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In Memory of

Phillip Israel Levitan

October 18, 1927 - October 9, 2016

Obituary


Phillip I. Levitan, MD born in Nashville, TN to parents, Ida Towbin Levitan and Martin Levitan passed away on October 9, 2016. Dr. Levitan is also preceded in death by his former wife, Evelyn Alpert Levitan and uncle, Ben Towbin.
He is survived by wife, Sue Levitan; son, Kenneth (Gloria Dumas) Levitan; daughter, Ilene (Alfred) Dobler; grandchildren, Kimberly Levitan, Stephanie Miles, Rebecca Dobler and Amanda Dobler; great-grandchildren, Evie Stack and Lealand Stack; and dog Abigail.
Dr. Levitan earned his Doctor of Medicine Degree at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and his Bachelor of Science Degree...

Phillip I. Levitan, MD born in Nashville, TN to parents, Ida Towbin Levitan and Martin Levitan passed away on October 9, 2016. Dr. Levitan is also preceded in death by his former wife, Evelyn Alpert Levitan and uncle, Ben Towbin.
He is survived by wife, Sue Levitan; son, Kenneth (Gloria Dumas) Levitan; daughter, Ilene (Alfred) Dobler; grandchildren, Kimberly Levitan, Stephanie Miles, Rebecca Dobler and Amanda Dobler; great-grandchildren, Evie Stack and Lealand Stack; and dog Abigail.
Dr. Levitan earned his Doctor of Medicine Degree at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and his Bachelor of Science Degree from Vanderbilt University. He served internships and residency at Grace-New Haven Community Hospital and Yale University School of Medicine. He was a diversified, multi-talented surgeon with more than 30 years of experience encompassing careers as a Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon and as President of the New York State Society of Surgeons. Phillip held an impressive array of elective offices and responsibilities within organized medicine. He was the Associate Medical Director for Xantus Corporation and Med Solutions and a member of the Suffolk County Medical Society and Suffolk Academy of Medicine in New York. He held various positions within the hierarchy of organized medicine ranging from Chairman of the Society's Graduate Medical Education Committee, Secretary of the Society, President of the Suffolk Academy of Medicine, President of the Medical Society of the State of New York Second District Branch, Suffolk County Medical Society Delegate to the MSSNY House of Delegates, and chairman of the New York State Workers' Compensation Arbitration Hearings.
He utilized his in-depth knowledge and skills as a Surgeon to launch a simultaneous career in Broadcast Video Production. He co-produced a training film for Searle Laboratories and hosted and produced a New York weekly syndicated radio show called "Here's to Your Health." Phillip developed and co-produced the NBC Mini Series, "Wallenberg", which won several Emmy Awards and the prestigious Christopher Award. He also produced Movies of the Week including the CBS movie, "A Special Friendship;" NBC's "The Amy Fisher Story;" and the CBS movie "Labor of Love." Phillip also served as the Keynote Speaker at the Can-Pro Festival of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Emmy Awards in 1999 in Canada.
One of Dr. Levitan's biggest passions was the Tennessean Titans Football Team where he loved watching or attending the games. In his earlier days, Dr. Levitan also showed Tennessee Walking Horses where he won many awards.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Red Cross at 615-250-4300 or www.redcross.org or to WillowBrook Hospice 1451 Elm Hill Pike Nashville, TN 37217 (www.willowbrookhealth.com).
Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 1 p.m. at Congregation Micah 2001 Old Hickory Blvd. Brentwood, TN 37027. Burial to follow at Congregation Micah Cemetery.