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
Residency, Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, 2008
Fellowship, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, 2011
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.
Validation of Septic Knee Monoarthritis Prediction Rule in a Lyme Disease Endemic Area.
(Grant DS, Neville DN, Levas M, Balamuth F, Garro AC, Bennett JE, Thompson AD, Kharbanda AB, Lyons TW, Nigrovic LE, for Pedi Lyme Net.) Pediatr Emerg Care. 2022 Feb 01;38(2):e881-e885 PMID: 34160185 06/24/2021
Implementing the Cardiff Model for violence prevention: using the diffusion of innovation theory to understand facilitators and barriers to implementation.
(Kohlbeck S, Levas M, Hernandez-Meier J, Hargarten S.) Inj Prev. 2022 Feb;28(1):49-53 PMID: 33963057 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85105879776 05/09/2021
Implementation and initial analysis of Cardiff Model data collection procedures in a level I trauma adult emergency department.
(Nguyen P, Kohlbeck SA, Levas M, Hernandez-Meier J.) BMJ Open. 2022 Jan 06;12(1):e052344 PMID: 34992109 PMCID: PMC8739060 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85122947943 01/08/2022
Adolescent alcohol use predicts cannabis use over a three year follow-up period.
(Linakis JG, Thomas SA, Bromberg JR, Casper TC, Chun TH, Mello MJ, Richards R, Ahmad F, Bajaj L, Brown KM, Chernick LS, Cohen DM, Dean JM, Fein J, Horeczko T, Levas MN, McAninch B, Monuteaux MC, Mull CC, Grupp-Phelan J, Powell EC, Rogers A, Shenoi RP, Suffoletto B, Vance C, Spirito A, Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network..) Subst Abus. 2022;43(1):514-519 PMID: 34236277 PMCID: PMC8759759 07/09/2021
Seasonality of Acute Lyme Disease in Children.
(Sundheim KM, Levas MN, Balamuth F, Thompson AD, Neville DN, Garro AC, Kharbanda AB, Monuteaux MC, Nigrovic LE.) Trop Med Infect Dis. 2021 Nov 09;6(4) PMID: 34842846 PMCID: PMC8628899 11/30/2021
Two-Tier Lyme Disease Serology in Children with Previous Lyme Disease.
(Lantos PM, Balamuth F, Neville D, Garro AC, Levas MN, Bennett J, Thompson AD, Kharbanda AB, Branda JA, Nigrovic LE.) Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis. 2021 Nov;21(11):839-842 PMID: 34610255 10/06/2021
Electrocardiogram as a Lyme Disease Screening Test.
(Neville DN, Alexander ME, Bennett JE, Balamuth F, Garro A, Levas MN, Thompson AD, Kharbanda AB, Lewander DP, Dart AH, Nigrovic LE, for Pedi Lyme Net.) J Pediatr. 2021 Nov;238:228-232.e1 PMID: 34265339 07/16/2021
Serologic Response to Borrelia Antigens Varies with Clinical Phenotype in Children and Young Adults with Lyme Disease.
(Radtke FA, Ramadoss N, Garro A, Bennett JE, Levas MN, Robinson WH, Nigrovic PA, Nigrovic LE, for Pedi Lyme Net.) J Clin Microbiol. 2021 Oct 19;59(11):e0134421 PMID: 34379528 PMCID: PMC8525570 08/12/2021
Assessing improvements in emergency department referrals to a hospital-based violence intervention program.
(Watkins J, Scoggins N, Cheaton BM, Nimmer M, Levas MN, Baumer-Mouradian SH, Melzer-Lange MD.) Inj Epidemiol. 2021 Sep 13;8(Suppl 1):44 PMID: 34517900 PMCID: PMC8436440 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85114829125 09/15/2021
Injury free Coalition for Kids® forges on amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
(Levas MN.) Inj Epidemiol. 2021 Sep 13;8(Suppl 1):48 PMID: 34517914 PMCID: PMC8436028 09/15/2021
Validation of the Rule of 7's for Identifying Children at Low-risk for Lyme Meningitis.
(Garro A, Avery RA, Cohn KA, Neville DN, Balamuth F, Levas MN, Bennett JE, Kharbanda AB, Monuteaux MC, Nigrovic LE, for Pedi Lyme Net.) Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2021 Apr 01;40(4):306-309 PMID: 33710975 03/13/2021
Pediatric Lyme Disease Biobank, United States, 2015-2020.
(Nigrovic LE, Neville DN, Balamuth F, Levas MN, Bennett JE, Kharbanda AB, Thompson AD, Branda JA, Garro AC, Pedi Lyme Net Working Group.) Emerg Infect Dis. 2020 Dec;26(12):3099-3101 PMID: 33219811 PMCID: PMC7706969 11/22/2020