Robert J. Levy, MD

Robert J. Levy, MD, is a board-certified attending cardiologist and the William J. Rashkind Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cardiology at CHOP.

Areas of Expertise: Cardiac arrhythmias and post-angioplasty surgery, Research concerning site-specific therapy for cardiovascular disease focusing on valve replacement surgery
Locations: Main Campus
Phone: 215-590-4040

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Md.


    Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, Md.


    Children's Hospital, Boston, Mass.

    Board Certification

    American Board of Pediatrics

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    William J. Rashkind Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cardiology

    Attending cardiologist

    Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Departments and Services
  • Publications


    Chorny M, Fishbein I, Yellen BB, Alferiev IS, Bakay M, Ganta S, Adamo R, Amiji M, Friedman G, Levy RJ. Targeting stents with local delivery of paclitaxel-loaded magnetic nanoparticles using uniform fields. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 May 4;107(18):8346-51. Epub 2010 Apr 19. Read abstract

    Chorny M, Hood E, Levy RJ, Muzykantov VR. Endothelial delivery of antioxidant enzymes loaded into non-polymeric magnetic nanoparticles. J Control Release. 2010 May 18. [Epub ahead of print]. Read abstract

    Ueda M, Alferiev IS, Simons SB, Hebbel RP, Levy RJ, Stachelek SJ. CD47-dependent molecular mechanisms of blood outgrowth endothelial cell attachment on cholesterol-modified polyurethane. Biomaterials. 2010 Sep;31(25):6394-9. Epub 2010 Jun 9. Read abstract

    Polyak B, Fishbein I, Chorny M, Alferiev I, Williams D, Yellen B, Friedman G, Levy RJ: High field gradient targeting of magnetic nanoparticle-loaded endothelial cells to the surfaces of steel stents. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2008, 105:698-703.
    Chorny M, Fishbein I, Alferiev IS, Nyanguile O, Gaster R, Levy RJ: Adenoviral gene vector tethering to nanoparticle surfaces results in receptor-independent cell entry and increased transgene expression. Mol Ther 2006, 14:382-391.

    Fishbein I, Alferiev IS, Nyanguile O, Gaster R, Vohs JM, Wong GS, Felderman H, Chen IW, Choi H, Wilensky RL, Levy RJ: Bisphosphonate-mediated gene vector delivery from the metal surfaces of stents. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2006, 103:159-164.