Ventricle on Right Ventricular Function and Clinical Outcomes in Infants with Single-Right Ventricle Anomalies up to 14 Months of Age. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2018 10; 31(10):1151-1157. View abstract
  6. Predictors of Rapid Aortic Root Dilation and Referral for Aortic Surgery in Marfan Syndrome. Pediatr Cardiol. 2018 Oct; 39(7):1453-1461. View abstract
  7. Influence of Aortic Stiffness on Aortic-Root Growth Rate and Outcome in Patients With the Marfan Syndrome. Am J Cardiol. 2018 05 01; 121(9):1094-1101. View abstract
  8. The Effect of the Superior Cavopulmonary Anastomosis on Ventricular Remodeling in Infants with Single Ventricle. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2017 Jul; 30(7):699-707.e1. View abstract
  9. Translating clinical trials into clinical practice: a survey assessing the potential impact of the Pediatric Heart Network Infant Single Ventricle Trial. Cardiol Young. 2017 Sep; 27(7):1265-1270. View abstract
  10. Implementation of a Quality Improvement Bundle Improves Echocardiographic Imaging after Congenital Heart Surgery in Children. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2016 12; 29(12):1163-1170.e3. View abstract
  11. Association between fetal growth, cerebral blood flow and neurodevelopmental outcome in univentricular fetuses. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Apr; 47(4):460-5. View abstract
  12. 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. View abstract
  13. Competency Testing for Pediatric Cardiology Fellows Learning Transthoracic Echocardiography: Implementation, Fellow Experience, and Lessons Learned. Pediatr Cardiol. 2015 Dec; 36(8):1700-11. View abstract
  14. 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. View abstract
  15. Atenolol versus losartan in children and young adults with Marfan's syndrome. N Engl J Med. 2014 Nov 27; 371(22):2061-71. View abstract
  16. 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. View abstract
  17. Factors associated with serum B-type natriuretic peptide in infants with single ventricles. Pediatr Cardiol. 2014 Jun; 35(5):879-87. View abstract
  18. 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. View abstract
  19. 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. View abstract
  20. 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. View abstract
  21. 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. View abstract
  22. Superior cavopulmonary anastomosis timing and outcomes in infants with single ventricle. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2013 May; 145(5):1288-96. View abstract
  23. 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. View abstract
  24. Challenges in echocardiographic assessment of mitral regurgitation in children after repair of atrioventricular septal defect. Pediatr Cardiol. 2012 Feb; 33(2):205-14. View abstract
  25. 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. View abstract
  26. Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone genotype influences ventricular remodeling in infants with single ventricle. Circulation. 2011 May 31; 123(21):2353-62. View abstract
  27. Enalapril in infants with single ventricle: results of a multicenter randomized trial. Circulation. 2010 Jul 27; 122(4):333-40. View abstract
  28. Screening fetal echocardiography in diabetic mothers with normal findings on detailed anatomic survey. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Feb; 35(2):178-82. View abstract
  29. 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. View abstract
  30. Cardiac remodeling after enzyme replacement therapy with acid alpha-glucosidase for infants with Pompe disease. Pediatr Cardiol. 2008 Nov; 29(6):1033-42. View abstract
  31. Changes in left heart hemodynamics after technically successful in-utero aortic valvuloplasty. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2007 Oct; 30(5):715-20. View abstract
  32. 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. View abstract
  33. Coronary artery dilation among patients presenting with systemic-onset juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Pediatrics. 2005 Jul; 116(1):e89-93. View abstract
  34. Accuracy of echocardiography in low birth weight infants with congenital heart disease. Pediatrics. 2005 Jan; 115(1):102-7. View abstract
  35. Use of high-frame rate imaging and doppler tissue echocardiography in the diagnosis of fetal ventricular tachycardia. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2001 Feb; 14(2):149-51. View abstract
  36. Image in cardiovascular medicine. Prenatal diagnosis of idiopathic infantile arterial calcification. Circulation. 2001 Jan 16; 103(2):325-6. View abstract
  37. The risk of having additional obstructive lesions in neonatal coarctation of the aorta. Cardiol Young. 2001 Jan; 11(1):44-53. View abstract
  38. 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. View abstract
  39. Absent right superior vena cava in visceroatrial situs solitus. Am J Cardiol. 1997 Jul 15; 80(2):175-83. View abstract
  40. Comparison Between the Mean dP/dt During Isovolumetric Contraction and Other Echocardiographic Indexes of Ventricular Systolic Function. Echocardiography. 1997 May; 14(3):215-222. View abstract
  41. Anastomotic pseudoaneurysm of the ventricle after homograft placement in children. Ann Thorac Surg. 1995 Jan; 59(1):60-6. View abstract
  42. Radiofrequency ablation of accessory pathways associated with congenital heart disease including heterotaxy syndrome. Am J Cardiol. 1993 Sep 15; 72(9):689-93. View abstract