Vice-President and Head of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences
The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
Bernard Levin, MD serves as Vice-President and Head of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Prof. Levin is a Professor of Medicine at the Department of Gastrointestinal Medicine and Nutrition and the Division of Internal Medicine at the University of Texas and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine Houston, Texas. Dr. Levin is a Tenured Professor of Gastroenterology and maintains a clinical practice at the Gastrointestinal Center at M. D. Anderson mostly confined to people with colorectal neoplasia. He serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the National Institute and Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Dr. Levin has played a key role in the development of clinical practice guidelines for the screening, prevention and diagnosis of colorectal cancer. Dr. Levin served as the Chair of the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable from 1998 to 2005. He was also the first recipient of the Betty B. Marcus Chair in Cancer Prevention, which was established to promote professional excellence in cancer prevention. He has published more than 250 articles and edited 10 books, the majority of his work focusing on colorectal cancer. Most recently, he served as the Lead Editor of a book entitled American Cancer Society’s Complete Guide to Colorectal Cancer published in December 2005. He has been the Chairman and a Member of Colorectal Cancer Clinical Advisory Board at GeneNews Limited since July 25, 2007. He serves as a Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of G.i. View Ltd. He completed a research fellowship in biochemistry and a clinical fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Chicago and was a Member of its faculty until 1984. Prof. Levin holds a M.B.,B.Ch. degree (equivalent to M.D. in the U.S.) from the University of Witwatersrand Medical School, Johannesburg, South Africa.