Dr. Abdul El-Sayed holds a Doctorate in Public Health from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, as well as a Medical degree from Columbia University. He graduated with Highest Distinction and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Michigan, where he earned the Williams Jennings Bryan Prize for Political Science. He was selected to deliver the Student Commencement Address in 2007 alongside President Clinton, who said of Abdul “I just wish every person in the world could have heard you speak today.” In 2017, he was selected as one of 20 recipients of the University of Michigan’s Bicentennial Alumni Awards commemorating alumni “whose achievements carry on Michigan’s traditions of intellectual creativity and academic endeavor, of civic engagement, and of national and international service” for “his leadership and contributions to public health and passion for public service.” He is also the recipient of numerous civic and service awards, including Crain’s Detroit Business 40 under 40, and Public Official of the Year per the Michigan League of Conservation Voters.
Phillip Levy M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.E.P., F.A.H.A., F.A.C.C
Dr. Phillip Levy is a professor at the Wayne State University School of Medicine and the Associate Chair for Research in the Department of Emergency Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Levy is a recognized expert in cardiovascular research and is a standing member of the NIH’s Cancer, Heart and Sleep Epidemiology study section. He is also Chair of the American College of Cardiology’s Accreditation Management Board, Chair of the American College of Emergency Physician’s Research Committee, and an at-large member of the Emergency Medicine Foundation Board of Trustees. Over the past 10 years, Dr. Levy has published more than 120 manuscripts, authored 18 textbook chapters and has been an invited lecturer on cardiovascular disease related topics more than 200 times.