2016 Medical Director of the Year Award – David A. LeVine, MD, CMD

David A. LeVine, MD, CMD; Paul Katz, MD, CMD
David A. LeVine, MD, CMD; Paul Katz, MD, CMD

About David A. LeVine, MD, CMD

Honoring one Medical Director of the Year is always a challenge, as we receive nominations for many physicians who make innovative, outstanding contributions in their facilities and in their communities. This year’s award recipient, Dr. David LeVine, medical director at Menorah Manor in St. Petersburg, Florida, is the best of the best—a skilled clinician, team leader, teacher, mentor, colleague, and friend.

Among his many accomplishments, Dr. LeVine developed and supervises a clinical credentialing process and cultivated a large private medical staff. He is active in medical staff recruitment, oversight, education, and retention—including developing relationships with specialists such as psychiatrists and dentists. He leads a team of geriatric professionals that provides comprehensive outpatient assessments of individuals experiencing memory and/or behavioral changes. He provides staff education on topics such as dementia, end-of-life issues, palliative care, and ethics. He is clinical preceptor for the geriatric rotation for the 2 separate Family Medicine residency programs in the area and has helped establish a geriatric ER at one of the local hospitals. He even entertains residents and staff with song and dance.

Robert Goldstein, CEO of Menorah Manor, says of Dr. LeVine: He is always available to patiently educate and answer questions in depth for staff, residents, and families alike. He provides individual coaching and training with staff members to improve the quality of care delivered to our residents and address performance issues. He is one of the most compassionate physicians I have ever met; he cares deeply about our residents, and it shows.

It is an honor to present AMDA’s 2016 Medical Director of the Year Award to Dr. David LeVine.

Previous Award Winners

2015 Patricia A. Chace, MD, CMD
2014 Sandra Liliana Oakes, MD CMD
2013 Rocco Vivenzio, MD, CMD, Penfield, NY
2012 Noel DeBacker, MD, CMD
2011 Sabine von Preyss-Friedman, MD, CMD
2010 Robert Schreiber, MD, CMD
2009 Rebecca L. Ferrini MD, MPH, CMD
2008 J. Kenneth Brubaker, MD, CMD
2007 Timothy Malloy, MD, CMD