Dr. David I. Levy is a neurosurgeon who practiced high-risk neurosurgery for more than 20 years, specialized in surgery of the blood vessels of the brain. Dr. Levy attended Medical School at Emory University in Atlanta, and he obtained Neurosurgical Training at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona under Dr. Robert Spetzler, a pioneer in vascular neurosurgery. After completing a Fellowship at the University of Vienna ( Austria), Dr. Levy was one of the first neurosurgeons in the United States to be double specialized in endovascular neurosurgery, performing minimally-invasive surgery on brain vessels without opening the head, entering through the femoral artery in the patient’s leg.
Dr. Levy has performed neurosurgery in Paris (France), India, Kenya and Congo and has also spoken in the USA and internationally on topics of neurosurgery, neuroscience and faith. He has been keynote speaker at medical and dental school graduations and holds patents for medical devices.
Dr. Levy has published numerous scientific articles on neurosurgical topics.
The book Gray Matter: a neurosurgeon discovers the power of prayer…one patient at a time, published by Tyndale House, details the dramatic intersection of medicine and faith as it chronicles patient experiences (both good and bad), the power of forgiveness as well as Dr. Levy’s journey of faith. Gray Matter received 5 stars on Amazon.com and became a bestseller. The book has been published in French and Romanian and is being translated into Russian.
Dr. Levy was appointed Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery at University of California, San Diego from 2013 – 2017.
In 2015 Dr. Levy began working on breathing and imagination exercises that would increase resilience in a world of increasing auditory and visual assaults. Those using the faith-based tools reported improvement in both anxiety and sleep.
His fascination with neuroscience and his gift for public speaking, encouraged his transition in 2017 to pursue his growing passion––communicating spiritual truth. After performing neurosurgery for more than 20 years, Dr. David Levy and his wife Naomi decided it was time to transition out of medicine to pursue his dream of teaching and creating resources for better brain and mind health.
He speaks on topics of neuroscience and presents God’s wisdom as pertinent and powerful today.
Using his knowledge of the Bible and the brain, Dr. Levy’s vision is to reveal God’s wisdom in a fresh and engaging way, helping people understand God is good and desires relationship. When stressed and distracted, it is difficult to connect and enjoy relationship with God (or anyone else). In a world of increasing noise, Dr. Levy is creating exercises to quiet and focus the mind. Developing healthy relationships with God, self and others should bring clarity, joy, peace––as God intended.