Mark Levine, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Larner College of Medicine at UVM. (Photo: LCOM Creative Services)
On Wednesday, January 4, 2017, Vermont Governor Phil Scott announced the appointment of Mark Levine, M.D., professor of medicine and associate dean for graduate medical education at the Larner College of Medicine at UVM, as Vermont's new Commissioner of Health.
Levine succeeds Harry Chen, M.D., who has served as Commissioner of Health since 2011 under the Shumlin Administration.
An internal medicine specialist at the UVM Medical Center, Levine has held a number of leadership positions locally, statewide and nationally. In addition to his primary academic roles, he has also served as the Designated Institutional Official at the UVM Medical Center and vice chair for education in the Department of Medicine. Levine was elected a member of the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians (ACP) in 2015, has been a Fellow of ACP since 1992, and served as Governor of the Vermont chapter of ACP from 2007 to 2011. This past fall, Levine was also elected President-Elect of the Vermont Medical Society. Board-certified in internal medicine, Levine’s clinical and research interests include health promotion and disease prevention, diagnostic problems, resident education and curriculum and teaching in the ambulatory setting.
Prior to joining the UVM faculty in 1992, Levine earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine, completed an internal medicine residency and served as chief medical resident at UVM, and also did a fellowship in general internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of North Carolina.