Jessica R. Levi, MD

Associate Professor, Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Jessica Levi
830 Harrison Ave, Suite 1400


Dr. Jessica R. Levi is the Director of Pediatric Otolaryngology at Boston Medical Center. She is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and Pediatrics. She received her fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology from Nemours AI Dupont Hospital for Children in 2012. Prior to that she was a resident in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at Boston Medical Center. Since joining the faculty, she received the Educator of the Year Award by Boston University Medical School, awarded to one faculty member of the clinical sciences.

Dr. Levi is best known nationally for her work on pediatric obstructive sleep apnea and education. She has received several awards for presented research each year, has published extensively in these areas, and has spoken at countless national conferences. She has served on multiple committees for national organizations and has been a reviewer for the International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology since 2015. Her particular research interests include patient education materials and socio-economic status implications of sleep apnea care.


  • Northwestern University School of Medicine, MD
  • Duke University, AB


  • Published on 4/11/2024

    Wilson CA, Jamil TL, Velu PS, Levi JR. Patient Factors Associated with Missed Otolaryngology Appointments at an Urban Safety-Net Hospital. Laryngoscope. 2024 Apr 11. PMID: 38602281.

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  • Published on 4/3/2024

    Gardezi M, Silber E, Levi J. Female leadership representation within otolaryngology specialty societies. Am J Otolaryngol. 2024 Apr 03; 45(4):104270. PMID: 38581775.

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  • Published on 3/5/2024

    Carnino JM, Rodriguez Lara F, Chan WP, Kennedy DG, Levi JR. Speech Outcomes of Frenectomy for Tongue-Tie Release: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2024 Jun; 133(6):566-574. PMID: 38444142.

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  • Published on 3/4/2024

    Carnino JM, Salvati LR, Bayly H, Kennedy DG, Mwaura AM, Wilson NR, Levi JR. Appointment Factors Contributing to Children with Speech Disorders Missing Speech and Language Pathology Appointments. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2024 Mar 04; 99228241235440. PMID: 38439533.

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  • Published on 2/20/2024

    Pino B, Velu PS, Levi JR. Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Otolaryngology Applicants and Residents: Recruiting a Diverse Workforce. J Surg Educ. 2024 Apr; 81(4):543-550. PMID: 38383238.

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  • Published on 1/22/2024

    Maqsudlu A, Nathan AS, Silber EJ, Danis DO, Levi JR. Analysis of the Clinical Course of Children With Initial Negative Polysomnography. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2024 Apr; 133(4):424-430. PMID: 38251665.

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  • Published on 12/13/2023

    Patel AA, Shehan JN, Mustafa A, Uppalapati AV, Levi JR. Incidence of audiologic or otolaryngologic evaluation in patients with external ear anomalies. Am J Otolaryngol. 2024; 45(3):104199. PMID: 38183921.

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  • Published on 12/12/2023

    Dacey S, Velu PS, Wilson N, Levi JR, Paz-Lansberg M. Invasive fungal sinusitis: A comparison of pediatric versus adult cases. Am J Otolaryngol. 2024; 45(2):104143. PMID: 38101130.

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  • Published on 12/7/2023

    Velu PS, Kariveda RR, Palmer WJ, Levi JR. A review of uvulopalatopharyngoplasty for pediatric obstructive sleep apnea. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2024 Jan; 176:111819. PMID: 38101098.

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  • Published on 12/7/2023

    Rodriguez Lara F, Carnino JM, Cohen MB, Levi JR. Advances in the Use of Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulator in Adolescents With Down Syndrome and Persistent Obstructive Sleep Apnea-A Systematic Review. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2024 Mar; 133(3):317-324. PMID: 38062678.

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