Principal Investigator & Chair, Clinical and Scientific Advisory Committee
Dr. Levy is the PPDC Principal Investigator and Chair of the PPDC Clinical and Scientific Advisory Committee. He is the the William J. Rashkind Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cardiology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He has appointments as Professor of Pharmacology and Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Levy is also Section Chief for Research in the Division of Cardiology at CHOP. He has experience extending over three decades concerning device development, relating to both pediatric and adult clinical indications. His NIH-funded research has led to 38 issued U.S. patents. These patents have been the basis of extensive licensing activities, including four clinically-used bioprosthetic heart valves developed by St. Jude Medical, Inc. For the past 20 years, Dr. Levy has been the Director of the NHLBI's Research Training Program in Pediatric Cardiology at CHOP, and he has completed a four year term as a standing member of the NHLBI Training Grant Study Section. Dr. Levy provides specific expertise concerning all aspects of pediatric medical device development, preclinical testing, and the regulatory approval process.