National Academy of Medicine elects Dr. Allan Levey
The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) has elected Allan I. Levey, MD, PhD to its 2017 class of leading health scientists and international members.
Levey is a neurologist and neuroscientist internationally recognized for his work in neurodegenerative disease. He is professor and chair of the Department of Neurology at Emory University School of Medicine, the Goizueta Foundation and Betty Gage Holland Endowed Chair for Alzheimer’s Disease Research, and director of the NIH-funded Emory Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. In addition to chairing the Department of Neurology, Levey holds faculty appointments in the Emory Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Pharmacology. He is interim executive associate dean for research administration in Emory School of Medicine. He is also a NS faculty member.
As a board-certified neurologist, Dr. Levey's research has contributed to understanding the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, and in identifying novel molecular targets. He has more than 350 research publications.