Ellen Beth Levitt
Ellen Beth Levitt, a media relations and health care communications leader with extensive experience in academic medicine, joined the media relations staff in February 2011.
Levitt came to Johns Hopkins from the University of Maryland Medical Center, where she was director of public affairs and media relations and led a joint media relations program with the UM School of Medicine . That program was recognized by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) with an Award for Excellence and was called a “national model.”
Ellen Beth also created a widely viewed cable TV show, Maryland Health Today, which was converted into a video podcast series. She also was responsible for publications and crisis communications.
Prior to joining the University of Maryland Medical Center, Levitt had worked for 12 years as a reporter and news director at radio stations in Baltimore, Washington, Richmond and Syracuse. Her work won numerous awards from the Associated Press, the Radio-TV News Directors Association and the Society of Professional Journalists. She previously worked at Johns Hopkins early in her career as creator and producer of Health Newsfeed, a service that provides health features for radio stations nationwide.
A native of Philadelphia, Pa., Levitt received a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.
Levitt is also on the executive committee of the PRSA Health Academy and enjoys teaching yoga part time.
- Business of Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery (The Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute)
- Labor Relations
- Medical Education
- Urology (The James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute)
- Women’s Health: GYN/OB/Reproductive Endocrinology
Levitt also writes for Hopkins publications and is responsible for Cardiovascular Report, a newsletter for physicians.