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Tributes to doctor who expanded KEMH cardiology services

A heart doctor who “dramatically” improved the island’s cardiology treatment ten years ago has died.

Carl Levick was 68.

Dr Levick joined the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital in 2010 as director of cardiology after the hospital had gone several years without its own cardiologist.

He came from the United States with 27 years’ experience, including 12 years as managing partner of Cardiac Associates of New Hampshire.

Sam Mir, the present director of cardiology, said Dr Levick had been instrumental in developing KEMH’s heart treatment services.

Dr Mir said he was “deeply saddened to hear of Dr Levick’s passing” on May 8.

He added: “I worked with Dr Levick here in the cardiology department for three years before he moved on to Rhode Island.

“Dr Levick was one of the best people I’ve ever worked with in my career.”

Dr Mir said he was welcomed to the hospital by Dr Levick on his arrival in 2011.

He added: “Over the next three years, we worked closely together to build a thriving cardiology practice.

“Dr Levick was instrumental in expanding cardiology services and diagnostic tests in the department, while at the same time starting a cardiology clinic here at KEMH from scratch.

“Due to his service to BHB, the care of cardiovascular conditions of all Bermudians across the island improved dramatically.”

Dr Mir said: “I can personally say that all of us in the cardiology department will miss his work ethic, his sense of humour, and his care and compassion which he showed to staff and patients every day.”

Heart disease is the number one killer in Bermuda.

Dr Levick told The Royal Gazette in 2010: “I am most interested in building a system of cardiac care.”

He added: “Part of my role is to develop a higher level of expertise in cardiac disorders by the whole staff of the hospital.

“This includes technicians who do echocardiograms and stress testing and it includes physicians in the role of hospitalists admitting patients to the hospital with cardiac disorders.”

The East Bay RI newspaper in Rhode Island said Dr Levick died at his home in Bristol after a battle with brain cancer.

Dr Levick, from Andover, Massachusetts, studied psychology at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, followed by the University of Massachusetts’ Amherst School of Medicine.

He completed his medical residency at the Miriam Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island.

Dr Levick moved to New Hampshire with his wife Rebecca.

The keen hiker tackled all of New Hampshire’s 4,000ft peaks and served on the ski patrol at Wildcat Mountain resort.

Dr Levick is survived by his wife and sons Scott and Andrew.

⋅ Carl Levick, a former director of cardiology at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, was born on October 23, 1952. He died on May 8, 2021. Dr Levick was 68.

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Published May 19, 2021 at 8:13 am (Updated May 19, 2021 at 8:13 am)

Tributes to doctor who expanded KEMH cardiology services

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