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Richard J. Levy, M.D.

Dr. Richard LevyI grew up in Chicago’s northern suburbs. I wanted to be a doctor for as long as I could talk, even though there were no other doctors in my family. I went to college at Northwestern University in Evanston. While I was there the football team went three seasons without a victory.  Growing up, I always wanted to be a pediatrician. However, after my OB/GYNE rotation while at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, I realized that this was the perfect medical specialty. It offered long-term relationships with patients along with an interesting variety of surgeries. Also, nothing is more fun than helping people deliver their babies.

After living my whole life in the Chicago area, I deliberately left to do my residency in San Antonio, Texas at the University of Texas. San Antonio is culturally very different from Chicago and I loved my four years there as a “Transplanted Texan.”  The lure of raising our children near family attracted me to move back to Chicago.

I have been very involved at Northwest Community Hospital since i joined its medical staff in 1986. I was on the Department of OB/GYNE Quality Assurance Committee for eight years and was chairman of that committee for two years. That group is in charge of overseeing the overall care given to patients by all of the obstetricians and gynecologists at Northwest Community Hospital. I was elected to a two-year term as chairman of the OB/GYNE department in 1996-1997. I was the youngest doctor in the history of Northwest Community Hospital to serve in that capacity.

I was elected president of the 750 member medical and dental staff of Northwest Community Hospital in 2000 after being elected Secretary/Treasurer of the staff in 1998 and Vice-President in 1999. I also served as a full voting member of the Northwest Community Hospital board of directors from 1998-2001.  I was the chairman if the medical staff bylaws committee in 2004 & 2010.

I love all sports, particularly the 2010 Stanley Cup Champion Blackhawks.  I also love to travel.  I have three children, Matthew, Lauren and Melanie.

I am a member of  American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Medical Association, Illinois State Medical Society, and Chicago Medical Society. I have been a Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists since 1988.