Joseph Levitt, MD, MS

Pulmonologist

Chest Clinic

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-725-7061
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Professional Education

Board Certification: Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2006)

Residency: John H Stroger Jr Hospital of Cook County (2002) IL

Internship: University of Arizona (1999) AZ

Residency: University of Chicago Hospitals (2001) IL

Board Certification: Pulmonary Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine (2005)

Fellowship: Stanford University Medical Center (2005) CA

Fellowship: University of Chicago Hospitals (2004) IL

Medical Education: University of Minnesota School of Medicine (1998) MN

M.D., University of Minnesota (1998)

Administrative Appointments

Associate Program Director, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Stanford University Department of Medicine, 2011

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Hospital & Clinics patient, you have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

Early acute lung injury: criteria for identifying lung injury prior to the need for positive pressure ventilation*.
Levitt, J. E., Calfee, C. S., Goldstein, B. A., Vojnik, R., & Matthay, M. A. (2013). Early acute lung injury: criteria for identifying lung injury prior to the need for positive pressure ventilation*. Critical care medicine, 41(8), 1929-1937.

Pathogenetic and predictive value of biomarkers in patients with ALI and lower severity of illness: results from two clinical trials
Agrawal, A., Zhuo, H., Brady, S., Levitt, J., Steingrub, J., & Liu, K. D. (2012). Pathogenetic and predictive value of biomarkers in patients with ALI and lower severity of illness: results from two clinical trials. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-LUNG CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR PHYSIOLOGY, 303(8), L634-L639.

Clinical review: Early treatment of acute lung injury - paradigm shift toward prevention and treatment prior to respiratory failure.
Levitt, J. E., & Matthay, M. A. (2012). Clinical review: Early treatment of acute lung injury - paradigm shift toward prevention and treatment prior to respiratory failure. Critical care (London, England), 16(3), 223.

PATIENT-RELATED FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH HOSPITAL DISCHARGE TO A CARE FACILITY AFTER CRITICAL ILLNESS
Gehlbach, B. K., Salamanca, V. R., Levitt, J. E., Sachs, G. A., Sweeney, M. K., & Hall, J. B. (2011). PATIENT-RELATED FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH HOSPITAL DISCHARGE TO A CARE FACILITY AFTER CRITICAL ILLNESS. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CRITICAL CARE, 20(5), 378-386.

The utility of clinical predictors of acute lung injury: towards prevention and earlier recognition.
Levitt, J. E., & Matthay, M. A. (2010). The utility of clinical predictors of acute lung injury: towards prevention and earlier recognition. Expert review of respiratory medicine, 4(6), 785-797.

The pathogenetic and prognostic value of biologic markers in acute lung injury.
Levitt, J. E., Gould, M. K., Ware, L. B., & Matthay, M. A. (2009). The pathogenetic and prognostic value of biologic markers in acute lung injury. Journal of intensive care medicine, 24(3), 151-167.

Identification of Early Acute Lung Injury at Initial Evaluation in an Acute Care Setting Prior to the Onset of Respiratory Failure
Levitt, J. E., Bedi, H., Calfee, C. S., Gould, M. K., & Matthay, M. A. (2009). Identification of Early Acute Lung Injury at Initial Evaluation in an Acute Care Setting Prior to the Onset of Respiratory Failure. CHEST, 135(4), 936-943.

Randomized clinical trial of activated protein C for the treatment of acute lung injury
Liu, K. D., Levitt, J., Zhuo, H., Kallet, R. H., Brady, S., & Matthay, M. A. (2008). Randomized clinical trial of activated protein C for the treatment of acute lung injury. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE, 178(6), 618-623.

Diagnostic utility of B-type natriuretic peptide in critically ill patients with pulmonary edema: a prospective cohort study
Levitt, J. E., Vinayak, A. G., Gehlbach, B. K., Pohlman, A., Van Cleve, W., & Kress, J. P. (2008). Diagnostic utility of B-type natriuretic peptide in critically ill patients with pulmonary edema: a prospective cohort study. CRITICAL CARE, 12(1).

Daily sedative interruption in mechanically ventilated patients at risk for coronary artery disease
Kress, J. P., Vinayak, A. G., Levitt, J., Schweickert, W. D., Gehlbach, B. K., & Hall, J. B. (2007). Daily sedative interruption in mechanically ventilated patients at risk for coronary artery disease. CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE, 35(2), 365-371.

Usefulness of the external jugular vein examination in detecting abnormal central venous pressure in critically ill patients
Vinayak, A. G., Levitt, J., Gehlbach, B., Pohlman, A. S., Hall, J. B., & Kress, J. P. (2006). Usefulness of the external jugular vein examination in detecting abnormal central venous pressure in critically ill patients. ARCHIVES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, 166(19), 2132-2137.

Treatment of acute lung injury: Historical perspective and potential future therapies
Levitt, J. E., & Matthay, M. A. (2006). Treatment of acute lung injury: Historical perspective and potential future therapies. SEMINARS IN RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE, 27(4), 426-437.