Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431

561-297-4828

MORTON LEVITT, M.D.

Professor of Clinical Biomedical Science


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CONTACT
mlevitt3@health.fau.edu
Tel. (561) 297-0911

 
 


Morton H. Levitt, M.D., M.H.A., F.C.A.P., serves as Professor of Clinical Biomedical Science. Among his responsibilities, he teaches M1 and M2 medical and Masters students pathology, facilitates small group cases, directs the pathology labs, and serves as interim director of the M2 Pathophysiology and Therapeutics 3 course. Active in University affairs, Dr. Levitt is a UFS Senator and member of the Faculty Senate Steering Committee. His prior responsibilities included Chair of the Integrated Medical Sciences Department and Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs. As a Research Associate at the National Cancer Institute, Dr. Levitt did research and published in experimental pancreatic carcinogenesis. He is Board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, and was a former Governor of the College of American Pathologists.

 

  • 1968: B.S., Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 
  • 1970: Certificate in Hospital Management, King's Fund College of Hospital Management, London, England
  • 1972: M.D., Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
  • 1973 -1974: Post Graduate Resident, Medical Education in Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Laboratory Medicine, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
  • 1980-1982: MHA, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
  • 1987-1989: Resident, Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics, Chicago, Illinois

  • 2014-Present: Professor of Clinical Biomedical Science, Florida Atlantic University, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine [CESCOM]
  • 2013-2014: Interim Senior Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs, and Professor of Clinical Biomedical Science, Florida Atlantic University, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine [CESCOM]
  • 2010-2013:Chair, Department of Pre Clinical Science and Medical Education [now, Integrated Medical Science Department], and Professor of Clinical Biomedical Science, Florida Atlantic University, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine [CESCOM]
  • 2007-2010:Clinical Professor of Biomedical Science, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine@FAU and Affiliated Professor of Pathology, Boca Raton, Florida
  • University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Regional Campus at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science, Department of Clinical Science and Medical Education
  • 2003-2007: Faculty Scholar in Pathology, Associate Professor, and Assistant Director for Pathology Curriculum, Florida State University, College of Medicine, Tallahassee, FL
  • 2001-2003: Associate Professor of Pathology and Course Director, PAO 2001; Associate Professor, Emerging Infectious Diseases Program (secondary), Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland (USUHS).
  • 1996-2003:  Associate Professor of Pathology and Chief, Clinical Medical Education and Director, Medical Clerkships, Pathology 2001, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland (USUHS).
  • 1997-2003: Senior Air Force Officer Advisor, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland (USUHS).
  • 1991-1996 Assistant Chief of the Hospital Medical Staff, Malcolm Grow Medical Center (MGMC), Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland 20331-6600.
  • 1989-1996: Staff Pathologist and Chairperson (1990 – 1996), Department of Pathology and, Malcolm Grow Medical Center (MGMC), Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland 20331-6600.
  • 1990-1996:Medical Director, School of Medical Technology, Laboratory Officer Training Program; and Medical Director, Phase II Medical Training Program for Medical Laboratory Specialists; and Medical Director, School of  Medical Technology, Laboratory Officer Training Program; and Medical Director, Phase II Medical Training Program for Medical Laboratory Specialists, Malcolm Grow Medical Center (MGMC), Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland 20331-6600.
  • 1987-1989: Resident in clinical pathology and laboratory medicine, University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1985-1987: Vice President, Medical Affairs, Jewish Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1985-1987: Associate Clinical Professor of Pathology, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY
  • 1984-1985:  Vice President, Clinical Services, Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri
  • 1982-1984: Assistant Vice President, Professional Services, Methodist Hospitals of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee         
  • 1981-1982: Special Assistant to the Chairman, Health Administration and Coordinator, the 19th National Forum on Hospital and Health Affairs, Duke Hospital, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina
  • 1976-1980: Administrative Director, GI Tract/Prostate Cancer Program, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
  • 1974-1976:  Staff Associate, Office of the Director, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

 

