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Stephen E. Levick, M.D. is a clinical assistant professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He received his B.A. (1973) from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), double majoring in psychology and philosophy. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, he continued at CWRU for his medical studies,  receiving his M.D. in 1977. Dr. Levick did a medical internship and psychiatric residency at Yale University School of Medicine and its affiliated clinical institutions, and then a clinical fellowship at Yale Psychiatric Institute.  He went on to do a research fellowship in biological psychiatry at New York University Medical center, during which time he also served, part-time, as an attending psychiatrist at Bellevue Hospital.

In 1987, Dr. Levick returned to Yale University School of Medicine on the full-time faculty. Based at the Yale-West Haven Veterans Administration Medical Center, he led a multidisciplinary treatment team in the outpatient clinic.  Recruited by the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he directed the inpatient Schizophrenia treatment team at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. At Yale, and continuing at Penn, did research on lateral asymmetries in brain function. He has published on that topic, schizophrenia, and individual and family psychotherapy.

Since 1989, Dr. Levick has been in private practice, focusing on outpatient psychotherapy and clinical psychopharmacotherapy of individuals with mood disorders and a wide variety of issues. Before relocating his practice to 2400 Chestnut Street, Dr. Levick saw both in- and outpatients at The Institute of Pennsylvania Hospital. For several years there, he was also the Medical Director of the Outpatient Evaluation Service, and served on the hospital's Peer Review Committee, chairing it for a time.

For 30 years, Dr. Levick has also supervised psychiatric residents, clinical psychology trainees and post-doctoral fellows, and medical students. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, a Fellow in the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, and a member of a number of scientific and professional societies -- including the Society of Biological Psychiatry. His peers selected him as among the Best Doctors in America from 2007 to 2014, and 2017-2018.

Dr. Levick's work on the psychology of cloning led to his appointment to the science advisory board and speakers bureau of the Genetics Policy Institute, and subsequently, The Regenerative Medicine Foundation

Dr. Levick has been interviewed by broadcast, print, and digital media regarding human reproductive cloning, as well as psychological and social issues in stem cell research. The New England Journal of Medicine, The New York Times, The Nation and Wired have published a number of his letters regarding stem cell and cloning ethics and policy.  He has also spoken publicly on these issues.

 

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