Dr. Carina Levin holds an MD from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Buenos Aires, (1989) and a PhD from the Rappaport Faculty of Medicine at the Technion- Israel Institute of Technology (2017)
Dr. Levin is board certified in Pediatrics by the Emek Medical Center (EMC) 1994 – 1998 and in Pediatric Hemato-oncology by the Rambam Health Care Campus 1998 – 2001.
Joining the EMC pediatric medical team in 1995, Dr. Levin has treated thousands of patients with benign blood disorders. Since 2017 Dr. Levin has been promoted to Head the Pediatric Hematology Unit. The Pediatric Hematology Unit, EMC is an international well renowned center, treating patients with Thalassemia and Sickle Cell Disease.
Dr. Levin is a well-recognized expert in neonatal hematology, immune cytopenias and hereditary anemias including hemoglobinopathies. During her career, Dr. Levin mentored and guided MD, Master and PhD students completing their Thesis and Grant applications.
In 2018 Dr. Levin established a research laboratory at the EMC for the study of Red Blood Cell (RBC) physiology and pathology. The research performed at the laboratory is directed toward improving the understanding of RBC related diseases and developing new diagnostic tools and treatments for various anemias such as Sickle Cell Disease and others. Dr. Levin leads and collaborates with over 20 international and national research studies and has received more than 20 grants including an Israel Science Foundation grant. Dr. Levin has published more than 40 professional and academic articles and has presented at multiple international conferences.
Outside work, Dr. Levin and her family live in Alon Hagalil, she enjoys outdoor activities and sports, with a special passion for Iyengar Yoga.