Dr. Melvin David Levine M.D.
LEVINE, Dr. Melvin David, MD Age 71, a world renowned pediatrician described children's learning differences. Dr. Melvin David Levine, an internationally renowned pediatrician, died Thursday February 17 in Rougemont, North Carolina. Melvin (Mel) was born in New York City in 1940. Mel developed a groundbreaking approach for school-aged children with learning differences which has transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of kids, families, educators and clinicians. In 2005 he was named by Scholastic Press as the Most Admired Person in Education. Mel graduated summa cum laude from Brown University as class valedictorian and from there went to Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. He later graduated from Harvard Medical School and completed his pediatric training at The Children's Hospital in Boston. Mel also served in the US Air Force and received the Meritorious Service Award for his work with children and teens. For fourteen years Mel served as Chief of the Division of Ambulatory Pediatrics at The Children's Hospital in Boston, at which time he was also Associate Professor of Pediatrics at The Harvard Medical School. While at The Children's Hospital, Mel developed a General and Developmental Pediatrics Fellowship in which he trained hundreds of post-residency pediatricians. While in Boston, Mel married Barbara Ann (Bambi) Mitchell. Bambi was an invaluable supporter and assistant in his many endeavors, often tempering Mel's unyielding intellectual curiosity with a dose of pragmatism. Their 42 year partnership is testimony to their commitment to help others, and to their love for one another. In 1985 Mel joined the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he became the Thomas E. Castelloe M.D. distinguished professor in developmental behavior pediatrics. He founded the Center for Development and Learning and served as its Director until his retirement in 2007. While in North Carolina, Mel and Charles Schwab founded All Kinds of Minds, a non-profit institute which translated Mel's approach into training programs, assessment models, practical tools and ongoing research. Mel evaluated thousands of children, trained scores of clinicians, and addressed audiences of hundreds of thousands of parents and educators around the globe. His speaking engagements were marked by his boundless creativity, insight and compassion, and he always left his patients and their parents with a sense of optimism. Mel channeled his youthful dream of becoming a stand-up comedian into these engagements, becoming an eloquent speaker whose descriptions of children - infused with humor and humanity, made him very popular worldwide. Mel authored the New York Times #1 bestselling book, A Mind at a Time, for parents and the general public. He also wrote and published many additional bestsellers for a variety of audiences including children and teenagers, teachers and parents, and physicians and clinicians. In addition, Mel contributed nearly 200 papers to the scientific literature. Mel developed a deep love of animals at a young age, warning his mother that when he was older he would have as many animals as he wanted. This lifelong love for animals, coupled with an incredible rescue fantasy, led to his rescuing and raising more than 30 varieties of domestic and wild geese, 18 mammoth donkeys, 10 swans, 40 pheasants, 9 peacocks, 3 emus, 5 dogs and 8 Maine Coon cats on Sanctuary Farm. He enjoyed giving tours of Sanctuary Farm to attendees of his conferences. His love for fine food and wine, in addition to decorative sashes, led 20 years ago to his founding of and leadership as Bailli and "Head Poo-Bah" of the Triangle Balliage de North Carolina, a local chapter of the Confrerie, de la Chaine des Rotisseurs. During the 20 years he and his Aide-de-camp, Bambi, coordinated extraordinary dining experiences for members in expected, and sometimes unexpected, places. Chaine is a global organization composed of chefs, restaurateurs, sommeliers, and foodies founded in France in 1248. Mel is survived by his wife and a brother, Leonard, as well as many extended family members and hundreds of feathered and furry friends. A funeral and services will be held at 1pm on Wed. February 23rd at Levine Chapel in Brookline, MA. A memorial service in the Triangle area will be scheduled in the coming weeks, with details forthcoming at www.amindatatime.com. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Mel's honor be made to Success In Mind of Durham, NC and / or Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park in Scotland Neck, NC.

Published by Boston Globe from Feb. 22 to Feb. 23, 2011.
