Mitchell M. Levy MD is Chief, Division of Critical Care, Pulmonary, and Sleep Medicine, Department of Medicine, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, where he is Professor of Medicine. He is also Medical Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. Levy is a founding member (2002) and a member of the Executive Committee of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign, a global initiative to improve the care of patients with severe sepsis. Dr. Levy is Past-President of the Society of Critical Care Medicine (2009). Dr. Levy’s current research interests include biomarkers in sepsis, end-of-life care in the ICU, and knowledge translation. He has authored over 150 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. He served as Chair of the Robert Wood Johnson Critical Care End-of-Life Work Group from 1998-2005.

Dr. Levy is very active in the field of quality and safety. He has worked on several state-wide initiatives on quality, including Rhode Island and New Jersey, and has served on the steering committee for their efforts in sepsis and Palliative care. He led a similar initiative for the New York City Health and Hospital Corporation in their quality initiative in catheter-related bloodstream infection and sepsis.

Dr. Mitchell Levy has been a student of the Vidyadhara, the Venerable Chogyam Trungpa, Rinpoche since 1971 and is a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. In 1978 he was appointed personal physician, Lamen, to Trungpa Rinpoche and served in that capacity until the Vidyadara’s death in 1987. He also served as personal physician to His Holiness, the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa.  He was appointed an Acharya, or senior teacher, in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage in 2004. He currently teaches Buddhism worldwide.