Dr. Rachel Levine Biography
Rachel Levine real name Richard Levine is an American pediatrician who currently serves as the Pennsylvania Secretary of Health. Previously she served as Richard Levine Pennsylvania’s Physician General. She is among the very few openly transgender government officials in the United States.
Dr. Rachel Levine Age
Born in 1957 Rachel is 62 years old as of 2020. Information regarding her exact age and date of birth is still under investigation.
Dr. Rachel Levine Real Name – Dr. Rachel Levine Birth Name
Her birth name is Richard Levine. She changed her name to Rachel when she transitioned.
Dr. Rachel Levine Family, Education
She was born and raised in Wakefield, Massachusetts, and is of Jewish descent. Growing up she attended a Hebrew school and actually had a Bar Mitzvah. Growing up she never spoke to her Rabbi about LGBT Issues.
For her education, She graduated from Harvard College and the Tulane University School of Medicine. Later on, she went to Mount Sinai Medical Center where she completed her residency.
Dr. Rachel Levine Mother
Rachels mother is Lillian. In 1946 her mother was the only graduating female law student at Boston University. Back then it was very unusual for women to become attorneys. Thus it was not wasn’t entirely surprising that Lillian was supportive — “tremendously accepting when her child who was in her 50’s with a wife and two kids told her that he was transitioning to a woman.
Is Dr. Rachel a Man
Levine was born a man but she later on transitioned.
Dr. Rachel Levine Wife, Is She married?
Her wife was Martha Levine. The two got married in 2013 and had two kids together. Martha is an associate professor of Pediatrics, Humanities, and Psychiatry at the Penn State College of Medicine. She teaches Humanities through all 4 years of their medical training and encourages them to consider how we perceive others and how this can affect the doctor-patient relationship.
Dr. Rachel Levine Transgender, Gender
Born as a man she transitioned and began identifying as a woman in 2011. According to various reliable online sources, she started seeing a therapist in 2001. By around 2008 she has started to grow out her hair before publicly announcing herself as a transgender woman.
She began taking lessons in order to sound like a woman but doesn’t like to openly discuss if she took hormones or had surgery.
Dr. Rachel Levine Career
She began her career as a resident at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York Between 1988 and 1993. Later on in her career, she developed an interest in the intersection of medical, mental, and behavioral health issues – such as individuals with bulimia and anorexia.
She became 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.
Dr. Rachel Levine Before Surgery
Levine does not like to openly discuss if she had surgery or hormones. She considers this her private medical history.
She 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 in 2015.
Dr. Rachel Levine Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $1 Million. Her career as a pediatrician is her primary source of income.
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