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Bambi - it's been almost a year since the world lost a wonderful physician. Dr. Levine was the only physician when my son was little that was able to determine that he was lactose intollerant back before it was common.

We think of him often.
Nancy Dalbec
January 31, 2012
I just learned of Dr. Levine's death today while doing some research about All Kinds of Minds for a friend. Thanks to his wonderful facility in Chapel Hill, our daughter was significantly helped in the fifth grade. His thinking-outside-of-the-box approach and methods helped her go on to become successful in middle school. high school and college. Now she is a college grad and working as a News Producer for an NBC affiliate station. The world will certainly feel his loss but his genius and kindness will always live on in the work he left behind, his books and the thousands that he helped.
The Crandalls
January 21, 2012
I worked with Mel at Boston Children's hospital to improve the health of children seen in the Ambulatory Clinics. My condolences to Bambi and his family. Kathleen Crampton (Palm Beach, Fl)
January 12, 2012
As a teacher who just retired in June '11, Dr. Levine's inspiring concepts forever changed the way I taught when I rec'd training in ALL KINDS OF MINDS 10 yrs. ago. I was already the compassionate educator, but without teacher tools until presented with his ideas. I was able to help a few more "special students" the last decade of my teaching thanks to Dr. Levine's educator training here in the Bay Area. Now, in retirement tutoring I can still make a difference. Thank you Dr. Levine, you were a brilliant, kind, gentle man.
Barbara Capps
November 13, 2011
I graduated from Great Neck High School with Mel in 1957. My condolences to his family.
November 10, 2011
I have just learned about this and want to give my condolences to the family. Dr. Levine influenced me personally and helped teachers and parents everywhere. I am going back to college at age 48 to study early childhood and research development, inspired by his books and programs that were such a help to our son and to myself. Thank you from my heart.
joan brown
October 18, 2011
I continue to follow the Schools Attuned model in my classroom and I will always remember who created it.
Dana Camp-Farber
September 29, 2011
Dr. Levine was a gift to all children and parents!
Ar'tanya Yusuf
July 16, 2011
Mel Levine's books have had a retroactive healing affect on me as I believe had I been born 20yrs later, perhaps I could have benefitted from his unique and entirely humane and compassionate approach to people with learning challenges. In reading his books, I feel as if he reached back in time and healed the humilities I suffered as a bright but underachieved child.I learned of his passing by googling him because I wanted to write to him personally, and sadly learned of his passing. A truly great man.
Roni Joy Schwartz
June 11, 2011
I am a better teacher because of classes on Dr.Levine's invaluable work. I am a better mother at truly understanding my children's strengths and weaknesses. I am so so so saddened by his passing. This is an enormous loss to all educators. Especially those that implemented his work into theirs. I just found out this sad news today June 7, 2011 and I am devastated. RIP Mel Levine. Strength to Bambi!
Cheryl Berman
June 7, 2011
I had a patient with ADHD in the clinic today and I was thinking of Mel. So I Googled his name, and unfortunately learned this news. He was a great mentor and teacher, full of energy and ideas. I was influenced to write some papers in practice and eventually went back to academics, in primary care. He was my mentor the first year he joined the faculty at Childrens' Hospital in Boston. My memories of him are fond, to say the least.

David McCormick, M.D., Clinical Professor University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas.
April 21, 2011
I am deeply saddened by Dr. Levine's passing. What a tremendous loss to the learning style differnce group! Dr. Levine helped me greatly to understand my son and I will never forget him. He opened a lecture once by saying "it takes all kinds of minds for the world to go round." That statement was so simple but so wise. God bless Dr. Levine eternally. Katie Horan
Katie Horan
April 1, 2011
Dr Levine left the world his insight and profound assistance to humanity. His legacy will remain in his publications.
Patricia Joyal
March 31, 2011
Education will never be the same because of Dr. Levine. I really appreciate what I learned.

