We adjourn tonight’s meeting in memory of Dr. Paul Allan Levine, who was a successful cardiologist and a passionate volunteer at Placerita Nature Center.
Dr. Levine grew up in New York, and eventually made his home here in Valencia.
He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. After graduating, he served in the United States Navy as a general medical officer before returning to Boston University to begin his cardiology career.
There are many highlights and achievements from his career. Here are just a few: He was appointed as the Associate Professor of Medicine at Boston University, published two textbooks and invented or co-invented over 100 issued patents. In 2007, he was honored as Distinguished Teacher of the Year by the Heart Rhythm Society.
He served on boards and committees, contributed to medical literature and was invited to lecture around the world. His contribution to cardiac pacing has been so impactful that on average, two parts in every pacemaker used today were designed by him.
In addition to his family and device therapy, Paul’s passion was photographic butterflies. He traveled around the world in pursuit of this and was ultimately led to the Placerita Canyon Nature Center, where he volunteered and shared his interests and knowledge with visitors.
Dr. Levine passed away on December 27.
As we grieve this loss, our prayers and support remain with Paul’s wife and family.