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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Deborah Levy, MD, MS, FRCPC

The Hospital for Sick Children

Research Institute
Team Investigator
Child Health Evaluative Sciences

University of Toronto
Associate Professor
Department of Paediatrics

Phone: 416-813-7654 x228108
Fax: 416-813-4989
Email: deborah.levy@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Dr. Deborah Levy is a Staff Rheumatologist at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and Professor at the University of Toronto. She is also a Project Investigator in the Child Health and Evaluative Sciences (CHES) program at The SickKids Research Institute.

Upon graduation from medical school at the University of Toronto in 1995, Dr. Levy completed her paediatric residency in New York City.  She completed rheumatology fellowships at SickKids and Columbia University in NYC, and subsequently was a faculty member in the Division of Pediatric Rheumatology at Columbia University Medical Center between 2003 and 2009. She completed a Masters’ degree at The Mailman School of Public Health (Columbia University), and returned to SickKids in 2009 to pursue her clinical and research interests in paediatric Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE).

Dr. Levy has received honours including a fellowship from the Arthritis Society of Canada, a Pfizer Clinical Scholars in Rheumatology award, and is a recipient of a Future Leaders in Rheumatology Training (FLIRT) award in addition to a Career Enhancement Award from the Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program.  She is a supervising faculty member in the Paediatric Lupus clinic at SickKids, and coordinates the Northern Ontario Visiting Specialist Paediatric Rheumatology Clinic in Sudbury, Ontario.

Dr. Levy’s major research focus has been studying outcomes in paediatric SLE, particularly the occurrence of cognitive impairment in children, adolescents and young adults with SLE.  She has participated in many national and international studies, and is an active member of several groups including the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA), Canadian Network for Improved Outcomes in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (CaNIOS), and the Canadian Pediatric Rheumatology Investigators (CAPRI).  She currently holds peer reviewed grant funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Physicians Services Incorporated (PSI).