Danielle Levy, M.D.

Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Residency: Tripler Army Medical Center

Research Interests:
As an active-duty officer in the US Army I have the unique experience of having worked within civilian and military health systems and within both there is room to grow the use of point of care ultrasound (POCUS) in terms of diagnostics, procedural guidance, and patient monitoring. I have been working on designing a simple, focused educational curriculum to teach ultrasound novices how to obtain intravascular access with an overarching goal of creating multiple POCUS courses that encompass FAST exams, identifying pneumothoraces, pleural effusions, cardiac tamponade, and endotracheal tube placement in austere environments. 

Why Michigan?
Michigan has everything a trainee could ask for - program leaders who go above and beyond to help you achieve your short and long term goals, faculty dedicated to helping you professionally and personally, cofellows that are supportive through the inevitable highs and lows of work and life, and an amazing network of nurse practitioners, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, techs, nurses, and ancillary staff who take it upon themselves to provide the best care in the most supportive environment possible.

Favorite thing about Ann Arbor: 
As I am a Spartan at heart, I'm going to change this to favorite thing about Michigan. After living in Hawaii, I was aching to be back home, surrounded by family and friends and seasonal changes. As much as an ocean can calm the soul and the sun can warm the heart, there is nothing that compares to the feeling of football season, leaves changing color on your daily drives, the anger that comes with the beauty of snowfall, and playing in water that doesn’t burn your eyes.