MEDICAL SERVICES

EDUCATION

Undergraduate Degree

  • Rutgers University , 2001 , New Brunswick , NJ

Medical School

  • Sackler School of Medicine , 2006 , Tel Aviv , Israel

Internship

  • Children's Hospital at Montefiore , 2006 , Bronx , NY

Residency

  • New York Medical College , 2010 , Westchester , NY

Fellowship

  • Saint Louis Children's Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine , 2013 , St. Louis , MO

Philosophy of Care

In the Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) our philosophy is to ensure that every patient receives the best care for the best possible outcomes. We consider our “patient” to be the baby and the family; we are constantly striving to serve the needs of both. This requires a team based approach with all members being essential.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Dr. Philip Levy's professional activities span the realm of clinical service, research and teaching, all devoted to discovering, implementing and teaching evidence-based clinical care of seriously ill newborns.

His patient-oriented and translational research initiatives also focus on cardiac mechanics in congenital and acquired heart diseases in the neonatal and pediatric population. His work is part of a larger international collaborative that was established to examine emerging measures of cardiac function and pulmonary hemodynamics in large preterm birth cohorts to define physiological and pathological patterns of postnatal cardiac adaptation. The major objective of the research is to extend the capacity for non-invasive ultrasound as a tool to enhance the understanding of newborn cardio-pulmonary disease and explore its contribution in quantitative cardiac phenotyping.

We continue to publish normative data in large neonatal and pediatric populations using prospective cohort analysis and meta-analysis approach, for which Dr. Levy has authored original research papers on neonatal hemodynamics.

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Levy PT, Jain A, Nawaytou H, Teitel D, Keller R, Fineman J, Steinhorn R, Abman SH, McNamara PJ. Risk Assessment and Monitoring of Chronic Pulmonary Hypertension in Premature Infants. J Pediatr. 2019 Nov 14. View abstract
  2. Holtz AM, Harrington AW, McNamara ER, Kielian A, Soul JS, Martinez-Ojeda M, Levy PT. Expanding the phenotypic spectrum of Mabry Syndrome with novel PIGO gene variants associated with hyperphosphatasia, intractable epilepsy, and complex gastrointestinal and urogenital malformations. Eur J Med Genet. 2019 Nov 05; 103802. View abstract
  3. El-Khuffash A, Jain A, Lewandowski AJ, Levy PT. Preventing disease in the 21st century: early breast milk exposure and later cardiovascular health in premature infants. Pediatr Res. 2019 Oct 30. View abstract
  4. Patel MD, Breatnach CR, James AT, Choudhry S, McNamara PJ, Jain A, Franklin O, Hamvas A, Mertens L, Singh GK, El-Khuffash A, Levy PT. Echocardiographic Assessment of Right Ventricular Afterload in Preterm Infants: Maturational Patterns of Pulmonary Artery Acceleration Time Over the First Year of Age and Implications for Pulmonary Hypertension. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2019 Jul; 32(7):884-894.e4. View abstract
  5. Levy PT, Keller RL. Pulmonary Vascular Disease in Premature Infants. Early Predictive Models of Late Respiratory Morbidity. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2019 Apr 15; 199(8):943-944. View abstract
  6. Bussmann N, El-Khuffash A, Breatnach CR, McCallion N, Franklin O, Singh GK, Levy PT. Left ventricular diastolic function influences right ventricular - Pulmonary vascular coupling in premature infants. Early Hum Dev. 2019 01; 128:35-40. View abstract
  7. Levy PT, Tissot C, Horsberg Eriksen B, Nestaas E, Rogerson S, McNamara PJ, El-Khuffash A, de Boode WP. Application of Neonatologist Performed Echocardiography in the Assessment and Management of Neonatal Heart Failure unrelated to Congenital Heart Disease. Pediatr Res. 2018 07; 84(Suppl 1):78-88. View abstract
  8. de Boode WP, Singh Y, Molnar Z, Schubert U, Savoia M, Sehgal A, Levy PT, McNamara PJ, El-Khuffash A. Application of Neonatologist Performed Echocardiography in the assessment and management of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn. Pediatr Res. 2018 07; 84(Suppl 1):68-77. View abstract
  9. Bussmann N, Breatnach C, Levy PT, McCallion N, Franklin O, El-Khuffash A. Early diastolic dysfunction and respiratory morbidity in premature infants: an observational study. J Perinatol. 2018 09; 38(9):1205-1211. View abstract
  10. Levy PT, Patel MD, Choudhry S, Hamvas A, Singh GK. Evidence of Echocardiographic Markers of Pulmonary Vascular Disease in Asymptomatic Infants Born Preterm at One Year of Age. J Pediatr. 2018 06; 197:48-56.e2. View abstract
  11. Rios DR, Bhattacharya S, Levy PT, McNamara PJ. Circulatory Insufficiency and Hypotension Related to the Ductus Arteriosus in Neonates. Front Pediatr. 2018; 6:62. View abstract
  12. Levy PT, El-Khuffash A, Patel MD, Breatnach CR, James AT, Sanchez AA, Abuchabe C, Rogal SR, Holland MR, McNamara PJ, Jain A, Franklin O, Mertens L, Hamvas A, Singh GK. Maturational Patterns of Systolic Ventricular Deformation Mechanics by Two-Dimensional Speckle-Tracking Echocardiography in Preterm Infants over the First Year of Age. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2017 Jul; 30(7):685-698.e1. View abstract
  13. Levy PT, El-Khuffash A. Pulmonary arterial hypertension after ibuprofen treatment in the first week of life? J Pediatr. 2017 03; 182:408-409. View abstract
  14. Levy PT, Patel MD, Groh G, Choudhry S, Murphy J, Holland MR, Hamvas A, Grady MR, Singh GK. Pulmonary Artery Acceleration Time Provides a Reliable Estimate of Invasive Pulmonary Hemodynamics in Children. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2016 11; 29(11):1056-1065. View abstract
  15. Levy PT, Machefsky A, Sanchez AA, Patel MD, Rogal S, Fowler S, Yaeger L, Hardi A, Holland MR, Hamvas A, Singh GK. Reference Ranges of Left Ventricular Strain Measures by Two-Dimensional Speckle-Tracking Echocardiography in Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2016 Mar; 29(3):209-225.e6. View abstract
  16. Levy PT, Dioneda B, Holland MR, Sekarski TJ, Lee CK, Mathur A, Cade WT, Cahill AG, Hamvas A, Singh GK. Right ventricular function in preterm and term neonates: reference values for right ventricle areas and fractional area of change. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2015 May; 28(5):559-69. View abstract
  17. Sanchez AA, Levy PT, Sekarski TJ, Arbelaez AM, Hildebolt CF, Holland MR, Singh GK. Markers of cardiovascular risk, insulin resistance, and ventricular dysfunction and remodeling in obese adolescents. J Pediatr. 2015 Mar; 166(3):660-5. View abstract
  18. Beaser RS, Levy P. Metabolic syndrome: a work in progress, but a useful construct. Circulation. 2007 Apr 03; 115(13):1812-8; discussion 1818. View abstract