Marc J. Levine, MD Installed as 227th President of the Medical Society of New Jersey

Marc J. Levine, MD was recently installed as the 227th President of the Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ) at the organization’s 2019 Annual Meeting & Convention on May 3 & 4 at Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City. Dr. Levine has served as a member of MSNJ’s Board of Trustees for more than ten years in various positions, and will assume the presidency from John W. Poole, MD.

“Dr. Levine intricately understands how our organization operates on behalf of patients and physicians throughout New Jersey,” said Larry Downs, CEO of MSNJ. “He possesses the knowledge and expertise needed to engage with members, advocate on issues of importance to the medical community and lead our organization into the future. On behalf of MSNJ and our physician members, we congratulate Dr. Levine and officially welcome him to his new role as our president.”

In his inaugural speech as President, Dr. Levine expressed his vision for the future of the MSNJ and outlined his goals for his upcoming term:

“I will continue to capitalize on MSNJ’s previous successes, while examining new avenues for growth and encouraging further engagement from our members,” he explained. “I firmly believe MSNJ’s work is crucial – we remain a voice for physicians and patients in New Jersey at a time when our healthcare landscape continues to evolve and is poised for further change. I welcome more collaborative initiatives between medical professionals, legislators, hospital administrators and insurance company executives that evaluate issues from all angles, and urge physicians across the state to actively participate in this process. The time is now to engage with the citizens of New Jersey directly and build bridges to those who continue to fight for quality care and better coverage options for our patients.”

Dr. Levine is a board-certified spinal surgeon with more than 20 years of experience and currently practices in Mercer County. As a part of Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, Dr. Levine specializes in reconstructive spinal surgery, using both traditional open surgery as well as state-of-the-art minimally invasive surgical techniques. In addition to his clinical practice of medicine, Dr. Levine serves as a clinical assistant professor at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and is the director of the spine surgery program at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton. He is diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Dr. Levine currently serves as vice-president of the Eastern Orthopaedic Association and continues to serve as scientific program chair for both regional and national meetings.  Additionally, he serves on the Advocacy Committee for Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, has served as president of the Mercer County Medical Society and was a member of the inaugural class of the New Jersey Healthcare Executives Leadership Academy.

Dr. Levine received his undergraduate degree from Lehigh University. He received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College, now the Sidney Kimmel Medical College, at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Levine completed his surgery internship at Pennsylvania Hospital, his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and fellowship in orthopaedic spinal surgery at the Emory Spine Center at Emory University.

About MSNJ

Founded in 1766, the Medical Society of New Jersey is the oldest professional society in the United States. The organization and its dues-paying members are dedicated to a healthy New Jersey, working to ensure the sanctity of the physician–patient relationship. In representing all medical disciplines, MSNJ advocates for the rights of patients and physicians alike, for the delivery of the highest quality medical care. This allows response to the patients’ individual, varied needs, in an ethical and compassionate environment, in order to create a healthy Garden State and healthy citizens.

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