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  • Elad I. Levy Biography

  • Elad I. Levy is Professor of Neurosurgery and Radiology, L. Nelson Hopkins, MD Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery, Jacobs School of Medicine at Biomedical Sciences, at State University of New York at Buffalo. In 2017, he was appointed as one of the National Directors to the American Board of Neurological Surgery. In 2018, he was appointed Secretary to the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Executive Committee and appointed to the 2018 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Ethics Committee for a two-year term. His most recent award in 2018 was receiving the 2018 Drake Lectureship at the CV Section at CNS.

    He has co-authored over 500 peer-reviewed publications. He has also co-authored many published books in neurovascular disease, his most recent being Decision Making in Neurovascular Disease Thieme Publishers, May 1, 2018. Dr. Levy is also the Co-Director, Gates Stroke Center and Cerebrovascular Surgery at Kaleida Health, Director of Endovascular Stroke Treatment and Research Medical Director of Neuroendovascular Services at Gates Vascular Institute (GVI). He has been a primary investigator in several clinical international research studies on carotid artery revascularization and stents, and served as the US Principle Investigator for the SWIFT PRIME trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

    Additionally, Dr. Levy has trained several physicians in using complex endovascular neurosurgical techniques, who now hold leadership positions in academic institutions in the United States and around the globe. Prior to his professorship at the University, he graduated from Dartmouth College and received his Doctor of Medicine degree with distinction from George Washington University. He completed a surgical internship and his neurosurgical residency at the University of Pittsburgh and his fellowship at the University at Buffalo. He also received his MBA from Northeastern University in 2013.

    Since becoming the Chairman at the University of Buffalo Neurosurgery, he has more than doubled the size of the faculty. In the midst of his active and engaged career, he still manages to find time to be a devoted husband and father to his supportive wife, Cindy, and his three children, Bennett, Hannon, and Lauren.

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