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Michael H. (Michael) Lev, MD

Director, Emergency Radiology and Emergency Neuroadiology

Professor, Harvard Medical School

  • Phone: 617-724-5246


  • Trauma Center
  • Vascular Center
  • Stroke and Carotid Artery Disease Program
Clinical Interests
Emergency radiology
CT angiography & CT/MR perfusion imaging of acute stroke &
Carotid occlusive disease
Stroke Imaging
Traumatic injuries
Emergency and trauma imaging
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, Brown University School of Medicine
Residency, Boston Medical Center
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine
Neuroradiology, American Board of Radiology
Patient Age Group
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients

BiographyI 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.


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

Mass General radiologists inducted as fellows in the American College of Radiology

Six Mass General radiologists were recently inducted as American College of Radiology fellows, demonstrating a history of service and dedication to patients.

New chief of the Emergency Imaging Division named

The MGH Department of Radiology has announced that Michael H. Lev, MD, FAHA, FACR, has been named the new chief of the Emergency Imaging Division, effective June 1.

Essentials of Emergency Radiology: Pearls, Pitfalls, & Mimics

The objective of this intensive two-day course is to provide a comprehensive, focused review of the major basic and advanced principles of diagnostic emergency radiology.

Emergency Radiology
55 Fruit Street
Founders Bldg 2 - 210
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-724-5246
Phone 2: 617-724-7125
Fax: 617-726-3077

Emergency Radiology
55 Fruit Street
Founders Bldg 2 - 210
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-724-5246
Phone 2: 617-724-7125
Fax: 617-726-3077

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