Undergraduate Degree

  • Rutgers University , 2001 , New Brunswick , NJ

Medical School

  • Sackler School of Medicine , 2006 , Tel Aviv , Israel


  • Children's Hospital at Montefiore , 2006 , Bronx , NY


  • New York Medical College , 2010 , Westchester , NY


  • Saint Louis Children's Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine , 2013 , St. Louis , MO

Philosophy of Care

In the Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) our philosophy is to ensure that every patient receives the best care for the best possible outcomes. We consider our “patient” to be the baby and the family; we are constantly striving to serve the needs of both. This requires a team based approach with all members being essential.


Dr. Philip Levy's professional activities span the realm of clinical service, research and teaching, all devoted to discovering, implementing and teaching evidence-based clinical care of seriously ill newborns.

His patient-oriented and translational research initiatives also focus on cardiac mechanics in congenital and acquired heart diseases in the neonatal and pediatric population. His work is part of a larger international collaborative that was established to examine emerging measures of cardiac function and pulmonary hemodynamics in large preterm birth cohorts to define physiological and pathological patterns of postnatal cardiac adaptation. The major objective of the research is to extend the capacity for non-invasive ultrasound as a tool to enhance the understanding of newborn cardio-pulmonary disease and explore its contribution in quantitative cardiac phenotyping.

We continue to publish normative data in large neonatal and pediatric populations using prospective cohort analysis and meta-analysis approach, for which Dr. Levy has authored original research papers on neonatal hemodynamics.


  • American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine


Publications powered by Harvard Catalyst Profiles

  1. Cardiac Performance in the First Year of Age Among Preterm Infants Fed Maternal Breast Milk. JAMA Netw Open. 2021 Aug 02; 4(8):e2121206. View abstract
  2. Normal Left Ventricular Systolic and Diastolic Strain Rate Values in Children Derived from Two-Dimensional Speckle-Tracking Echocardiography. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2021 Jul 26. View abstract
  3. Premature congenital heart disease: building a comprehensive database to evaluate risks and guide intervention. J Pediatr. 2021 03; 230:272-273.e1. View abstract
  4. Cardiovascular management following hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy in North America: need for physiologic consideration. Pediatr Res. 2020 Oct 18. View abstract
  5. Adult Cardiovascular Health Risk and Cardiovascular Phenotypes of Prematurity. J Pediatr. 2020 12; 227:17-30. View abstract
  6. Impact of the Vulnerable Preterm Heart and Circulation on Adult Cardiovascular Disease Risk. Hypertension. 2020 10; 76(4):1028-1037. View abstract
  7. Multimodality Imaging Demonstrates Reduced Right-Ventricular Function Independent of Pulmonary Physiology in Moderately Preterm-Born Adults. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2020 09; 13(9):2046-2048. View abstract
  8. Pulmonary hypertension and myocardial function in infants and children with Down syndrome. Arch Dis Child. 2020 11; 105(11):1031-1034. View abstract
  9. Risk Assessment and Monitoring of Chronic Pulmonary Hypertension in Premature Infants. J Pediatr. 2020 02; 217:199-209.e4. View abstract
  10. Expanding the phenotypic spectrum of Mabry Syndrome with novel PIGO gene variants associated with hyperphosphatasia, intractable epilepsy, and complex gastrointestinal and urogenital malformations. Eur J Med Genet. 2020 Apr; 63(4):103802. View abstract
  11. Preventing disease in the 21st century: early breast milk exposure and later cardiovascular health in premature infants. Pediatr Res. 2020 01; 87(2):385-390. View abstract
  12. Persistence of right ventricular dysfunction and altered morphometry in asymptomatic preterm Infants through one year of age: Cardiac phenotype of prematurity. Cardiol Young. 2019 Jul; 29(7):945-953. View abstract
  13. Echocardiographic Assessment of Right Ventricular Afterload in Preterm Infants: Maturational Patterns of Pulmonary Artery Acceleration Time Over the First Year of Age and Implications for Pulmonary Hypertension. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2019 07; 32(7):884-894.e4. View abstract
  14. Pulmonary Vascular Disease in Premature Infants. Early Predictive Models of Late Respiratory Morbidity. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2019 Apr 15; 199(8):943-944. View abstract
  15. Left ventricular diastolic function influences right ventricular - Pulmonary vascular coupling in premature infants. Early Hum Dev. 2019 01; 128:35-40. View abstract
  16. Application of Neonatologist Performed Echocardiography in the Assessment and Management of Neonatal Heart Failure unrelated to Congenital Heart Disease. Pediatr Res. 2018 07; 84(Suppl 1):78-88. View abstract
  17. Application of Neonatologist Performed Echocardiography in the assessment and management of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn. Pediatr Res. 2018 07; 84(Suppl 1):68-77. View abstract
  18. Early diastolic dysfunction and respiratory morbidity in premature infants: an observational study. J Perinatol. 2018 09; 38(9):1205-1211. View abstract
  19. Evidence of Echocardiographic Markers of Pulmonary Vascular Disease in Asymptomatic Infants Born Preterm at One Year of Age. J Pediatr. 2018 06; 197:48-56.e2. View abstract
  20. Circulatory Insufficiency and Hypotension Related to the Ductus Arteriosus in Neonates. Front Pediatr. 2018; 6:62. View abstract
  21. 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 Jul; 30(7):685-698.e1. View abstract
  22. Pulmonary arterial hypertension after ibuprofen treatment in the first week of life? J Pediatr. 2017 03; 182:408-409. View abstract
  23. Pulmonary Artery Acceleration Time Provides a Reliable Estimate of Invasive Pulmonary Hemodynamics in Children. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2016 11; 29(11):1056-1065. View abstract
  24. 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 Mar; 29(3):209-225.e6. View abstract
  25. Right ventricular function in preterm and term neonates: reference values for right ventricle areas and fractional area of change. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2015 May; 28(5):559-69. View abstract
  26. Markers of cardiovascular risk, insulin resistance, and ventricular dysfunction and remodeling in obese adolescents. J Pediatr. 2015 Mar; 166(3):660-5. View abstract
  27. Metabolic syndrome: a work in progress, but a useful construct. Circulation. 2007 Apr 03; 115(13):1812-8; discussion 1818. View abstract