Howard P. Levy, M.D., Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Clinical Genetics. He specializes in primary care of adults with genetic conditions, genetic risk assessment for common multifactorial diseases, pharmacogenetics and integration of genetics into primary care medicine. He provides medical services for adults with a wide variety of genetic disorders as well as general primary care patients, with whom he emphasizes genetic principles to improve routine care and preventive medicine.
Dr. Levy has helped develop several educational programs with the National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics, the American Society of Human Genetics, and the Jackson Laboratory. He has participated in the development of genetic testing and reporting guidelines and recommendations with the American Society of Human Genetics, the American College of Genetics and Genomics, the NIH-sponsored ClinGen resource, the National Human Genome Research Institute and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.
He is particularly interested in use of the electronic health record (EHR) to improve both patient engagement and the quality and efficiency of medical care. He co-chairs the Johns Hopkins Medicine committee that oversees the electronic patient portal and other patient-facing information, and sits on several additional workgroups involved in overall design of the EHR and clinical decision support initiatives. He actively advocates at the national level for enhanced collection, display, integration and use of family history and genetic testing information in the EHR.
Howard received his MD and PhD in Human Genetics from the University of Maryland, and completed a fellowship in Medical Genetics at the National Human Genome Research Institute of NIH. For fun, he enjoys Orioles baseball, skiing, classic rock and craft beer.