Diane Levine, M.D., professor of Internal Medicine Diane Levine for the Wayne State University School of Medicine, has always loved teaching.
“When I was young I made workbooks for my younger siblings and forced them to ‘attend school’ in our basement,” said Dr. Levine, vice chair of Education for the Department of Internal Medicine and a 1982 graduate of the WSU School of Medicine. “During my residency, it became clear that I could incorporate teaching into my clinical career.”
In May 2018, Dr. Levine received the LGBTQ Health Heroes Award in recognition of her leadership and dedicated efforts to improve the health of LGBTQ communities. She was presented the award for her role in helping to establish an LGBTQ curriculum within WSU's Department of Internal Medicine residency program and within the medical school.
Currently she serves as the faculty preceptor for Clinical Medicine for year one and year two students, Physical Diagnosis for year two students and the year three continuity clinic. She also is the clerkship director and an attending faculty for year three students on the Internal Medicine Clerkship and year four sub-internship. In addition, she teaches and supervises residents on wards and in their ambulatory clinic and also is vice chair for Education in the Department of Internal Medicine, and directs the WSU’s Internal Medicine Clerkship.