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 a Clinical Instructor. 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. Now Drexel Medical School
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
Clinical Instructor at Geisel Dartmouth School of Medicine.
Dr. Levene maintains hospital privileges at Monadnock Community Hospital and Cheshire Medical Center
NH Magazine OBGYN TopDoc Award in 2018, 2019. See April issue for full article!