Robert D. Levy, MD, FRCPC trained in Respiratory Medicine at McGill University in Montreal and subsequently worked as a respirologist at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal for 10 years. He was the Director of the Pulmonary Function Laboratories at the Royal Victoria and Montreal Chest Hospitals and a Research Director at the Meakins-Christie Laboratories. He moved to Vancouver in 1997 where he is a Professor of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. He initially practiced respiratory medicine in the Respiratory Division of the Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre. In September 2002, Dr. Levy took over the position of Head of the Division of Respirology at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver. He is currently the Medical Director of the Lung Transplant Program at the British Columbia Transplant Society and is co-director of the Pulmonary Hypertension Program at Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre.
Dr. Levy has published extensively in the fields of respiratory medicine and lung transplantation. His major research interests are related to physiologic and functional outcomes following solid organ transplantation. He has served as an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Respiratory Medicine. He was co-chair of the Canadian Lung Transplant Study Group from 1997-2001, and has served on the board of the Canadian Thoracic Society since 1997 where he is currently Chair of the Pulmonary Vascular Diseases Committee.