Dr. Shannon Fox-Levine Receives Physician Hero In Medicine Award

Mackenzie Halley, Angie Lykens, Renée Layman, Ethan Levine, Noah Levine, Dr. Shannon Fox-Levine, Jibby Ciric and Dr. Daniel Kraft.

The Palm Beach Medical Society recently honored Dr. Shannon Fox-Levine as the Physician Hero in Medicine at its 21st annual Heroes in Medicine Awards Luncheon on May 23 at Benvenuto’s in Boynton Beach.

Fox-Levine serves as president of Palm Beach Pediatrics, president of the Palm Beach Pediatric Society and medical director of the Center for Child Counseling. She was awarded Physician Hero award for embodying the characteristics of skill, compassion and dedication to the ideals and beliefs of the profession, and for contributing in significant ways to the betterment of healthcare.

“This is an amazing honor to be awarded as the Physician Hero in this county of pretty amazing physicians, so I really appreciate the recognition for the work I do in this county,” Fox-Levine said in her acceptance speech. “When you love what you do, you never work a day in your life, and that’s me.”

As a strong advocate for Florida’s private pediatric healthcare providers, Fox-Levine’s tireless efforts have improved the financial landscape for pediatric practices and enhanced the quality of care for children across the state. Her decade-long service as the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics Pediatric Council Chair and her advocacy for appropriate pay for services have earned her the prestigious American Academy of Pediatrics Chapter Special Achievement Award.

Fox-Levine’s appointment as the medical director at the Center for Child Counseling signifies a pivotal milestone in her career. In this role, she plays a crucial part in addressing the shortage of professionals capable of supporting the overall well-being of children. Through her leadership, CFCC is poised to expand its impact in providing essential mental health support to vulnerable youth in Palm Beach County.

Fox-Levine’s involvement in various healthcare committees underscores her commitment to advancing pediatric care on multiple fronts. Locally, she has served as president of the Palm Beach Pediatric Society since 2014. Nationally, as a committee member on the Payer Advocacy Advisory Committee for the American Academy of Pediatrics, she contributes to assessing the public and private payer sector, advocating for benefits coverage for primary care pediatricians.

According to Renée Layman, CEO of the Center for Child Counseling and the one who nominated Fox-Levine for the honor, “Shannon is a fierce, passionate advocate for children. Her tireless efforts are ensuring that all children in our community have the opportunity to grow up safe and healthy. For this, she is most deserving of being named a Hero in Medicine.”