36- Physician-Executive Series: Jeffrey Levenson (SEE International & Levenson Eye Associates)

Episode 36 February 15, 2023 00:43:57
36- Physician-Executive Series: Jeffrey Levenson (SEE International & Levenson Eye Associates)
Physicians Off The Beaten Path
36- Physician-Executive Series: Jeffrey Levenson (SEE International & Levenson Eye Associates)

Feb 15 2023 | 00:43:57

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Alexey Youssef Shad Faraz

Show Notes

How do we channel efforts toward curing preventable blindness? What is the influence of social media with a wide audience in bringing light to certain issues and making a profound impact on the ground?
 
In this episode, we talk with Dr. Jeffrey Levenson about curing needless blindness, his latest collaboration with MrBeast to restore eyesight for 1000 patients, the role of private philanthropy and government in healthcare, the different viewpoints regarding the collaboration, and the role of social media in highlighting specific issues. 
 
Jeff is a board-certified ophthalmologist and the Chief Medical Officer of SEE International, which is a non-profit humanitarian organization that seeks to provide eyecare services to anyone in need of them, regardless of their background or ability to pay. He is also the medical director of Levenson Eye Associates in Jacksonville, Florida. He is active with several charitable medical organizations, including Volunteers in Medicine, Vision is Priceless, and We Care Jacksonville. He recently joined efforts with the famous YouTuber MrBeast to restore eyesight for 1000 patients, a project that yielded varying reactions and raised great interest and 100 million views!
 
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