Dr. Rachel Levine Bio
Dr. Rachel Levine is the Pennsylvania Department of Health Secretary, she previously served as the Physician General. She is also a professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. She is also the chief of the Division of Adolescent Medicine and Eating Disorders.
Dr. Rachel Levine Age
Dr. Rachel is 62 years old as of 2020.
Dr. Rachel Levine Real Name – Dr. Rachel Levine Birth Name
Rachel Levine was born Richard Levine before she transitioned.
Dr. Rachel Levine Education
Rachel attended Belmont Hill School, Bellmont is an independent school for boys. She later joined Harvard College for her undergraduate studies. In 1983 she graduated from Tulane U, School of Medicine and specializes in pediatric medicine.
Is Dr. Rachel Levine a Man
Dr. Rachel Levine was born a man but has since transitioned and identifies as a woman.
Dr. Rachel Levine Transgender
Rachel was born a man but she transitioned and began identifying as a woman in 2011. According to the Washington Post, she started seeing a therapist in 2001 and at around 2008 she started to grow out her hair before publicly announcing herself as a transgender woman. She took voice lessons to sound more like a woman. Rachel, however, doesn’t like to discuss whether she took hormones or had surgery as she calls it a private medical matter.
Dr. Rachel Levine Gender
Dr. Rachel identifies as a woman. On May 13, 2020 during a conference call KDKA radio host Marty Griffen repeatedly called her ‘sir’ to which Rachel responded; “Please don’t misgender me. It’s really insulting.”
Dr. Rachel Levine Family
Dr. Rachel keeps her personal life very private. The Inquirer wrote that she grew up in Wakefield, Mass., a suburb north of Boston, in a family of lawyers. She has also mentioned in news conferences missing getting to see her elderly mother in person but calling frequently.
Dr. Rachel Levine Mother
Dr. Levine has not revealed the name of her mother but during a press briefing on May 13, 2020 she said that she had recently moved her 95-year-old mother out of a personal care home. She said that her mother had requested to be moved and defended her mother’s relocation, describing her mother as “more than competent to make her own decisions.”
“My mother requested and my sister and I, as her children, complied to move her to another location during the COVID-19 outbreak.”
According to Newsweek, outbreaks in Pennsylvania long-term care facilities make up nearly 70 percent of the state’s coronavirus-related deaths and 21 percent of the state’s positive cases of the virus.
Dr. Rachel Levine Wife
Rachel was previously married to a woman before she transitioned and they had two children. The name of the wife has been kept private. The couple got married during Rachel’s fourth year at Tulane Medical School. They divorced in 2013.
Dr. Rachel Levine Husband
Rachel keeps her personal life private, there is no available information on whether she has a husband or not.
Dr. Rachel Levine Career
Levine completed her pediatrics training at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, where she practiced from 1988 to 1993. She later developed an interest in the intersection of medical, mental and behavioral health issues – such as individuals with bulimia and anorexia. This saw her become the chief of the Division of Adolescent Medicine and Eating Disorders and vice chairwoman for Clinical Affairs for the Department of Pediatrics at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.
She also served as a doctor at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and served on the board of Equality Pennsylvania, an organization that lobbies for equal rights for people in the LGBT community.
Dr. Rachel Levine Physician General
In 2015 Levine became the highest-ranked transgender woman in Pennsylvania state government history after she was appointed as the Pennsylvania Physician’s General by Governor Tom Wolf.
Dr. Rachel Levine PA Secretary of Health
In 2018 she was named the Pennsylvania Secretary of Health. As the secretary of health, she has a few accomplishments as she has seen falling overdose rates in some Pennsylvania counties to such efforts as making overdose reversal drugs like naloxone more available. More overdose survivors are getting treatment as a result of state-driven efforts.
In 2018 she issued a standing order allowing EMS to leave behind more than 620 doses of naloxone. Earlier 2020 she issued a standing order prescription for naloxone, allowing any Pennsylvanian to get the overdose reversal drug at a pharmacy for anyone who may need it.
Dr. Rachel Levine Resignation
On May 11, 2020 Pennsylvania State Senator Doug Mastriano called for the resignation of Dr. Rachel. She claimed that Levine has not been aggressive enough in protecting the state’s older population and her actions have resulted in a large number of cases among the state’s elderly care homes.
Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) holding a rally (of sorts) on the Capitol steps. Small, enthusiastic crowd, he’s expected to make an announcement.—> https://local21news.com/news/local/pennsylvania-lawmaker-calls-for-resignation-of-secretary-of-health-dr-rachel-levine
Gepostet von Local 21 CBS News, WHP Harrisburg am Montag, 11. Mai 2020
Governor Wolf however defended Rachel saying; “Dr. Levine has done a phenomenal job in making sure we do what we need to do to keep Pennsylvanians safe.”