Mark Dunlap, professor of medicine and interim-co-director of the Division of Cardiology and Heart and Vascular Center at MetroHealth System, recently wrote an editorial for the American Journal of Physiology–Heart and Circulatory Physiology in memory of Matthew N. Levy (MED ’45). Levy, professor emeritus of physiology and biophysics at the School of Medicine, was named a distinguished alumnus of the medical school in 2005. He died in March at age 89.
Levy’s accomplishments were many, serving as chief of investigational medicine at Mt. Sinai Medical Center and as a researcher at MetroHealth Medical Center, among other positions. He was referred to as the “father of neurocardiology” for investigating mechanisms of neural control of the circulation in normal and pathological states. He was the recipient of the Carl J. Wiggers Award from the Cardiovascular Section of the American Physiological Society and a merit award from the National Institutes of Health.