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Elad Levy, MD, MBA, installed at UB's inaugural L. Nelson Hopkins III, MD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery

The University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences recently announced the installment of neuro- and endovascular surgeon, Elad Levy, MD, MBA as the inaugural L. Nelson Hopkins III, MD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery. He joined the department in 2004 and became chair in 2013.

Levy has published over 300 peer-reviewed articles and given lectures nationally and internationally. He also directs UB’s stroke research program and had led many innovations in stroke research, including the international SWIFT PRIME trial, which showed that use of a stent retriever in thrombectomies, excision of a clot from a blood vessel, can improve patients' long-term outcome. This study was published in the esteemed New England Journal of Medicine.

Levy also holds numerous other roles, including professor of radiology, director of endovascular stroke treatment and research, co-director of Kaleida Health Stroke Center and Cerebrovascular Surgery, and medical director of neuroendovascular services at Gates Vascular Institute (GVI).

Hopkins served as the chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery from 1989-2013. Dr. Hopkins pioneered endovascular neurosurgery and built UB Neurosurgery into one of the most respected neurosurgery programs in the world. He recently earned the title of Distinguished Professor of Neurosurgery and Radiology from the State University of New York.

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