Dr. Brian Levy was most recently Chief Operating Officer of Danube Pharmaceuticals and Chief Scientific Officer of Nexis Vision, both venture backed startup companies developing pharma and device products in Ophthalmology. Previously, he spent 15 years at Bausch & Lomb as Corporate Vice President Global R&D and Chief Medical Officer for the Corporation. In these evolutionary roles he was responsible for Global Clinical and Product Development, Global Product Safety and Medical Affairs. Prior to joining Bausch & Lomb, Dr. Levy was in private clinical practice in Toronto, Ontario from 1980 to 1989. During this time he continued research at the University of Waterloo, took NEI courses in Epidemiology and Biostatistics in Vision Research and was a clinical investigator for numerous products in development and an advisor and consultant to the ophthalmic industry. From 1989 to 1994, Dr. Levy served as Associate Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco seeing patients in a clinical setting as part of a group faculty practice and carried out clinical research and teaching duties with ophthalmology residents and fellows.
Dr. Levy currently holds an appointment as Clinical Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Rochester’s School of Medicine. He received a Doctor of Optometry degree from the University of California at Berkeley and did his post-graduate work in comparative anatomy and physiology of the eye at the University of Waterloo in Canada, where he received a Master of Science degree.