Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego
University of Calif-San Francisco
LAC - USC Medical Center
LAC - USC Medical Center
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Neurosurgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery
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.
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