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Elad                           Levy

Elad I. Levy MD, MBA, FACS, FAHA,

Department of Neurosurgery

Professor of Neurosurgery & Radiology

Specialty/Research Focus

Neurological Surgery; Neuroradiology

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Professional Summary:

Dr. Elad Levy is a Professor of Neurosurgery and Radiology, and Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery, at State University of New York at Buffalo. He is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Levy is also the Director of Stroke Research, Co-Director of Kaleida Health Stroke Center and Cerebrovascular Surgery, Director of Endovascular Stroke Treatment and Research, Medical Director of Neuroendovascular Services at Gates Vascular Institute (GVI) and Director of the Toshiba Neuroendovascular Cath Lab. He has participated in several clinical research studies on carotid artery revascularization and stents, synthetic bone, and cervical spine disc replacement. Companies such as Boston Scientific, Cordis, Micrus, EV3, and Abbot Vascular have solicited Dr. Levy for research projects, consultant roles, symposium speaker, and training of other physicians. He has had numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and has presented at both national and international meetings. Dr. Levy is also the Pipeline site for flow diverting technologies.

Education and Training:
  • MBA, Northeastern University, Magna Cum Laude (2013)
  • Residency, Neurosurgery, University of Pittsburgh (2004)
  • Fellowship, Neurosurgery, State University of New York at Buffalo (2003)
  • Internship, Surgical Internship, University of Pittsburgh (1998)
  • MD, George Washington University School of Medicine (1997)
  • BS, Molecular Biology/Biochemistry, Dartmouth College (1993)
  • Chairman Department of Neurological Surgery, Neurosurgery, University of Buffalo (2013-present)
  • Professor of Neurosurgery & Radiology, University at Buffalo (2010-present)
  • Medical Director Neuroendovascular Services at GVI, Kaleida/Gates Vascular Institute (2010-present)
  • Co-Director, Kaleida Health Stroke Center (2006-present)
  • Director, Toshiba Neuroendovascular Cath Lab, University at Buffalo (2006-present)
  • Director, Endovascular Fellowship Program, University at Buffalo (2006-present)
  • Secretary, University at Buffalo Neurosurgery, Inc. (2006-present)
Awards and Honors:
  • D'Youville College Achievement in Health Care Award (2013)
  • Buffalo Spree Magazine "Top Docs" in Buffalo & WNY (2013)
  • George Thorn Young Investigator Award (2012)
  • Top 50 Doctors in WNY Business First (2009)
  • MDx Medical Inc. Patients' Choice Recognition (2009)
  • Thomas J. Linnemeier Young Investigator Award (Runner Up) (2008)
  • Louise Eisenhardt Award, American Association of Neurological Surgeons (2005)
  • Resident Teaching Award (2003)
  • Best Paper - Basic Science Category, Southern Neurosurgical Society (2003)
  • Cerebrovascular/Endovascular Fellowship Award (2003)
  • AANS/CNS Joint Cerebrovascular Section Mullen Endovascular Fellowship Award (2002)
  • Graduate with Distinction, Doctor of Medicine, George Washington University (1997)
  • Walter Freeman Award, George Washington University (1997)
  • Dr. Harold Lamport Biomedical Research Award, Beaumont Society (1996)
  • Beaumont Society Poster Presentation Award (1995)
  • Gill Foundation Fellowship (1994)
  • Presidential Scholar Research Assistantship, Dartmouth College (1992)
  • Dartmouth College Presidential Citation (1991)

Research Expertise:
  • Neurosurgery

Evaluative Studies and Case Reports:
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Journal Articles:
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Books and Book Chapters:
  • Siddiqui A. Intracranial and Vertebral Artery Angioplasty and Stenting. 2010.
  • Siddiqui A. Important Key Points of Intracranial Angiography for the Interventional Cardiologist. 2009.
  • Siddiqui A. Carotid Artery Stenting..
  • Siddiqui A. Endovascular Thrombolysis: Pharmacologic and Mechanical..
  • Siddiqui A. Interventional Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke..
  • Siddiqui A. Complication Management in Carotid Stenting..

