Matthew Leveno, M.D.

  • Internal Medicine - Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine


Matt Leveno, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center and is Medical Director for the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Parkland Health and Hospital Systems.

Dr. Leveno was raised in Dallas, Texas. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and returned to his Dallas home to attend UT Southwestern for medical school.

Prior to starting his internship in Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern, he spent one year working in various clinics throughout Mexico and Guatemala. Upon completion of his internship he completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at Boston University. He then returned to UT Southwestern to complete his Internal Medicine residency. He completed Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship training at UT Southwestern and received his research mentorship under Dr. Beth Levine while investigating autophagy’s role in innate immunity.

Education & Training
  • Internship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2002-2003), Internal Medicine
  • Residency - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2006-2008), Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2008-2012), Pulmonary Diseases & Critical Care Medicine
  • Residency - Boston Medical Center (2003-2006), Emergency Medicine
  • Medical School - UT Southwestern Medical School (1997-2002)
Honors & Awards
  • D Magazine Best Doctor 2020-2021
  • Emergency Medicine Consultant of the Year Award 2018
  • Internal Medicine House Staff Outstanding Research Mentor Award 2015-2016
  • Emergency Medicine Consultant of the Year Award 2014
  • Internal Medicine Faculty Outstanding Teaching Award 2013-2014
  • Senior Resident Teaching Award 2008, UT Southwestern Internal Medicine Residency
  • Senior Resident Teaching Award 2006, Boston Medical Center Emergency Medicine Residency
Books & Publications
  • Publications
    • Identification of a candidate therapeutic autophagy-inducing peptide.
      Shoji-Kawata S, Sumpter R, Leveno M, Campbell GR, Zou Z, Kinch L, Wilkins AD, Sun Q, Pallauf K, MacDuff D, Huerta C, Virgin HW, Helms JB, Eerland R, Tooze SA, Xavier R, Lenschow DJ, Yamamoto A, King D, Lichtarge O, Grishin NV, Spector SA, Kaloyanova DV, Levine B Nature 2013 Feb 494 7436 201-6
  • Acute Kidney Injury
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Critical Care Outcomes and Resource Utilization
  • Critical Illness and Decompensated Cirrhosis
  • Inpatient management of alcohol withdrawal
  • Palliative Care in the Intensive Care Unit
  • Sepsis

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