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bruce levy geisinger
Associate Chief Medical Informatics Officer
Geisinger Health
 
Professor of Pathology and Informatics
Vice-Chair for Graduate Medical Education
Program Director – Clinical Informatics Fellowship
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Geisinger Medical Center
Division of Clinical Informatics (MC 30-39)
100 N. Academy Ave.
Danville, PA 17822
570-214-6364
blevy2@geisinger.edu

Bruce Levy, MD, CPE

Research interests

Bruce Levy, MD, CPE, is responsible for the development of informatics education throughout the medical school and clinical enterprise. Dr. Levy received his Doctor of Medicine degree from New York Medical College, and is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology, forensic pathology, and clinical informatics. He is also a Certified Physician Executive and a Fellow of the American Association for Physician Leadership. Prior to coming to Geisinger, Dr. Levy was an Associate Professor of Pathology and Biomedical Informatics, and Associate Chief Health Informatics Officer at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
 
Clinical informatics is not merely a subspecialty of medicine, but is an integral part of the practice of medicine in the 21st Century. Therefore, it is important that every physician, nurse, pharmacist and other allied health professionals have a working knowledge of informatics as part of their education and training. Dr. Levy is leading Geisinger’s efforts to introduce informatics education into undergraduate medical education, all medical residencies and fellowships, and a graduate program in Precision Medicine. He is Program Director for Geisinger’s ACGME-accredited clinical informatics fellowship, one of the first accredited programs in the United States.
 
Dr. Levy’s areas of research interest include the visualization, analysis and sharing of complex health data, and the use of novel educational tools within medical education. The Scalable Adaptive Graphics Environment (SAGE) is a tool designed to enable groups to collaborate in solving problems that require juxtaposition of large volumes of information in ultra-high resolution both locally and simultaneously at multiple remote sites. Dr. Levy developed tools that enabled SAGE to display and collaborate large volume medical data, such as whole-slide images and genomic information. He has also worked to develop unique educational tools to enable multiple programs to work and learn together. One example is the CI fellowship virtual case conference and retreat series. He is currently working on the development of an educational Electronic Health Record (eEHR) to facilitate informatics education for medical students and residents.

Student research opportunities

We have opportunities for students who are interested in working on a broad range of informatics projects, both research and operational. This includes not only the world-class operational informatics of Geisinger Health, but also working with Geisinger’s MyCode research initiative. Elective rotations for medical students interested in these topic areas are also under development and are available to interested students.

Recent publications

  • Levy B. Forensic Digital Imaging. In: Pantanowitz L and Parwani A (editor). Digital Pathology. Chicago, IL: ASCP Press; 2016.
  • Longhurst CA, Pageler NM, Palma JP, Finnel JT, Levy, BP, Yackel TR, Mohan V and Hersh WR. Early experiences of accredited Clinical Informatics fellowships. JAMIA. 2016;0:1-6.
  • Yagi Y, Riedlinger G, Nakamura A, Levy B, Iafrate AJ, Mino-Kenudson M, Klepesis, VE. Development of a database and image viewer to assist in the correlation of histopathologic features and digital image analysis with clinical and molecular genetic information. Pathol Int. 2016; doi: 10.1111/pin.12382.
  • Levy B. Clinical Informatics: New board certification and fellowship for physician leaders. Physician Leadership Journal. 2015;2: 38-41.
  • Levy B. The need for informatics to support forensic pathology and death investigation. J Pathol Inform. 2015;6: 32.
  • Mateevitsi V, Patel T, Leigh J and Levy B. Re-imagining the microscope in the 21st Century using the Scalable Adaptive Graphics Environment. J Pathol Inform. 2015;6: 25.
  • Levy B. Informatics and Autopsy Pathology. Surg Pathol Clinics. 2015;8(2): 159-174. 
  • Lehman CU, Longhurst CA, Hersh W, Mohan V, Levy BP, Embi JT, Turner AM, Martin R, Williamson J, Munger B. Clinical informatics fellowship programs: In search of a viable financial model. Appl Clin Inform. 2015;6: 267-270.
  • Mateevitsi V and Levy B. Scalable Adaptive Graphics Environment: A novel way to view and manipulate whole slide images. Anal Cell Pathol. 2014; 2014:517953.
  • Lehmnn CU, Edgar L, Embi P, Flanders A, Sullivan AG, Levy B, Moss T, Powell S, and Tippy P. The Clinical Informatics Milestone Project. Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. October 2014.

Education

SB (Chemistry) – Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MD – New York Medical College
Residency – Anatomic and Clinical Pathology - University of Massachusetts Medical Center
Fellowship – Forensic Pathology – NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner
Fellowship – Clinical Informatics – Massachusetts General Hospital