Philip Levy, M.D.

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Instructor in Pediatrics, Newborn Medicine
Newborn Medicine

phone: (314) 454-6148

Clinical Interests

Neonatal Hemodynamics


  • BS, Hebrew University2000
  • BS, Rutgers University2001
  • MD, Sackler School of Medicine2006


  • Pediatric Internship, Children’s’ Hospital at Montefiore2006 - 2007
  • Pediatric Residency, New York Medical College2008 - 2010
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship, Washington University School of Medicine2010 - 2013

Licensure and Board Certification

  • 2012 - PresMO
  • 2012 - PresAmerican Board of Pediatrics (#678805)
  • 2014 - PresNeonatal-Perinatal Medicine Certifying Examination (#678805)

Honors and Awards

  • Phi Beta Kappa, Rutgers University2001
  • B.S. magna cum laude, Rutgers University2001
  • Outstanding Fellow Teaching Award, Department of Pediatrics, St Louis Children’s Hospital2010 - 2011

Recent Publications view all (29)

  1. Risk factors and prognostic significance of altered left ventricular geometry in preterm infants. J Perinatol. 2018. PMID:29410539 
  2. Infants Born with Down Syndrome: Burden of Disease in the Early Neonatal Period. J Pediatr. 2018;193:21-26. PMID:29174996 
  3. Early provision of oropharyngeal colostrum leads to sustained breast milk feedings in preterm infants. Pediatr Neonatol. 2017;58(6):534-540. PMID:28550982 
  4. Markers of maternal and infant metabolism are associated with ventricular dysfunction in infants of obese women with type 2 diabetes. Pediatr Res. 2017;82(5):768-775. PMCID:PMC5645208  PMID:28604759 
  5. Strain Rate and Its Positive Force-Frequency Relationship: Further Evidence from a Premature Infant Cohort. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2017;30(10):1045-1046. PMID:28847558 
  6. Markers of Cardiovascular Dysfunction in Adolescents With Anorexia Nervosa. Glob Pediatr Health. 2017;4:2333794X17727423. PMCID:PMC5580842  PMID:28890913 
  7. Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia and Perinatal Characteristics Predict 1-Year Respiratory Outcomes in Newborns Born at Extremely Low Gestational Age: A Prospective Cohort Study. J Pediatr. 2017;187:89-97.e3. PMCID:PMC5533632  PMID:28528221 
  8. Normative Left Ventricular M-Mode Echocardiographic Values in Preterm Infants up to 2 kg. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2017;30(8):781-789.e4. PMCID:PMC5609837  PMID:28599830 
  9. Maturational Patterns of Systolic Ventricular Deformation Mechanics by Two-Dimensional Speckle-Tracking Echocardiography in Preterm Infants over the First Year of Age. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2017;30(7):685-698.e1. PMCID:PMC5495609  PMID:28433214 
  10. Pulmonary arterial hypertension after ibuprofen treatment in the first week of life? J Pediatr. 2017;182:408-409. PMID:27939126 
  11. Visceral Hyperalgesia: When to Consider Gabapentin Use in Neonates-Case Study and Review. Child Neurol Open. 2017;4:2329048X17693123. PMCID:PMC5417277  PMID:28503628 
  12. Challenges in Interpreting Deformation Values by Two-Dimensional Speckle-Tracking Echocardiography in Preterm and Term Infants. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2017;30(1):97-98. PMID:27638237 
  13. Pulmonary Artery Acceleration Time Provides a Reliable Estimate of Invasive Pulmonary Hemodynamics in Children. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2016;29(11):1056-1065. PMCID:PMC5408579  PMID:27641101 
  14. Author's Reply. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2016;29(6):568-9. PMID:27133162 
  15. Prenatal and Perinatal Determinants of Lung Health and Disease in Early Life: A National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Workshop Report. JAMA Pediatr. 2016;170(5):e154577. PMID:26953657 
  16. Reference Ranges of Left Ventricular Strain Measures by Two-Dimensional Speckle-Tracking Echocardiography in Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2016;29(3):209-225.e6. PMCID:PMC4779733  PMID:26747685 
  17. Novel Echocardiography Methods in the Functional Assessment of the Newborn Heart. Neonatology. 2016;110(4):248-260. PMID:27287615 
  18. Comparisons and Limitations of Current Definitions of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia for the Prematurity and Respiratory Outcomes Program. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015;12(12):1822-30. PMCID:PMC4722827  PMID:26397992 
  19. Effects of frame rate on two-dimensional speckle tracking-derived measurements of myocardial deformation in premature infants. Echocardiography. 2015;32(5):839-47. PMCID:PMC4324397  PMID:25109389 
  20. Respiratory consequences of prematurity: evolution of a diagnosis and development of a comprehensive approach. J Perinatol. 2015;35(5):313-321. PMCID:PMC4414744  PMID:25811285 
  21. Right ventricular function in preterm and term neonates: reference values for right ventricle areas and fractional area of change. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2015;28(5):559-69. PMCID:PMC4532398  PMID:25753503 
  22. Prematurity and respiratory outcomes program (PROP): study protocol of a prospective multicenter study of respiratory outcomes of preterm infants in the United States. BMC Pediatr. 2015;15:37. PMCID:PMC4407843  PMID:25886363 
  23. Markers of cardiovascular risk, insulin resistance, and ventricular dysfunction and remodeling in obese adolescents. J Pediatr. 2015;166(3):660-5. PMCID:PMC4344883  PMID:25556013 
  24. Congenital lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus: when to consider the diagnosis. J Child Neurol. 2014;29(6):837-42. PMCID:PMC3972356  PMID:23666045 
  25. Normal ranges of right ventricular systolic and diastolic strain measures in children: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2014;27(5):549-60, e3. PMCID:PMC4031687  PMID:24582163 
  26. Doppler echocardiography inaccurately estimates right ventricular pressure in children with elevated right heart pressure. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2014;27(2):163-71. PMCID:PMC3946813  PMID:24183542 
  27. Feasibility and reproducibility of systolic right ventricular strain measurement by speckle-tracking echocardiography in premature infants. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2013;26(10):1201-13. PMCID:PMC3800696  PMID:23880052 
  28. Duplication of 20p12.3 associated with familial Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. Am J Med Genet A. 2013;161A(1):137-44. PMID:23239491 
  29. Novel methods for assessment of right heart structure and function in pulmonary hypertension. Clin Perinatol. 2012;39(3):685-701. PMID:22954276 
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