Elad Levy

Elad I. Levy

Elad I. Levy MD, MBA, FACS, FAHA

UBMD Neurosurgery


Neurological Surgery; Neuroradiology

Accepting new patients

Professional Summary:

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 appointed in 2017 as one of 12 National Directors to the American Board of Neurological Surgery. In 2018 he as appointed Secretary to the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Executive Committee and appointed to the 2018 American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Ethics Committee or a two year term. He has a national and global reputation in the field of neurovascualr disease, and has co-authored over 300 peer-reviewed publications, including several in the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Levy 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 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.


Neurological Surgery, Neuroradiology

Patients Treated:

Adolescents, Adults, Seniors/Elderly

Physician Gender:


Insurance Accepted:

  • Aetna U.S. Healthcare
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of WNY Inc
  • Community Blue (HMO)
  • Community Blue Advantage
  • Empire
  • Fidelis
  • Independent Health Association (HMO)
  • Independent Health Medisource
  • Magnacare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Nofault
  • North American Administrators
  • NYS Medicaid
  • Preferred Care
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare
  • TriCare/Champus
  • United Healthcare
  • Univera Health Care (HMO)
  • Veterans Administration
  • Workers Comp

Board Certifications:

  • Board Certification, American Board of Neurological Surgeons
  • License to Practice Medicine, The University of the State of New York Education Department

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)

Awards and Honors:

  • Patient Choice Award (2018)
  • Teacher of the Year Award (2018)
  • Top Doctors (2018)
  • Power 250 Award (2017)
  • L. Nelson Hopkins, MD Professor Endowed Chair of Neurosurgery (2016)
  • University at Buffalo, Dept Nerosurgery Ranking (2016)
  • Journal of Neurosurgery Award (2016)
  • Power 250 Award (2016)
  • America's Top Doctors (2016)
  • Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award (2015)
  • Galbraith Award (2015)
  • 2015 Top Doctor (2015)
  • ‘One of America‘s Top Doctors" (2014)
  • "2014 Hero of the Heart Award" (2014)
  • Best of Amherst Award (2014)
  • Kaleida Health 'Spirit Award" (2014)
  • State University of New York "Chancellor's Award" (2014)
  • D’Youville College Achievement in Health Care Award (2013)
  • "Top Doc" in Buffalo and Western New York (2013)
  • D'Youville College Achievement in Health Care Award (2013)
  • Buffalo Spree Magazine "Top Docs" in Buffalo & WNY (2013)
  • George Thorn Young Investigator Award (2012)
  • George Thorn Young Investigator Award from UB School of Medicine (2012)
  • Patients' Choice Recognition (2010)
  • 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 Profile:

This UBMD physician is also a member of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, teaching the next generation of doctors and researching to advance care in WNY and beyond. Learn more about this physician’s research and teaching activities, as well as view credentials, publications, professional involvement and more below.

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