Meet Stuart B. Levy, M.D.

Stuart B. Levy. M.D., Distinguished Professor of Molecular Biology and Microbiology and of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine; Director of the Center for Adaptation Genetics and Drug Resistance; and President of the International Alliance for Prudent Use of Antibiotics. He is a past President of the American Society for Microbiology.

In this August 13, 2013 SftPublic video-recording The Widespread Resistance to Antibiotics: Stuart B. Levy, M.D. at the Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Levy discusses the crisis of widespread ineffectiveness of antibiotics that were originally considered miracle drugs.

Dr. Levy was one of the first medical researchers to alert the international scientific community and the public about the dangerous consequences of the misuse and over-prescribing of antibiotics. Dr. Levy led the first farm study showing that feed containing low-dose antibiotics led to the emergence of antibiotic resistance in animals and people.

Stuart Levy has published over 300 papers, edited four books and two special journal editions devoted to antibiotic use and resistance. His 1992 book, The Antibiotic Paradox: How Miracle Drugs Are Destroying the Miracle, now in its second edition, has been translated into four languages.

Dr. Levy’s 2010 testimony before Congress on the issue of antibiotics

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