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Grosner, Levy to be Honored at 2014 Kaleida Ball

Updated: 8/19/2014

Gary Grosner, MD and Elad I. Levy, MD, MBA will be honored with the “Spirit Award” at the 2014 Kaleida Ball, the organization's signature fundraising event.

One of Western New York’s most prestigious black tie events, the Kaleida Ball has raised funds to support stroke, cardiac care, and geriatrics within the health system as well as the emergency room expansions at and Buffalo General Hospitals and Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospitals.

A highlight at the Ball is honoring the Spirit Award recipients. The Spirit Award is given in appreciation for “significant and spirited support of Kaleida Health as it seeks to improve the health of the Western New York community.” Drs. Grosner and Levy are driving forces behind the Gates Vascular Institute, a national and internationally known facility treating cardiac, stroke and vascular disease.

Dr. Grosner and his team were recently recognized by Consumer Reports naming the cardiac program Top 15 in nation. Dr. Levy and his teammates the lead the region’s premier stroke program as recognized by the New York State Department of Health, American Stroke Association and Det Norske Veritas Healthcare, Inc. (DNV), an international accrediting agency.

Dr. Grosner has been associated with Buffalo General Medical Center, a Kaleida Health facility, since 1992. He also serves as an assistant clinical professor of surgery at State University of New York at Buffalo (UB). In addition to this, Dr. Grosner serves as a consulting surgeon at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, and ECMC.

Board certified by the American Board of Surgery as well as the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Dr. Grosner graduated from McGill University with distinction before receiving his Doctor of Medicine degree from University of Connecticut.

Dr. Levy is the director of stroke research, co-director of the Kaleida Health Stroke Center and cerebrovascular surgery, director of endovascular stroke treatment and research and director of the Toshiba neuroendovascular catheterization laboratory. He is also chairman of neurological surgery and professor of neurosurgery and radiology at UB.

Board Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons, Dr. Levy graduated from Dartmouth College and received his Doctor of Medicine degree with distinction from George Washington University. He completed a surgical internship and his neurosurgical residency at the University of Pittsburgh and his fellowship at UB. He also received his MBA from Northeastern University in 2013.