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Biography - Ilse R. Levin, DO

Dr. Ilse R. Levin is a board certified Internist and an Epidemiologist. Prior to becoming a physician, Dr. Levin received her Bachelors in Marine Biology from Boston University. She went on to receive her combined Masters in Public Health and Tropical Medicine at James Cook University in Australia. During her graduate studies, she worked with the World Health Organization and the Myanmar Ministry of Health to create a sustainable community-directed Lymphatic Filariasis control program for rural Myanmar. After returning to the US, she became Program Director for Public Health Research at Chase Brexton Health Services in Baltimore, overseeing research projects investigating adherence to HIV treatment regimens.

Dr. Levin received her medical degree from Western University in Pomona, CA and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine. In 2006 Dr. Levin was honored with the American Medical Association (AMA) Foundation Leadership Award.

Dr. Levin has extensive experience in organized medicine. She served 3 consecutive terms in both a resident and a full physician seat on the AMA’s Council on Science and Public Health. Dr. Levin has served on the Executive Committee of The Forum for Medical Affairs at the American Medical Association, and in 2018 became President Elect, overseeing planning and implementation of the annual Forum program at the AMA.

Since 2011 she has served intermittently as, and is currently, an Ex-Officio member on the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Board of Directors. Dr. Levin is the Chair of the ASAM Delegation to the AMA, and in the past has also been an Alternate Delegate and a Delegate with the California Medical Association and the Massachusetts Medical Society to the AMA. Also since 2011, Dr. Levin has represented the AMA to the National Commission on Correctional Health Care Board of Directors. Dr. Levin was previously appointed as the AMA liaison to the Advisory Council for the Elimination of Tuberculosis at the CDC and represented the AMA to the American Association for the Advancement of Science from 2010 – 2013.

As a National Health Service Corps Scholar, Dr. Levin has devoted her career to working in the most underserved communities in the US. She has experience working in international healthcare in India, Papua New Guinea, and Uganda. She has held clinical faculty appointments with the Georgetown University Family Medicine Residency and Tufts University School of Medicine. She spent five years working for the nonprofit Unity Health Care, Inc., in a community medicine clinic in Washington DC, and as a physician in the DC Department of Corrections. Since that time she has worked as a Hospital Based Physician, currently with the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group.

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