CHICAGO – The American Medical Association (AMA), the nation’s largest physician organization, announced today the re-election of Maryland internist Ilse R. Levin, D.O., M.P.H. & T.M., to its Board of Trustees.

Dr. Levin is a board-certified internist and epidemiologist with deep roots in organized medicine, beginning in medical school and continuing with leadership positions in the AMA, the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), and the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare.

“It is an honor – with tremendous responsibility – to be re-elected by my peers across medicine to the AMA Board of Trustees,” Dr. Levin said. “So much of our work for the past four years focused first on pandemic response, and then on pandemic recovery. For many physicians across the country, that recovery is ongoing. Whether they are battling burnout and dwindling Medicare reimbursement, struggling under the weight of never-ending prior authorizations, or working just to keep their practice afloat, the AMA is fighting for solutions that will help physicians so they can spend more time with their patients.”

First elected to the AMA Board of Trustees in 2020, Dr. Levin is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and has served in many leadership positions, including serving on three separate delegations within the AMA House of Delegates. A past member of the AMA Council on Science and Public Health, Dr. Levin has represented the AMA to the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Advisory Council for the Elimination of Tuberculosis.

Dr. Levin was elected to the board of directors of the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare in 2011, where she served as a member of the Executive Committee, as vice chair of the Education Committee, and as chair of the Certified Correctional Health Professional–Physician Task Force. Also in 2011, she was also elected to the board of directors of ASAM, where she was the president of The Forum for Medical Affairs and served on the Finance Committee and Legislative Action Committee. Dr. Levin began representing the AMA to the Medical Societies Consortium on Climate and Health in 2022. The AMA Foundation also recognized Dr. Levin with a Leadership Award for her advocacy work.

Dr. Levin received her bachelor’s degree in marine biology from Boston University. She went on to receive her combined master’s degree in public health and tropical medicine at James Cook University in Australia. Dr. Levin received her osteopathic medical degree from Western University in Pomona, Calif., and completed her residency in internal medicine at Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine.

As a National Health Service Corps scholar, Dr. Levin began her career working in correctional medicine for the nonprofit Unity Health Care in Washington, D.C. Her work centered on patient care at the District of Columbia Jail and the Reentry Clinic, treating patients in half-way houses and residential drug treatment facilities. She now works as a hospital-based physician for the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group in the District of Columbia–Southern Maryland region.

Dr. Levin lives in Maryland with husband, Seth Flagg, and their two children.

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