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Bruce Levy, MD, has been named chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Medicine, effective Oct. 1.
Levy will oversee the division in providing outstanding, compassionate clinical care, and educating and training the next generation of academic leaders in pulmonary and critical care medicine. He will also lead the division in its mission of unraveling new knowledge and discoveries that will improve its understanding of and ability to treat common pulmonary diseases.
Levy served as Department of Medicine program director for Academics and Development since 2000, where he organized the curricular and extracurricular activities of more than 180 interns and residents. He has also led the development of new programs and innovative mentoring initiatives.
As a pulmonary physician-scientist, Levy cares for patients with severe asthma and related conditions in BWH's Center for Chest Diseases. Since 1994, he has been an attending in the Medical ICU. His research focuses on the resolution of lung inflammation and injury, and his work has helped lead to more than 10 patents awarded or pending. Levy also led the creation of the Support for Excellence in Educational Development program in the Department of Medicine, which provides financial support and mentoring for student- and faculty-led innovative projects.
"Dr. Levy's caliber of expertise and insight will be a major asset to the position," said Joseph Loscalzo, MD, PhD, chair of the Department of Medicine. "His roles in research, teaching and patient care have prepared him well to lead the division."
Levy earned his BA in biology from the University of Pennsylvania and MD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency in internal medicine at BWH, where he served as a clinical fellow in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and chief medical resident in internal medicine. He is a member of the Division of Medical Communications and is currently associate editor of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine and The New England Journal of Medicine's clinical problem-solving interactive case series.