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Michael (Michael) H. Lev, MD

  • Director, Emergency Radiology and Emergency Neuroadiology
  • Director, Radiology Neurovascular Laboratory
  • Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School




Dr. Lev is a staff radiologist in the Division of Neuroradiology, chief of the Division of Emergency Radiology and principal investigator for several federally funded grants.



Centers & Specialties

Trauma Center

Vascular Center

Clinical Interests
  • Emergency radiology
  • Neuroradiology
  • CT angiography & CT/MR perfusion imaging of acute stroke &
  • Carotid occlusive disease
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Emergency and trauma imaging
  • Stroke Imaging
  • Stroke
Medical Education
  • MD, Brown University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Boston Medical Center|Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neuroradiology
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Connecticut
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - New York
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
Patient Age Group

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I have been an attending neuroradiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) since 1995 and am currently Director of Emergency Imaging and Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School. I am board certified in both Internal Medicine and Radiology, with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Neuroradiology. I served as deputy editor for neuroimaging of the journal Radiology from August 2007 through March 2009, for which I continue to be a special consultant deputy editor, and have been on the editorial board of the American Journal of Neuroradiology (AJNR) since 2000.

I am a Principal Investigator for both the NBIB funded "point-of-care" center grant and the DOD funded CIMIT grant (Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology) studying the clinical feasibility of Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS).  I am a Co-Investigator for two NINDS funded advanced stroke imaging studies, the MGH "Specialized Program of Translational Research in Acute Stroke" (SPOTRIAS II) clinical trial, and the Stanford "CTP to Predict Response to Recanalization in Ischemic Stroke" Project (CRISP), and am currently completing the analysis for the CT Perfusion stroke imaging project of the SPOTRIAS I program project grant, for which I am Principal Investigator.

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Research & Publications


View my most recent publications at PubMed

As of February 2011:
  • 83 peer reviewed publications in major medical/scientific journals
  • 11 case reports in major journals
  • 24 letters, commentaries, and editorials in major journals
  • 24 textbook chapters
  • 6 edited textbooks, including one with two editions and one published in the United States, Great Britain, and Russia
  • 36 reviews and educationally relevant publications
  • Over 200 abstracts presented at major medical/scientific meetings

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News & Events


Emergency Radiology, Department of Radiology
55 Fruit Street
Founders Bldg 2 - 210
Boston MA, 02114-2696
Phone 1: 617-724-5246
Phone 2: 617-724-7125
Fax: 617-726-3077
Division of Neuroradiology, Department of Radiology
55 Fruit St
Boston MA, 02114-2696
Phone 1: 617-726-8320
Fax: 617-724-3338

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