BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Elad I. Levy, MD, professor and chair of
neurosurgery at the University at Buffalo, has been named editor of
the endovascular section for Neurosurgery, the official journal of
the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.
Levy will start his three-year term on the editorial review
board this summer, serving as primary chairperson for the
journal’s new endovascular section, overseeing manuscript
review. He also will contribute an editorial to the journal during
Nelson Oyesiku, MD, Neurosurgery’s editor-in-chief, chose
Levy for his “obvious dedication” to the field of
endovascular surgery and for distinguishing himself as a
“highly valuable and worthy” ad hoc reviewer for the
Levy joined UB’s faculty in 2004 and was named chair of
neurosurgery in 2013.
His clinical research focuses on quality outcomes following
stroke intervention, and the effectiveness of stroke imaging in
predicting endovascular outcomes following treatment.
Levy’s broad research interests include drug-coated
stents, treatment of acute stroke, stenting of aneurysms and the
molecular biology of stent-induced restenosis. He has served and
currently serves in roles as principal investigator in national and
international stroke trials.
A graduate of Dartmouth College, Levy received his MD from
George Washington University. He completed a surgical internship
and his neurosurgical residency at the University of
At UB, Levy completed a fellowship in endovascular surgery, then
served as an associate professor and professor in the Department of
Neurosurgery; he also is professor of radiology. He earned an MBA
from Northeastern University while at UB.
Levy is co-director for the Kaleida Health Stroke Center and
director of the Toshiba Neuroendovascular Catheterization
He has won numerous awards including UB’s George Thorn
Young Investigator Award, given by the UB medical school to faculty
of exceptional talent who are less than 45 years of age and the MDx
Medical Inc. Patients’ Choice Recognition. He also was named
one of the Business First Top 50 Doctors in Western New York. A
Fellow of the American Heart Association/American Stroke
Association and the American College of Surgeons, Levy serves as
board member and co-founder of the Endovascular Neurosurgery
Research Group and vice chair of the Scientific Planning Committee
of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Levy is a founder of
PUCCS, the Program for the Understanding of Childhood Concussions
and Stroke, a national organization established to boost research
into youth concussions.