I earned my professional education across several cities, including Buffalo, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, and Baltimore, but I knew I wanted to practice in a small New England community like Peterborough. Even so, making the leap was a big decision after enjoying the comforts of city hospitals, which were always fully-staffed and ready for the unexpected.
It soon became clear I made the right choice. When I arrived in Peterborough, I found medical and nursing staffs that consistently outperformed other hospitals of similar size. Monadnock Community Hospital has been a pillar of support during my career, from approving capital budget requests to revamping the entire maternity suite (1991, and recently May 2015). When I need to consult with an expert in my field I can find them right around the corner in Lebanon, Manchester, and Bedford.
After five years of internship and residency, I arrived to Peterborough in 1988. It is amazing to reflect on the medical experience I have gained over all those the years. In 2010, I embarked on my first medical mission to Peru. My wife, Grisel, joined me and served as a translator for Spanish-speaking patients. In 2013, my son Zachary and I went to Guatemala where he helped with translation as well while I performed gynecologic surgery. In 2015, I will accompany a local medical team from Peterborough on a mission to Jamaica, along with the nurse practitioner from our office. I plan to continue volunteering abroad for years to come.
I am passionate about sharing my experience with 3rd-year medical students from Geisel Dartmouth Medical School, where I am an adjunct assistant professor. I enjoy sharing “pearls” of knowledge that I once learned from my Peterborough mentors, Drs. Brodkin and Seigel, upon arriving in town years ago.
Grisel and I are grateful that we could start a family in such a supportive and energetic community. My boys enjoyed their education in the Conval Public School District. We support locally grown food co-ops, as well as hike and bird the beautiful surroundings.
- BA, SUNY Buffalo, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1979
- MD, Medical College Pennsylvania, 1983
- University Southern California Internal Medicine Internship, 1984
- University Maryland OB/GYN Residency, 1988
- Board Certification from the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1990
- New England OBGYN Society
- Fellow with the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
- Adjunct Assistant Professor at Geisel Dartmouth School of Medicine.
- Dr. Levene maintains hospital privileges at Monadnock Community Hospital and Cheshire Medical Center