Dr. Mark Levine was appointed the State of Vermont’s commissioner of health by Governor Phil Scott and began service on March 6, 2017.
Prior to his appointment, Dr. Levine was a professor of medicine at the University of Vermont, associate dean for graduate medical education, and designated institutional official at the College of Medicine and UVM Medical Center. He also served as vice chair for education in the Department of Medicine.
Dr. Levine received his BA in biology from the University of Connecticut and MD from the University of Rochester. He completed his internal medicine residency and chief resident year at the University of Vermont, and a fellowship in general internal medicine at the University of North Carolina. Dr. Levine’s general internal medicine practice focused on health promotion and disease prevention, preventative health screening and clinical nutrition, chronic disease management, and solving complex diagnostic dilemmas.
With this experience, Dr. Levine understands the challenges our healthcare system holds for both patients and physicians. This informs his interest in improving public health through policies that foster a culture of health.
Dr. Levine has served on the American College of Physicians Board of Regents and as governor of its Vermont chapter; as vice president and president-elect of the Vermont Medical Society; and was a longstanding member of the Vermont Department of Health’s Primary Care-Public Health Integration Workgroup. He successfully directed large NIH and HRSA educational grants related to nutrition-preventive medicine competencies for general physicians.