Bill Yoder
School Psychologist
Bill Yoder
March 29, 2011
Dear Mrs. Levine,
I want you to know how blessed my family feels to have known your husband. My son was one of his patients from 2003 until his retirement. I met Dr. Levine at a book signing, described my son and the difficulties he was having in school and to my surprise, Dr. Levine gave me his card and told me to call him. He took my early morning phone calls and even had me fax my son’s psycho-educational eval, explaining it to me when the school wouldn’t. Today my son is a high school senior and has been accepted into several colleges. His success is due entirely to Dr. Levine’s work with him. We will be forever grateful.
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Mary Anne Shaw
March 18, 2011
I was honored to attend his trainings back in 1998 and meet his beloved swans, donkeys, cats and all the other creatures he loved. He changed my professional life by inspiring me to look more closely at how a child learns. I use his training everyday and will always respect him.
R Wallace PhD, Educational Psychologist
March 18, 2011
A savant in his own right his legacy will continue to span the globe in untold ways, thank you Mel for the courage to live beyond your dreams and encourage us all to do the same
March 14, 2011
Mel Levine has been an inspiration to me as a pediatric specialist since I began training with him over 25 years ago. He was a brilliant physician and thinker with more original ideas about learning than anyone I have ever met.
He will be sorely missed for his bright spirit and his genuine, fun, and engaging personality, but his legacy for helping children will last forever.
The world has lost one of the greatest pediatric specialists who has ever lived, but children will continue to benefit from his ideas for generations to come.
Mel has been a towering genius in the world of developmental pediatrics and educational specialists. His memory will live on for generations as physicians and educators continue to pay tribute to him by continuing to help children using the tools he brought into the world.
Randall Neustaedter
March 14, 2011
I work with children with hard-to-understand learning profiles. Dr. Levine's work completely transformed my ability to help these kids, and this is true of many of the learning specialists I most admire. His life-changing contributions will live on and on. Bambi, we send our sympathies and regrets.We hope that the appreciation of those Mel helped will in some small measure offset this terrible end to a beautiful life.
March 11, 2011
Dr. Levine had been at UNC only a year when we were so very fortunate to find him. He and his team spent the day and educated us and our son about the learning difficulties he was having in school. We had literally spent years seaching for answers to help a very bright young man who had become clinically depressed with his inability to function exactly the way the schools expected. Each visit with Dr. Levine was a boost of sunshine for our son. He worked through his problems, graduated near the top of his high school class, was accepted at Vanderbilt University, and now holds three degrees. Every opportunity I have to speak well of Dr. Levine and his work, I have done so, and will continue. As a result of our experience, I began work with adolescent health, founding four school health centers. He made all the difference in my family's life, and will be missed by the thousands he has touched.

Constance N. Parker
Wilmington, NC
March 11, 2011
Dear Bambi, you have my deepest sympathy. That your loss is so widely shared, I hope, might bring you some small comfort. Those children, families, and educators helped and inspired by Mel's warmth, compassion, and brilliance all grieve with you. When I first met Mel in the late summer of 1961 as we embarked on the SS United States for Southampton and Oxford, I found him always to be the nicest guy in the room. I had lunch with Mel a few years ago when he spoke at DePauw University. His wit, charm, and enthusiasm had only grown over the years. That is how we shall remember him.
O. Ralph Raymond
March 10, 2011
Melvin Levine helped me so much as a child. I have ADD and had been told by teachers that I was stupid, he told me I was smart. I am not exaggerating when I say that I would not be the woman I am today without him. This is tragic and I am crushed. I feel so sorry for his family and for all of the children who will not have the chance to be helped by this compassionate man.
March 8, 2011
I am very sad to learn Melvin's passing,what a wonderful, kind and intellectual human.Will miss him and his wealth of knowledge, not only in his chosen profession but also his immense knowledge in the culinary field.Bambi please keep me advised when the memorial service in this area is scheduled.Fondly yours, Karl Lack
March 7, 2011
Dr. Levine made a difference in my life. By understanding my own learning differences I've been able to accept what I had thought were defects. As a result, I am a much happier person. What a gift he gave me. He will not be forgotten.
