Dr. Ryan M. Levy is a thoracic surgeon specializing in minimally invasive surgery for lung, esophageal and gastric cancers. His expertise also includes the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease, paraoesophageal hernias, diaphragm hernias, lung nodules and masses, endoscopic management of Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal cancer, diseases of the pleura, mediastinal tumors, tracheal disorders, and inflammatory responses to tissue injury.
Dr. Levy serves as the Division Chief of Thoracic and Foregut Surgery in the UPMC Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Dr. Levy has guided the thoracic surgery program at UPMC into one of Pennsylvania’s premiere sites for complex lung and esophageal surgery. He helped lead the introduction of robotic bronchoscopy technology at UPMC and has increased access to surgical care for patients across western and central Pennsylvania and will continue to expand world-class thoracic surgery throughout the UPMC system.
Dr. Levy has published over 40 peer-reviewed manuscripts with a focus on clinical outcomes of minimally invasive esophageal and lung surgery. He is a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, the American Medical Association, and the Allegheny County Medical Society.
Dr. Levy received his undergraduate degree at The University of Notre Dame and medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Levy completed residencies in both general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery as well as an advanced minimally invasive thoracic surgery fellowship at UPMC.
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