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Obituary for Steven Alan Levenson

Dr. Steven Alan Levenson, 73, a former medical director for long-term care facilities and a prominent authority in that field, died January 24, 2024, at his home in Towson.

Born in Baltimore on March 18, 1950, he was the son of the late Max and Annette Levenson. He grew up in Pikesville and graduated in 1967 from Milford Mill High School. After receiving a bachelor's degree from The Johns Hopkins University in 1970, Steven earned his doctor of medicine degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1974. He did his internship at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore from 1974 to 1977.

During his long career, Dr. Levenson served as medical director of Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital in Baltimore, then as medical director of Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg, and later as a regional medical director for Genesis HealthCare. Most recently, he was employed by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Health Care Quality.

Dr. Levenson authored or co-authored four books on long-term care and more than 80 articles in professional journals. He frequently was a featured speaker at conferences on long-term care, and was noted for his involvement in legislative and regulatory initiatives related to advance care planning.

He served as president of the American Medical Directors Association (now AMDA--The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine) in 2006-07. He helped launch the association's monthly journal, was a member of its editorial board and regularly contributed articles. Dr. Levenson was honored with the James Pattee Award for Excellence in Education in 1998, and the William Dodd Founder's Award in 2012.

Steven was an aficionado of classical music and enjoyed playing the piano and the harpsichord. He also liked to travel, visiting Israel, Iceland, Europe, China, Antarctica and other destinations.

He is survived by his brothers, Edward J. Levenson, of Pikesville, and Gordon M. Levenson, and Gordon's wife, Ruth, of Baltimore.

Services at Beth El Memorial Park, 9701 Liberty Road, Randallstown, MD 21133, on Monday, January 29th, 2024, at 10:30 am. Please omit flowers. Contributions in his memory may be sent to the charity of your choice.