Robert Levy, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Robert Levy

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-302-8200

Office Address:
Broadway Family Medicine Clinic
1426 W Broadway Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Treasurer, Minnesota Society of Addiction Medicine

MD, State University of New York at Stony Brook

Residency, University of Minnesota North Memorial Family Medicine Residency

Fellowship, Hazelden, addiction medicine and chronic pain


Robert Levy, MD, is board certified in Addiction Medicine and Family Medicine. He is a fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and completed a fellowship in Addiction and Chronic Pain at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation in 2011. Dr. Levy joined University of Minnesota North Memorial Hospital Family Medicine Residency faculty in 2011.

In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he also practices full-spectrum family medicine, including obstetrics. He is the president of the Minnesota Society of Addiction Medicine. He has received multiple grants from SAMHSA to help Minnesota address the opioid epidemic. His interests are in healthcare professionals who have substance use disorder, chronic pain management, the integration of addiction treatment into primary care, hospital medicine, and addiction in pregnancy and the neonatal period. 


MAT, video laryngoscopy, chronic pain, perinatal care, mood disorders, motivational interviewing, diabetes management

Awards & Recognition

MAFP Educator of the Year 2018

Minnesota Top Doctor 2018, 2017

Professional Associations



Research Summary/Interests

Opioid addiction in primary care, chronic pain, Neonatal abstinence syndrome, perinatal mood disorders.

Research Funding Grants



1. Kozhimannil, K.B., Graves, A.J., Levy, R. and Patrick, S.W., 2017. Nonmedical Use of Prescription Opioids among Pregnant US Women. Women's Health Issues, 27(3), pp.308-315.

2. Brunner, Emily, and Robert Levy. "Case Report of Physiologic Phenibut Dependence Treated With a Phenobarbital Taper in a Patient Being Treated With Buprenorphine." Journal of Addiction Medicine 11, no. 3 (2017): 239-240.

3. Saunders, Jennifer B., Marian P. Jarlenski, Robert Levy, and Katy B. Kozhimannil. "Federal and state policy efforts to address maternal opioid misuse: gaps and challenges." Women's health issues (2017).

4. Levy, Robert, Jason Corbo, and Shailendra Prasad. "PURLs: An antiemetic for irritable bowel syndrome?." The Journal of family practice 63, no. 10 (2014): 600.

5. Levy, Robert, and Shailendra Prasad. "Patient overusing antianxiety meds? Say so (in a letter)." The Journal of family practice 61, no. 11 (2012): 671.

6. Levy, Robert, Shailendra Prasad, and Kate Rowland. "Consider this option for heavy menstrual bleeding." The Journal of family practice 60, no. 7 (2011): 410.

7. Thao, Viengneesee, Eva A. Enns, Stephen W. Patrick, Robert Levy, and Katy B. Kozhimannil. "Decision Science Can Help Policymakers to Identify and Evaluate Policies to Treat Opioid Use Disorder Among Pregnant Women." Women's Health Issues 28, no. 1 (2018): 2-5.

8. Pain and Addiction book chapter – Epidemiology of Alcohol and Tobacco in the United States.

9. Nissly Tanner, Levy Robert "Buprenorphine to treat opioid use disorder: A practical guide". J Fam Pract. 2018 September;67(9):544-548


Board Certifications

Family Medicine, Addiction Medicine

Clinical Interests

Addiction in primary care, chronic pain, preventive care, diabetes management, mood disorders in primary care