Tamar L Levene, MD

Mirensky Tamar L
Specialties
Pediatric General Surgery

Primary Office
1150 N 35th Ave
Ste 555
Hollywood, FL 33021
Phone
954-265-0072
Fax:
954-981-0188
Primary Office
1150 N 35th Avenue
Suite 555
Hollywood, FL 33021
Phone
954-265-0072
Fax:
954-981-0188
Alternate Location
1865 N Corporate Lakes Blvd
Suite 1
Weston, FL 33326
Phone
954-265-0072
Fax:
954-389-4008
Alternate Location
1951 SW 172 Avenue
Suite 204
Miramar, FL 33029
Phone
954-265-0072
Fax:
954-981-0188
Alternate Location
900 Glades Road
5th Floor
Boca Raton, FL 33328
Phone
954-265-0072
Fax:
954-981-0188

Meet the Physician

Tamar Levene, MD is a board-certified physician in pediatric general surgery. She joined Memorial Physician Group and Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital as a pediatric general surgeon in 2016. 

Previously, Dr. Levene served as assistant professor of pediatric surgery and pediatrics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. She was chief of pediatric surgery at Mount Sinai Roosevelt and co-director of surgical clerkship at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. 

Dr. Levene earned her medical degree in 2005 from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia. She finished a post-doctoral research fellowship in 2009 at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. In 2012, she completed her residency in general surgery at Yale-New Haven Hospital. She went on to complete a pediatric surgery clinical fellowship in 2014 at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

 AWARDS

  • The Gregorio A. Sicard Fellow Teaching Award, Washington University Department of Surgery 2014
  • The Dennis Wasson, M.D. Award for Outstanding Performance in Surgical Residency, 2012
  • The Sam Harvey Yale Surgical Society Outstanding Resident Award, 2012
  • Yale General Surgery Administrative Chief Resident 2011-2012
  • Bridgeport Hospital Trauma Resident of the Year 2010
  • Rosencrantz Basic Science Award, American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Surgery 2009
  • Rosencrantz Basic Science Award, American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Surgery 2008
  • TERMIS EU Best Abstract recognition, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society 2008
  • Ohse Research Award, Yale-New Haven Hospital 2008
  • Ira S. Goldenberg General Surgery Intern of the Year, Yale-New Haven Hospital 2006
  • Class of 1966 Scholarship recipient, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine 2001-2005
  • The Hugo Otto Wolf Memorial Prize, University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science 2001

Research

 
Research

 

PUBLICATIONS

  • Mirensky TL, Dillon PA.  Primary Retroperitoneal Mucinous Cystadenoma in a Child: Case Report and Review of the Literature.  Submitted BJS 2014.
  • Mirensky TL, Warner BW. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia masquerading as traumatic diaphragm rupture. Journal of Pediatrics 2014; 165: 1269.
  • Patel A, Clune JE, Mirensky T, Katona L, Geiling J, Rosen J. Disseminating surgery effectively and efficiently in Haiti. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 2013; 24: 1244-1247.
  • Mirensky TL, Schuster KM, Ali UA, Schwartz PE, Longo WE. Outcomes of small bowel obstruction in patients with previous gynecological malignancies. Am J Surg 2012; 203: 472-479.
  • Roberts KE, Solomon D, Mirensky T, Silasi DA, Duffy, AJ, Rutherford T, Longo WE, Bell RL. Pure transvaginal appendectomy versus traditional laparoscopic appendectomy for acute appendicitis: a prospective cohort study. Annals of Surg 2012; 255: 266-269.
  • Mirensky TL, Hibino N, Sawh-Martinez RF, Yi T, Villalona G, Shinoka T, Breuer CK. Tissue-engineered vascular grafts: does cell seeding matter? Journal of Pediatric Surgery 2010 Jun; 45:1299-1305.
  • Roh JD, Sawh-Martinez R, Brennan MP, Jay SM, Devine L, Rao DA, Yi T, Mirensky TL, Nalbandian A, Udelsman B, Hibino N, Shinoka T, Saltzman WM, Snyder E, Kyriakides TR, Pober JS, Breuer CK. Tissue-engineered vascular grafts transform into mature blood vessels via an inflammation-mediated process of vascular remodeling. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2010 Mar; 107:4669-4674.
  • Villalona GA, Udelsman B, Duncan DR, McGillicuddy E, Sawh-Martinez RF, Hibino N, Painter C, Mirensky T, Erickson B, Shinoka T, Breuer CK. Cell-seeding techniques in vascular tissue engineering. Tissue Eng Part B Rev. 2010 Jun; 16:341-350.
  • Mirensky TL, Nelson GN, Brennan MP, Roh JD, Hibino N, Shinoka T, Breuer CK. Tissue-engineered arterial grafts: long-term results after implantation in a small animal model. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 2009 Jun; 44:1127-1132.
  • Nelson GN, Roh JD, Mirensky TL, Wang Y, Yi T, Tellides G, Pober JS, Shkarin P, Shapiro EM, Saltzman WM, Papademetris X, Fahmy TM, Breuer CK. Initial evaluation of the use of USPIO cell labeling and noninvasive MR monitoring of human tissue-engineered vascular grafts in vivo. FASEB J. 2008 Nov; 22:3888-3895.
  • Nelson GN, Mirensky T, Brennan MP, Roh JD, Yi T, Wang Y, Breuer CK.  Functional small-diameter human tissue-engineered arterial grafts in an immunodeficient mouse model: preliminary findings. Arch Surg. 2008 May; 143:488-494.
  • Mirensky TL, Breuer CK. The development of tissue-engineered grafts for reconstructive cardiothoracic surgical applications. Pediatr Res. 2008 May; 63:559-568.
  • Roh JD, Nelson GN, Brennan MP, Mirensky TL, Yi T, Hazlett TF, Tellides G, Sinusas AJ, Pober JS, Saltzman WM, Kyriakides TR, Breuer CK. Small-diameter biodegradable scaffolds for functional vascular tissue engineering in the mouse model. Biomaterials. 2008 Apr; 29: 1454-1463.
  • Maris JM, Weiss MJ, Mosse Y, Hii G, Guo C, White PS, Hogarty MD, Mirensky T, Brodeur GM, Rebbeck TR, Urbanek M, Shusterman S. Evidence for a Hereditary Neuroblastoma Predisposition Locus at Chromosome 16p12–13. Cancer Research. 2002 Nov; 62:6651-6658.
  • Weiss MJ, Guo C, Shusterman S, Hii G, Mirensky TL, White PS, Hogarty MD, Rebbeck TR, Teare D, Urbanek M, Brodeur GM, Maris JM. Localization of a hereditary neuroblastoma predisposition gene to 16p12-p13. Medical and Pediatric Oncology. 2000 Dec; 35:526-530. 

