Marc A. Levitt, MD :: Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

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General Pediatric Surgery
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Dr. Levitt received his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed his general surgery residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, a fellowship in Pediatric Colorectal Surgery at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and a Pediatric Surgery fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. After completing his training, Dr. Levitt was on the faculty at Children’s Hospital of Buffalo for two years, at Schneider Children’s Hospital, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Medical Center for three years, and at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital for eight years. Dr. Levitt has published over 120 manuscripts and 60 book chapters, and has delivered over 300 national/international and 100 local/regional presentations of his work. He has been an invited visiting professor all over the world. Dr. Levitt has trained numerous clinical fellows, research fellows and students in his career. He has directed numerous colorectal training courses attended by established surgeons and surgical trainees from all over the world. He dedicates much of his free time to mission trips around the world where he trains surgeons in his complex surgical techniques.


  • Male

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Education and Training

Medical School

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Yeshiva Univ.
    Date Completed: 05/30/1993


  • Mount Sinai Medical Center
    Date Completed: 06/30/1994


  • Long Island Jewish Schneider Children's Hospital
    Date Completed: 06/30/1997


  • Mount Sinai Medical Center
    Date Completed: 06/30/1999


  • Children's Hospital of Buffalo
    Date Completed: 06/30/2001


  • Pediatric Surgery


  • General Pediatric Surgery


  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Surgery

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 02/28/2014


  • Vanderbrink,Brian,A; Sivan,Bezalel; Levitt,Marc,A; Pena,Alberto; Sheldon,Curtis,A; Alam,Shumyle. 2014. Epididymitis in Patients with Anorectal Malformations: A Cause for Urologic Concern.  INTERNATIONAL BRAZ J UROL. Vol. 40, no. 5. (September): 676-682.
  • Levitt,M,A; King,S,K; Bischoff,A; Alam,S; Gonzalez,G; Pena,A. 2014. The Gonzalez hernia revisited: Use of the ischiorectal fat pad to aid in the repair of rectovaginal and rectourethral fistulae.  JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY. Vol. 49, no. 8. (August): 1308-1310.
  • Bischoff,Andrea; Brisighelli,Giulia; Levitt,Marc,A; Pea,Alberto. 2014. The "rescue operation" for patients with cloacal exstrophy and its variants.  PEDIATRIC SURGERY INTERNATIONAL. Vol. 30, no. 7. (July): 723-727.
  • Bischoff,Andrea; Brisighelli,Giulia; Levitt,Marc,A; Peña,Alberto. 2014. The "rescue operation" for patients with cloacal exstrophy and its variants.  Pediatric surgery international. Vol. 30, no. 7. (July): 723-727.
  • Vanderbrink,Brian,A; Levitt,Marc,A; DeFoor,W,Robert; Alam,Shumyle. 2014. Creation of an appendicovesicostomy mitrofanoff from a preexisting appendicocecostomy utilizing the spilt appendix technique.  JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY. Vol. 49, no. 4. (April): 656-659.
