Sharon Levine, MD, is Director and Senior Advisor for Public Policy, Pharmacy, and Professional Development for The Permanente Medical Group of Northern California, and has held multiple leadership roles within the medical group and within Kaiser Permanente nationally. She currently has responsibility for clinical education, management training and leadership development for the group’s physicians; government and community relations, health policy and external affairs; and pharmacy policy and drug use management.
A board certified pediatrician, Dr. Levine has held multiple leadership roles within the profession, including academic appointments at Tufts University School of Medicine and Georgetown University School of Medicine, and also spent two years as a Clinical Associate at the National Institutes of Health, Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
Dr. Levine serves on the Boards of Directors of the California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG), the Medical Board of California (President of the
Board from 2012 to 2014), Insure the Uninsured Project (ITUP), IMQ
(Institute for Medical Quality) and is a member of the Committee on Evidence-Based Benefit Design of the National Business Group on Health. She was appointed to a six year term as a Governor on the Board of Governors of the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) in September, 2010.
A native of Boston, Dr. Levine received her undergraduate degree from Radcliffe College at Harvard University, and her MD degree and pediatric training at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Levine is married and lives in Palo Alto, California.
What would it take for health plan acquisition of medical groups to work?
We have to be prepared to meet both sets of needs.