Matthew Levy
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Matthew Levy

Physiologist Matthew N. Levy, who conducted influential research on heart function and its relationship to the autonomic nervous system, died March 19 at age 89. The co-author of a commonly used physiology textbook, Dr. Levy had various editorial roles for medical journals and wrote or contributed to more than 200 scientific articles. He received many awards and research grants. He served the National Institutes of Health in various capacities and held an honorary professorship at a Chinese medical school.

Born in New York City, Dr. Levy earned his medical degree from Western Reserve University School of Medicine, now Case Western Reserve University, and interned at University Hospitals of Cleveland. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II at a Veterans Administration hospital in Chillicothe, Ohio. In 1948, he returned to Cleveland to do postdoctoral research in physiology. Dr. Levy was on the faculty at Albany Medical College in New York, but he came back to Cleveland in 1957. In 1967, he became chief of the investigative medicine division at Mt. Sinai Hospital.

Dr. Levy is survived by his wife Ruth (née Joseph); sons Donald (Laurel) and Dr. James (Ursula); and five grandchildren. Contributions are suggested to the Dr. Matthew N. Levy Lectureship c/o Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.


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