Eleanor Levin

Eleanor Levin

Cardiologist


Clinical Professor, Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine

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Languages Spoken:
Spanish

Biography


Eleanor Levin completed her undergraduate degree at Stanford, Phi Beta Kappa in Human Biology with Distinction, and her MD at UCSF as a Phi Beta Kappa Scholar. Her first internship was at Children's Hospital of San Francisco in pediatrics and her second at the Cleveland Clinic in internal medicine. She completed internal medicine training at Georgetown University and cardiology fellowship at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. At GW she undertook an advanced fellowship in echocardiography and lipids following her general cardiology fellowship. After fellowship training, Dr. Levin joined the GW faculty as an assistant professor of medicine in the Lipid Research Clinic. Subsequently she joined The Permanente Medical Group in northern California as a non-invasive cardiologist. She directed the Echocardiography Lab at Kaiser Santa Clara and introduced TEE and stress echo during her 25-year tenure. She introduced CT angiography of the heart at Santa Clara and coordinated joint readings between Radiology and Cardiology for 15 years. She created the Cholesterol Management and Heart Failure Programs initially at Santa Clara and eventually at more than 20 medical centers in Northern California. She was Kaiser's regional expert in lipidology as well as in cardiac disease in pregnancy in a patient population of 4 million. Dr. Levin served as Chief of Cardiology at Santa Clara for 16 years and as Chair of the Chiefs of Cardiology (120 cardiologists) for Northern California Kaiser for 8 years. She directed the Regional Cardiac Rehabilitation Program using home-based comprehensive rehabilitation across 18 medical centers for nearly three decades. During this time, she led teams developing cardiac guidelines embedded in order sets and electronic medical records throughout Kaiser medical centers to improve quality. She has spoken about and presented her work on population management and quality improvement nationally and internationally. Her awards include the national NCQA (National Committee of Quality Assurance) Award for Excellence in Cardiac Care, the Exceptional Contribution Award from The Permanente Medical Group for “exceptional work in care management programs” for heart failure and cholesterol management, the Santa Clara County Medical Association Outstanding Achievement Award for cardiac care management, and the Silicon Business Journal Award as one of the "Top 100 Influential Women in Silicon Valley." She is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. She is board certified in both Internal Medicine and in Cardiovascular Diseases by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Levin is a member of the Preventive Cardiology group. She consults on pregnant patients with heart disease as well as general cardiology patients with lipid disorders and a broad range of cardiovascular diseases.

Professional Summary


Professional Education
  • Residency: Medstar Georgetown University Hospital (1985) DC
  • Board Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease (1989)
  • Board Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (1985)
  • Fellowship, George Washington University, Lipidology and Echocardiography (1988)
  • Fellowship, George Washington University, Cardiovascular Disease (1987)
  • Residency, Georgetown University, Internal Medicine (1985)
  • Internship, Cleveland Clinic, Internal Medicine (1983)
  • Internship, Children’s Hospital of San Francisco, Pediatrics (1980)
  • M.D., University of California, San Francisco, Medicine (1979)
  • B.A. with Distinction, Stanford University, Human Biology (1975)

Honors & Awards
  • Achievement in Medicine for improving cardiac outcomes in a large population, Santa Clara County Medical Society (2012)
  • AHA Excellence Award for Chronic Conditions Programs, American Heart Association (2003)
  • Exceptional Contribution Award for regional cholesterol and heart failure management programs., The Permanente Medical Group (2003)
  • National Award for Innovations in Health Care, Adaptive Business Leaders (2003)
  • National Award for Quality Improvement for population management programs in CAD and Heart Failure, National Committee for Quality Assurance (2002)
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Stanford University (1974)
  • Plenary Speaker, Coronary Heart Disease, National Conference to Improve Cardiac Care, National Health Service, United Kingdom (2004)
  • Scientific Excellence Oral Presentation, Preventive Medicine Society (2008)
  • Top Doctors as Chosen by Their Peers, Bay Area Consumer’s Checkbook
  • Women of Influence Award, Silicon Valley Business Journal (2013)

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Practice Locations


Preventive Cardiology Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive , 2nd Floor, Room A260

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 725-5909

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Women's Heart Health Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive , 2nd Floor, Room A260

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 725-5909

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General Cardiology in Portola Valley Portola Valley, CA
Portola Valley, CA

3260 Alpine Road

Portola Valley , CA 94028

(650) 725-5909

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