Title: Executive Director
Company: Move A-Head Foundation
Location: Garrison, New York, United States
David M. Levy, MD, Executive Director at the Move A-Head Foundation has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in health awareness and care.
During his third year of residency, Dr. Levy suffered a stroke next to his pregnant wife, Allison, while on a plane. While in the midst of studying medicine, Dr. Levy’s trajectory in the field was shifted to focus on brain injury and trauma, specifically among young people. In 2017, he became the Executive Director of the Move A-Head Foundation, an organization dedicated to victims of stroke, particularly younger victims, who are an under-recognized population. Dr. Levy’s own experience with his stroke was captured in his wife’s latest book, “Beauty in the Broken Places: A Memoir of Love, Faith, and Resilience.” He earned an MD from Columbia University in 2012.
From an early age, Dr. Levy had an interest in medicine and was often inspired by his father, who is an MD-PhD. Dr. Levy attributes much of his success to his parents, who set wonderful examples of the value of hard work for him and his five brothers. Due to their encouragement, Dr. Levy has always strived to reach new levels of achievement. While he has many career achievements, Dr. Levy cites the birth of his daughter Lilly in 2015 as the moment he is most proud of. He sees being a father as the most rewarding experience and his daughter as the savior of his life. Dr. Levy has also been recognized for his athletic achievements and received the Winthrop A. Smith Award for Superior Condition on the Yale Lacrosse Team while at Yale University.
Looking toward the future, Dr. Levy endeavors to continue raising awareness about strokes and helping patients in the field.
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