Allan Levi, MD, Neurosurgery, Miami, FL, University of Miami Hospital

AllanDLeviMDPhD, FACS, FAANS

Neurosurgery Miami, FL

Professor of Neurological Surgery, University Miami School of Medicine Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery at UHealth

Overview of Dr. Levi

I am a neurosurgeon and chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at UHealth – the University of Miami Health System. My research interests have focused on developing cellular transplantation strategies to repair injuries within both the human central and peripheral nervous system.

After performing the world’s first nerve graft using a combination of a patient’s own nerve and Schwann cells to repair a severely injured sciatic nerve in 2013, a team of UHealth neurosurgeons now have Phase 1 trials underway that extend the use of Schwann cells to include patients with severe peripheral nerve injuries. Following the completion of a trial in patients with sub-acute spinal cord injury (SCI), we are enrolling patients with chronic SCI using Schwann cells combined with exercise and rehabilitation. This trial and others at UHealth and our Miami Project to Cure Paralysis fuel the hope for a cure for paralysis and developing treatments for neurological conditions like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

Education & Training

  • Barrow Neurological Institute
    Barrow Neurological InstituteFellowship, Complex Spinal Neurosurgery, 1995 - 1996
  • University of Miami Miller School of MedicinePhD, Neuroscience, 1994
  • OtherClass of 1987

Certifications & Licensure

  • AZ State Medical License
    AZ State Medical License 1995 - 1997
  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 1993 - 2023
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery Neurological Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • America's Top Doctors Castle Connolly, 2012-2014
  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification EpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2013
  • Top Doctors:South Florida Castle Connolly, 2012
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Lectures

  • Goodman Oral Board Preparation: Neurosurgery Review by Case Management 
    American Association of Neurological Surgeons(AANS), Houston, Texas - 11/10/2012
  • Goodman Oral Board Preparation: Neurosurgery Review by Case Management 
    American Association of Neurological Surgeons(AANS), Houston, Texas - 11/4/2012
  • Goodman Oral Board Preparation: Neurosurgery Review by Case Management 
    American Association of Neurological Surgeons(AANS), Houston, Texas - 5/12/2012

Press Mentions

  • UM Doctor Develops Minimally Invasive Surgery for Back Fractures in Young People
    UM Doctor Develops Minimally Invasive Surgery for Back Fractures in Young PeopleDecember 22, 2019 03:56
  • Dr. Allan Levi Receives 'Top Paper of the Year' Award at Congress of Neurological Surgeons
    Dr. Allan Levi Receives 'Top Paper of the Year' Award at Congress of Neurological SurgeonsNovember 25, 2019 02:32
  • Unique Surgery Helps Young Athletes with Spinal Fractures Get Back in the Game
    Unique Surgery Helps Young Athletes with Spinal Fractures Get Back in the GameOctober 19, 2019 02:37
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Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • French, Italian

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
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    United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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