Levy Talks Endovascular Neurosurgery

Pittsburgh, April 4, 2019 -- Elad Levy, MD, L. Nelson Hopkins III Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, presented a talk on "Lessons Learned Around The Boathouse for Endovascular Neurosurgery" as the special guest speaker for the 2019 Peter J. Jannetta Lecture, April 3 at the University of Pittsburgh.

A specialist in minimally invasive neurosurgery and stroke care, Dr. Levy is also the co-director at Kaleida Health’s Stroke Care Center at the Gates Vascular Institute in Buffalo as well as director of endovascular stroke treatment and research medical director of neuroendovascular services at GVI.

Elad Levy lectures at Pitt
Elad Levy, MD, talks on endovascular surgery as second Peter J. Jannetta lecturer.

A 2004 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh’s neurosurgery residency program, Dr. Levy has a national and global reputation in the field of neurovascular disease, and has co-authored over 300 peer-reviewed publications, including several in the New England Journal of Medicine. He has also co-authored many published books in neurovascular disease, his most recent being Decision Making in Neurovascular Disease in May of 2018.

Dr. Levy has been a primary investigator in several clinical international research studies on carotid artery revascularization and stents and served as the U.S. principal investigator for the SWIFT PRIME trial published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

In 2011, Dr. Levy founded the Program for Understanding Childhood Concussion and Stroke (PUCCS), a Buffalo-area non-profit organization that has raised nearly $500,000 for concussion research and education in the western New York area.

The Peter J. Jannetta Lecture is held annually in honor of the innovative former chairman of the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery who passed away in April of 2016. Dr. Jannetta served as chairman of the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery for 25 years beginning in 1971. He was internationally acclaimed for his development of microvascular decompression (MVD), an innovative procedure that moved blood vessels away from the trigeminal nerve, alleviating chronic pain and spasms in facial muscles. The procedure became commonly known as the ‘Jannetta Procedure’ and brought relief to thousands.

The annual Jannetta Lecture follows the highly successful Jannetta Symposium that was held in Pittsburgh in April of 2017. The day-long event featured over two-dozen lectures from international leaders in the field of neurosurgery and was attended by more than 120 neurosurgeons and residents. In April of 2018, Daniel Resnick, MD, professor of neurological surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, served as the inaugural Peter J. Jannetta Lecturer.