Physio-Control Announces the Addition of Chief Medical Advisor
June 27—Physio-Control, now part of Stryker emergency medical products and services, announced today that Dr. Michael Levy has accepted the newly created role of Chief Medical Advisor for Stryker’s Physio-Control and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) business.
“We are thrilled and honored to work with Dr. Michael Levy, and believe his experience will be invaluable to the company as we explore new opportunities to improve emergency and out-of-hospital care,” said Anne Mullally, Vice President and General Manager, Physio-Control and EMS. “Mike’s passion for emergency medicine and community healthcare will only strengthen our pursuit for providing high-quality, science-driven lifesaving tools for lifesaving teams. His involvement in a broad range of emergency care has established him as a trusted thought leader, clinician and educator. I’m excited to see how Mike’s experience and commitment to emergency care will further enable our mission to make healthcare better."
“I am very pleased to be partnering with the Stryker Medical family as the company is preparing its next generation of products, services, and clinician-based education programs,” stated Dr. Levy. “This is an exciting time for advancements in emergency medicine and for community care. Both areas are in a stage of evolution with the inflow of data, and while communities are investing in more connected care services and infrastructure. I look forward to using my experience and knowledge to help the company advance their support of emergency medical care.”
Michael Levy M.D. FAEMS, FACEP, FACP is the first and current Medical Director for the Anchorage Fire Department, a position he has held since 1995. He is the Medical Director for Alaska Section of Rural and Community Health and is an Affiliate Associate Professor, UAA College of Health, WWAMI School of Medical Education. Dr. Levy is the medical director for a number of other agencies: Medical Director of the Kenai Peninsula Borough for five agencies as well as public safety dispatch, the Anchorage Service Patrol that provides scene response and transport to the local sobering center for public inebriates; Medical Director for Fairweather, LLC providing remote staffing in Alaska with physician assistants and EMS personnel; and Medical Director for SALA, a company that provides medics to austere Alaska environments.
For the last two decades, Dr. Levy has also had the longstanding privilege to be involved in EMS from rural environments to urban, in places ranging from Chicago to the Navajo Nation in Arizona to his current home base of Anchorage, Alaska. He is currently secretary/treasurer of the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) after having served two terms as board member-at-large. After completing undergraduate studies in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at the University of Colorado Boulder, he attended medical school at Northwestern University Medical School. He completed residencies in emergency medicine and internal medicine and is board certified in both as well as subspecialty board certified in EMS Medicine. He currently practices emergency medicine and EMS medicine in Anchorage, Alaska.