Mele Howland
March 7, 2011
Dr. Levine was a remarkable physician and human being. I have long held him in high esteem for his creative genius and genuine kindness. I will always remember his passion for bringing out the potential in all children, recognizing the unique gifts that each child has to offer the world, and his insistence that one can use their strengths to confront any weakness. Thank you Dr. Levine for being a bright light in this world. My deepest condolences to his family.
Benjamin Krug
March 4, 2011
"Dr. Levine has been an incredible support to my work in the field of special education. I have purchased most of his books and tapes, heard several of his lectures, used his resource materials, and gained so much wisdom from his contribution to this field. It is with great saddness that we have to say good-bye to this sensitive and humble man. God bless you, Bambi. The world is a better place because of Dr. Lavine. Ginny Kueck (Chicago, IL)
Ginny Kueck
March 2, 2011
Mel Levine helped us reach the potential of the struggling reader and learner. His insights, his research and his practical approach gave us ways to develop the different learning styles of our students. His work has given the teacher, the parent and the students a stronger foundation.
A. Dolbear
March 2, 2011
His course was the best - and most valuable - professional development experience I have had in more than 30 years of teaching. The idea of helping kids with trouble in school appreciate their strengths as well as understand at their own level what their weaknesses are was a game changer for my teaching.
March 1, 2011
Dear Bambi,

My heart continues to be with you and the rest of the family. Dr. Levine was a wonderful and devoted physician, husband, friend, and man. He was a positive influence to so many people and he will always have a place in my heart. May he rest in peace. Linda Evans
Linda Evans
February 28, 2011
I live in Massachusetts but flew my two children down to Chapel Hill to be evaluated several years ago.I did this because of the positive approach Dr. Levine took to letting children know how their mind worked. I still have the demystification tape they sent home with my daughter who is a very successful college student doing very well in life. I am sorry for your loss but know that his work will be his legacy and live on forever. VF Brookline
Victoria Florea
February 28, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss. In the wake of the media frenzy, I hope you can take time to reflect on all the wonderful things Mel brought to the medical community, specifically for disabled children.
Carmine DePalma
February 28, 2011
Bambi and family, I am deeply sorry for your loss. Your beloved husband and partner had a profound influence on my professional life. The gift of Mel's transformative knowledge and inspirational wisdom, always delivered with such humor and compassion, will live on through all of us who learned from him. Thank you for sharing him so generously and for being his willing co-creator.
Melissa Brown
February 28, 2011
Bambi and family,
My condolences on the death of Mel. I was fortunate enough to take his course in Cleveland Ohio and hear him speak as well. It has been my observation and experience that some of the people who are the most brilliant are much more complex than meets the eye.
Mel's works have had a profound impact on my views and the way I approach the strengths and weaknesses of those I love. May time ease your pain and may you be comforted by memories that you cherish.
margie golub
February 26, 2011
Bambi, I am sorry to hear of your loss. In the few years that I housesat for you and helped to take care of your furry and feathered friends in Rougemont,I came to know you and Mel to be very kind and sweet people. I know the love of your life will be missed and I pray God will comfort you now and in the days that come and that HE will give you the strength you need to get through this.
Connie Clements
February 26, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss. I had the chance to hear Dr. Levine speak at a local high school after A Mind At A Time came out. He was inspiring and gave me great hope for my two sons and their challenges. I even became a special education teacher in the last two years. One of my graduate classes was based in Dr. Levine's educational philosophy. His work will continue.
Liz Rohme
February 25, 2011
Dr. Levine and his work have made an unbeleivable impact on my son's life. After haveing him evaluated at the sucess in mind facility we have been excited to see his academic transformation and we know that we will be able to see him grow with his Mind over Time. He was a remarkable researcher and doctor to provide the research, recources and clinics. The World is a better place for his work. His positive legacy will go on for generations to come. We are very sorry for your loss.
