I am pleased to announce the appointment of James Levine, MD, PhD as Chief of the Division of Endocrinology in the Department of Medicine. He is currently Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and holds the Richard Emslander Chair in Nutrition and in Metabolism. He is also Professor of Physiology and Bioengineering at that institution.
Dr. Levine is an internationally renowned expert in obesity. He is most well known for developing practical solutions to help countless people lose weight. He has developed weight solutions in numerous venues including corporations, school systems and several metropolitan areas. He plans to bring these dynamic ideas to our academic medical center.
His laboratory research has focused on obesity and understanding Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis (NEAT), human movement and body weight. He has published more than 150 manuscripts in our most rigorously peer-reviewed journals including Science,Nature the New England Journal of Medicine and the Lancet. He is the author of the non-fiction book, Move A Little Lose a Lot (Random House, 2009).
Another element of Dr. Levine’s work focuses on children. He has worked with United Nations on child labor issues. Dr Levine is the author of the international best seller (21 countries, 17 languages) The Blue Notebook; a work of fiction about childhood prostitution in India. The US proceeds from this book are donated to the International Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Dr Levine is a senior scientific advisor to the US government, United Nations and the Government of the Peoples Republic of China as well as throughout Africa and in Jamaica. He is a designated ‘Expert’ to the United Nations, NIH and National Science Foundation.
Dr Levine’s work has been featured in national newspapers and magazines including Time, The Daily Telegraph, US News, Newsweek, New York Times, The London Times, Washington Post and media in countries as diverse as China, India, Japan and Poland. Levine has been interviewed by CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, BBC, Fox, and channels in Russia, Australia and the Far East. He has completed five documentaries for the Discovery Channel and the BBC.
Professor Levine has received over 50 national and international awards in science including the Judson Daland prize from the American Philosophical Society. He holds several NIH grants and other federal grants. His Treadmill Desk won the invention of the future from NASA and is now a Product by Steelcase. The company he founded with John Montague called Muve, builds the calorie-counting Gruve device, and won the New Company of Year Award in 2007.
I am thrilled to have him join our Department and look forward to his leadership of the Division of Clinical and Molecular Endocrinology. Please join me in welcoming him to Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Case Medical Center.
Richard A. Walsh, MD
John H. Hord Professor and Chairman
Department of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
University Hospitals Health System