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  • Writer's pictureAndrea L Merrill

Scott Levin: Opera Singer

Scott Levin is a general surgery resident and clinical instructor at Boston Medical Center & Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine. While a surgical resident, Dr. Levin earned a masters at the Boston University School of Public Health as the inaugural surgical fellow in the NRSA-funded BU Academic Medicine Program. Additionally, he received a loan repayment award from the NIH for his outcomes research within the Vascular Surgery Division and first/co-authored over 50 peer-reviewed articles. Prior to residency, Dr. Levin completed his medical degree at Brown University, and was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate in Italian literature and chemistry at Columbia University.

Dr. Levin is a baritone singer and has had a lifelong passion for performing the American songbook and opera. He sings in Italian, French, Spanish, German, and English. Among his opera teachers, he studied under a Metropolitan Opera soprano Lynn Owen, Josephine Mongiardo, and Hillary Nicholson. At Brown, he founded a course on Opera and Medicine with the aim of cultivating reflective capacity and professional identify formation among medical students through the study of opera. He recently deliver a grand rounds at Boston Medical Center on illness narratives portrayed in opera and how perceptions of diseases and physicians in opera have evolved over time. You can watch the full presentation here or click here to see a short clip.

Dr. Levin is looking forward to beginning a three-year plastic surgery fellowship at UC Davis in July.

Mozart's "Non più andrai" from Le nozze di Figaro

Purcell’s Cold Song from King Arthur at Brown Annual Music Showcase:

Mozart’s "Catalogue Aria" from Don Giovanni at Brown Annual Music Showcase:

Handel’s "Lascia amor" from Orlando at Brown Annual Music Showcase:

Selections from Schumann’s Dichterliebe song cycle at Brown Annual Music Showcase:

Clip from Boston Medical Center Grand Rounds:

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