Ilse Levin for AMA Board of Trustees

I have hope beyond measure for the future of American medicine, but I learned early in life that hope is not enough.  If Covid-19 has taught us anything, it is that our nation must be more prepared for the issues so critical to advancing American health.  As an Epidemiologist and a Hospital-Based Physician on the front lines, I would be honored to serve on the AMA Board of Trustees. 

– Ilse Levin, DO

About Ilse Levin

Dr. Levin is a board certified internist and epidemiologist practicing with the Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group. Her roots and belief in organized medicine run deep. From medical school in California where she served as a CMA delegate, to her residency at Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine, where she was on the Massachusetts Medical Society delegation, to her work over three terms on the AMA Council on Science and Public Health, and to chair of the American Society of Addiction Medicine AMA delegation.

Dr. Levin knows first-hand the essential role organized medicine must play in advancing America’s health, while advocating for our patients and our profession to improve health care and increase access to care for all. Her years of advocacy work have shown her that crafting the best health policy does not have to be a zero sum game of winners vs losers, primary vs procedural, solo vs group, private practice vs employed.  She understands that American medicine is at its best when we pool our collective wisdom, focusing on our patients and how the policies we develop will affect them. The AMA Foundation has recognized her advocacy work with a Leadership Award.  Currently, she is president of the Forum for Medical Affairs. In addition to her participation in our House, she serves on the Board of Directors for the National Commission on Correctional Health Care, as well as on the Board of Directors for the American Society of Addiction Medicine. She has represented the AMA to the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the CDC’s National Advisory Council for the Elimination of Tuberculosis. Now, Dr. Levin would like to put her years of experience and service to work at the next level of AMA leadership, as a trustee on our Board. The American Society of Addiction Medicine is proud to nominate Ilse Levin for this important leadership post. She is endorsed by the Southeastern Delegation to the AMA, the American College of Physicians, the AMA Young Physicians Section, the Specialty and Service Society, the Section Council on Pain and Palliative Medicine, the Section Council on Preventive Medicine, and the Neuroscience Caucus.  

Family time finds her and husband Seth sharing their love of exploring our national parks with their 10-year old son and indulging his passion for fossil hunting.  

Dr. Levin pledges to bring to our Board a broad understanding and commitment to serving all areas of medicine and, respectfully, asks for your vote.

Nominated by:

The American Society of Addiction Medicine

Endorsed by:

  • The Southeastern Delegation
  • Young Physicians Section
  • American College of Physicians
  • Specialty & Service Society
  • Neuroscience Caucus
  • Section Council on Preventive Medicine
  • Section Council on Pain and Palliative Medicine


A wide breadth of full time clinical practice experience and leadership in organized medicine


  • Chair, American Society of Addiction Medicine Delegation to the AMA
  • Member, American Society of Addiction Medicine Board of Directors
  • Member, National Commission on Correctional Healthcare Board of Directors
  • Hospital-Based Physician for Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group
  • Member of a proud Navy family having lived/worked in 7 states across the nation as well as extensive overseas experience


  • Council on Science and Public Health – three consecutive terms, one as a resident
  • AMA representative to the CDC Advisory Council for the Elimination of Tuberculosis
  • AMA representative to American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Alternate Delegate for Massachusetts Medical Society- RFS Sectional
  • Delegate for California Medical Association -Student Representative
  • National Health Service Corps Scholar, as a Primary Care Physician in Correctional Medicine
  • Epidemiologist with research experience in HIV treatment and Women’s Health