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Cynthia Levy, M.D.

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Cynthia  Levy, M.D.



  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish


  • American Board of Internal Med-Transplant Hepatology
  • American Board of Internal Med-Gastroenterology


  • Transplant Hepatology - Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology - Internal Medicine


  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Program Director, Transplant Hepatology Fellowship


Awarded Competitive Admission
Awarded AASLD Emerging Liver Scholar Travel Award for mentee Cristhine Pastorini, MD
Awarded with You Choose SEEDS Award
Awarded NP/PA Clinical Hepatology Fellowship for mentee Ms. Christin Giordano, PA
Awarded Competitive Admission
AASLD/Schering Advanced Liver Fellowship Award
Chief GI Fellow
Eugenie Mayer Bolz Teaching and Research Fellowship Award
American Liver Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
Excellence in Achievement and the Outstanding Presentation as part of the Resident Scholarly Activity Program


2005 Fellowship -Transplant Hepatology
University of Florida
2004 Fellowship -Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Mayo Clinic
2001 Residency - Internal Medicine
University of Miami
1998 Residency
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
1995 MD
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro


  • Couto CA, Gelape C, Doycheva IB, Kish JK, Martin P, Levy C. Ethnicity predicts metabolic syndrome after liver transplantation. Hepatology International7:741-8; 2013
  • Levy C, Naik J, Giordano C, Mandalia A, O'Brien C, Bhamidimarri KR, SchiffER and Martin P. Hispanics with PBC are more likely to have features of autoimmune hepatitis and reduced response to UDCA than non-Hispanics. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2013.12.010. [Epub ahead of print] Dec 2013.
  • Couto CA, Gelape CL, Calmet F, Martin P and Levy C. Effect of ethnicity on liver transplant for hepatocellular carcinoma. Exp Cline Transplant 11(4):339-45, 2013.
  • Trottier J, Perreault M, Rudkowska I, Levy C, Dallaire- Theroux A, Verreault M, Caron P, Staels B, Vohl MC, Straka RJ, Barbier 0. Profiling serum bile acid glucuronides in hu1nans: gender divergences, genetic determinants and response to fenofibrate. Clin Phannacol Ther 94(4):533-43, 2013.
  • Couto CA, Levy C, Morris C, Hill M, de Medina M, Sanborn MR, Cloherty GA, Schiff ER, Martin P. High frequency of genotype D and spontaneous HBV Genomic Mutations among Haitians in a Multiethnic North American population. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology 47(1):83-8, 2013.
  • Hindi M, Levy C, Couto CA, Bejarano P, Mendes F. Primary biliary cirrhosis is more severe in overweight patients. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology 47(3):e28-32, 2013.
  • Juran BD, Hirschfield GM, Invernizzi P, Atkinson EJ, Li Y, Xie G, Kosoy R, Ransom M, SunY, Bianchi I, Schlicht EM, Lleo A, Coltescu C, Bernuzzi F, Podda M, Lammert C, Shigeta R, Chan LL, Balschun T, Marconi M, Cusi D, Mason AL, Myers RP, Milkiewicz P, Odin JA, Luketic VA, Bacon BR, Bodenheimer HC Jr, Liakina V, Vincent C, Levy C, Franke A, Gregersen PK, Bossa F, Gershwin ME, Deandrade M, Amos CI; The Italian PBC Genetics Study Group, Lazaridis KN, Seldin MF, Siminovitch KA. Immunochip anal
  • Hirschfield GM, Xie G, Lu E, SunY, Juran BD, Chellappa V, Coltescu C, Mason A, Milkiewicz P, Myers RP, Odin JA, Luketic VA, Bacon B, Bodenheimer H, Liakina V, Vincent C, Levy C, Pillai S, Lazaridis KN, Amos CI, Siminovitch KA. Association of primary biliary cirrhosis with variants in the CLEC 16A, SOCS 1, SPIB and SIAE immunomodulatory genes. Genes !Jnmuno; 13(4):328-35, 2012.
  • Doycheva I, Chen C, JJ Pan and Levy C. Asymptomatic primary biliary cirrhosis is not associated with increased frequency of cardiovascular events. World Journal of Hepatology;3( 4):93-98, 2011.
  • Singal AK, Stanca CM, Clark V, Dixon L, Levy C, Odin JA, Fiel MI, Friedman SL, Bach N. Natural history of small duct primary sclerosing cholangitis: case series with review of the literature. Hepatol Int; 5(3):808-13, 2011.
  • Levy C, Peter JA, Nelson DR, Keach J, Petz J, Cabrera R, Clark V, Firpi RJ, Morelli G, Soldevila-Pico C, Lindor K. Pilot study: fenofibrate for patients with primary biliary cirrhosis and an incomplete response to ursodeoxycholic acid. Aliment Pharmacal Ther. 33(2):235-42, 2011.
  • Hirschfield GM, Liu X, Han, Y, Gorlov IP, Lu Y, Xu C, Lu Y, Chen W, Juran BD, Coltescu C, Matson AL, Milkiewicz P, Myers RP, Odin JA, Luketic VA, Speiciene D, Vincent C, Levy C, Gregersen PK, Zhang J, Heathcote EJ, Lazaridis KN, Amos CI, Siminovitch KA. Variants at IRF5-TNP03, 17q12-21 and MMEL1 are associated with primary biliary cirrhosis. Nature Genetics 42(8):655-7, 2010
  • Firpi RJ, Soldevila-Pico C, Morelli GG, Cabrera R, Levy C, Clark VC, Suman A, Michaels A, Chen C and Nelson DR. The use of cyclosporine for recurrent hepatitis C after liver transplant: a randomized pilot study. Dig Dis Sci 55:196-203, 2010.
  • Firpi RJ, Clark V, Soldevila-Pico C, Morelli G, Cabrera R, Levy C, Machicao VI, Chen C and Nelson DR. The natural history ofHCV cirrhosis after liver transplantation: The US Experience. Liver Transplantation 15(9): 1063-71, 2009.
  • Williams ED, Seamon A and Levy C. An uncommon cause of iron deficiency anemia. Gastroenterology, 137(3):e5-6, 2009.
  • Cabrera R, Ararat M, Soldevila-Pico C, Dixon L, Pan JJ, Firpi R, Machicao V, Levy C, Nelson D, Morelli G. Using an immune functional assay to differentiate acute cellular rejection fron1 recurrent hepatitis C in liver transplant patients. Liver Transplantation, 15(2):216-22, 2009.
  • Levy C, Zein CO, Gomez J, Soldevilla-Pico C, Firpi R, Morelli G and Nelson DR. Prevalence and predictors of esophageal varices in patients with primary biliary cirrhosis. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 5(7):803-8, 2007.
  • Charatcharoenwitthaya P, Levy C, Angulo P, Keach J, Jorgensen R, Lindor KD. Open label pilot study of folic acid in patients with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. Liver Inti , 27(2):220-6, 2007.
  • Mendes FD, Levy C, Enders FB, Loftus EV Jr, Angulo P, Lindor KD. Abnormal hepatic biochemistries in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. American Journal of Gastroenterology, 102(2):344-50, 2007.
  • Chahal P, Levy C, Litzow MR, Lindor KD. Utility of liver biopsy in bone marrow transplant patients. Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 23(2):222-5, 2006.
  • Levy C, Lymp J, Angulo P, Gores G, La Russo Nand Lindor KD. The value ofCA 19-9 in predicting cholangiocarcinoma in patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis. Digestive Diseases and Sciences, 50 (9): 1734-1740, 2005.
  • Levy C, Harnois D, Angulo P and Lindor KD: Raloxifene improves bone mass in osteopenic women with PBC: results of a pilot study. Liver, 25:117-121,2005.
  • Zein N, Basu A, Levy C and Zein CO. Hepatitis C and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: a prospective cross sectional study. The American Journal of Gastroenterology, 100(1): 48-55, 2005.

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