  • Solomon,Benjamin,D; Baker,Linda,A; Bear,Kelly,A; Cunningham,Bridget,K; Giampietro,Philip,F; Hadigan,Colleen; Hadley,Donald,W; Harrison,Steven; Levitt,Marc,A; Niforatos,Nickie; Paul,Scott,M; Raggio,Cathleen; Reutter,Heiko; Warren-Mora,Nicole. 2014. An Approach to the Identification of Anomalies and Etiologies in Neonates with Identified or Suspected VACTERL (Vertebral Defects, Anal Atresia, Tracheo-Esophageal Fistula with Esophageal Atresia, Cardiac Anomalies, Renal Anomalies, and Limb Anomalies) Association.  JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS. Vol. 164, no. 3. (March): 451-?.
  • Dickie,Belinda,H; Webb,Keith,M; Eradi,Balgopal; Levitt,Marc,A. 2014. The problematic Soave cuff in Hirschsprung disease: Manifestations and treatment.  JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY. Vol. 49, no. 1. (January): 77-81.
  • Bischoff,Andrea; Levitt,Marc,A; Breech,Lesley; Pena,Alberto. 2013. Covered cloacal exstrophy - a poorly recognized condition: Hints for a correct diagnosis. In 46th Annual Meeting of the Pacific-Association-of-Pediatric-Surgeons Together with the Australian-and-New-Zealand-Association-of-Pediatric-Surgeons
  • Podberesky,Daniel,J; Towbin,Alexander,J; Eltomey,Mohamed,A; Levitt,Marc,A. 2013. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Anorectal Malformations.  MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA. Vol. 21, no. 4. (November): 791-?.
  • Eradi,Balgopal; Hamrick,Miller; Bischoff,Andrea; Frischer,Jason,S; Helmrath,Michael; Hall,Jennifer; Pena,Alberto; Levitt,Marc,A. 2013. The role of a colon resection in combination with a Malone appendicostomy as part of a bowel management program for the treatment of fecal incontinence.  JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY. Vol. 48, no. 11. (November): 2296-2300.
  • Versteegh,Hendt,P; van Rooij,Iris,ALM; Levitt,Marc,A; Sloots,Cornelius,EJ; Wijnen,Rene,MH; de Blaauw,Ivo. 2013. Long-term follow-up of functional outcome in patients with a cloacal malformation: A systematic review.  JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY. Vol. 48, no. 11. (November): 2343-2350.
  • Levitt,Marc,A; Hamrick,Miller,C; Eradi,Balgopal; Bischoff,Andrea; Hall,Jennifer; Pena,Alberto. 2013. Transanal, full-thickness, Swenson-like approach for Hirschsprung disease.  JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY. Vol. 48, no. 11. (November): 2289-2295.
  • Bischoff,Andrea; Levitt,Marc,A; Pena,Alberto. 2013. Update on the management of anorectal malformations.  PEDIATRIC SURGERY INTERNATIONAL. Vol. 29, no. 9. (September): 899-904.
  • Brisighelli,Giulia; Bischoff,Andrea; Levitt,Marc; Hall,Jennifer; Monti,Elizabeth; Pena,Alberto. 2013. Coloboma and anorectal malformations: a rare association with important clinical implications.  PEDIATRIC SURGERY INTERNATIONAL. Vol. 29, no. 9. (September): 905-912.
  • de Blaauw,Ivo; Midrio,Paola; Breech,Lesley; Bischoff,Andrea; Dickie,Belinda; Versteegh,Hendt,P; Pena,Alberto; Levitt,Marc,A. 2013. Treatment of Adults with Unrecognized or Inadequately Repaired Anorectal Malformations: 17 Cases of Rectovestibular and Rectoperineal Fistulas.  JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC AND ADOLESCENT GYNECOLOGY. Vol. 26, no. 3. (June): 156-160.
  • Bischoff,Andrea; Levitt,Marc,A; Breech,Lesley; Hall,Jennifer; Pena,Alberto. 2013. Vaginal switch-a useful technical alternative to vaginal replacement for select cases of cloaca and urogenital sinus.  JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY. Vol. 48, no. 2. (February): 363-366.
  • Bischoff,Andrea; Pena,Alberto; Levitt,Marc,A. 2013. Laparoscopic-assisted PSARP - the advantages of combining both techniques for the treatment of anorectal malformations with recto-bladderneck or high prostatic fistulas.  JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY. Vol. 48, no. 2. (February): 367-371.
