Location: Scarsdale, New York, United States
Miriam Levitt MD, FAAP, Pediatrician, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in pediatric medical care.
Recognized for more than four decades in the medical profession, Dr. Levitt has her parents to thank for encouraging her to pursue a career. Her parents were proud to become American citizens and felt that with Dr. Levitt becoming a pediatrician it would be the ultimate way for her to give back to the community and country. With her parents support, she earned an AB from New York University in 1967 and an MD from Yeshiva University in 1971. She continued her medical training with an internship and residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Early in her career, she instructed pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She then was tapped to become the Director of Pediatrics at Lawrence Hospital from 1988 to 2003. In addition, she has been an attending pediatrician at Montefiore since 1975, an assistant professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine since 1976 and a medical director for the Bronxville School District since 2003.
In addition to these roles, Dr. Levitt has felt a calling to civic duty. She started out as an officer with her neighborhood association in Scarsdale, NY. From there, her neighbors would ask if she could represent them on the village level. From there, Dr. Levitt ran for board and leadership positions, including trustee, fire commissioner and police commissioner. She was elected as mayor of the Village of Scarsdale in 2011 and served in the term until 2013. Dr. Levitt is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics, a fellow with the American Academy of Pediatrics and has certifications through the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, the US Clinical Laboratory and the NY State Workers Compensation Board.
On top of these responsibilities, Dr. Levitt has been recognized as an Honorary Founder of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She has maintained professional affiliation with the Westchester County Medical Society and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Alumni Association. She believes community service is an important component in life and has contributed her time and resources as a member of the Concussion Task Force, on the response team for ServNY and as a physician volunteer.
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