Instructor, Department of Psychiatry
Levi Mazza, MD, is a resident physician in the Psychiatry Residency Program at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine. He completed his undergraduate coursework in Kinesiology at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor and earned his medical degree from Central Michigan University College of Medicine. Throughout his undergraduate and medical education, he was active in medical research. He contributed to several publications on the role of neutrophils in systemic autoimmune diseases as a member of Dr. Jason Knight's lab at the University of Michigan. His clinical, teaching, and research interests include ADHD, depression, anxiety, and PTSD in veteran populations.
Education and Training
- MD 2022, Doctor of Medicine, College of Medicine, Central Michigan University
- BS 2017, Movement Science, School of Kinesiology, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
- Veterans' Health and Healthcare
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Anxiety Disorders
Knight J.S., Mazza L.F., Yalavarthi S., Sule G., Ali R.A., Hodgin J.B., Kanthi Y., Pinsky D.J. Ectonucleotidase-mediated suppression of lupus autoimmunity and vascular dysfunction Frontiers in Immunology. 2018;9(JUN)
Knight J.S., Meng H., Coit P., Yalavarthi S., Sule G., Gandhi A.A., Grenn R.C., Mazza L.F., Ali R.A., Renauer P., Wren J.D., Bockenstedt P.L., Wang H., Eitzman D.T., Sawalha A.H. Activated signature of antiphospholipid syndrome neutrophils reveals potential therapeutic target JCI Insight. 2017;2(18)
Meng H., Yalavarthi S., Kanthi Y., Mazza L.F., Elfline M.A., Luke C.E., Pinsky D.J., Henke P.K., Knight J.S. In Vivo Role of Neutrophil Extracellular Traps in Antiphospholipid Antibody–Mediated Venous Thrombosis Arthritis and Rheumatology. 2017;69(3):655-667.
Yalavarthi S., Gould T.J., Rao A.N., Mazza L.F., Morris A.E., Núñez-Álvarez C., Hernández-Ramírez D., Bockenstedt P.L., Liaw P.C., Cabral A.R., Knight J.S. Release of neutrophil extracellular traps by neutrophils stimulated with antiphospholipid antibodies: A newly identified mechanism of thrombosis in the antiphospholipid syndrome Arthritis and Rheumatology. 2015;67(11):2990-3003.