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Saul M. Levin, M.D., M.P.A.
Former Senior Deputy Director, Department of Health, Addiction Prevention and Recovery Administration
Before assuming the position as Interim Director of the District of Columbia Department of Health (DOH), Dr. Saul Levin served as the Senior Deputy Director of the Addiction Prevention and Recovery Administration in the Department from March 27, 2012 to July 17, 2012. During his tenure at APRA, Dr. Levin promoted substance abuse prevention efforts in all eight wards of the city through the work of the Prevention and Access to Recovery teams, assessed and referred an increasing number of individuals into treatment services, as well as connected more clients to recovery support services.
Prior to joining DOH, Dr. Levin served as Vice President of the American Medical Association for Science, Medicine and Public Health, oversaw programs consistent with the needs of evolving health delivery systems, from prevention to science policy to health care disparities. He also led efforts to improve the interface between clinical medicine and public health.
Dr. Levin’s professional career also includes: serving as a special expert appointee in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a division of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, where he led the initiative to integrate primary care, substance abuse, mental health and HIV/AIDS. When serving as President for Access Consulting International, Inc., Dr. Levin worked with federal, state, local governments and private companies to provide health and human service policy, program, and research and evaluation services. He also served as President and CEO of Medical Education for South African Blacks, which was as an anti-apartheid education trust that provided scholarships to South African black students in the health care arena. In this capacity, Dr. Levin helped award more than 11,000 scholarships to students studying to become doctors, nurses, substance abuse counselors and other health care professionals.
In 1982, Dr. Levin received his MBBch (MD), Medicine from the University Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, and completed his residency in Psychiatry at the University of California Davis Medical Center. In 1994, he received his Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) from Harvard University Kennedy School of Government.