Dr. Levetown is a Faculty Scholar with the Open Society Institute's Project on Death in
America. She is chairman of the Children's International Palliative Care/Hospice Project, a National
Hospice Organization project to promote advancement of the field of pediatric palliative care, Vice Chair
for Texas Partnership for End-of-Life Care, a coalition of 31 statewide organizations with a joint mission to
improve end-of-life care for Texans. She is a representative and member of the Speakers List and certified
trainer for the Education For Physicians on End-of-Life Care (EPEC) Project of the American Medical
Association's Institute for Ethics. She is the Director of the Butterfly Program, a program for children with
life-threatening conditions. She also serves as pediatric medical director for two local hospices.
She is currently teaching palliative medicine, as well as pain management to medical students, residents,
and fellows on the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) campus where she serves as Clinical
Associate Professor, in the departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. She has published in the
areas of pediatric critical care, palliative care, and ethics and is a nationally renowned speaker.
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