I’m Benjamin Levinson, MD, a general pediatrician with a passion for fitness, science, and promoting good health.
As for my background, I am originally from St. Louis, Missouri and graduated from University City High School in 2006. I then went to Northwestern University where I double majored in Chemistry and Integrated Sciences, graduating in 2010. After this I did research for two years at Washington University in a next-generation sequencing lab on human genetics prior to going to medical school at the University of Missouri. After graduating medical school I completed my pediatric residency at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and I currently work as a general pediatrician.
In addition to this, way back in high school I became passionate for fitness, have since become certified through the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a personal trainer as well as a nutrition coach, am currently certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine, and enjoy providing guidance to people both in person and online.
I am also generally passionate for science and actually enjoy reading scientific literature in my spare time.
Throughout my medical education it frustrated me to no end that we were hardly taught anything practical about nutrition and exercise. Additionally, we have a growing obesity epidemic, highlighted by COVID-19, and despite much emphasis on obesity, healthy eating, and exercise, there is still so much controversy and mythology about what does and does not work. It took me many years and lots of reading to become comfortable discussing these topics in a confident manner, and I am hopeful I can help others navigate this sea of conflicting information much more quickly.