Michael Levine, MD

Dr. Michael A. Levine is Chief Emeritus of Endocrinology and Diabetes and Director of the Center for Bone Health at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Levine holds the Lester Baker Endowed Chair and is Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics and Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.

Dr. Levine received his M.D. from Drexel University College of Medicine, and completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was a Clinical Associate and Fellow in Endocrinology and Genetics at the National Institutes of Health from 1979 to 1982.

His research interests focus on the genetic basis of endocrine signaling defects. His primary clinical interests are endocrine diseases that affect bone and mineral metabolism, particularly osteoporosis, primary hyperparathyroidism, and hypoparathyroidism. Dr. Levine has an active laboratory research program that complements and extends his clinical studies. His approach is to apply molecular and genetic tools to analyze the basis of altered hormone action, particularly in G protein-coupled signal transduction systems that affect growth and development. He has identified the molecular basis of several inherited disorders of mineral metabolism, including familial hypoparathyroidism, pseudohypoparathyroidism, and the McCune Albright syndrome. His research interests now extend to the molecular basis for embryological development of the parathyroid glands and genetic modifiers of vitamin D action.

Dr. Levine has published over 400 manuscripts, chapters and reviews. He is a former Associate Editor of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, and has recently completed a term as a member of the Board of Directors of the Pediatric Endocrine Society.

He is a member of numerous professional societies, including the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, American Society for Clinical Investigation, Association of American Physicians, and the American Pediatric Society. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Pediatrics and a Master of the American College of Endocrinology (MACE). He is an elected member of the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars. A brief list of Dr. Levine’s awards and honors includes the Young Investigator Award, American Federation for Clinical Research, Eastern Section; The Fuller Albright Award from The American Society for Bone and Mineral Research; the March of Dimes Basil O’Connor Research Scholar Award; the Distinguished Endocrinology Award from the American College of Endocrinology; and the Frederic C. Bartter Award from the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research. In 2020, Dr. Levine received the International Award from the European Society for Pediatric Endocrinology. Dr. Levine has been named as One of America’s Best Doctors since 2005.

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