Dr Levin is a Professor of Medicine, Head Division of Nephrology at the University of British Columbia, and Consultant nephrologist at Providence Health Care/ St Paul’s Hospital, in Vancouver Canada. She is Sr Medical Lead, Integration Clinical and Academic Networks at PHC.
She is the Executive Director of BC Renal, which oversees the care, planning and budgets for Kidney services in the province of British Columbia. She has recently established and led a province wide Post Covid-19 Interdisciplinary Clinical Network PC-ICCN), embedding research and clinical care in a learning health care network. She is Lead of the PC ICCN, housed at Provincial Health Services Authority. She is a founding member of the KRESCENT program (Kidney Research Scientist Education National Training program), and continues as a senior advisor.
She is active in international activities across the spectrum of kidney education, research and administrative activities, and was past President of International Society of Nephrology (ISN), from 2015-17), and a founding member of the Declaration of Istanbul Custodian Group (DICG). She advocates for patient rights to equitable access to care, and in the prevention of exploitation of vulnerable populations. Her major research interests include cardiovascular disease and comorbidities in CKD patients, variability in the progression of CKD and optimal models of care. She has over 600 peer reviewed publications, and numerous book chapters. Her H-index is 102. She is the Principal Investigator on a CIHR SPOR network grant CAN SOLVE CKD, worth $40million. This is the first pan-Canadian grant of this size ever awarded to study kidney disease.
She actively mentors medical students, residents, nephrology fellows, health administration fellows, PHD candidates. These include physicians, pharmacists, nurses and other allied health professionals. The mentoring includes clinical and research activities.
Her teaching and research awards include :Canadian Society of Nephrology Outstanding Contributions to Canadian Nephrology(2013), Kidney Foundation Research Medal of Excellence (2014), and is a fellow of Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (2014), and the Aubrey J Tingle Research Award for contributions to the province of BC (2015). In 2015, she was awarded The Order of Canada.