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Elad                           Levy

Elad I. Levy MD, MBA, FACS, FAHA

UBMD Neurosurgery


Neurological Surgery; Neuroradiology



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. 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. Dr. Levy is sought after 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 and the National Principal Investigator for neurovascular aneurysms and strokes. 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.

During the past three years he has become involved with a study investigating concussion injury as it relates to blood flow physiology of the brain.

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:


Location and Insurance

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


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:
  • '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)
  • Buffalo Spree Magazine "Top Docs" in Buffalo & WNY (2013)
  • D’Youville College Achievement in Health Care Award (2013)
  • "Top Doc" in Buffalo and Western New York (2013)
  • George Thorn Young Investigator Award from UB School of Medicine (2012)
  • George Thorn Young Investigator Award (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 clinician teaches at the University at Buffalo's School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. Learn more about this clinician’s research and teaching activities. View credentials, publications, professional involvement and more.