Myron Levin, MD
Professor, Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases

Medical School:
  • MD, Harvard Medical School (1964)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Harvard University (MA) (1960)
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Jacobi) Program (1965)
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Jacobi) Program, Internal Medicine (1966)
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Program, Infectious Disease (1971)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases

Professional Titles

  • Professor, Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases
  • Associate Director, Pediatric HIV Clinic

Research Interests

Dr. Levin is studying the immune response to herpes virus infections and methods of treating and preventing such infections, including antiviral therapy and active immunization. He does basic research on the nature of latency of herpes viruses in human neurons. A vaccine to prevent shingles in elderly individuals has been developed and licensed through his clinical research, and further investigations of this vaccine are in progress.


  • Levin MJ, Lindsey JC, Kaplan SS, Schimana W, Lawrence J, McNeal MM, Bwakura-Dangarembizi M, Ogwu A, Mpabalwani EM, Sato P, Siberry G, Nelson M, Hille D, Weinberg GA, Weinberg A. Safety and immunogenicity of a live attenuated pentavalent rotavirus vaccine in HIV-exposed infants with or without HIV infection in Africa. AIDS. 2016 Sep 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 27662551
  • Levin MJ, Schmader KE, Pang L, Williams-Diaz A, Zerbe G, Canniff J, Johnson MJ, Caldas Y, Cho A, Lang N, Su SC, Parrino J, Popmihajlov Z, Weinberg A. Administration of a Second Dose of Herpes Zoster Vaccine Ten Years After a First Dose. J Infect Dis. 2015 Oct 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26452397
  • Beals CR, Railkar RA, Schaeffer AK, Levin Y, Kochba E, Meyer BK, Evans RK, Sheldon EA, Lasseter K, Lang N, Weinberg A, Canniff J, Levin MJ. Immune response and reactogenicity of intradermal administration versus subcutaneous administration of varicella-zoster virus vaccine: an exploratory, randomised, partly blinded trial. Lancet Infect Dis. 2016 Aug;16(8):915-22. PubMed PMID: 27061887
  • Cunningham AL, Lal H, Kovac M, Chlibek R, Hwang SJ, Díez-Domingo J, Godeaux O, Levin MJ, McElhaney JE, Puig-Barberà J, Vanden Abeele C, Vesikari T, Watanabe D, Zahaf T, Ahonen A, Athan E, Barba-Gomez JF, Campora L, de Looze F, Downey HJ, Ghesquiere W, Gorfinkel I, Korhonen T, Leung E, McNeil SA, Oostvogels L, Rombo L, Smetana J, Weckx L, Yeo W, Heineman TC. Efficacy of the Herpes Zoster Subunit Vaccine in Adults 70 Years of Age or Older. N Engl J Med. 2016 Sep 15;375(11):1019-32. PubMed PMID: 27626517
  • Lee E, Cho HJ, Olmstead R, Levin MJ, Oxman MN, Irwin MR. Persistent sleep disturbance: a risk factor for recurrent depression in community-dwelling older adults. Sleep. 2013 Nov 1;36(11):1685-91. PubMed PMID: 24179302
  • Abzug MJ, Song LY, Levin MJ, Nachman SA, Borkowsky W, Pelton SI, International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials Group P1024 and P1061s Protocol Teams. Antibody persistence and immunologic memory after sequential pneumococcal conjugate and polysaccharide vaccination in HIV-infected children on highly active antiretroviral therapy. Vaccine. 2013 Oct 1;31(42):4782-90. PubMed PMID: 23954381
  • Levin MJ, Schmader KE, Gnann JW, McNeil SA, Vesikari T, Betts RF, Keay S, Stek JE, Bundick ND, Su SC, Zhao Y, Li X, Chan IS, Annunziato PW, Parrino J. Varicella-zoster virus-specific antibody responses in 50-59-year-old recipients of zoster vaccine. J Infect Dis. 2013 Nov 1;208(9):1386-90. PubMed PMID: 23908486
  • Lee KS, Zhou W, Scott-McKean JJ, Emmerling KL, Cai GY, Krah DL, Costa AC, Freed CR, Levin MJ. Human sensory neurons derived from induced pluripotent stem cells support varicella-zoster virus infection. PLoS One. 2012;7(12):e53010. PubMed PMID: 23285249
  • Toback SL, Levin MJ, Block SL, Belshe RB, Ambrose CS, Falloon J. Quadrivalent Ann Arbor strain live-attenuated influenza vaccine. Expert Rev Vaccines. 2012 Nov;11(11):1293-303. PubMed PMID: 23151111
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Professional Memberships

  • Infectious Diseases Society of America, Fellow
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease Society, Fellow

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

  • Internal Medicine, Board Certification (1979)
  • Infectious Disease, Board Certification (1996)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Infections - Viral Infections
  • Infections - Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Immune System - AIDS
  • Immune System - AIDS / HIV Disease
  • Immune System
  • Infections
Clinical Interests
I am interested in Clinical Virology, Antiviral Therapy and Herpes Virus Infections.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Harvard Medical School (1964)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Harvard University (MA) (1960)
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Jacobi) Program (1965)
Residency Programs:
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Jacobi) Program, Internal Medicine (1966)
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Program, Infectious Disease (1971)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases