Clinical Insights on Newer Immunotherapies in Lung Cancer
Dr. Benjamin Levy is a thoracic medical oncologist and the clinical director of medical oncology for the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital, as well as an associate professor of oncology for Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He practices out of the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Levy is a physician scientist who is interested in innovative immunotherapeutic approaches for advanced stage lung cancer patients and biomarkers that help define those patients more likely to respond to such agents. He has an expertise in thoracic malignancies, including non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer and thymic malignancies, as well as head and neck cancer.
Dr. Levy earned his medical degree from Medical College of Georgia. He completed an internal medicine residency at Georgetown University Hospital, followed by a hematology/oncology fellowship at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, where he received the Department of Medicine Research Fellow of the Year Award and the 2009 American Society of Clinical Oncology Young Investigator Award for his clinical research in prostate cancer. Dr. Levy previously worked as an assistant professor at the Icahn School of Medicine, medical director of thoracic oncology for Mount Sinai Health Systems and associate director of the Cancer Clinical Trials Office for Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.
Dr. Levy played an integral role on several American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) committees and currently serves as associate editor for the ASCO University Committee. He completed a two year term on the editorial board for the Journal of Clinical Oncology and currently serves as an ad hoc reviewer for other journals, including Clinical Lung Cancer, The Oncologist and Oncotarget. Dr. Levy was recently selected as one of only 15 oncologists in the country to the prestigious ASCO Leadership Development program, whose mission is to identify and develop future leaders of ASCO. In addition to his ASCO commitments, Dr. Levy serves on the ALLIANCE Respiratory Committee, the IASLC Staging Committee and the IASLC Career Development & Fellowship Committee.