Michael A. Levine, MD, FAAP, FACP, FACE

Areas of Expertise: Alkaline phosphatase defects, Blounts syndrome, Bone disease, Chondrodysplasia, Fibrous dysplasia, Fractures, Hypercalcemia, Hypocalcemia, Hypoparathyroidism, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypophosphatemia, Hypophosphatasia, Kidney stones, Osteochondroses, Osteogenesis imperfecta, Osteomalacia, Osteopenia, Osteopetrosis, Osteoporosis, Pseudohypoparathyroidism, Rickets, Tumoral calcinosis
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP

  • Background

    Dr. Levine is Chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes and Director of the Center for Bone Health at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He holds the Lester Baker Endowed Chair in Pediatric Diabetes.

    His primary clinical interests are endocrine diseases that affect bone and mineral metabolism, particularly osteoporosis, primary hyperparathyroidism, hypoparathyroidism, rickets and genetic bone disease. Dr. Levine has an active laboratory research program that complements and extends his clinical studies. He has identified the molecular basis of several inherited disorders of mineral metabolism. His research interests extend to the molecular basis for embryological development of the parathyroid glands.

    Dr. Levine has published more than 250 manuscripts, chapters and reviews. He is a founding executive editor for the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science and a member of the Executive Board of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

    He is a member of numerous professional societies, including the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, American Society for Clinical Investigation, Association of American Physicians, and the American Pediatric Society. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Endocrinology and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA


    Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD


    Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD


    Dual fellowships at NIH: Endocrinology/Metabolism, and Genetics, Bethesda, MD

    Board Certification

    Internal medicine
    Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Medical Director, Center for Bone Health

    Division Chief of Endocrinology/Diabetes

  • Centers and Programs
  • Publications


    Long DN, Levine MA, Germain-Lee EL. Bone Mineral Density in Pseudohypoparathyroidism Type 1a. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2010 Jul 7. Read abstract

    Lietman SA, Germain-Lee EL, Levine MA. Hypercalcemia in children and adolescents. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2010 Jul 1. Read abstract