Eleanor Levin


Clinical Professor, Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine

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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 14 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. She joined the Stanford University School of Medicine as a Clinical Professor in 2018 after decades as Voluntary Affiliate Faculty at Kaiser Santa Clara. Currently she teaches medical students, medical residents, and Cardiology fellows, as well as directing the Stanford undergraduate shadowing program. She conducts collaborative research in cardio-obstetrics, Value Based Care, and cardiac rehabilitation.
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

Education & Certifications
  • 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 (2022)
  • Women of Influence Award, Silicon Valley Business Journal (2013)

  • Fellow, American Heart Association (1990 - Present)
  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology (1990 - Present)
  • Invited Participant, LDL Think Tank, American College of Cardiology (2016 - 2017)
  • Scientific Advisor, Moving Analytics, Inc. (2018 - 2021)
  • Home-based Cardiac Rehab Group member, Million Hearts Cardiac Rehabilitation Collaborative:U.S. Dept of HHS initiative co-led by CDC &CMS (2018 - Present)
  • Representative from Stanford, California Medical Leadership Forum for Prevention and Public Health (2018 - Present)
  • Clinical Cardiology Consultant, AliveCor (2020 - 2022)
  • Invited Panelist, AHA Center for Technology and Innovation (2021 - 2021)
  • Chief of Medical Affairs, MovingAnalytics (2022 - Present)
  • Hybrid Cardiac Rehabilitation Work Group, American Heart Association (2022 - Present)
  • Liaison Member, CLCD Exercise, Cardiac Rehabilitation, and Secondary Prevention Committee of the Council on Clinical Cardiology, American Heart Association (2022 - Present)


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Practice Locations

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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Preventive Cardiology Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

300 Pasteur Drive , 2nd Floor, Room A260

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 725-5909

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(104 reviews)

