Dr. Rachel Levine: 2016 Outstanding Public Service Award

pgofficialDr. Rachel Levine is currently the Physician General for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the Penn State College of Medicine. The Outstanding Public Service Award is being presented to Dr. Levine for her work as an advocate for the health of teens and children throughout Pennsylvania, as well as for the LGBT community. Dr. Levine will be presented the award at the MFHS 45th Annual Meeting & Community Luncheon on October 19th.

Dr. Levine’s previous posts included: Vice -Chair for Clinical Affairs for the Department of Pediatrics and Chief of the Division of Adolescent Medicine and Eating Disorders at the Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital-Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Her accomplishments at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center include the initiation of a Division of Adolescent Medicine for the care of complex teens with medical and psychological problems. In addition, she started the Penn State Hershey Eating Disorders Program which offers multidisciplinary treatment for children, adolescents and adults with eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. She is the Liaison for the LGBT community for the Office of Diversity at the Penn State College of Medicine.  In that role, she has established a LGBT faculty and staff affinity group and is the facilitator for the LGBT student group.

She graduated from Harvard College in 1979 and the Tulane University School of Medicine in 1983. Dr. Levine completed training in Pediatrics at the Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York City in 1987 and then did a Fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at Mt. Sinai from 1987-88.

Congratulations Dr. Levine and thank you for your continued commitment to improving the health of all Pennsylvanians! Registration for the MFHS 45th Annual Meeting & Community Awards Luncheon is open until October 7th.