Professional Memberships:
  • Fellow of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (FAHA) (2009)
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (2008)
  • Ex officio member, Executive Council, AANS/CNS Cerebrovascular Section (2007)
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons (2006)
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons (1999)
  • "“Coiling in Conjunction with Pipeline Embolization Device for the Treatment of Intracranial Aneurysms" , Israel Neurological Society (2014)
  • "“Morbidity and Mortality after treatment of Iintracranial aneurysms with pipeline embolization device: Analyses of an International Multicenter Registry”" Israel Neurological Society Annual Meeting of the Israel Neurosurgical Society, Israeli Neurological Society (2014)
  • "“Primary Stentriever vs Combined Stentreiver plus Aspiration Thromectomy Approaches in Vitro Stroke Model Compairison”" Annual Meeting of the Israel Neurosurgical Society,, Israel Neurological Society (2014)
  • "“Thrombus Density Predicts Successful Recanalization with Solitaire Stent-Retriever Thrombectomy in Acute Ischemic Stroke”" Annual Meeting of the Israel Neurological Society, Israel Neurological Society (2014)
  • ", Special Comment: Intracranial Stenting for Arteriosclerotic “Stenosis of Intra" 26th Annual JSNET Meeting (2010)
  • ": “Selection of the device; closed cell/open cell for stent," Annual JSNET Meeting,, BSJ Session (2010)
  • "“Effective use and Appropriate patient Selection of Carotid Wallstent and Filterwire EZ"" 26th Annual JSNET, BSCI Keynote Lecture: Teaching Seminar (2010)
  • "”Advanced Endovascular Treatment for Cerebral Aneurysm" Korean-Japanese Friendship Conference (2010)
  • "Carotid Revascularization: “Modern management of carotid stenosis" 26th Annual JSNET Meeting, (2010)
  • "Prospective Analysis of Outcomes after CT Perfusion-Guided Stroke Intervention" The American Academy of Neurological Surgery 71st Annual Meeting (2009)
  • "Revascularization and Mortality Rates following Endovascular Intervention within 3 Hours of Ischemic Stroke Syptom Onset - Comparison Between Mechanical versus Pharmacological Intra-arterial Therapies" Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting (2009)
  • "Elective Stenting for Intracranial Stenosis under Conscious Sedation. Oral Presentation" Neurological Society of America Annual Meeting (2009)
  • "The Current State of Carotid Stenting" Carmel Hospital, Haifa, Israel (2009)
  • "Inhibition of Stretch-Activated Channels Disrupts Nitric Oxide-Mediated Vascular Remodeling" Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (2009)
  • "Intra Arterial Stroke Management and Arterial Dissections Inside and Out of the Head: The Essentials" Ischemic and Hemorrhagic Update at Harvard Medical School (2009)
  • "Managing Carotid Stent Complications" 18th Annual Peripheral Angioplasty and All That Jazz Conference (2009)
  • "Occurrence of In-Stent Stenosis and/or Thrombosis After Enterprise-Assisted Aneurysm Treatment: Midterm Follow-Up of the Interstate Collaboration of Enterprise Stent-coiling (ICES) Multicenter Tegistry" Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (2009)
  • "Ischemic Disease – Thrombolysis, Intracranial Stenting" Endovascular Techniques for Residents MERI (2009)
  • "The Adjunctive Use of Intra-arterial Eptifibatide as a Revascularization Tool in Acute Cerebrovascular Ischemia" 61st American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting (2009)
  • "Advanced Endovascular Strategies for the Management of Complex and Giant Intracranial Aneurysms" Sothern Neurosurgery Society Meeting (2009)
  • "Interventional Management of Stroke" Cerebrovascular Update 2009 (2009)
  • "The Enterprise Vascular Reconstruction Device for Treatment of Acute Thromboembolic Stroke" International Stroke Conference (2009)
  • "Acute Stoke: Transition from Rehabilitation to Intervention" Grand Rounds at Massachusetts General Hospital (2009)
  • "Stent-assisted Coiling of Paraclinoid Aneurysms Does Not Increase Risk of Treatment" The American Academy of Neurological Surgery 71st Annual Meeting (2009)
  • "The Current Role of Extra-Intracranial Bypass Surgery for Neurovascular Pathologies" Grand Rounds at West Virginia University (2008)
  • "Interventional Stroke Treatment Current Concepts and Future Directions" Poriah Hospital (2007)
  • "Intracranial Stenosis and Aneurysms" Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, RamBam Healthcare Campus (2007)
  • "Current status of CAS in the US" 6th Meeting of Japanese Society for Treatments at Neck in Cerebrovascular Disease (2007)
  • "Preliminary Multicenter Experience with the Wingspan Stent for the Treatment of Intracranial Stenosis" Joint International Stroke Conference--AANS-CNS Cerebrovascular Section--ASITN Meeting (2007)
  • "Cross-Clamping” Technique for Treatment of Symptomatic Carotid Stenosis with Intraluminal Thrombus" 65th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Neurosurgical Society (2006)
  • "In Vivo Hemodynamics Correlated with Vascular Responses Associated with Cerebral Aneurysm Development" 5th World Congress of Biomechanics (2006)
  • "Endovascular advances in the treatment of complex aneurysms and Orbit experience" Cerebrovascular Disease Forum, Huashan Hospital (2006)
  • "Wingspan Stent HDE Clinical Study 12 Month Follow-up" Semana del Intervencionismo Minimamente Invasivo (2006)