February 25, 2011
Dear Bambi,
You may remember me. I'm the nun who used to drag Mel to Florida to speak at many functions and then bring my teachers up to Chapel Hill for Summer Institues. Mel is still my inspiration for providing a non-labeling approach to helping children with learning differences. Three schools I have founded for these children are built with his views in mind. He gave me a jump start for a massive vision. I am still in Florida. Would love to have you come down. You and Mel are in my prayers and in the prayers of my other sisters. www.amuprep.org Blessings. Sister Gilchrist
February 25, 2011
We celebrate the life and many good works of Dr. Mel Levine. Our family does not have to look far to see his dedication, talented works and visions in action . . . they are in our home, in our hearts and minds, cornerstoning our children's school . . . we are deeply saddened with his passing, but we are grateful for the life flames he leaves within us and within so many others. To his family, we offer our deepest condolences.
Nancy Greer
February 25, 2011
Dear Bambi,
In 1976, after reading "A Pediatric Approach to Learning Disorders", I knew I had to meet the author and "pick his brain." Subsequently, I was able to land a Fellowship with Mel and his associates at The Children's Hospital in Boston, where I grew to admire this brilliant
teacher, researcher, author and wonderful human being. Mel was always incredibly wonderful with his patients and their parents. My work in this field continues as I use on a daily basis Mel's many diagnostic contributions. . We will all miss his enthusiasm and insightful way of looking at children and adolescents who struggle with their learning. I offer you my sincere condolences.
Carl B. Melini, MD
Carl Melini
February 25, 2011
I had the honor of participating in one of Dr. Levine's summer insitutes and have used his material often in my graduate student classess. There is no one that has influenced my teaching and understanding of the whole child than Dr. Levine has. Dr. Levine was a wonderful pioneer in the field of learning differences. You will be dearly missed.
Mary Ann Beairsto
February 25, 2011
It was my privilege to work with Dr. Levine at the Center for Development and Learning at UNC. I watched children and parents come to see him filled with anxiety and self doubt. They left with hope and a plan...and they returned year after year to show the results of his counseling and wise advice. He changed so many lives. My sincerest sympathies to his family and friends...he will be sorely missed.
Vivienne Jacobson
February 24, 2011
The world has lost a great mind and driving force in the field of developmental medicine and education. Mel was a fantastic mentor and a good friend. He influenced the lives of thousands of doctors, educators and children. His teachings had a dramatic impact on my professional life and continue to be a source of inspiration in my work with children with learning challenges. Bambi, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Eric Tridas
February 24, 2011
February 24, 2011

Dear Bambi:

As a former (MA Department of Education) co-worker, I just wanted to reach out and extend my sincere sympathy and condolences to you at this difficult time.


Kevin J. Matthews
Kevin J. Matthews
February 24, 2011
Dr. Levine's contribution to the health and well-being of children was remarkable and widely appreciated. His work will continue to benefit many in the years to come. It was an honor to know you, Mel.
Rest in Peace.
Evan Charney
February 24, 2011
I didn't know Dr. Levine personally, but his work has meant so much to our children who have unusual minds that didn't fit into the box. I drew such strength, comfort, resolve and a plan from them...they really saved our family. Dr. Levine reinforced what I intuitively knew about my children, that we needed to find what made their brilliant minds tick in order to increase their productivity. With that confidence and resolve I was able to advocate on their behalf in their school and they have succeeded and are now doing well in high school and looking at colleges. Dr. Levine had such love and compassion for children to me it showed in every word he wrote or spoke...my children were very sad to hear of his passing but reminded me that the power of his work will live on and continue to benefit families like ours forever. God bless Dr. Mel Levine and his family for their sacrifices on behalf of children. Angie P.
February 24, 2011
It was a privilege and an honor to work with Dr. Levine. I will never forget him or the great work that he did. RIP
February 23, 2011
My heart is heavy. What an enormous loss. I was honored to work with Mel over the last 12 years, and have always and will continue to hold him in the highest regards. May you find strength in all of your memories, Bambi,and may you reach out to all that loved Mel when you need us.
