Educator, editor: Alan M. Levine, MD

By Mark W. Wieting

Alan M. Levine, MD, died suddenly on Oct. 25, 2009, while exercising near his home. At the time of his death, he was finishing a 5-year term as chair of the AAOS Council on Education. In this position, he moved the Academy forward into new areas of educational research and evaluating the effectiveness of our continuing medical education programs. He encouraged research in surgical simulation in education, created the educational needs assessment committee, and supported expanded patient education activities. He also served as a member of the AAOS Now editorial board.

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