Patrick Lévy

Patrick Lévy, 63 years old, is currently President of Université Grenoble Alpes, after being President of the federative institution Communauté Université Grenoble Alpes (2015- dec. 2017), and President of Université Joseph Fourier (2012-2015)1. He is also leading the project “Université Grenoble Alpes: University of innovation” labeled Initiative of Excellence by the French government in 2016. This project is based on an ambitious vision aiming at establishing a comprehensive world-class research and multidisciplinary university in the alpine area. Patrick Lévy is a professor of Physiology, Doctor in Medicine and a respiratory physician, graduated with a Master degree in Animal Physiology (1986) and a PhD in Physiology (1989). He is currently member of the European Universities Association Board.
Teaching has been dedicated to three main domains: Respiratory diseases mainly chronic respiratory failure and sleep apnea, physiology and pathophysiology focusing on respiratory control, upper airway mechanisms and autonomic nervous system; Sleep physiology, focusing on changes in respiratory and cardiovascular control during sleep in normal and in various pathological conditions (obesity, maxillofacial changes, etc.). This has included all levels of teaching from undergraduate to postgraduate since the nineties. The main achievements included a regional (Lyon-Grenoble) and a national (National Certification on Sleep) course on sleep and sleep-disordered breathing, the foundation of the Sleep and Breathing meeting jointly organized by the two European scientific societies, i.e. ERS and ESRS. Patrick Lévy was also the first French scientist in being awarded “Prix Jean Claude Yernault Lecture” by the European Respiratory Society for “his outstanding contribution to research and education in respiratory medicine”.
He led for 24 years the Pulmonary Function Test Unit- Sleep Lab (1988-2012) and for 12 years the Clinical research Department of Grenoble University Hospital (2000-2012). Between 2003 and 2015, he was at the head of the Hypoxia Pathophysiology Laboratory- HP2 (Université Grenoble Alpes; Inserm) which is one of the most active research laboratory on obstructive sleep apnea worldwide. He was also Vice-President of the European Sleep Research Society from 2009 to 2012. Since the start of his career, Patrick Lévy has produced more than 250 articles which have been published in major scientific journals, achieving an h-index of 54. He is recognized as one of the “Top 10” international experts in sleep apnea in the world (top 0,017% of 35,556 published authors worldwide on Sleep apnea syndrome: http://expertscape.com/ex/sleep+apnea%2C+obstructive)

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