  • Menchise,Alexandra,Nicole; Condino,Adria,A; Levitt,Marc,A; Hebra,Andre; Wilsey,Michael,J. 2013. Celiac Disease and Diabetes Mellitus Diagnosed in a Pediatric Patient with Hirschsprung Disease.  FETAL AND PEDIATRIC PATHOLOGY. Vol. 32, no. 1. (January): 7-12.
  • Levitt,Marc,A; Dickie,Belinda; Pena,Alberto. 2012. The Hirschsprungs patient who is soiling after what was considered a "successful" pull-through.  SEMINARS IN PEDIATRIC SURGERY. Vol. 21, no. 4. (November): 344-353.
  • Garrett,Kevin,M; Levitt,Marc,A; Pena,Alberto; Kraus,Steven,J. 2012. Contrast enema findings in patients presenting with poor functional outcome after primary repair for Hirschsprung disease.  PEDIATRIC RADIOLOGY. Vol. 42, no. 9. (September): 1099-1106.
  • Bischoff,Andrea; Calvo-Garcia,Maria,A; Baregamian,Naira; Levitt,Marc,A; Lim,Foong-Yen; Hall,Jennifer; Pena,Alberto. 2012. Prenatal counseling for cloaca and cloacal exstrophy-challenges faced by pediatric surgeons.  PEDIATRIC SURGERY INTERNATIONAL. Vol. 28, no. 8. (August): 781-788.
  • Hamrick,Miller; Eradi,Bala; Bischoff,Andrea; Louden,Emily; Pena,Alberto; Levitt,Marc. 2012. Rectal atresia and stenosis: unique anorectal malformations.  JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY. Vol. 47, no. 6. (June): 1280-1284.
  • Patel,Manish,N; Racadio,John,M; Levitt,Marc,A; Bischoff,Andrea; Racadio,Judy,M; Pena,Alberto. 2012. Complex cloacal malformations: use of rotational fluoroscopy and 3-D reconstruction in diagnosis and surgical planning.  PEDIATRIC RADIOLOGY. Vol. 42, no. 3. (March): 355-363.
  • Coe,Alexander; Collins,Margaret,H; Lawal,Taiwo; Louden,Emily; Levitt,Marc,A; Pena,Alberto. 2012. Reoperation for Hirschsprung Disease: Pathology of the Resected Problematic Distal Pull-Through.  PEDIATRIC AND DEVELOPMENTAL PATHOLOGY. Vol. 15, no. 1. (January): 30-38.
  • Pena,Alberto; Bischoff,Andrea; Levitt,Marc,A. 2011. The transpubic approach for the correction of complex anorectal and urogenital malformations. In 44th Annual Meeting of the Pacific-Association-of-Pediatric-Surgeons
  • Chatoorgoon,K; Pena,A; Lawal,T,A; Levitt,M. 2011. The Problematic Duhamel Pouch in Hirschsprung's Disease: Manifestations and Treatment.  EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY. Vol. 21, no. 6. (December): 366-369.
  • Bischoff,Andrea; Levitt,Marc,A; Pena,Alberto. 2011. Total colonic aganglionosis: a surgical challenge. How to avoid complications?.  PEDIATRIC SURGERY INTERNATIONAL. Vol. 27, no. 10. (October): 1047-1052.
  • Podberesky,Daniel,J; Weaver,Nicholas,C; Anton,Christopher,G; Lawal,Taiwo; Hamrick,Miller,C; Alam,Shumyle; Pena,Alberto; Levitt,Marc,A. 2011. MRI of acquired posterior urethral diverticulum following surgery for anorectal malformations.  PEDIATRIC RADIOLOGY. Vol. 41, no. 9. (September): 1139-1145.
  • Calvo-Garcia,Maria,A; Kline-Fath,Beth,M; Levitt,Marc,A; Lim,Foong-Yen; Linam,Leann,E; Patel,Manish,N; Kraus,Steven; Crombleholme,Timothy,M; Pena,Alberto. 2011. Fetal MRI clues to diagnose cloacal malformations.  PEDIATRIC RADIOLOGY. Vol. 41, no. 9. (September): 1117-1128.
  • Bischoff,Andrea; Levitt,Marc,A; Pena,Alberto. 2011. Laparoscopy and its use in the repair of anorectal malformations.  JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY. Vol. 46, no. 8. (August): 1609-1617.
  • Alam,Shumyle; Lawal,Taiwo,A; Pena,Alberto; Sheldon,Curtis; Levitt,Marc,A. 2011. Acquired posterior urethral diverticulum following surgery for anorectal malformations.  JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY. Vol. 46, no. 6. (June): 1231-1235.
  • Lawal,Taiwo,A; Chatoorgoon,Kaveer; Bischoff,Andrea; Pena,Alberto; Levitt,Marc,A. 2011. Management of H-type rectovestibular and rectovaginal fistulas.  JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY. Vol. 46, no. 6. (June): 1226-1230.
