Dr. Len Levine

Dr. Len Levine

Class: 1961Inducted: 2024

Following Eighth grade at Oakhurst School, Len spent the next memorable 4 years at APHS. While at Asbury he ran Cross Country, was President of the Track Club, a Home Room VP, Hall Monitor, German Club, Megaphone Sports Writer, Varsity Scholar, participated in Student Varieties and played in the Band. He did all this while developing many lifelong friendships.

After graduating college at Monmouth University he attended Medical School at the University of Bologna in Italy. Not only did he receive his MD degree but he became fluent in Italian. This earned him the unofficial title of Leonardo da Bologna and endeared him to every chef and owner of any Italian restaurant where he would dine.

He did his internship at Newark Beth Israel Hospital followed by a Surgical and Plastic Surgery residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center. During his residency he served in the United States Air Force Reserve.

Len fell in love with the growing city of Orlando, Florida and decided to make it his home. Len became a skilled Plastic Surgeon. He rose to the title of Chief of Plastic Surgery at Lucerne hospital while establishing an international Practice in Plastic Surgery.

As his practice grew, Dr. Levine renovated a historic building into a state of the art medical office with a private operating room and a recovery cottage for his out of area patients. Then as Orlando grew he built 2 additional medical buildings to help accommodate the growth in the medical community. Between practicing and teaching he contributed both medically and financially to the growth of Orlando’s health system. Upon his passing he left Orlando Health a million dollars to continue his legacy.

Dr Levine was a proud graduate of Monmouth University. To show his gratitude he donated an additional million dollars to establish scholarships for Science majors at Monmouth. To this day, those scholarships provide 17 students per year an opportunity that they would otherwise not be able to afford. As you enter the lobby of the Science building you will see a plaque honoring his generosity to students in support of their studies.

Dr Levine leaves a legacy as an accomplished Plastic Surgeon, an educator, a philanthropist and a friend to all that had the good fortune to know him. He is a worthy addition to the APHS Alumni Hall of Fame.