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Robert J. Levy, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
Department: Pediatrics
Graduate Group Affiliations

Contact information
Abramson Pediatric Research Center,
Room 702D
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4318
Office: 215-590-6119
Fax: 215-590-5454
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1970.
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Description of CVI Expertise

CVI Program Unit(s):
Cardiovascular Development / Congenital Heart Disease
Biotechnology / Nanomedicine / Imaging

CVI Research Description:
Heart valve disease, gene delivery stents, biomaterials, nanotechnology

Selected Publications

Battig Mark R, Fishbein Ilia, Levy Robert J, Alferiev Ivan S, Guerrero David, Chorny Michael: Optimizing endothelial cell functionalization for cell therapy of vascular proliferative disease using a direct contact co-culture system. Drug Deliv Transl Res 8(4): 954-963, Aug 2018 Notes: epub July 2017. Paper publication Aug 2018.

Anselmo W, Branchetti E, Grau JB, Li G, Ayoub S, Rioux N, Tovmasyan A, Sacks MS, Batinic-Haberle I, Levy RJ, Ferrari G: A Porphyrin-based SOD mimic, Mntnbuoe-2-pyp5+ inhibits mechanisms of aortic valve remodeling in human and murine models of aortic valve sclerosis. J Am Heart Assoc 2018 Notes: submitted April 2018; accepted for publication Aug 2018.

KH Driesbaugh; E Branchetti, JB Grau, SJ Keeney, K Glass, MA Oyama, J Fortier; N Rioux, MS Sacks J Quackenbush, RJ Levy, G Ferrari: Serotonin Receptor 2B Signaling with Interstitial Cell Activation and Leaflet Remodeling in Degenerative Mitral Regurgitation. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 115: 94-103, December 2017

Fishbein I, Guerrero DT, Alferiev IS, Foster JB, Minutolo NG, Chorny M, Monteys AM, Driesbaugh KH, Nagaswami C, Levy RJ: Stent-based delivery of adeno-associated viral vectors with sustained vascular transduction and iNOS-mediated inhibition of in-stent restenosis. Gene Ther Aug 2017.

Lee S, Levy RJ, Christian AJ, Hazen SL, Frick NE, Lai EK, Grau JB, Bavaria JE, Ferrari G.: Calcification and Oxidative Modifications Are Associated With Progressive Bioprosthetic Heart Valve Dysfunction. J Am Heart Assoc 6(5): pii: e005648. May 2017.

Goldberg E, Grau JB, Fortier JH, Salvati E, Levy RJ, Ferrari G.: Serotonin and catecholamines in the development and progression of heart valve diseases. Cardiovasc Res 113(8): 849-857, 2017.

Fishbein I, Welch, Guerrero DT, Alferiev IS, Adamo RF, Chorny M, Gupte RK, Tang Y, Levy RJ: Paraffin Processing of Stented Arteries Using a Post-Fixation Dissolution of Metallic and Polymeric Stents. Cardiovascular Pathology 25(6): 483-488, Aug 2016.

Slee JB, Alferiev IS, Nagaswami C, Weisel JW, Levy RJ, Fishbein I, Stachelek SJ: Enhanced biocompatibility of CD47-functionalized vascular stents. Biomaterials 87: 82-92, May 2016.

Adamo Richard F, Fishbein Ilia, Zhang Kehan, Wen Justin, Levy Robert J, Alferiev Ivan S, Chorny Michael: Magnetically enhanced cell delivery for accelerating recovery of the endothelium in injured arteries. J Control Release 222: 169-75, Jan 2016.

Christian AJ, Alferiev IS, Connolly JM, Ischiropoulos H, Levy RJ.: The effects of the covalent attachment of 3-(4-hydroxy-3,5-di-tertbutylphenyl) propyl amine to glutaraldehyde pre-treated bovine pericardium on structural degeneration, oxidative modification and calcification of rat subdermal implants. J Biomed Mater Res A 103(7): 2441-8, Jul 2015.

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