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Paul Levy, MD, Thoracic Surgery, Jonesboro, AR, NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital


Thoracic Surgery Jonesboro, AR

Cardiovascular Surgery

Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon, Chief of Surgical Services, NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital and Clinic

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  • Dr. Paul Levy is a thoracic surgeon in Jonesboro, AR and is affiliated with NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital. He received his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine and has been in practice 29 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including Spanish. He specializes in cardiovascular surgery and is experienced in coronary artery disease, lung cancer, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, practice management, and adult cardiac surgery.

Education & Training

  • University of Tennessee
    University of TennesseeMBA, Business, 2010 - 2010
  • McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
    McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern UniversityFellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1994 - 1997
  • University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago
    University of Illinois College of Medicine at ChicagoResidency, Surgery, 1988 - 1994
  • Wayne State University School of Medicine
    Wayne State University School of MedicineClass of 1988
  • Wayne State University
    Wayne State UniversityMS, Physiology, 1982 - 1984
  • Kalamazoo College
    Kalamazoo CollegeBA, Health Sciences, 1978 - 1982

Certifications & Licensure

  • TN State Medical License
    TN State Medical License 2017 - 2026
  • AR State Medical License
    AR State Medical License 2013 - 2026
  • NM State Medical License
    NM State Medical License 2000 - 2025
  • MS State Medical License
    MS State Medical License 2019 - 2024
  • OH State Medical License
    OH State Medical License 1998 - 2004
  • WI State Medical License
    WI State Medical License 1998 - 1999
  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 1990 - 1999
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
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Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Red Dress Gala Community Health Advocate Honoree Community Health Education Foundation Jonesboro Arkansas, 2015
  • Innovation Hero Finalist Arkansas Business Health Care Heroes, 2015
  • • Albuquerque Top Docs; Rated #1 in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Albuquerque, New Mexico 2010-2013
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • The Surgeon’s Role in Building Reliable and High-Functioning Surgical Teams  
    Paul Levy, STS News, 11/5/2018
  • Practice Management: Can Physician Leadership Cure the Burnout Epidemic?  
    Paul Levy, STS News;, 1/3/2018
  • Elimination of Operating Room Waste: The Power of Collaboration  
    Paul S. Levy, STS News Vol. 21, Issue 2, 5/2016
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  • PROACT Clinical Trial.
    Levy P, Physician Assistant National Meeting, Kona, HI, 1/1/2008
  • "Ask the Expert" (Mitral Valve Repair)
    Duran C, Levy P, American Association of Thoracic Surgeons, Boston, MA, 1/1/2004
  • Myocardial Revascularization and CO2 Heart Laser, Have We Found A Holy Grail?
    Levy P, Colleagues in Cardiac Surgery, Wilson Lectureship, Cardiology Update 2001, 1/1/2003
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  • Surgical Instruction of Mitral Valve Repair. 
    Beijing, China - 1/1/2006
  • Mitral Valve Repair and Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation. 
    Beijing, China - 1/1/2005
  • Surgical Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation. 
    Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne - 1/1/2005


  • The effects of intravenous adenosine on platelet function during extracorporeal circulation in the canine model. 
    Yousif M, Wallin R, Levy P, Silbergleit A, Oakland County Medical Society (Bulletin)
  • Experimental portal hypertension in the canine model-rapid decompression with a prosthetic shunt. 
    Anderson B, Levy P, Silbergleit A, Oakland County Medical Society (Bulletin)
  • Experimental portal hypertension in the canine model-rapid decompression or the portal vein with a prosthetic portacaval shunt. 
    Levy P, Master of Science Thesis, Wayne State University
    Detroit, MI - 1/1/1984
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  • Physician Director, NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital Governing Board 2016 - Present
  • Member, Practice Management Task Force, STS 2012 - Present
  • Member, NEA Baptist Clinic Board 2015 - 2015
  • Operations Director, Cardiac Surgery, Baptist Health System Cardiovascular Service Line 2015 - 2015
  • Trustee, Kalamazoo College Board of Trustees 2012 - 2016

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Spanish

Hospital Affiliations