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Joseph Levine, MD

  • About
    • Specialties: Hematology/Oncology Medical Oncology
    • Board Certified:

      Internal Medicine

      Hematology

      Medical Oncology

    • Gender: Male
    • Languages: English
    Biography

    Dr. Levine’s philosophy in healthcare is that no single treatment approach is applicable to all customers. He believes that therapy must be individualized in order to yield the best outcomes. He also believes in the power of education and hopes that after every encounter his patients have a greater understanding of their disease and the rationale for therapy.

    Dr. Levine enjoys all of the complexities of hematology and oncology and has specific interests in the treatment of gastrointestinal malignancies, hepatobiliary and pancreas cancers, as well as lymphoma and malignancies of the bone marrow.

    During his fellowship training, Dr. Levine worked in the departments of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Minnesota where his project focused on the development of a series of novel molecules for the treatment of cancer. The synthetic strategies of these compounds, in addition to their potent anti-cancer properties, have been published in peer-reviewed journals. Shortly after he completed his fellowship training, these compounds were patented.

    In his spare time, Dr. Levine is an avid runner, swimmer, downhill skier, and has recently taken up weightlifting. He believes that exercise is an important component of health as well as in the treatment of disease. Last, but not least, he enjoys spending time with his wife and chasing after their twin children.

    Education
    • Medical School
      University of Minnesota
    • Residency
      Internal Medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center
    • Fellowship
      Hematology, Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation, University of Minnesota

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO