Benjamin Levine

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Benjamin Levine, M.D. is a Distinguished Professorship in Exercise Sciences at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He is a member of The Longest Swim, a transoceanic swim by Ben Lecomte who will swim across the Pacific Ocean starting in December 2015.


  • Harvard Medical School (1982)
  • Internship Stanford University (1983), Internal Medicine
  • Residency Stanford University (1985), Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship Shinshu University School of Medicine (1986), Environmental Physiology
  • Fellowship UT Southwestern Medical Center (1989), Cardiology


1986-87 - Staff Physician, Himalayan Rescue Association, Pheriche, Nepal
1990-96 - Assistant Professor of Medicine
1997-02- Associate Professor of Medicine
2002-Present- Professor of Medicine, Cardiology, UTSWMC
1992-Present - Director, Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine, Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas and UTSWMC
1993-98 - Unit Director, Cardiovascular, NASA Specialized Center of Research and Training (Director C. Gunnar Blomqvist, M.D., PH.D.
1996- Present - Human Research Facility (Space Station) Scientific Working Group
1998-01- National Space Biomedical Research Institute Board of Scientific Counselors
2001-2004 - Center for Scientific Review - NIH/NHLBI Clinical Cardiovascular Sciences Special Emphasis Panel
2004-Present, Clinical Integrative Cardiovascular Sciences (CICS) Study Section
2003 - 2006 American Heart Association - Physical Activity Committee, Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism
2005 - Board of Directors of the American Autonomic Society
2006 - Board of Trustees of the American College of Sports Medicine
2007 - Cardiovascular Team Leader, National Space Biomedical Research Institute
2010 - S. Finley Ewing Jr. Chair for Wellness at Texas Health Presbyterian, Dallas
2010 - Harry S. Moss Heart Chair for Cardiovascular Research
2010 - Professor of Medicine and Cardiology, Distinguished Professor ship in Exercise Science

The Longest Swim Support Team

He is a member of Ben Lecomte's The Longest Swim along with the following physicians, researchers and scientists:

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