Miles B. Levin

125 Montgomery Ave.  Apt. D-2

Philadelphia, PA 19004

H:  (610) 668-2062


M.D. Temple University, Philadelphia

June 2004

M.S. in Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)

Feb. 1999

Thesis: Investigation of solvent choice in the pulmonary delivery of medication.

B.S. in Biomedical Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University (JHU)

May 1997




Work Experience:

Biomechanics Lab Manager

July 1999 – June 2000

Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.  Designed and tested new implants and surgical tools for the Orthopaedic Department. Coordinated all activities and research of the laboratory.


“Normal Human Talonavicular Joint Kinematics in Gait”.

Designed and built a cadaveric foot simulator for the kinematic modeling of flatfoot of the talo-navicular joint in cadaveric specimens. Created a rig to simulate the physiological loading conditions of cadaveric feet.


"Torsional Stability of Humeral Components used for Total Elbow Arthroplasty" 

To test the stability of the Howmedica total elbow for varying surgical techniques.  Use of a Material Testing machine to apply torque and/or angular displacement of humeral component.


“Percutaneous Hip Arthroplasty”

Tested a minimally invasive total hip on cadaveric models.  Used a Material Testing machine to load an implanted hip, evaluated its strength & durability, and compared the percutaneous hip implant to standard total hips.


Designed, built, and tested innovative plates, tools, and surgical stabilizing devices for hand surgery.



Assistant Editor

Feb 1999- July 1999

                        Edward Rubin editor. Introduction to Engineering and the Environment.

Responsible for formulating quantitative and qualitative problems, and writing supplemental text for college level text book.

Research Assistant


Spray Technology Center, (CMU). Developed innovative methods to quantify spray composition and size; including single droplet capturing techniques along with microscopic and fluorescent measurements of the droplets.

Weekend Manager


Jewish Student Centers (JSC) of Baltimore. Supervised food services and general activities in the Jewish Student Center and Kosher Dining Hall; liaison between students, Dean of Students and JSC management.

Lab Technician

Summer 1994

St. Mary’s Hospital Tuberculosis Lab. New York City. Assisted in development of a DNA based diagnostic test for tuberculosis. Performed and maximized Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) techniques to amplify DNA, and tested for matches with ELISA assays.



Research Experience:


Master's Research


Investigation of the importance of solvent choice in pulmonary drug delivery and use of a microemulsion as a drug carrier fluid.

Senior Design Project (JHU)


Design and creation of a pneumatic automatic page turner for the handicapped. Required work included CAD, electromechanical design, machining and basic programming.   First prize in ASME contest.

Independent Study (JHU)


Creation of a physical model to study the hemodynamics of an anastemosis via flow visualization and computational modeling.

Independent Study (JHU)


Computer program generation to assist in the development of a mathematical model to describe changes in cardiac muscle in the course of a regular cycle.


Past Grants


The Pittsburgh Foundation:


Torsional Stability of Humeral Components used for Total Elbow Arthroplasty

Principle investigator:

Mark Baratz MD


Miles Levin


Foot and Ankle Society


For the kinematic modeling of flatfoot of the talo-navicular joint in cadaveric specimens                                                                                                        

Principle investigator:

Anthony Watson MD


Miles Levin




Jan 1993-June 2000

Johns Hopkins University and Carnegie Mellon University Emergency Medical Services. Responded to campus medical emergencies. Directed patient care and supervised others in emergent situations.


Synagogue Youth Instructor

November 1998-May 2000

Shaare Torah Synagogue, Pittsburgh.