Robert J. Levy, MD

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Robert J. Levy, MD, is a board-certified attending cardiologist in the Cardiac Center and the William J. Rashkind Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cardiology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD


Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD


Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

Board Certification

American Board of Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending cardiologist

William J. Rashkind Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cardiology

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

Departments and Services



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.

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].

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.

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.