Professor and Chairman of Neurosurgery, Professor of Radiology
Neurological Surgery; Neuroradiology
Dr. Elad Levy is 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, and was recently appointed as one of 12 National Directors to the American Board of Neurological Surgery. He has a national and global reputation in the field of neurovascualr disease, and as co-authored over 300 peer-reviewed publications, including several in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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). He has participated in several clinical 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. Dr. Levy is sought after for research projects, consultant roles, symposium speaker, and training of other physicians. Additionally, he has trained several physicians throughout the world in using complex Endovascular neurosurgical techniques.
Prior to his professorship at the University, Dr. Levy 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 UB. 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 a recent peer reviewed journal, UBNS was ranked fourth for academic productivity in endovascular neurosurgery. His leadership has allowed for the recruitment to the department of some of the best trained young neurosurgeons, as well as community leaders.
In 2011, Dr. Levy spearheaded a local non-profit organization called PUCCS (Program for Understanding Childhood Concussion and Stroke). Dr. Levy, who serves as president and founder, has led the organization in raising more than $300,000 which has been used to fund concussion research and education in the Western New York area.