Bruce Levy, M.D is a triple board-certified pathologist and medical examiner with a strong interest in and experience with informatics and the management of the practice of medicine.He pioneered in the privatization of medical examiner offices and the application of medical management, workflow process improvement and clinical informatics to forensic medicine.
Dr. Bruce Levy is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and New York Medical College. He completed postgraduate training at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, and Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. He is board certified by the American Board of Pathology in anatomic pathology, clinical pathology and forensic pathology, and is looking forward to taking the clinical informatics boards as soon as they become available. Dr. Levy studied healthcare management at the Owen School of Graduate Management of Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN) and the American College of Physician Executives.
Dr. Bruce Levy worked as a Medical Examiner in New York City and Nashville, Tennessee. In Nashville, Dr. Levy used the techniques of change management, workflow analysis and process improvement, transforming a medical examiner office in crisis into a first-rate nationally accredited office. Dr. Levy proved that his model to privatize a medical examiner office is a superior alternative to the typical government-based medical examiner’s office.
Dr. Bruce Levy has also had a strong interest in education. He established close teaching relationships between the Nashville Medical Examiner and both Vanderbilt University Medical School and Meharry Medical College. He successfully obtained approval from the ACGME to start Nashville’s first forensic fellowship, and he personally trained many physicians in forensic medicine and pathology. In addition to doctors, Dr. Levy has taught other allied health professionals, attorneys, law enforcement and college students in the principles of medical examiner work and death investigation.
Dr. Levy is now applying himself in the area of Informatics at the University of Illinois at Chicago as its first Director of Pathology Informatics. He is currently involved with the applications of digital imaging and image analysis to the practice of medicine, the implementation of Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE), and the inclusion of informatics into undergraduate and graduate medical education.