60303-Levergood, Nicholas

Nicholas R. Levergood, MD

Ophthalmology, PGY 3
Tufts University School of Medicine

GK 212
Indianapolis, IN


Hometown: Northwood, New Hampshire

Undergraduate Degree (and Institution): B.S. Chemistry, Brandeis University, Waltham MA

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

When did you know you wanted to be a doctor?

I knew I was interested from a young age as I came from a family of engineers and teachers where expertise, technical skill and academics was highly valued. I was always greatly drawn to the humanism in Medicine and chance to make an impact.  

Why did you choose to specialize in ophthalmology?

The eye is a delicate, challenging and fascinating organ. I found surgery in this area also highly impactful, high-stake and this motivates me to want to become a master of this discipline.

How did you feel when you matched with IU School of Medicine for your residency? What about this program appealed to you?

I have really enjoyed the learning that comes with higher clinical and surgical volume as well as clinical diversity encountered across multiple clinical sites. We cover a large geographic area as a program however the schedule is arranged in a way that makes the workload feel very manageable. I was delighted to match here as I was seeking a large, challenging academic environment which still felt supportive and friendly.

Who is a faculty member you enjoy working with? Why?

So many! But it’s been wonderful learning with Dr. Burgett and staff in the clinic and OR. We all appreciate his commitment to our education.

What do you admire most about your co-residents?

Top of mind is that my co-residents have a wonderful attitude and genuine sense of humor. It’s great to be in program with a welcoming, supportive environment where co-residents also get along so well.

What are some of your hobbies and interests? How do you maintain a healthy work-life balance?

My family has a strong legacy in woodworking and I have taken that on more and more in recent years. I have turned a part of my apartment into a woodworking studio as I have a special interest in practicing traditional designs and manual hand tool woodworking techniques. I also love to hike, ski (not in Indiana) and cycle. Indianapolis is a great, easygoing city where it is not hard to find spaces for creative and active outlets like these.

Titles & Appointments

  • Resident Appointee
  • Education
    2020 MD Tufts University School of Medicine

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