Barbrara Levy, MD, FACOG, FACS

Medical Director located in Lake Forest, CA

 

About Dr. Levy

about Dr. Levy

Barbara Levy, M.D., FACOG, FACS graduated magna cum laude with an undergraduate degree in psychology from Princeton University. She obtained her medical degree from the University of California, San Diego, followed by an internship and residency in ob-gyn at the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center (now the Oregon Health & Sciences University) in Portland. Dr. Levy is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, an honorary Fellow in the Royal College and a member of the North American Menopause Society. She has published and co-authored over 85 studies and articles related to her primary research interests, which include menopause and hormonal issues, endoscopic surgery, pelvic pain, surgical outcomes, and physician payment policy.

Dr. Levy, is a lifelong advocate for advancing the quality of women’s health. She was elected as the first female President of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) in 1994-1995. She cared for patients in private practice practicing comprehensive holistic women’s health for over 30 years. She served as the Medical Director for Women’s and Children’s Services for the Franciscan Health System in Washington State. She also served two terms as Chair of the American Medical Association Resource Based Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC), and she is currently an editorial panel member for CPT. She has served as a reviewer and editor for several medical journals, including Obstetrics & Gynecology, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Journal of the American Medical Association, Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, and Fertility and Sterility.

In 2012, Dr. Levy joined the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) as the first full-time Woman Physician Leader as the Vice President of Health Policy. At ACOG, Dr. Levy directed the expansion of the Advocacy Division to support the Office of Global Women’s Health reducing maternal mortality and building sustainable women’s health structures in several countries. She built quality, safety and informatics teams dedicated to supporting improvement in health care for women in the US and launched the Birth Registry to improve inequities in maternity care. Dr. Levy also supported and grew ACOG’s commitment to contraceptive access, postpartum contraception, and menopause management.

Dr. Levy has been a vocal advocate for women’s health with appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show and multiple other media outlets. Her clinical work remains focused on evidence-based, equitable, comprehensive care for women throughout their life course.