Charles Levy, M.D
North Florida/ South Georgia VA Health Care System, Gainesville, FL
Research Interests: Health Care Policy, Mobility/Activity/Function, Musculoskeletal, Pulmonary Conditions, Rural Telehealth, TBI, Rehabilitation
Dr. Charles Levy is the Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service, the site Co-Director for the VA Center of Innovation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research, and the Director of the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Polytrauma teams at North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System. He directs the Rural Veteran’s TeleRehabilitation Initiative Expansion, Proliferation and Dissemination Project funded by the VA Office of Rural Health. This project has been connecting hundreds of Veterans to VA clinicians for in-home therapy and treatment since 2009, and has directly guided the establishment of similar programs in White River Junction, Vermont, West Palm Beach, Florida, and elsewhere. He is one of three psychiatrists selected as a mentor for the VHAs national Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service Leadership Mentoring program for the entire four years of the program. Dr. Levy’s clinical and research career is dedicated to bettering the lives and function of individuals with disabilities, as well as mentoring and collaborating with like-minded trainees and colleagues. His research involvements include TBI, PTSD, Virtual Reality, wheeled mobility, driving, telerehabilitation, disability and amputation.