  • "When and how to treat vertebral arteries and carotid dissections" Endovascular Therapy International (2006)
  • "Intracranial Atheroma Case Discussion, Evidence Based Management of Cerebrovascular Disease, Part II" Joint Program of International Stroke Conference and AANS/CNS Cerebrovascular Section and ASITN (2006)
  • "Aneurysmal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: Management Strategies" 1st Conference of Chinese Neurosurgeons (2005)
  • "How to Judge Coil Embolization in 2005" 1st Conference of Chinese Neurosurgeons (2005)
  • "Orbit Complex Coils for Intracranial Aneurysms: Higher Packing Density Improves Midterm Angiographic Results" 1st Conference of Chinese Neurosurgeons (2005)
  • "Hemodynamic Factors Contributing to Aneurysm Formation and Rupture" 6th International Intracranial Stent Meeting 2009:Tidal Wave from Coil to Prosthesis, from Embolization to Reconstruction (2005)
  • "Vertebral Artery Intervention and Its Impact on the Posterior Circulation. Syllabus Abstract" Multidisciplinary European Endovascular Therapy (MEET) Congress (2005)
  • "Carotid Artery Stenting: Planning the Procedure" Endovascular Therapy International, University of Siena, Italy (2005)
  • "Interpretation of the intracranial angiography at baseline and during complications" Endovascular Therapy International, University of Siena, Italy (2005)
  • "Sirolimus-eluting Stents in the Canine Cerebral Vasculature: Assessment of Safety Profile and Vessel Response" Joint Meeting of the American Academy of Neurological Surgery, the German Academy of Neurosurgery, and the German Society of Neurosurgery (2004)
  • "Incidence and Treatment of In-stent Stenosis after Carotid Angioplasty and Stenting" World Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology meeting (2003)
  • "Intracerebral Rescue for Thromboembolic Complications Following Carotid Stenting. Multidisciplinary European Endovascular Therapy (MEET)" Mutlidisciplinary Course on Endovascular Therapy of Carotid Artery and Thoracic Aorta (2003)
  • "Carotid Angioplasty and Stenting in Patients with Near Occlusion of Carotid Artery" 2nd International Course on Carotid Angioplasty ICCA- II (2002)
  • "Carotid Stenting and Thrombolysis in Patients with Acute Carotid Artery Dissection and Ischemic Stroke" 2nd International Course on Carotid Angioplasty ICCA- II (2002)
  • ": Histological Response of Cerebral Vessels After Randomized Blinded Implantation of Heparin-Coated and Uncoated Endoluminal Stents" . Brazilian Meeting of Neurosurgery (2002)
  • "In Vivo Model of Intracranial Stent Implantation: Histological Response of Cerebral Vessels After Randomized Blinded Implantation of Heparin-Coated and Uncoated Endoluminal Stents" Brazilian Meeting of Neurosurgery (2002)
  • "Endovascular treatment of ischemic stroke" Constantino Constantini Cardiology Clinic (teleconference) (2002)
  • "Problems and Pitfalls in Carotid Artery Stenting" Fourteenth Annual International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy (2002)
  • "Endovascular Treatment of Aneurysms: When and Why?" 60th Annual Meeting of the Japan Neurosurgical Society (2001)
  • "Radiosurgery for Childhood Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation" 10th International Meeting of the Leksell Gamma Knife Society (2000)
  • "Cervical spine evaluation in obtunded or comatose pediatric trauma patients" International Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons (1999)
  • "Outcome analysis of third ventriculostomy" International Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons (1999)
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Service Activities:
  • Founder and President PUCCS; Founder and President of "Program for Understanding Childhood Concussions & Stroke" (PUCCS). As of 2013 raised 300k for this charity.; President (2010)
  • KADIMAH School Board; Board Member (2009)
  • Medical and Dental Staff Ad Hoc Committee, Kaleida Health; Member (2009)
  • Oral Board Preparatory Course; Teacher (2009)
  • Physicians’ Council for Responsible Reform; Consultant (2009)
  • Scientific Staff, Buffalo Police Department; Consultant (2009)
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons / Congress of Neurological Surgeons Joint Guidelines Committee; Member (2008)
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons Ad Hoc Committee on Best Practices and Ethical Standards; Member (2008)
  • Cerebrovascular Complications Conference, Cerebrovascular Section of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons / Congress of Neurological Surg; Co-Chair (2007–2008)
  • Fellowship Committee, Congress of Neurological Surgeons; Chair (2007–2008)
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting Scientific Planning Committee; Delegate (2007)
  • Grammar School Presentation Series on Brain Injury and Helmet Safety; Presentor (2007)
  • OR Committee, Millard Fillmore Gates Hospital; Member (2004)
  • Education for underprivileged high school students about opportunities in Neurosurgery, Neurology, and Neuroscience; Presentor (2001–2003)
  • Stroke screening and health awareness program, National Stroke Association and George Washington University Medical Center; Volunteer (1993–1997)

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3980 A Sheridan Drive
Amherst, NY 14226
Phone: 716-218-1000 ext 5138
Fax: 716-218-1010

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