Michael Levitzky, PhD

Director of Basic Science Curriculum, Louisiana State University School of Medicine

1901 Perdido Street
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 568-6184


BA - 1969
University of Pennsylvania

PhD - 1975
Albany Medical College

Research Interests

Pulmonary Blood Flow

Teaching Activities

Teaching Expertise:    Pulmonary and Cardiovascular Physiology and Pathophysiology, Scientific Writing

Course Directorship:  Medical Physiology 100;   Nursing 8301 Anatomy, Physiology, Pathophysiology for Nurse Anesthesia;   Physiology 250 Scientific Writing for Graduate Students

Selected Publications

Levitzky, M.G., Pulmonary Physiology,9th Ed, McGraw-Hill (Lange Series) , 2018, 312 pp.

Raff, H. and M.G. Levitzky (eds.), Medical Physiology: A Systems Approach, McGraw-Hill,New York, 786pp., 2011.

Ali, J., W.R. Summer, and M.G. Levitzky (eds.), Pulmonary Pathophysiology , 3rd Ed, McGraw-Hill (Lange Series), New York 296 pp., 2010.

Levitzky, Michael G., Using the pathophysiology of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) to teach cardiopulmonary integration., Adv. Physiol. Educ. 32:196-202, 2008.

Levitzky, M.G., Pulmonary Physiology,7th Ed, McGraw-Hill (Lange Series) , 2007, 280 pp.

Levitzky, Michael G., Teaching the effects of gravity and intravascular and alveolar pressures on the distribution of pulmonary blood flow using a classic paper by West, et al., Adv. Physiol. Educ. 30:5-8, 2006.

Pellett, A.A., D.A. Welsh, B.P. deBoisblanc, G. Lipscomb, R.W. Johnson, K.C. Lord, and M.G. Levitzky., Low positive end-expiratory pressure does not exacerbate nebulized-acid lung injury in dogs, J. Crit. Care 20:97-105, 2005.

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