Arthur Levin

Arthur Levin is Director of the Center for Medical Consumers, a New York City-based non-profit organization committed to patient rights, patient safety, high-quality medicine,and transparency. The Centerpublishes its monthly newsletter HealthFacts, which offers a critique of medical and health practices based on the available scientific evidence and expert opinion. The Center's web site provides extracts of newsletter articles, describes current advocacy efforts and provides information on hospital and doctor surgical volume for New York State.

Mr. Levin a member of the FDA's Consumer Consortium, which recommends consumer representatives for FDA Advisory Committees, and is a member of the New York State NYPORTS statewide workgroup that has redesigned the hospital incident reporting system.

Mr. Levin was a member of the Institute of Medicine's Committee on the Quality of Health Care that published, "To Err is Human" and "Crossing the Quality Chasm" reports. He was also a member of an Institute committee that evaluated the federal quality effort and made recommendations to Congress, and has served as a guest expert on risk management at FDA Drug Advisory Committees.