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Sharon Levy | Medical Services

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Sharon Levy | Education

Medical School

New York University School of Medicine

1992, New York, NY


New York University School of Medicine/Bellvue Hospital

1993, New York, NY


New York University School of Medicine

1996, New York, NY


Boston Children's Hospital

1999, Boston, MA

Sharon Levy | Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics (Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics)
  • American Board of Preventive Medicine (Addiction Medicine)

Sharon Levy | Professional History

Sharon Levy, MD, MPH is a board certified Addiction Medicine specialist and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. She is Chief of the Division of Addiction Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital, past chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Substance Use and Prevention, past-President of the Association for Multidisciplinary Education and Research in Substance use and Addiction (AMERSA) and she serves on the board of directors of the American College of Academic Addiction Medicine (ACAAM).

Over the past 20 years she has evaluated and treated thousands of adolescents with substance use disorders, and she has written extensively on the topic. In 2016 she established the nation’s first accredited Pediatric Addiction Medicine Fellowship training program at Boston Children’s Hospital. She has conducted research to develop and test tools for identifying and addressing adolescent substance use disorders in general medical settings, and she has expertise in the integration of substance use treatment services into pediatric primary care.

Sharon Levy | Publications

I completed my Pediatric internship, residency training and a Chief Residency at New York University Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital in New York City’s lower east side. At the time, in the early to middle 1990’s Bellevue Hospital cared for most of the homeless and indigent patients in New York City. As a trainee, I saw children and families plagued by poverty and all of its associated medical problems, including substance abuse. Medical staff members at Bellevue were trained to care for the conditions that resulted from substance use, but little training was devoted specifically to the treatment of substance-related disorders.

During this time period, I became interested in child and family advocacy, and after completing a year as a Chief Resident in Pediatrics, I accepted a Dyson Advocacy Training Fellowship in the Division of General Pediatrics at Children's Hospital Boston. After completing my training in 2000 I became the Director of Pediatrics for a new Adolescent Substance Abuse Program (ASAP). Shortly thereafter I received a career award from NIH to develop scientific skills in adolescent substance use disorders. In the ensuing years both clinical and research arms of ASAP have continued to grow and flourish.

ASAP is committed to delivering science based, family oriented, developmentally appropriate care for adolescents and young adults with substance use disorders. We are a "full spectrum" program, offering evaluation and treatment services for adolescents with a range of substance use experience, from new onset problems to addiction.