Wendy Hazard-McClain
February 23, 2011
It is with heartfelt sadness that I share my thoughts upon the passing of Dr. Levine. As the parent of a child who was fortunate to be treated by Dr. Levine as well as an educator who has witnessed the monumental contribution he made to brain research, I want to thank his family for supporting him through the years. I was always filled with hope when a student or family friend was able to be evaluated by Mel Levine because that is what he offered.....hope and answers to hard questions both medically as well as emotionally. May he rest in peace.
Patti Hooker
February 23, 2011
While I was not fortunate enough to meet Dr. Levine; his written work has had a tremendous impact on how I help children in my primary classes. His insight and strategies have been invaluable and have helped me to remember to always look for children's strengths. The field of education has lost a champion. Dawn Crawford (Brockville, Ontario)
February 23, 2011
Dear Mrs. Levine, I never got to meet you but I did get to know Mel when he worked with our son Ben over several years. He helped Ben gain confidence as a student and helped us as parents understand his way of learning. I went on to take the course and share some of my learning with other teachers in our school. I am saddened about Mel's death and I send you my thoughts and sympathy. I am thankful for having known your dear husband. Take care of yourself-
Mildred Paden
February 23, 2011
The world has suffered a great loss, I believe, with the passing of Mel Levine. He was my roommate in our junior year at Brown University. A brilliant, kind young man, graduating Summa Cum Laude and attending Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, he impressed upon me the need to learn as much about the world as possible, and to approach life and work with humanity, honesty and integrity-and courage. I will miss him and the world will miss him.
Robert Moir
February 23, 2011
Carol's and my thoughts and deepest sympathy are with you and Mel.
His true genius was his ability to discover the genius in others, to discover and utlilize strengths rather than focusing on weaknesses. And his ability to step back and look at the whole picture, the whole child, and the whole family. In doing so, Mel helped tens of thousands of children and families: those who saw him, those who saw those of us who trained with him, and far more who were touched by his profound words and ideas. Mel was passionate, brilliant, caring, dedicated, and enthusiastic, even if blunted somewhat by his struggles of the past three years. I feel privileged to claim him as teacher, friend, and mentor for the past 17 years. There is no one I respect and admire more.
It is hard to know what to say or do at a time like this, except to say that we love you and feel a huge personal void. We will always love and miss him.
Carol and Jeff Schulman
St. Louis, MO
February 23, 2011
I had the honor of speaking with Dr. Levine on several occasions, and received training about his methods and approaches to serving the whole child. He had a profound effect on my professional growth, and the children and teachers that I may help in my own work all owe him a debt of gratitude.
Sam Schwarzmer
February 23, 2011
No one has made a more positive impact upon the field of education than Mel. His insight into how the mind develops and operates coupled with his uncanny ability to present very complicated concepts in a clear and concise manner made him the consummate teacher. What my Churchill colleagues and I have learned from him over the past 25 years has become a cornerstone of the Churchill program. It is integrated into what we do everyday with every child. I am blessed to have known Mel and called him "friend". I am comforted by knowing his work continues.
Sandra Gilligan
February 23, 2011
Anyone with such passion for helping children and such a deep love of animals had to be an incredible person. He will be sorely missed.
Anne Brannen
February 23, 2011
I am very sorry to hear of your loss, which is shared by so many. Dr. Levine was deeply respected by our family and helped my son to overcome many difficulties. I don't know what I would've done without him...
Judith Morse
February 23, 2011
How do you write a few words about a man who was born with the gift of writing? How do you say what his gift to this world has been when we are still receiving it? How do you describe the type of love he had for his wife and family when its the likes of no other? How do you honor a man who it was an honor just to be around?

These answers I do not have; but what I do have is the blessing of working for this brilliant, kind, witty, comical and dedicated man who taught me more about myself than I ever wanted to know. The Gods knew what they were doing when they gave Mel to us and I, for one, will be forever grateful.
