Apr 4, 2024 Dr. Marc J. Levine Named Recipient of 2024 DeGroote Award

Orthopedic Surgeon Earns Medical Society of New Jersey’s Highest Honor

Marc J. Levine, MDHamilton, NJ, April 4, 2024Marc J. Levine, MD, Director of the Orthopedic Spine Surgery Program at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton and a member of the RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group, has been selected as the recipient of the 2024 DeGroote Award.

Established to honor the work of Dr. Robert DeGroote in service to the medical profession, this award recognizes the Medical Society of New Jersey member whose selfless work benefits not themselves, but all of humankind. The award will be formally conferred at the Medical Society of New Jersey’s Annual Meeting Reception at the Heldrich Hotel and Conference Center in New Brunswick on April 19.

Dr. Levine surgically manages disorders involving cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, using minimally invasive spine surgery procedures that leave patients able to return to activities faster with less pain and risk.

He served as President of the Eastern Orthopedic Association from 2019 to 2021 and served as the 227th President of the Medical Society of New Jersey during the same timeframe. In addition to his work with the hospital, he is clinical Assistant Professor at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and continues to chair and speak at national spine conferences and orthopedic meetings. In 2020, NJBIZ named Dr. Levine a member of its Healthcare Power 50 for New Jersey. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, as well as a member of the North American Spine Society.

“We are proud to see Dr. Levine honored for the exceptional work he’s done and continues to do for RWJUH Hamilton and our patient community,” added Lisa Breza, Chief Administrative Officer of RWJUH Hamilton. “Dr. Levine’s commitment to his patients and to the practice of medicine is second to none. We applaud and congratulate him on this well-deserved honor.”

About RWJUH Hamilton

Located in Hamilton Township, NJ, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton (RWJUH Hamilton), an RWJBarnabas Health facility, serves Mercer County as well as a larger five-county region of New Jersey. RWJBarnabas Health and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Hamilton’s Cancer Center, in partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey – the state’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center - brings a world class team of researchers and specialists to its cancer center, providing close-to-home access to the latest treatment and clinical trials. RWJUH Hamilton is Joint Commission Certified, Primary Stroke Center Certified from The Joint Commission, and a Center for Excellence from The Joint Commission for stroke, spine surgery and hip and knee replacement and is MAGNET® Recognized from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

RWJUH Hamilton’s other specialties include heart and vascular care, including emergency and elective angioplasty, heart failure intervention program, coupled with the specialty-trained support staff, treatment and care for minor injuries and life-threatening illnesses, outpatient diagnostic and treatment services and medical/surgical services, bariatric surgery, wound care, women’s health, geriatrics/ senior health and wellness care, infusion services, outpatient rehabilitation and physical therapy centers, including cardiac rehab, orthopedic rehab, speech therapy, aquatic therapy, a balance and hearing center and sleep center.

For more information, visit us at  about rwjbh.org/Hamilton or call 609-586-7900.