David Levin, MD

Ob-Gyn, Santa Clara

“He set the standards for a superior residency program and educational institution.”

If it’s Thursday, everyone knows where to find David Levin, MD. For the past two decades, he’s been leading the gynecology service teaching rounds that bear his name — an honor, richly deserved.

As Ob/Gyn residency program director from 1987-2010, Dr. Levin created one of the nation’s finest Ob/Gyn residencies. His program has twice earned maximum 5-year accreditations, a distinction reserved for exemplary training programs.

“He set the standards for a superior residency program and educational institution,” says Debora Sawyer, MD, APIC for quality. “He clearly communicates what it means to be a true medical professional.”

Throughout his career, Dr. Levin has been an advocate, mentor and role model for his residents, nurturing their professional, educational and personal needs. “Dr. Levin has been the single most supportive attending during my career,” says former resident and current colleague, Kimberly Lee, MD.

In 2010, Dr. Levin received the Santa Clara County Medical Association’s “Outstanding Contribution in Medical Education” award, the latest in a long list of accolades.

To the regret of his clinical and educational colleagues, Dr. Levin is retiring in 2012. Says his chief Martin Wong, MD: “Dr. Levin’s legacy of excellence will endure in the careers of our residency graduates and TPMG colleagues.”