Dave received his BA from The Johns Hopkins University and his MD, Cum Laude, from The Georgetown University School of Medicine. He was Chief Resident at The University of Massachusetts Hospital and served his Colorectal Surgery Fellowship at The Ferguson Clinic. He is Boarded in General Surgery and Colon and Rectal Surgery and has held a Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgical Critical Care. He received his MBA from The University of Massachusetts Isenberg School of Management .
Dr. Levien practiced clinical surgery for 33 years, 20 of which were as Chairman of Surgery and 12 as Program Director of a Surgical Residency. He has served as a Member of The Board of Directors of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia County Medical Society, The Board of Directors of Meals on Wheel and Senior Outreach Services of Walnut Creek (Chairman of their audit committee), The Board of Directors of The Chamber of Commerce of Pleasant Hill, and The Shore Acres Point Corporation. He has been President of The Baltimore Academy of Surgery and The Pennsylvania Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery. He has been Vice President of The Academy of Surgery of Philadelphia and Vice President of the national society, The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery.
Dave has published three textbooks of surgery and multiple papers in the peer reviewed journals. He is a Fellow of The American College of Physician Executives (now the AAPL) and is a Certified Physician Executive.
With regard to finance, Dr. Levien has held series 65 and 7 licenses and property and casualty licenses, personal and commercial lines, and health insurance license