Daniel S. Levi, MD is an Interventional Pediatric Cardiologist who has served on the UCLA School of Medicine faculty since 2003. His primary clinical role involves the use of catheters and devices to help children with congenital heart disease. Dr. Levi is active on a daily basis in the pediatric catheterization laboratory. He routinely performs ASD, VSD, and PDA closures in addition to stent placement, valvuloplasties, angioplasties and even transcatheter valve replacements in both children and adults with congenital heart disease. He is internationally known for his laboratory and clinical research. He is also the director of the adult congenital interventional catheterization program and director of the fellowship program in pediatric cardiology, and is a member of the pediatric heart transplantation team.
Dr. Levi earned his B.S. in Biology from Stanford (1992) and his M.D. from UCSF (1997). He was in the Medical Scientist Training Program at UCSF from 1992-1995. After Pediatrics internship and residency were completed at UCSF, Dr. Levi completed his pediatric cardiology fellowship and pediatric interventional cardiology sub-specialization at UCLA. He is board certified in Pediatric Cardiology by the American Academy of Pediatrics, he is the recipient of the Gerd Hausdorf Pediatric Research Award and is director of the Congenital Program of the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) annual program.
His laboratory research centers on the development of novel pediatric stents and other devices made from nano-synthesized "smart" materials such as thin film nitinol. Dr. Levi is been the recipient of grants from the National Institute of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF), the American Heart Association (AHA), the Paige Foundation and multiple other foundations and agencies. He has over 100 publications and abstracts - some select publications from Dr. Levi's laboratory are listed below.
Dr. Levi is also very active in philanthropy work as well. He is on the board of Camp Del Corazon and Hearts With Hope. He goes to Peru once or twice a year to perform procedures on children with congenital heart disease and he also volunteers as ôcamp doctorö at Camp del Corazon.