Dr. Marc Levine was recently installed as the 227th President of the Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ) at the organization’s 2019 Annual Meeting & Convention in Atlantic City.
Levine has served as a member of MSNJ’s board of trustees for more than ten years in various positions and will assume the presidency from Dr. John W. Poole.
“Dr. Levine intricately understands how our organization operates on behalf of patients and physicians throughout New Jersey,” said Larry Downs, chief executive officer of MSNJ in a statement.
“He possesses the knowledge and expertise needed to engage with members, advocate on issues of importance to the medical community and lead our organization into the future. On behalf of MSNJ and our physician members, we congratulate Dr. Levine and officially welcome him to his new role as our president.”
In his inaugural speech, Levine expressed his vision for the future of the MSNJ and outlined his goals for his upcoming term.
“I will continue to capitalize on MSNJ’s previous successes while examining new avenues for growth and encouraging further engagement from our members,” Levine said.
“I firmly believe MSNJ’s work is crucial – we remain a voice for physicians and patients in New Jersey at a time when our healthcare landscape continues to evolve and is poised for further change. I welcome more collaborative initiatives between medical professionals, legislators, hospital administrators and insurance company executives that evaluate issues from all angles, and urge physicians across the state to actively participate in this process,” Levine continued.
He asserted that the time is now to engage with the citizens of New Jersey directly and build bridges to those who continue to fight for quality care and better coverage options for our patients.
Levine is a board-certified spinal surgeon with more than 20 years of experience and currently practices in Mercer County.
As a part of Rothman Orthopaedic Institute, Levine specializes in reconstructive spinal surgery, using both traditional open surgery as well as state-of-the-art minimally invasive surgical techniques. In addition to his clinical practice of medicine, Levine serves as a clinical assistant professor at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and is the director of the spine surgery program at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton.