Who Is Dr. Levine?
The Children’s Commissioner of Health for the United States, Dr. Rachel Levine is a pediatrician and a retired secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health. She holds a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania and is currently on the faculty at the Pennsylvania State College of Medicine.
She became the first openly transgender official to be confirmed by the Senate by becoming a Physician General in Pennsylvania. Biden nominated her to be Assistant Secretary of Health, became the first transgender health official to be confirmed by the Senate.
A former health policy analyst with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Ms. Goldberg has written on the opioid crisis, medical marijuana, adolescent medicine, eating disorders, and LGBTQ medicine.
In October 2020, from the date of her birth in 1957 in Wakefield, Massachusetts, the U.S. Assistant Secretary of Health now resides in San Jose, California.
She is the director and founder of the division of adolescent medicine and eating disorders at Penn State College of Medicine. She was the state’s special doctor in the fight against COVID-19 before being the health secretary.
The doctor is approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall and was born a boy. Upon becoming a female, he eventually grew blonde hair to enhance her personality.
Her undergraduate studies were completed at Harvard College with a degree in biology. She went on to obtain a medical degree from Tulane University in 1983 and a doctorate in pediatrics from Tulane University.
Dr. Rachel is the daughter of Lillian Levine, a former lawyer. Information regarding his father and siblings is not publicly reported, however, he also has three uncles who are lawyers.
Rachel was born as a boy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the U.S.A but she later changed her name and her appearance to a girl. She also got her hair done in 2008 and continued to grow her hair, even enrolling in voice lessons to enhance her performance.
In 2011, Rachel transitioned into a woman after years of identifying as a man. According to Washington Post, Rachel began seeing a therapist in 2001. She then began growing out her hair and took voice lessons to sound more like a woman.
The only reason Rachel will openly discuss whether she took hormones or had surgery is that she sees it as a private facet of her medical care.
Marty Griffen, a broadcaster with KDKA radio, repeatedly referred to Dr. Rachel as ‘sir’ during a telephone conference call, to which Rachel responded by saying, “Please don’t insult me by calling me, sir.”
After completing a fellowship in pediatrics at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City from 1988 to 1993, Levine joined the faculty of Penn State Hershey Medical Center after moving from Manhattan to central Pennsylvania in 1993.
During her time at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, she founded the division of pediatrics and eating disorders clinic. When she was appointed the Pennsylvania Physician General in 2015, she was responsible for the latter.
Levine was appointed Pennsylvania’s Physician General in 2015 by Governor-elect Tom Wolf. While in that newly appointed position, Levine signed an order requiring law enforcement officers to carry naloxone, a substance that helps prevent overdoses.
A successful and leading doctor, Dr. Rachel is estimated to be worth $1 -$5 million in 2021. She earns her fortune from being in the medical field and from being a professor. We’re working to collect more data on her net worth.