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Allan D. Levi, M.D., Ph.D., FACS

General Information

Allan D. Levi, M.D., Ph.D., FACS

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian

Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery

Video Introduction

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Specialties

  • Neurological Surgery

Roles

  • Chief of Neurosurgery, University of Miami Hospital
  • Chief, Neurospinal Services, Jackson Memorial Hospital
  • Orthopaedics/Rehabilitation
  • Professor of Neurological Surgery/Orthopaedics/Rehabilitation

Clinical Interests

Spinal surgery for trauma, degenerative disk disease, neoplasm, rheumatoid arthritis, complex spinal instrumentation, peripheral nerve surgery

Research Interests

spinal cord injury, minimally invasive spine surgery, artificial cervical disc, Schwann cells, hypothermia, clinical outcomes research

 

Awards

Top Doctors (Castle Connolly)
Elected Member of the American Academy of Neurological Surgery
Best Doctors
Elected Member of the Senior Neurosurgical Society
Roberto C. Heros - Best Resident Teacher Award in Neurosurgery

Education

1995 Spine Fellowship
Barrow Neurological Institute
1994 Ph.D.
University of Miami
1987 Residency
University of Toronto
1986 MD
University of Ottawa

Publications

Biography

Allan Levi MD, PhD, FRCS(C), FACS, specializes in the field of spine and peripheral nerve surgery.  His neurosurgical training was completed at the University of Toronto.  He did specialized fellowship training in spine surgery at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. He completed this Ph.D. under the supervision of Dr. Richard Bunge between ‘91 – '94. Dr. Levi joined the faculty at the University of Miami in 1997.

Dr. Levi serves as Chief of the Neurospine service and Spine Fellowship Director at Jackson Memorial Hospital. He also serves as the Chief of Neurosurgery at University of Miami Hospital. He has a busy clinical practice which includes the treatment of numerous spinal disorders including but not limited to degenerative spine diseases, spinal trauma, rheumatoid arthritis, tumors, Chiari malformations, syrinxes, etc. The latest technology is available within the operating rooms including complex spinal instrumentation, artificial cervical discs, spinal cord monitoring and minimally invasive spine surgery.

Dr. Levi also has a special interest in peripheral nerve disorders and treats patients with nerve entrapments, tumors and trauma.

Dr. Levi has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and over 25 text book chapters. He serves as a reviewer for several journals in neurosurgery and neuroscience. He over-sees a number of on-going clinical trials in the field of spinal cord injury including cellular transplantation of Schwann cells and stem cells and the use of hypothermia for acute spinal cord injury.

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