Robert Levine was a Ford Scholar at Columbia University, graduating at nineteen with a B.A. in history. Finishing medical school at Downstate SUNY at age twenty-three, he was an intern and medical resident at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx, NY. After service in the Army, including a tour of duty at the 3rd Field Hospital in Vietnam, he took his neurology training at Albert Einstein in the Bronx.
Subsequently, Dr Levine has been in private practice (neurology) in Norwalk, Connecticut, being the founding member of a group practice, Neurology Associates of Norwalk. During that time, he was Chief of Neurology at Norwalk Hospital and an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Yale. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and was a consultant to Cardiology Review from 1998 to 2007.
Aging With Attitude, Dr Levine’s first book was published in 2004 and was included in the 2004 Outstanding Academic Title list in the American Library Association's Choice magazine. His second book, Defying Dementia was released in 2006. This describes the different forms of dementia and how it can be prevented.
Dr Levine’s current book, Shock Therapy for the American Health Care System, details the problems of the national health care system and presents a comprehensive reform plan that will not cost the federal government any additional money and will not raise taxes.
Dr Levine also has an interest in American Folk Art. He and his wife, Anne, have a major collection of wood carvings, with a focus on American historical figures and scenes. A show at the Westport Historical Society in 2009 featured their collection. Dr Levine was also a half owner of an Italian restaurant, Anacapri, in the mid 80s, which received two stars in the New York Times. An active sportsman and believer in the need for physical activity, Dr Levine was an avid tennis player until back surgery in 1991. He also ran nine marathons and currently walks an average of ten miles or more every day.