Wendy Levinson, MD

Editor in Chief, Internal Medicine DosedDaily
Professor of Medicine and Chair Emeritus, University of Toronto;
Chair, Choosing Wisely Canada;
Past Chair, American Board of Internal Medicine


Dr. Wendy Levinson is a Professor of Medicine and Past Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto.  She has served in leadership roles in the United States and Canada, including Chair American Board of Internal Medicine, President Association of Professors of Medicine, and President Society of General Internal Medicine. She is presently the Chair of Choosing Wisely Canada and is coordinating Choosing Wisely International.  In 2014, Dr. Levinson was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada for her work.

More Info

Selected Research and Publications

Making wise choices about low-value health care in the COVID-19 pandemic
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2021 Sep 22;9:ED000153. doi: 10.1002/14651858.ED000153.
Prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder in the United States: a systematic literature review
Curr Med Res Opin. 2021 Dec;37(12):2151-2161. doi: 10.1080/03007995.2021.1978417. Epub 2021 Sep 23.
Conjuguer développement professionnel continu et amélioration de la qualité
CMAJ. 2021 Jul 26;193(29):E1151-E1153. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.202797-f.
Aligning continuing professional development with quality improvement
CMAJ. 2021 May 3;193(18):E647-E648. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.202797.
Reducing unnecessary red blood cell transfusion in hospitalised patients
BMJ. 2021 Apr 6;373:n830. doi: 10.1136/bmj.n830.
Cost of contact: redesigning healthcare in the age of COVID
BMJ Qual Saf. 2021 Mar;30(3):236-239. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2020-011624. Epub 2020 Aug 6.
Less is more, now more than ever
BMJ Qual Saf. 2021 Jan;30(1):56-58. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2020-011444. Epub 2020 May 22.
De-implementing wisely: developing the evidence base to reduce low-value care
BMJ Qual Saf. 2020 May;29(5):409-417. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2019-010060. Epub 2020 Feb 6.
Cochrane Sustainable Healthcare: evidence for action on too much medicine
Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2019 Dec 6;12:ED000143. doi: 10.1002/14651858.ED000143.
Reducing overuse in healthcare: advancing Choosing Wisely
BMJ. 2019 Nov 5;367:l6317. doi: 10.1136/bmj.l6317.
Measuring the frequency and variation of unnecessary care across Canada
BMC Health Serv Res. 2019 Jul 3;19(1):446. doi: 10.1186/s12913-019-4277-9.
Inappropriateness of health care in Canada: a systematic review protocol
Syst Rev. 2019 Feb 11;8(1):50. doi: 10.1186/s13643-019-0948-1.