Danijela Levacic, MD

Levacic Danijela
Specialties
Neurology
Gender
Female

Primary Office
1150 N 35th Ave
Ste 590
Hollywood, FL 33021
Phone
954-265-9500
Fax:
954-265-1431

Meet the Physician

Dr. Danijela Levacic is a neuro-oncologist at Memorial Neuroscience Institute. She specializes in treating patients with brain tumors, including glioblastomas, low-grade gliomas and meningiomas, as well as metastases from systemic cancers.

Because most brain tumors are rare and few types have standard treatment protocols, Dr. Levacic creates customized care plans for her patients. She utilizes evidence-based treatments tailored to meet each person’s individual needs. She knows that cancer can affect nearly every aspect of someone’s life and works to minimize the impact in any way possible. This means in addition to treating the tumors themselves, she addresses symptom and pain management, focuses on quality of life, and strives to improve the overall well-being of patients and their families.

Dr. Levacic graduated from the University of Zagreb Medical School in Croatia and received additional medical training at Long Island College Hospital, the JFK Neuroscience Institute in New Jersey, and The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke.

Prior to joining Memorial Neuroscience Institute, she was an attending neurologist at North Shore University Hospital and an assistant professor of neurology at Hofstra North Shore LIJ School of Medicine in New York.

Research

Publications

 

Research

Abstracts and Publications

• Principles and Practice of Pain Medicine, 3rd Edition, Publisher: McGraw-Hill (in press), Editors: Drs. Bajwa, Wootton, Warfield; Chapter title: “Cancer Pain Syndromes”; Levacic D, Kanner RM 

• Hindawi Publishing Corporation Case Reports in Medicine (Volume 2013, Article ID 536231): “Inclusion-Body Myositis Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease”; Levacic D, Peddareddygari LR, Nochlin D, Sharer L, Grewal R

• Meningiomas, ISBN: 978-953-307-777-2, Publisher: InTech (February 2012), Editor: Dr. Daniel Monleon; Chapter title: “Management of Malignant Meningiomas”; Levacic D, Nochlin D, Steineke T, Landolfi J 

• Neuroscience (177 (2011) 308-320): “The NMDA-evoked Cytoplasmic Calcium Increase in Adult Rat DRG Neuronal Somata Was Potentiated By Substance P Pretreatment in a Protein C Kinase C-dependent Manner”; Castillo C, Baquero J, Norcini M, Levacic D, Medina R, Montoya-G JV, Blanck TJJ, Dubois MY, Recio-Pinto E

• Journal of The New Jersey Neuroscience Institute (Volume 5, Issue 1, June 2010): “Reversible Posterior Leukoencephalopathy Syndrome of the Posterior Fossa Following Bevacizumab”; Ifeanyi Iwuchukwu, MD; Danijela Levacic, MD; Joseph Landolfi, DO

• Neuroscience (2008-S-112066-SfN): “The NMDA-evoked Cytoplasmic Calcium Increase in DRG Neurons Was Potentiated By the Presence of Both NGF and PGE2”; Castillo C, Baquero J, Levacic D, Montoya-G JV, Blanck TJJ, Dubois MY, Recio-Pinto E (Society for Neuroscience 2008, Abstract #112066, Presentation #468.15)

• Neuroscience (2008-S-3533-SfN): “Abnormal Brain Activity in Patients with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) Type I”; Dubois MY, Rojas-Soto D, Garcia J, Levacic D, Walton K, Llinas RR

• Pain Medicine (Volume 8, Number 6, 2007): “Open Label Exploration of an Intravenous Nalbuphine and Naloxone Mixture as an Analgesic Agent Following Gynecologic Surgery”; Gordon AT, Levine JD, Dubois MY, D’Angelo R, Conlon AM, Levacic D, Lebovits A

Most Recent Presentations

• North Shore University Hospital, June 23rd, 2015, Manhasset, NY; Grand Rounds: “Glioblastoma Treatment Beyond Standard of Care: Rumors versus Facts” Levacic D

• North Shore University Hospital, June 16th, 2015, Manhasset, NY; Lecture to neurology residents and medical students: “Meningiomas” Levacic D

• North Shore University Hospital, April 22nd, 2015, Manhasset, NY; Lecture to neurology residents and medical students: “Low Grade Gliomas” Levacic D

• North Shore University Hospital, April 1st, 2015, Manhasset, NY; Lecture to neurology residents and medical students: “Common Medications And Procedures in Brain Tumor Patients” Levacic D

• North Shore University Hospital, December 31st, 2014, Manhasset, NY; Lecture to neurology residents and medical students: “Gliomas” Levacic D

• North Shore University Hospital, January 14th, 2014, Manhasset, NY; Grand Rounds: “Bevacizumab: Review of Clinical Trials and Update on Efficacy” Levacic D

• Society for NeuroOncology (SNO) 17th Annual Meeting, November 15th -18th, 2012, Washington, DC; Poster Presentation: “Neurocognitive Dysfunction in Newly Diagnosed High-Grade Glioma Patients: Utilization of Standardized Computerized Neurocognitive Testing” Peters KB, Woodring S, Affronti ML, Threatt S, Lindhorst S, Levacic D, Desjardins A, Ranjan T, Vlahovic G, Friedman A, Friedman HS

• Queens Hospital Center, October 16th, 2013, Jamaica, NY; Grand Rounds: “Update on the Multidisciplinary Management of Glioblastoma” Levacic D, Knisely J, Schulder M

• American Academy of Neurology (AAN) 65th Annual Meeting, March 16th -23rd, 2013, San Diego, California; Poster Presentation: “Characterization of Radiation Necrosis in Long-Term Survivors (LTS) of Primary Glioblastoma” Peters KB, Levacic D (presenting author)

• Seton Hall University 23rd Annual Research Colloquium, May 11th, 2012, South Orange, New Jersey; Poster Presentation: “Transient Global Amnesia – like Syndrome Caused by an Infectious Process” Levacic D, Gadallah N, Landolfi J

 

Education

Education
  • 2000
Internships
  • Long Island Coll Hosp (Bimc), 2009, Internal Medicine
Residencies
  • The Neuroscience Institute, 2012
Fellowships
  • Duke Univ Med Ctr, 2013, Neurology
Certifications
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology-Neurology

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