Jan Toth
February 23, 2011
Bambi, you know how important Mel has been to both Karen and to me, as a teacher, mentor, and friend. Every day we work with children who learn differently, whether in my work as a developmental and behavioral pediatrician and professor, or Karen's as a special educator and junior high school principal for children with language learning differences. It has been an unexpected pleasure for the Lerners to discover a shared professional inspiration in Mel's words, example and research. Mel's unique ability to speak in a meaningful way to teachers, doctors, parents and especially to kids is reflected in his website and many important books and we hope the power of his contribution to children is one source of comfort to you among many at this difficult time. Marc and Karen Lerner
Marc Lerner
February 23, 2011
Mel taught teachers, parents, and pediatricians to value the innate individuality of each child. He encouraged all of us to use their strengths as a foundation for learning, and to give them the tools and foster the skills that will help them to reach their full potential. May he rest in peace.
February 22, 2011
Bambi, Jane and Bo join me in expressing our heartfelt sympathy to you. Mel was an extraordinary person who touched so many lives including ours. We are forever grateful for our friendship with the two of you.
Howard Turney, Ph.D.
February 22, 2011
Docs keen interest in animal care mixed with his curiosity of 'why' made him a pleasure to chat with on his visits to our vet hospital.His visits will be missed as he was always welcome.
John Bianco
February 22, 2011
Dear Barbara- Regardless of my situation in life you and Mel were usually there to help me. I am always here for you should there be anything that I can do to help. The medical community has lost one of its brightest stars, a person that I know devoted his entire life to helping children. He will certainly not be forgotten as his work will live on too help many others.
Ralph Hines
February 22, 2011
Mel changed my sons life .he was a brilliant mind and we will forever be grateful for what he saw,that others were blind to.we cannot bring ourselves to tell our son that this tradegy has happened.he has changed the world.rip.
j mclaughln
February 22, 2011
America's kids have lost an advocate, the world has lost a great mind and I have lost a loyal friend and mentor. Bambi, you will often be in our thoughts...and always in our prayers.
Rick Lavoie
February 22, 2011
February 22, 2011
Mel Levine is a loving healer. His intellect has helped and influenced the human mind now and for the future with positive teaching for the many who have felt his blessings. He started many on the correct path. May it continue. TEC Raleigh, NC
February 22, 2011
Bambi, met you via phone in Boston years back. You gave me advice as an advocate.In trying to give back, I told you of a wonderful doctor with whom I consulted often and you laughed and said, "He is my husband."He taught me my lessons well and was a fabulous advocate; the best.He helped so many of my clients and me. Be strong.You are in my prayers. So very sorry.Sincere condolences.
With sympathy,
Esther Ross, cert. advocate Mass. & NH.
Esther Ross
February 22, 2011
Mel was an extraordinary person. His loss will be deeply felt, but his enormous contribution to children's learning and education will live on for decades to come. Karen Spencer (San Francisco, CA)
February 22, 2011

I hope we can speak soon.
Peter Dorsett, MD
February 22, 2011
The world has lost an incredible mind.
February 22, 2011
Our family is very sorry for your loss. I first heard of Dr. Levine when my daughter was struggling as a 5 year old. Our pediatrician in Chicago had trained with Dr. Levine in Boston and suggested his input with our beloved and brilliant child. We were not disappointed and I would call the work of Dr. Levine and All Kinds of Minds to be life changing for our family. We will keep your family in our thoughts and we will always remember Dr. Levine as a kind visionary and practical help to our child and family. We send our deepest sympathy. Beth Taylor and Rob Parker, Atlanta, GA
Beth Taylor
February 22, 2011
Dear Bambi,I am so sorry for the loss of your wonderful husband.My prayers are with you at this very difficult time.I fondly remember the years spent in Needham Schools with you both.
Gean Gow
February 22, 2011
Mel was a brilliant, funny, caring man whose loss will be deeply felt. His work improved the lives of countless children who would have otherwise been treated as learning disabled. The educational system owes him a huge debt of gratitude.
Maureen Martino
February 22, 2011
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