  • Levitt,Marc,A; Bischoff,Andrea; Pena,Alberto. 2011. Pitfalls and challenges of cloaca repair: how to reduce the need for reoperations.  JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY. Vol. 46, no. 6. (June): 1250-1255.
  • Lawal,Taiwo,A; Rangel,Shawn,J; Bischoff,Andrea; Pena,Alberto; Levitt,Marc,A. 2011. Laparoscopic-Assisted Malone Appendicostomy in the Management of Fecal Incontinence in Children.  JOURNAL OF LAPAROENDOSCOPIC & ADVANCED SURGICAL TECHNIQUES. Vol. 21, no. 5. (June): 455-459.
  • Lawal,Taiwo,A; Falcone,Richard,A; von Allmen,Daniel; Denson,Lee,A; Levitt,Marc,A; Warner,Brad,W; Frischer,Jason,S. 2011. The utility of routine pouchogram before ileostomy reversal in children and adolescents following ileal pouch anal anastomosis.  JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY. Vol. 46, no. 6. (June): 1222-1225.
  • Chatoorgoon,Kaveer; Pena,Alberto; Lawal,Taiwo; Hamrick,Miller; Louden,Emily; Levitt,Marc,A. 2011. Neoappendicostomy in the management of pediatric fecal incontinence.  JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY. Vol. 46, no. 6. (June): 1243-1249.
  • Lawal,Taiwo,A; Chatoorgoon,Kaveer; Collins,Margaret,H; Coe,Alex; Pena,Alberto; Levitt,Marc,A. 2011. Redo pull-through in Hirschprung's disease for obstructive symptoms due to residual aganglionosis and transition zone bowel.  JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY. Vol. 46, no. 2. (February): 342-347.
  • Lawal,Taiwo,A; Frischer,Jason,S; Falcone,Richard,A; Chatoorgoon,Kaveer; Denson,Lee,A; Levitt,Marc,A. 2010. The Transanal Approach with Laparoscopy or Laparotomy for the Treatment of Rectal Strictures in Crohn's Disease.  JOURNAL OF LAPAROENDOSCOPIC & ADVANCED SURGICAL TECHNIQUES. Vol. 20, no. 9. (November): 791-795.
  • Bischoff,Andrea; Levitt,Marc,A; Lawal,Taiwo,A; Pena,Alberto. 2010. Colostomy closure: how to avoid complications.  PEDIATRIC SURGERY INTERNATIONAL. Vol. 26, no. 11. (November): 1087-1092.
  • Wijers,Charlotte,HW; de Blaauw,Ivo; Marcelis,Carlo,LM; Wijnen,Rene,MH; Brunner,Han; Midrio,Paola; Gamba,Piergiorgio; Clementi,Maurizio; Jenetzky,Ekkehart; Zwink,Nadine; Reutter,Heiko; Bartels,Enrika; Grasshoff-Derr,Sabine; Holland-Cunz,Stefan; Hosie,Stuart; Maerzheuser,Stefanie; Schmiedeke,Eberhard; Cretolle,Celia; Sarnacki,Sabine; Levitt,Marc,A; Knoers,Nine,VAM; Roeleveld,Nel; van Rooij,Iris,ALM. 2010. Research perspectives in the etiology of congenital anorectal malformations using data of the International Consortium on Anorectal Malformations: evidence for risk factors across different populations.  PEDIATRIC SURGERY INTERNATIONAL. Vol. 26, no. 11. (November): 1093-1099.
  • Bischoff,Andrea; Levitt,Marc,A; Lim,Foong,Yen; Guimaraes,Carolina; Pena,Alberto. 2010. Prenatal diagnosis of cloacal malformations.  PEDIATRIC SURGERY INTERNATIONAL. Vol. 26, no. 11. (November): 1071-1075.
  • Levitt,M,A; Pena,A. 2010. Minimally invasive treatment of fecal incontinence and constipation in children.  MINERVA CHIRURGICA. Vol. 65, no. 2. (April): 223-234.
  • Levitt,Marc,A; Martin,Colin,A; Falcone,Richard,A; Pena,Alberto. 2009. Transanal rectosigmoid resection for severe intractable idiopathic constipation. In Joint Meeting of the 60th American-Academy-of-Pediatrics/Int-Childrens-Continence-Soc/Soc-for-Fetal-Urology/Pediatric-Urology-Nurse-Specialists
  • Levitt,Marc,A; Pena,Alberto. 2007. Anorectal malformations.  ORPHANET JOURNAL OF RARE DISEASES. Vol. 2, no. July: e33.
  • Levitt,M,A; Pena,A. 2005. Outcomes from the correction of anorectal malformations.  CURRENT OPINION IN PEDIATRICS. Vol. 17, no. 3. (June): 394-401.

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