Jean Mulcahy Levy, MD


Cancer and Blood Disorders

Related Departments

Center for Cancer and Blood Disorder


Division Academic - Instructor


Outstanding Abstract Award
Awarding Body: International Symposium on Pediatric Neuro-Oncology
Date: 2012

Biography & Interests

Care Philosophy

I strive to provide the best care for my patients. I believe in treating the patient and family as a whole.

Clinical Interests

My clinical interests focus on the care of children with tumors involving the brain and spinal cord, using a combination of therapies and coordinating services including surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy to improve outcomes for these patients.

Research Interests

My research interests focus on autophagy, a multi-step process that cancer can use to survive. It is possible to block this survival mechanism and hopefully make cancer easier to kill with other treatments like radiation and chemotherapy. My research has three goals to improve survival of kids with brain tumors. First, find which step of the process should be blocked to kill the most tumor cells. Second, to find which brain tumors depend most on autophagy to survive. And finally, to determine if a specific genetic mutation found in some pediatric brain tumors can identify patients who will most benefit from autophagy directed treatments.

Volunteer Activities

Motorcycle Depot Ride and Rally: Yearly motorcycle ride and fundraising event to support local non-profit programs within the community such as the Aurora D.A.R.E Board (2009-2011) and Cops Fighting Cancer (2012).

Education & Training

Medical Schools

Oregon Health Sciences University  - Medicine (2003)


University of Arizona College of Medicine  - Pediatrics (2004)

Residency Program

University of Arizona College of Medicine  - Pediatrics (2006)


The Children's Hospital  - Hematology/Oncology - Pediatrics (2012)

Undergraduate Schools

University of Portland   - Biology (1998)


American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) - Member
American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology - Member
American Society of Clinical Oncology - Member

Research & Grants

Targeting Autophagy in Pediatric Brain Tumors
Sponsor: NIH K-12 Child Health Research Career Development Award
Amount: 285,683
Begins: 2012

Autophagy Inhibition to Improve Pediatric Brain Tumor Therapy
Sponsor: St. Baldrick's Foundation Scholar Career Development Award
Amount: 330,000
Begins: 2012

Hyundai Hope on Wheels Scholar Grant
Sponsor: Hyundai Hope on Wheels
Amount: 75,000
Begins: 2012

Genetic Predictors of Neurocognitive Outcomes in Survivors of Peditric Brain Tumors
Sponsor: Morgan Adams Foundation
Amount: 12,000
Begins: 2012

Website:"Levy JM"[Author]

Primary Location

13123 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora CO, 80045-7106

(720) 777-6740

(720) 777-7227


Children's Hospital Colorado on Anschutz Medical Campus