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Michael Levas, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Director of Social Medicine, Section of Pediatric Emergency Medicine; Medical Director, Project Ujima; Associate Director, Comprehensive Injury Center


  • Children's Wisconsin, Emergency/Trauma
  • 9000 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53226

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MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2005
Residency, Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, 2008
Fellowship, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, 2011

Research Interests

Dr. Levas’ research is focused on understanding the impact that violence has on the health and well-being of our vulnerable youth. His training in Pediatric Emergency Medicine and many years of clinical practice includes high volume experience in childhood injury, violence, and a deep understanding of the social determinants that lead to health care disparities in our youth. In addition, in partnership with community-based programs dedicated to violent injury intervention in youth, Dr. Levas has begun to integrate his research and advocacy interests into developing best-practices for improving the lives of youth victims of violence. He has been involved in multiple research collaborations examining at-risk populations, health care disparities, and ways to improve diversity and equality in the Pediatric Emergency Department (PED). 

Dr. Levas’ research focus continues to be understanding the impact of clinical, social, and community based interventions and programs directed at diverse and disparate youth populations.