  • Levitt, M.H., McCoy, R.C., and Fetter, B.F.,: Glomerulopathy in Medullary Sponge Kidneys:  Case Presentation and Review of the Literature.  J. Urol. 112: 710 to 713, 1974.
  • Squire, R.A., and Levitt, M.H.: Classification of Specific Hepatocellular Lesions in Rats:  Report of Workshop.  Cancer Research 35: 3214 to 3223, 1975.
  • Levitt, M., Harris, C.C., Squire, AR, Springer, S., Wenk, M. and Kingsburg, E.: Morphogenesis of Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma in the Syrian Golden Hamster.  Lab. Invest. 34: 323, 1976.
  • Levitt, M., Harris, C. C., Squire, R., and Wenk, M.:  Introduction of Pancreatic Neoplasm in Syrian Golden Hamsters by 2, 2'-Dihydroxy di-N propylinitrosamine. Proc. Amer. Assoc. Cancer Research 17: 41, 1976.
  • Levitt, M.H., Harris, C.C., Squire, R., Wenk, M., Mollelo, C., and Springer, S.:  Experimental Pancreatic Carcinogenesis.  I. Morphogenesis of Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma in the Syrian Golden Hamster by N-Nitroso-bis (2 hydroxypropyl) amine.  Am. J, Pathol. 88: 5 to 28, 1977.
  • Levitt, M.H., Harris, C. C., Squire, R., Wenk, M., Mollelo, C., and Springer, S.: Experimental Pancreatic Carcinogenesis. II. Lifetime Carcinogenesis Studies in the Outbred Syrian Golden Hamster with N-Nitroso bis (2 hydroxypropyl)amine. J. Natl. Cancer Inst. 60: 701 to 705, 1978.
  • Squire, R. A., Goodman, D. G., Valerio, M. G., Fredrickson, T., Strandberg, J. D., Levitt, M. H., Lingeman, C. H., Harshbarger, J. C. and Dawe, C. J.: In: Pathology of Laboratory Animals, Vol. II, Chapter 12, pages 1252 to 1283, Benirschke, K., Garner, F. M., and Jones, T. C. (Eds). Springer-Verlag, New York, 1978.
  • Cardesa, A., Bullon Ramirez, A., and Levitt, M.: Tumors of the Pancreas.  In: Pathology of Tumors in Laboratory Animals, Vol. II Tumors of the Mouse, Turusov, V. S. (Ed.). IARC Scientific Publications No. 7, Lyon, France, 1978.
  • Pour, P. and Levitt, M.H.:  Tumors of the Pancreas.  In: Handbook: Animal Models of Human Disease.  Fasc. 7. Edited by T.C. Jones, D.B. Hackel and G. Migaki-Registry of Comparative Pathology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, D.C., 1979.
  • Kurti, S.P., Rosenkranz, S.K., Levitt, M., Cull, B. J., Teeman, C. S., Emerson, S. R., and Harms, C. A. BioMed Research International (Article ID 647952).

 

Current and past memberships:

  • Faculty member, AOA Honor Society
  • Faculty inductee, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Member, Florida Society of Pathologists (2004 – present).
  •             Elected President, Political Action Committee (PAC) [2015-present]
  • Elected Member-at-Large, Executive Committee, [2004-present].
  • Elected to House of Delegates, College of American Pathologists (CAP) [2014-present].
  • Member, Maryland Society of Pathologists (1994-2003). Elected to CAP House of Delegates, 1999
  • Member, Washington Society of Pathologists (1990-1995)
  • Member, Society of Armed Forces Medical Laboratory Scientists (1990-2003);
  • Board of Directors (1992)
  • American College of Health Care Executives (formerly the American College of Hospital Administrators)
  • (Nominee, 1982; Member, 1985) (Successfully passed membership exam, 1985)
  • Fellow, College of American Pathologists (1977-present)
  •             2011 member, Nominating Committee
  •             2004 – 2010: Member, Board of Governors (elected)
  • 1991 - 1996, member, Practice Enhancement Committee
  • 1993 - 1996, Vice Chairman, Practice Enhancement Committee
  • 1996 - 2004, member, Informatics Committee; 2001 – 2004, Vice Chair (see also below)
  • 1995 - 2003: Key Contact, State of Maryland for Congresswoman Connie Morella (R-8)        and Albert Wynn (D-4)
  • 2003 – 2007: Key Contact for Congressman Allen Boyd (D-2), Florida
  • 2005 – 2007: Member, Council on Government and Professional Affairs
  • 2007-present: Member, Council on Education
  • 2007-2011: Member, Self-Assessment Module Committee
  • 2007-2010: Chair, Governance Committee
  • 2009 - Present: Member, Constitution and By-Laws Committee
  • 1998 - 2003: Coordinator and Moderator for Roundtable Discussions on Computer Utilization at all national CAP and ASCP/CAP meetings
  • Fellow, American Society of Clinical Pathologists (1977-1999)

Major Research Interests

 Mechanisms of carcinogenesis; evaluation of environmental carcinogenic hazards; in vitro bioassay methodology; morphological and biochemical models for cancer pathogenesis studies; research planning in chemical carcinogenesis; pathogenesis of pancreatic cancer; experimental tumor pathology (particularly liver, colon, pancreas and prostate); occupational and environmental cancer and toxicology; cardiovascular and pulmonary pathophysiology; immunohematology, and laboratory administration, manpower utilization, and quality assurance.

