Locations

3020 Children's Way
MC 5135
San Diego, CA 92123

Specialty

Neurosurgery

Organization

Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA

CPMG/RCHN/RCSSD

Medical School

University of Calif-San Francisco

Internship

LAC - USC Medical Center

Residency

LAC - USC Medical Center

Fellowship

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Board Certifications

Neurosurgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery

Gender

M

Bio

Michael Levy, M.D., Ph.D., is chief of pediatric neurosurgery at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and UC San Diego School of Medicine and a professor at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

In 2002, he was recruited to develop a Pediatric Neurosurgical Center of Excellence at Rady Children's and a pediatric neurosurgical fellowship at UC San Diego. Currently, Dr. Levy is the director of UC San Diego's Pediatric Neurosurgical Fellowship Training Program and its pediatric neurosurgical international fellowship.

Dr. Levy's expertise lies in the treatment of complex pediatric brain tumors and cerebrovascular malformations. He is also involved with the design and utilization of endoscopy and three- dimensional imaging technologies to facilitate surgery.

In 2015, he became the first surgeon in the history of UC San Diego to move up two levels in academic standing, from Professor level 3 to Professor level 5.

Along with his clinical expertise, Dr. Levy is actively involved in research and is widely published, with more than 200 papers appearing in peer-reviewed literature, seven books and more than 60 book chapters. Additionally, he is currently on the editorial boards of 16 peer-reviewed journals, including Neurosurgery, Journal of Health Communications, World Neurosurgery, Frontiers in Pediatrics and Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences.

Dr. Levy's professional memberships include the Society of University Neurosurgeons, the American Academy of Neurological Surgery and the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery, along with Alpha Omega Alpha (Medical Honor Society), the American College of Surgeons, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Joint Section of Pediatric Neurosurgery and the WHO Global Initiative for Emergency and Essential Surgical Care.

He is an advisor for the National Hydrocephalus Association, as well as a board member for the Autism Tree Project Foundation, INCA, Stemedica, Holy Innocents Hospital, Mbarara, Uganda, and Going the Distance.

When not practicing medicine, Dr. Levy works with the National Football League as an unaffiliated sideline physician and for the NFL Players Association as a surgical consultant.

Publications

Brain cell type-specific enhancer-promoter interactome maps and disease risk association.
Nott A, Holtman IR, Coufal NG, Schlachetzki JCM, Yu M, Hu R, Han CZ, Pena M, Xiao J, Wu Y, Keulen Z, Pasillas MP, O'Connor C, Nickl CK, Schafer ST, Shen Z, Rissman RA, Brewer JB, Gosselin D, Gonda DD, Levy ML, Rosenfeld MG, McVicker G, Gage FH, Ren B, Glass CK

Commentary: Microsurgical Resection of Brain Stem Ependymoma: 2-Dimensional Operative Video.
Rennert RC, Levy ML

Biallelic loss of <i>GNAS</i> in a patient with pediatric medulloblastoma.
Tokita MJ, Nahas S, Briggs B, Malicki DM, Mesirov JP, Reyes IAC, Farnaes L, Levy ML, Kingsmore SF, Dimmock D, Crawford JR, Wechsler-Reya RJ

Phase I/II Study of Safety and Preliminary Efficacy of Intravenous Allogeneic Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Chronic Stroke.
Levy ML, Crawford JR, Dib N, Verkh L, Tankovich N, Cramer SC

Obstructive Hydrocephalus.
Santiago-Dieppa DR, Levy ML

Delayed Radiation-Induced Stroke Mimics Recurrent Tumor in an Adolescent With Remote History of Low-Grade Brainstem Glioma.
Chau LQ, Levy ML, Crawford JR

Surgical relevance of pediatric skull base maturation for the far-lateral and extreme-lateral infrajugular transcondylar-transtubercular exposure approaches.
Rennert RC, Hoshide R, Brandel MG, Steinberg JA, Martin JR, Meltzer HS, Gonda DD, Fukushima T, Khalessi AA, Levy ML

Pediatric Intracavernous Sinus Lesions: A Single Institutional Surgical Case Series and Review of the Literature.
Hoshide R, Rennert RC, Calayag M, Gonda D, Meltzer H, Crawford JR, Levy ML

BB Gunshot Wound to the Head.
Santiago-Dieppa DR, Brandel MG, Levy ML, Gonda DD

Unusual KRAS missense mutation (p.E63K) in patient with juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma of the tectum.
Chau LQ, Levy ML, Crawford JR

Atypical anaplastic astrocytoma with unique molecular features and diffuse leptomeningeal spread in a child with long-term survival.
Aghajan Y, Malicki DM, Levy ML, Crawford JR

Pediatric Cerebral Aneurysm
Levy ML, Levy DM, Manna B

Unusual high-grade and low-grade glioma in an infant with PPP1CB-ALK gene fusion.
Ng A, Levy ML, Malicki DM, Crawford JR

Atypical central neurocytoma with novel EWSR1-ATF1 fusion and MUTYH mutation detected by next-generation sequencing.
Aghajan Y, Malicki DM, Levy ML, Crawford JR

Levator palpebrae superioris nuclear palsy in a child with artery of Percheron infarction.
Chau LQ, Levy ML, Crawford JR

A novel KIF5B-ALK fusion in a child with an atypical central nervous system inflammatory myofibroblastic tumour.
Maruggi M, Malicki DM, Levy ML, Crawford JR

Extended middle fossa approach to lateralized pontine cavernomas in children.
Rennert RC, Hoshide R, Calayag M, Kemp J, Gonda DD, Meltzer HS, Fukushima T, Day JD, Levy ML

Robot-assisted endoscopic third ventriculostomy: institutional experience in 9 patients.
Hoshide R, Calayag M, Meltzer H, Levy ML, Gonda D

An environment-dependent transcriptional network specifies human microglia identity.
Gosselin D, Skola D, Coufal NG, Holtman IR, Schlachetzki JCM, Sajti E, Jaeger BN, O'Connor C, Fitzpatrick C, Pasillas MP, Pena M, Adair A, Gonda DD, Levy ML, Ransohoff RM, Gage FH, Glass CK

Medulloblastoma With Extensive Nodularity: Tailored Therapy in a Low-resource Setting.
Aristizabal P, Burns L, Rivera-Gomez R, Levy ML, Roberts W, Crawford JR

Spontaneous aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage in a child with multiply recurrent posterior fossa juvenile pilocytic astrocytoma.
Chen DY, Levy ML, Crawford JR

Disseminated pilomyxoid astrocytoma in infancy with novel MUTYH mutation.
Aghajan Y, Levy ML, Newbury RO, Crawford JR

Intraspinal Pathology Associated With Pediatric Scoliosis: A Ten-year Review Analyzing the Effect of Neurosurgery on Scoliosis Curve Progression.
Jankowski PP, Bastrom T, Ciacci JD, Yaszay B, Levy ML, Newton PO

Acute brainstem haemorrhage as a presenting feature of high-grade glioma.
Aghajan Y, Levy ML, Mo JQ, Crawford JR

Novel PPP1CB-ALK fusion protein in a high-grade glioma of infancy.
Aghajan Y, Levy ML, Malicki DM, Crawford JR

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