Friday, May 23, 2014

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. In this role, Lev will assume administrative responsibilities for the division, which provides imaging services to the hospital’s Level 1 trauma center and its more than 100,000 patients on an annual basis. The division also runs the country’s first emergency-imaging fellowship program and develops often widely adopted imaging protocols to quickly identify patients appropriate for emergency surgery.

“I am excited and honored to help continue the MGH Emergency Imaging section’s tradition of excellence and, with its dedicated staff, to maintain and expand on its national and international reputation for outstanding and innovative patient care,” says Lev. “This opportunity to contribute to the clinical, research and teaching missions of the division is a welcome one.”

Lev completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Boston University Medical Center. After working as a staff physician for the Veterans Administration, he completed advanced training in diagnostic radiology and neuroradiology at the MGH where he then joined the Neuroradiology Division as director of CT neuroimaging. He was later appointed director of Emergency Neuroradiology and director of the Radiology Neurovascular Laboratory, and also served as a head and neck radiologist at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Lev is nationally and internationally recognized for his expertise and innovation in stroke and cerebrovascular imaging. He has served in an editorial capacity with numerous peer-reviewed journals and is a professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School. A Fulbright Scholar, he also attended Brown University where he completed the undergraduate/medical school seven-year program in Liberal Medical Education. Most recently, he was inducted as a fellow in the American College of Radiology.

Lev succeeds abdominal radiologist Sanjay Saini, MD, who has served as interim chief since 2012. Saini will remain active as vice chair of Radiology Finance and as an attending radiologist in the Division of Abdominal Imaging.

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