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Susan Levenstein, MD
Ordine dei Medici di Roma e Provincia, n. 28040
no. P.I. 04741230587

An American internist living in Rome since 1978, Dr. Levenstein follows an integrated approach to clinical practice, balancing advanced medical science with attention to psychological and social concerns. She is also a researcher and lecturer on the interactions between mind and body in organic disease.

Blog: Stethoscope On Rome

Column in The American In Italia: Bedside Manners


Dottoressa: An American Doctor in Rome. Paul Dry Books, scheduled for publication May 2019. Page at Amazon.com.

Messages from Home: The Parent-Child Home Program for Overcoming Educational Disadvantage, Revised and Updated Edition by Phyllis Levenstein and Susan Levenstein. Temple University Press, 2008

"Must reading for scholars, practitioners, and policymakers"
- Edward Zigler, Ph.D.,
Sterling Professor of Psychology, Emeritus, Yale University

"An important resource for those interested in child development and education."
- Teachers College Record

5-minute video presentation of the book to the 2008 Parent-Child Home Program Coordinators conference

Services provided: general internal medicine, primary and preventive health care for men and women, office gynecology (Pap smears, infections, contraception, sexual counseling, menopause, etc.), ECGs, pulmonary function testing.

- Bachelor of Arts in philosophy, Harvard University
- M.D., Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York
- Internship and Residency in Social Internal Medicine, Residency Program in Social Medicine, Montefiore Hospital, Bronx, New York
- Laurea in Medicine, La Sapienza University, Rome
- Tirocinio in Gastroenterology, Nuovo Regina Margherita Hospital, Rome
- Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine

Hospital affiliations: Salvator Mundi International Hospital, Rome American Hospital

Research affiliations: San Camillo-Forlanini Hospital, Rome; Research Centre for Prevention and Health, Glostrup, Denmark

Languages spoken fluently: English, Italian, French

Watsu (WAter shiatSU, a type of body work performed in warm water), Licensed Practitioner

Education Committee, American Psychosomatic Society

Editorial Board, Psychosomatic Medicine

Curriculum Vitae

Selected writings:

Mental vulnerability, Helicobacter pylori, and incidence of hospital-diagnosed peptic ulcer over 28 years in a population-based cohort (Scand J Gastroenterol, 2017)

Psychological Stress Increases Risk for Peptic Ulcer, Regardless of Helicobacter pylori Infection or Use of Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol, 2015)

Video abstract:

The evidence for treatments for somatoform disorders: A view from the trenches (Somatic Presentations of Mental Disorders, 2009)

The Role of Stress in the Development and Clinical Course of Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Epidemiological Evidence (Current Molecular Medicine, 2008)

Sexual Issues in the Menopause (Our Bodies Ourselves, 2006)

Embracing complexity: what determines quality of life in inflammatory bowel disease? (Eur J Gastro Hepatol, 2004)

Peptic Ulcer and Stress (Encyclopedia of Health and Behavior, 2004)

Psychological factors in Organic Gastrointestinal Disease. I. Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Powerpoint presentation, 2004; look under "miscellaneous")

Stress and ulcerative colitis: Convincing the doubting Thomases (Am J Gastro, 2003)

Peptic ulcer and its discontents (Int'l J Epidemiology, 2002)

Psychosocial factors in peptic ulcer and inflammatory bowel disease (J Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 2002)

First grade school readiness of former child participants in...the Parent–Child Home Program (J Applied Developmental Psychology, 2002)

Stress e decorso delle malattie organiche gastrointestinali (Argomenti di Gastroenterologia Clinica, 2001)

Psychosocial Predictors of Hypertension (Arch Int Medicine, 2001)

Stress and exacerbation in ulcerative colitis (Amer J Gastroent, 2000)

The very model of a modern etiology: A biopsychosocial view of peptic ulcer (Psychosomatic Medicine, 2000)

Stress and peptic ulcer disease (JAMA, 1999)

Stress and peptic ulcer: Life beyond Helicobacter (BMJ, 1998)

Long-term Impact of a Verbal Interaction Program for At-Risk Toddlers (J Applied Developmental Psychology, 1998)

Is There Health in Wellness? (J Clinical Gastroenterol, 1996)

Psychologic predictors of ulcer healing (J Clinical Gastro, 1996)

Development of the Perceived Stress Questionnaire (J Psychosom Res, 1993)

Low residue or normal diet in Crohn's disease (Gut, 1985)

Email: slevenstein@aventinomedicalgroup.com
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Home phone - for emergencies - 06 4880389
Office hours: Monday and Tuesday afternoons,
Thursday morning and afternoon

Via Sant'Alberto Magno, 5 - 00153 Rome, Italy
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