Emily Levy, MD
What attracted you to Mayo Clinic?
Mayo Clinic is a world-class institution and an excellent physician employer. As a referral center for Mayo Clinic Health System, we are privileged to take care of children triaged from at least five states, which enables us to practice a broad range of medicine with interesting and challenging cases. There is a collegial atmosphere at Mayo Clinic that is particularly unique in an academic environment — the culture is supportive and collaborative while still encouraging innovation.
What attracted you to Mayo Clinic for fellowship training?
This is my second fellowship, and because of that I wanted a program with the flexibility for me to pursue some rather unusual clinical sub-specialization and “niche” interests. The Mayo Clinic Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship is dedicated to training well-rounded pediatric infectious diseases physicians, while allowing fellows to individualize their educational pathway in order to pursue their own goals. The faculty are amazingly invested in teaching and mentoring, and are also fun to work with!
Do you have any special interests within pediatric infectious diseases?
I have a special interest in infection control including central line-associated blood stream infection and other healthcare-associated infections, invasive fungal disease, lower respiratory tract infections, ventilator associated pneumonia, severe respiratory viral disease, and critical illness/intensive care unit infectious diseases.
What is living in Rochester, Minnesota, like for you?
Great! I have a lot of family in town, and my husband and I wanted to live in a medium-sized city. We enjoy owning a home and having the experience of working in our own garden for the first time. Rochester has great food, a strong community (we enjoy city festivals and the farmer’s market), and wonderful bikepaths and parks with plenty of access to the outdoors. People are very welcoming to outside transplants. Having Mayo Clinic in town means there is a strong medical community as well as a relatively diverse population even though it’s a medium-sized Midwest town — there’s a large international presence and broad exposure to many different cultures. If we want a bigger city experience, it’s been easy to travel to Minneapolis for the day or night and do some city exploration, go out to dinner, or see a play.