Daniel Levi, MD
Interventional Pediatric Cardiology Mattel Children's Hospital
UCLA Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Levi is a Pediatric Interventional Cardiologist at the University of California Los Angeles. His research interest is in the design of new device for children with heart problems including novel stents from biodegradable materials and thin film nitinol. Dr Levi is a tenured Full Professor in the UCLA Department of Pediatrics and is Director of Pediatric and Adult Congenital Cath Lab. He has grant support from NIH, AHA and NSF. He regularly performs the full range of interventions for congenital heart disease including transcatheter valves, ASD/VSD and PDA closures, hybrid procedures and pulmonary and aortic stenting. He graduated from Stanford University and has an MD from UCSF.
His current research projects involve the design and testing of a new microbraided device for premie PDAs which has been funded by an NIH SBIR grant. He is also involved with the design of two new biocorrodable stents and a novel covered stent for children with congenital heart disease. He is also the US-PI and UCLA-PI and multiple clinical trials for devices (including transcatheter heart valves) for patients with congenital heart disease.