I have enjoyed having Dr. Levin as part of my outstanding Stanford Health Care Team.
Dr. Levin was attentive, thorough, and read all records from my previous providers. She paid attention and addressed all of my concerns and had a few concerns of her own which will be addressed. I feel very confident that I am being treated by an excellent clinician.
Wonderful Doctor. So knowledgeable and caring.
Dr. Levin is extremely knowledgeable, professional, thorough,, empathetic, and thoughtful. I completely trust her expertise and advice regarding my health issues.
Very complete first patient visit. Very happy
Dr. Kevin is at the top tier of physicians I have ever seen. She is knowledgeable, caring, listens carefully and answered all my questions. I am fortunate and grateful to have her wisdom and experience to guide my rehabilitation and return to good health.
Dr. Levin is so knowledgeable and thorough, I always leave her office understanding my conditions and how to manage them.
She is wonderful! We are very pleased to be seen by her for my heart care.
Excellent and professional. Very knowledgeable.
Wonderful Doctor! Explains what the medications well.
She is an excellent physician and cardiologist. Stanford is lucky to have Dr Levin on staff.
She is wonderful!
She is excellent, carrying, and very helpful
Dr. Levin is caring and listens well to my comments and questions. What she says is clear and straightforward; she tells it like it is. She encourages and challenges when appropriate. I am confident that I understand what is happening in my body, what I can do, and that Dr. Levin is watching out for me.
Dr Levin took her time was professional, answered all my questions and explained so I could understand. Both my husband and I were impressed.
Dr. Levin is a great doctor and I feel very comfortable talking with her and asking questions about my health. She shows compassion and explains things well. Glad she’s my doctor.
Dr Levin was very thorough and patiently explained all issues pertains to my health
Always approachable, helpful, and efficient.
She is a competent, knowledgeable and personable doctor who is easy to talk to.
I really appreciate Dr. Levin's clear and direct communication style. Dr. Levin is very generous with her time to make sure we have covered any health issues, concerns, or questions from me. I am fortunate to include Dr. Levin as a key member of my healthcare team!
She is wonderfuL! :)
She looked over my medications completely and considered all options before making a change. She discussed the pros and cons with me.
Dr. Levin is a rock star. Her knowledge of cardiology is outstanding and her knowledge of my medical history is phenomenal. I highly recommend her!!!
Meeting was rather short but we covered everything that’s necessary. Thank you.
The most comprehensive discussion with a cardiologist of my history as I’ve ever had. She was thorough, an excellent doctor.
Thank you😊
Dr. Levin answered all my questions and explained things very well.
Of all the doctors I have seen at Stanford, Dr. Levin is the best. She exemplifies what being a great doctor is all about. She is caring and down to earth.
she is the greatest!
Dr. Levin has great empathy and hones in on exactly what I’m most concerned about before I even mention it like a psychic doctor. She takes a broad view of my health in the context of her specialty and that too is so very helpful. She’s on time, direct, and has sage wisdom. I’m grateful she is at Stanford and I can see her. Please do all you can to keep her from retiring.
Dr.Levin was wonderful. She is knowledgeable, personable, and she listens. I feel very well taken care of by her.
She gave me hope and definitely taking me down the correct path
She throughly explained things to me. I trust I am getting the best care possible.
Eleanor is a wonderful, kind,, down to earth and a knowledgeable doctor.
She’s a great doctor. Funny and very efficient.
Dr. Levin is an excellent physician with concern for her patients.
Doctor is very nice .Went through details history and very caring..All staff also nice
First time taking with Dr. Levin. I like her, she was very thorough.
She is very thorough and experienced and has excellent follow through. I appreciate that she made herself available to meet with me and discuss my situation in such a timely manner.
Dr. Levin is pleasant to have as my care provider.
She is a great doctor
Dr. Levin is very thorough, yet personable. I am very comfortable with Dr. Levin, and I'm confident in her knowledge and expertise. I feel like I'm in very good hands.
Dr. Levin is a great physician, very knowledgeable and caring.
Always responsive and helpful. Fortunate to be her patient.
I’m very grateful that I was able to have this appointment with her.
Dr. Levin was extremely knowledgeable, caring, thorough and clear, in her questions to me, her instructions, and her responsiveness to my questions. The visit provided exactly what I needed. Many thanks.
She is a wonderful doctor.
Dr. Levin was thorough, a good listener and came up with a good plan. I felt that she let me participate in the plan and am very happy about that.
DR Levin is very caring and a good listener.
I am glad that she is my Cardiologist. She is friendly, kind, efficient, to the point, knowledgeable, and does not give any sense of rushing me.
Kudos to Dr. Eleanor Levin! A brilliant doctor and a wise and kind human being! Don't let her retire!
A friendly and knowledgeable doctor who is very thorough and has great attention to detail. I trust her implicitly and am so pleased that she is my doctor!
Dr. Levin is a wonderful cardiologist. She is thorough, dedicated, knowledgeable and detailed provider. She goes the extra mile and delves into past medical history to make her plans. Appreciate her very much!
Dr. Levin is really good at addressing all health factors, highlighting items of note and recommending options or changes. She is very good at explaining (in detail) reasons for recommendations. A trusted health provider, for certain!
Dr. Levin is wonderful, took her time answered all my questions. It was a great appointment.
Eleanor is amazing! Very thorough and provided a lot of useful information. Exactly want I wanted from this consultation.
I greatly appreciate the conversation with Dr. Levin. She was thoughtful in the way she explained things and asked questions as well as very knowledgeable. I would gladly engage with her again.
Excellent doctor, informed, easy to understand!
The visit was thorough and helpful. Dr Levin was knowledgeable and personable. I will be glad when we can go back to in-person doctor visits.
She was thorough and very helpful!
Eleanor is great, not rushed, provided ideas to improve my health.
She listens and answers my questions until I understand. She's perfect!
Dr Levin is very thorough and knowledgeable.
She is wonderful! Solved all my concerns.
Dr. Levin is very informative and calming. She always fills in the blanks and answers all questions with details.
Dr. Levin is wonderful! She not only heard what I was saying but LISTENED to what I was saying! She took immediate action, set up a plan for me, and made sure I was okay with it. She explained very clearly the answers to my questions and reassured me about my situation. I felt 100 times better after my appointment.
Very personable, direct, no nonsense, Very knowledgeable,
Very pleasant to talk to. Explaining what she was going to do for me each step of the way. I feel I'm in good hands.
I appreciated Dr. Levin's calm and friendly demeanor. She was very clear in reviewing my blood panel test results and assessing where I could improve my health, taking into account my recent broken ankle and weight gain. She was informative and supportive. I felt she gave me honest assessments and encouragement on how to better my health in the next three months and for long term health. I am pleased she is my new cardiologist and that she has a strong working relationship with my general practitioner, Dr. Morioka Douglas. I feel with both of them monitoring my health, that I have a solid pathway to reaching my health goals of reducing my weight and lowering my glucose levels.
Excellent job !
Very nice lady. Professional, easy to talk to. Gave good explanations.
I thought the visit went well.
Very knowledgeable. She took the time to answer all my questions. I was very happy with our appointment.
Dr. Levin is the best doctor and cardiologist I have ever encounter. Dr. Levin made me feel extremely comfortable and helped me get the care I needed. I will always recommend Stanford and Dr. Levin for medical needs of my friends and family.
I am very fortunate to include Dr. Levin as a key partner in my heart health team. Bravo!
I always look forward to my visits with Dr. Levin. She is kind, encouraging, reassuring, and so knowledgeable, and professional. Dr. Levin listens to my concerns and looks into and follows up with everything we talk about. She is an amazing doctor!
She is an excellent clinician and very personable.
Dr. Levin was professional and answered all of my questions clearly. It was a short and concise appointment resulting in good guidance on my health.
She's terrific!
Thorough, congenial, professional. Excellent physician and practitioner.
Very competent, thorough and understanding. Good feedback and recommendations
She is a good doctor, easy to talk with, very helpful. I am lucky to have her as my doctor!
Thank you Dr. Levin! You are awesome and I am.lucky to have you take care of me !
Very thorough and helpful.
Dr. Levin is an excellent doctor. Extremely knowledgeable and patient with questions. Would recommend her to anyone interested in cardiac prevention.
Great Doctor seems to have extensive knowledge about everything!
Very good.
Doctor, physician asst. (PA) nurse practitioner all of them carefully listened to me and explained my problems with care and caution.
Dr. Levin is a wonderful, knowledgeable, kind, caring doctor who takes excellent care of her patients. Great job! Thanks!
Dr. Eleanor Levin was all-round "super!"
I have serious condition, which was unexpected and frightening. This doctor makes me feel like I am getting the best care I possibly can, in the best place I can be.
Dr. Levin spoke to me with empathy and compassion.
I feel lucky to have found this dr.
Dr. Gwen was thoroughly prepared for my visit! Friendly! Knowledgeable!
4. Dr. Levin shared our happiness that what she had prescribed worked - first time!!
Everything good.
Dr. Eleanor Levin was also exceptional. She diagnosed my health problems immediately and was right on target.
Very good.
Dr. Levin is awesome. She goes above and beyond with her work. She even got up on the bed to demonstrate exercises for me. Very friendly & exuberant.
Stellar experience. Clearly a teaching hospital - Which I appreciate. Will recommend Dr. Levin to one and all!

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