Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave Aurora, CO 80045


Jean Mulcahy Levy, MD

Pediatric Hematology / Oncology

Board Certified


Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave, Aurora, CO 80045


Provider Expertise

Clinical Interest for Patients

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.

Care Philosophy

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


  • Pediatric Hematology / Oncology
  • Pediatrics ( 2007 , 2007 )

Conditions & Treatments

  • Cancers

    Brain Cancer, Leukemia (Childhood), Pediatric Cancer

  • Blood / Lymphatic System

Interests & Activities

Personal Interests

In my spare time I enjoy reading science fiction, spending time with my family, and trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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

MD, Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine (2003)

Undergraduate Schools

BS, University of Portland (OR) (1998)


University of Arizona Program (2004)

Residency Program

University of Arizona Program (2006)


University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program (2012)

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Member

American Society of Clinical Oncology, Member

American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Member

Research & Grants


Hyundai Hope on Wheels Scholar Grant (2012)

Genetic Predictors of Neurocognitive Outcomes in Survivors of Peditric Brain Tumors (2012)

Targeting Autophagy in Pediatric Brain Tumors (2012)

Autophagy Inhibition to Improve Pediatric Brain Tumor Therapy (2012)

Research Interests for Patients

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.

information for referring providers

Referral Contact Phone


Clinical Interests for Referring Providers

My clinical interests focus the care and treatment of patients with central nervous system tumors.

Research Interest for Referring Providers

My laboratory research focus is the study of autophagy, a multi-step cellular catabolic process that turns over long-lived proteins and organelles and contributes to cell and organism survival during nutrient deprivation and other stresses. Autophagy has been shown to be important in the development of cancer and is a promising target for manipulation to improve cancer treatment and survival. My goal is to determine how to utilize autophagy to improve therapy for patients with malignant central nervous system (CNS) tumors. I also have a translational research interest in using the power of laboratory findings to identify patients at higher risk of adverse neurocognitive outcomes due to the negative effects of radiation and chemotherapy.