PA Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine Recognized as One of the Nation's Highest-Ranking Trans Officials
Pennsylvania Physician General, Dr. Rachel Levine, is the state's highest ranking transgender official and only trans cabinet member. NBC News recognized Levine as one of its 2017 NBC Out #Pride30 innovators, changemakers and rising stars, yesterday, in honor of LGBTQ Pride Month. The inaugural list of honorees recognizes and celebrates lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people who are making the community proud.
Levine, who is one of very few out transgender government officials, made history by becoming one of the nation's highest-ranking openly trans officials when she was appointed by Gov. Tom Wolf in 2015. Prior to her appointment, she practiced as a pediatrician, professor and international lecturer, and went on to found the Penn State Hershey Eating Disorders Program for adolescents and adults. Levine is a graduate of Harvard College and the Tulane University School of Medicine.
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