CHAPTERS

  • Tissue Engineered Blood Vessels: From the Bench to the Bedside and Back Again (Development of a Vascular Conduit for Use in Congenital Heart Surgery). Salameh BS, Mirensky TL, Shinoka T, Breuer CK. World Scientific Publishing Co. October 2010: Hemodynamics & Mechanobiology of Endothelium, 271-289.
Presentations

 

ORAL PRESENTATIONS

  • Managing the Neonate with an Abdominal Wall Defect, Mount Sinai Roosevelt Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds 2015
  • Regionalization of Pediatric Surgery: Where we’ve been, Where we are, Where we’re going, Mount Sinai Hospital Department of Surgery Grand Rounds 2015
  • Mistreatment in Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital Department of Surgery Grand Rounds 2015
  • Updates in Pediatric Bariatric Surgery: How Old is Too Young?, Mount Sinai Hospital Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds 2014
  • Pediatric Bariatric Surgery.  Washington University/St. Louis Children’s Hospital Department of Surgery Grand Rounds 2014
  • Pediatric Bariatric Surgery: How Old is Too Young?, Yale Department of Surgery Grand Rounds 2012
  • Constructing translatable tissue-engineered arterial grafts: a novel approach, American Pediatric Surgery Association 2010
  • Tissue-engineered vascular grafts: Does cell seeding matter?, American Academy of Pediatrics 2009
  • Characterization of small diameter electrospun tissue-engineered arterial grafts, American College of Surgeons 2009
  • Outcomes of small bowel obstruction in patients with previous gynecological malignancies, New England Surgical Society 2009
  • Outcomes of small bowel obstruction in patients with previous gynecological malignancies, Yale Department of Surgery Grand Rounds 2009
  • Tissue-engineered arterial grafts: our clinical experience using a mouse model, Yale Department of Surgery Grand Rounds 2009
  • Evaluation of a novel small diameter tissue engineered arterial graft, American Pediatric Surgery Association 2009
  • Evaluation of the role of selective cell seeding on neo-vessel formation in tissue engineered vascular grafts, Society of University Surgeons 2009
  • Tissue-engineered arterial grafts: Long term results following implantation in a small animal model, American Academy of Pediatrics 200
  • Characterization of novel tissue-engineered vascular grafts in a murine model, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (EU) 200

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

  •  Determining Opinions About Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery, New England Surgical Society 2009
  • Tissue-engineered vascular grafts: From bench to bedside and back again, Society of University Surgeons 2009
  • Using a small animal model to elucidate the role of monocytes in the development of tissue-engineered vascular grafts, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (NA) 2008 

Education

Education
  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine, 2005
Internships
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital, 2006, Surgery
Residencies
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital, 2012, Surgery
Fellowships
  • St Louis Children's Hospital, 2014, Pediatric Surgery
Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery-Pediatric Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery-Surgery

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