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Yoshua Esquenazi Levy, MD

Assistant Professor
Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery
McGovern Medical School, UTHealth

Yoshua Esquenazi Levy, MD, is a neurosurgeon with fellowship training in epilepsy surgery and surgical neuro-oncology. He focuses his practice on brain and spine tumors. Dr. Esquenazi Levy integrates techniques such as brain mapping for awake craniotomies, stereotactic laser ablation, intraventricular endoscopy, stereotactic navigation and fluorescent microscopy to enhance safety during surgery and maximize tumor removal.

Dr. Esquenazi Levy received his medical degree at the Universidad Anahuac in Mexico City, graduating as valedictorian. During his studies he participated in student exchange rotations at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, as well as the William J. Harrington Medical Training Programs for Latin America at the University of Miami School of Medicine.

He completed a general surgery internship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, and his neurosurgery residency training at the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, where he was neurosurgery chief resident and recipient of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (Delta Chapter) Resident Award and the Standing Ovation Award from Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center.

During residency he worked in the medical school’s neuroimaging and electrophysiology lab and then went on to complete a fellowship in epilepsy surgery at the same institution under Nitin Tandon, MD. He subsequently completed a neurosurgery oncology fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. He is an author of numerous book chapters and articles, and he received many awards and recognitions during his academic training.


Medical School
Universidad Anahuac Mexico, 2007

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 2016

The University Texas Medical School at Houston, 2015

Mayo Clinic – Rochester, 2009

Clinical Interests

Brain metastases, CNS lymphoma, Hydrocephalus and colloid cysts, Gamma Knife® radiosurgery, High-grade gliomas, Intraventricular tumors, Low-grade gliomas, Intradural spinal tumors, Malignant spinal column tumors (metastatic spine tumors), Meningiomas, Pineal region and brainstem tumors, Pituitary and parasellar tumors, Primary brain tumors, Primary spinal cord tumors

Dr Yoshua Esquenazi, MD

Dr. Esquenazi Levy Sees Patients at:
UTHealth Neurosciences–Texas Medical Center
(713) 486-8000
6400 Fannin Street, Suite 2800
Houston, TX 77030
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