Levine is originally from Wakefield Massachusetts. She is Jewish, grew up attending Hebrew school and even as far back then she recalled that while she was growing up, her rabbi did not talk about LGBTQ issues. She earned her high school diploma and then went on to Harvard College and the Tulane University School of Medicine and completed a residency in pediatrics and fellowship in adolescent medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Chicago. She then went on to a fellowship at Mount Sinai in NYC. After moving from Manhattan to central Pennsylvania in 93 she joined the staff at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, which during her tenure there, she created Penn State Hershey's adolescent medicine division and eating disorders clinic. She was in charge of the latter when she was nominated for the position of the Pennsylvania Physician General in 2015, where she stayed till Governor Wolf in 2017 appointed she to Secretary of Health and she was unanimously confirmed from both sides respectfully. Levine transitioned in 2011 and with not much fanfare surprisingly...the way it should be. Levine is also a board member of Equality Pennsylvania, an LGBTQ rights organization and has two grown children. Just prior to Transgender Day of Visibility, Levine discussed her role in the fight against COVID -19 and how her visibility can make a difference in the fight against anti- LGBTQ and especially trans stigma.
Congratulations, Dr Levine!!!!! Much luck to you!
And we thank you for your service to our citizens of PA.