Editorial and Journal Review Activities

  •  2014-present  Reviewer, Cardiology [International Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine, Surgery, Pathology and Pharmacology]
  • 1977 - 1980 Reviewer, Cancer Letters
  • 1977 - 1980 Reviewer, Cancer Research
  • 1975 - 1980 Reviewer, Journal of the National Cancer Institute

Peer Review and Management Activities

  • 2002: Member (Scientist Reviewer), Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics Review Panel, CDMRP Prostate Review Panel (DOD, USAMRMC), Baltimore, MD, July 8-10 
  • 1975 - 1980 Member, Project Administration Committee, Contract NO1-CP-02199, Laboratory Services for the Support of NCI Long Term Studies in Carcinogenesis and Related Activities, Microbiological Associates, Inc., Bethesda, Maryland
  • 1977 - 1980 Member and Chairman (1978), Pathology Working Group, Carcinogenesis Testing Program, National Cancer Institute
  • 1977 - 1980 Member, Experimental Design Working Group, Carcinogenesis Testing Program, National Cancer Institute
  • 1977 - 1980 Member, Data Evaluation Working Group, Carcinogenesis Testing Program, National Cancer Institut 
  • 1977 - 1980 Member (alternate), Carcinogenesis Testing Program Review Group, Division of Cancer Cause and Prevention, National Cancer Institute
  • 1977 - 1980 Acting Manager, Tumor Pathology Branch (Segment), Carcinogenesis Testing Program, Division of cancer Cause and Prevention, National Cancer Institute
  • 1978   Member, Ad Hoc Internal Review Committee on Smoking and Health Program, convened by Acting Director, Division of Cancer Cause and Prevention, National Cancer Institute
  • 1976 - 1977 Acting Director, Gastrointestinal Tract Prostate Cancer Program, Office of the Coordinator for Collaborative Research, Carcinogenesis Program, Division of Cancer Cause and Prevention, National Cancer Institute

Scientific and Advisory Committees, Conferences and Workshops

  • 1988 Presiding Officer, American College of Healthcare Executives, Congress on Administration, Chicago, Illinois, February 15 to 19, 1988
  • 1979 - 1980 Member (Cause and Prevention Division Representative), Pathology Review Working Group for the Director, National Cancer Institute
  • 1978 - 1980  Member, National Cancer Institute Bioassay Program Health and Safety Group, and principal medical advisor, Medical Monitoring Sub Group, National Cancer Institute Bioassay Program Health and Safety Group
  • 1979   Chairman, Sub Group on Pathology, Program Development Meeting on Laboratory Monitoring, Toxicology Branch, Carcinogenesis Testing Program, Bethesda, Maryland, June 18 and 19, 1979
  • 1978   Consultant, Bureau of Foods, Food and Drug Administration
  • 1978   Participant, Carcinogenesis Testing Program Workshop on the Pathology of the F344 Rat  and B6C3F1 Mouse, and Discussant, Rat-Liver Lesions and Mouse and Rat-Pancreatic Lesions, Bethesda, Maryland, June 7 and 8, 1978
  • 1978   Participant, Program Officials Guide to Contracting, sponsored by the Office of the  Secretary, Department of Health Education and Welfare, April 24 to 26, 1978
  • 1977   Chairman, organizer and speaker, Program Development Meeting on Prostate Carcinogenesis, sponsored by the Biology Operational Unit, Office of the Coordinator for Collaborative         Research, Carcinogenesis Program, Division of Cancer Cause and Prevention, National Cancer Institute, San Antonio, Texas, February 23 to 25, 1977
  • 1977  Participant, Mouse Liver Tumor Workshop, sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, Carcinogenesis Testing Program, and the National Cancer Institute, Carcinogenesis Testing Program, and the National Cancer for Toxicological Research, Little Rock, Arkansas, November 3 to 4, 1977
  • 1977   Participant, National Research Council, Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources, Sub Committee on Rat Liver Tumors, Committee on Histologic Classification of Laboratory         Animal           Tumors
  • 1975 - 1976 Participant, Pathology Working Group, National Cancer Institute, Temporary Committee for the Review of Data on the Carcinogenicity of Cyclamate, for the Food and Drug Administration
  • 1974   Participant, Prostate Carcinogenesis Workshop, sponsored by the Biological Models Segment, Office of the Coordinator for Collaborative Research, Carcinogenesis Program, Division of Cancer Cause and Prevention, National Cancer Institute, Denver, Colorado, September 5 and 6, 1974
  • 1974   Participant and co-organizer, Rat Liver Tumor Workshop, sponsored by the Carcinogenesis Bioassay Program, Division of Cancer Cause and Prevention, National Cancer Institute, Silver Spring, Maryland, December 11 to 13, 1974
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Summary of Academic Achievements, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Boca Raton, FL

  • Selected by the Class of 2012 for the Dwight W. Warren “Excellence in Teaching” Award, 2009-2010
  • Summary of Academic Achievements, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland.
  • Selected “Instructor of the Year” for USUHS, 2002
  • Selected “Outstanding Pathology Lab Instructor,” 2002
  • Selected “Outstanding Course Administrator” for USUHS, 2002
  • Selected “Outstanding Student Advocate” for USUHS, 2002
  • Awarded USUHS Commendable Service Medal, 2001
  • Selected “Instructor of the Year” for USUHS Basic Sciences, 2001
  • Top Laboratory Instructor (rated by students) in Pathology, 1999-2000 and 2000-2001 Academic years
  • Awarded USUHS “Distinguished Services Award,” 2000


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