Joel Levine Obituary

Joel Levine

<p>Dr. Joel Levine, 73, passed on October 2, 2020. Joel was born to Mike and Sophie Levine on February 22, 1947 in Key West, Florida. Joel had one sister, Susan Krauthammer.&nbsp; He was beloved and respected by his family, friends, and colleagues for a life defined by deep intelligence, compassion, and integrity.&nbsp;</p> <p>He graduated from Stuyvesant&nbsp;High School in New Yok, NY, and earned his medical degree from State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Joel completed his internship at Tufts New England Medical Center, his internal medicine residency at the New England Medical Center and his gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.&nbsp; Joel also served in the Navy.</p> <p>Joel was Chair Emeritus of the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians (ACP), and played a central role in the authorization of colorectal cancer screening as a Medicare benefit. He previously served as Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where he was Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs for 19 years and was the head of the Division of Digestive and Liver Health at Denver Health, Colorado&rsquo;s primary safety-net system, for 10 years.&nbsp;</p> <p>He married Frieda Levine on August 1, 1970. They celebrated 50 years of marriage just prior to his passing. He was a loving, devoted husband and father. Joel is survived by his wife, Frieda Levine, son, Daniel Levine (spouse, Lauren Levine); son, Steven Levine (spouse, Abby Levine); daughter, Karyn Chotin (spouse, Ross Chotin); and five grandchildren, Oliver Levine (Daniel), Lia Levine (Daniel), Cole Chotin (Karyn), Parker Chotin (Karyn), and Carter Levine (Steven). We will miss his Joelizims, unwavering selflessness, love and kindness.</p> <p><br /> Memorial contributions may be made to Denver Hospice&nbsp; <a href="https://thedenverhospice.org/">https://thedenverhospice.org/</a>; Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) <a href="https://www.splcenter.org/">https://www.splcenter.org/</a>; HIAS <a href="https://www.hias.org/">https://www.hias.org/</a>.</p>
February 22, 1947 - October 2, 202002/22/194710/02/2020
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Jackie Taylor
November 18, 2020
Dr. Levine was my GI doctor for 20 years. He was the best doctor anyone could have. I miss and will continue to miss him deeply. Blessings to his family.
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MARK K MATTHEWS
October 13, 2020
I had the distinct honor to have known Joel through the Colorado Chapter of the American College of Physicians. I greatly admired his wisdom, compassion , and willingness to listen. I will miss him. Mark K Matthews, MD FACP
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Regina Kilkenny
October 13, 2020
Dearest Frieda and family, I am so sad to hear of Joel's passing. I had the pleasure of working with him for many of the years he was Senior Associate Dean in the CU School of Medicine. He worked hard to ensure that the newly-created University of Colorado Health and Ho... Continue Reading
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Karlotta M Davis
October 12, 2020
So very sorry for your loss. Joel was an icon of professionalism and we will miss him.
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Carol Rumack
October 12, 2020
Joel Levine was an inspiring mentor and very caring physician to all who worked with him. He will be greatly missed. Warmest regards, Carol Rumack
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Al Steinmann
October 12, 2020
On behalf of the Colorado Chapter of the American College of Physicians, I would like to extend our sincerest condolences to Freida and all of Joel's family. Joel was a leader and icon within our Chapter and will be greatly missed. Al Steinmann Current Governor, CO Ch... Continue Reading