Sharon A. Levine, MD

Dr. Levine is a board certified internist and geriatrician and Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, where she previously served as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. She is currently the Director of Geriatric Educational Innovations in the Geriatrics Section.

Dr. Levine is also the Program Director for the geriatric medicine, oncology and dentistry fellowships and Principal Investigator on the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)-funded Geriatric Training for Physicians, Dentists, and Behavioral and Mental Health Providers. Additionally, she provides clinical care for homebound elders and teaches students and fellows as part of the Boston University Geriatrics Services Home Care Program.

Among her many significant contributions to geriatrics education, Dr. Levine created Boston University’s Chief Resident Immersion Training in the Care of Older Adults. The program focuses on providing chief residents with knowledge and confidence to practice and teach geriatrics and to develop leadership and teaching skills needed in their chief resident roles. The program has been disseminated to 33 institutions and more than 1,400 chief residents nationwide with support from the John A. Hartford Foundation, the Hearst Foundations and the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation.

Dr. Levine is a member of the ABIM Foundation Board of Trustees and a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)’s Geriatric Medicine Board. She has also been a member of the ABIM Council and Chair of the ABIM Geriatric Medicine Board Exam Committee. In addition, she serves on the HRSA Advisory Committee for Interdisciplinary and Community-based Linkages. Dr. Levine is a fellow of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) and was recently elected to its Board of Directors. She was awarded the AGS’s Dennis W. Jahnigen Memorial Award in 2011 for her outstanding leadership in advancing geriatrics education in health professions schools. She is also the winner of Boston University’s prestigious Metcalf Cup and Prize, the Society of General Internal Medicine’s New England Educator of the Year award, and the Boston University Department of Medicine’s Robert Dawson Evans Special Recognition Teaching Award. Dr. Levine has served on numerous national education committees and has supported and inspired trainees at all levels. She has authored peer-reviewed publications that focus on the dissemination of innovative teaching models and faculty development programs in geriatrics.

She received her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed her residency in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital, where she taught before coming to Boston.

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