The awe reserved for artists is as much about art as the intimacy between hand and eye necessary to create it. An artist may improve technique with the study of perspective, anatomy, color, and light, but this rare physical ability seems to rise from the spiritual.

For a man blessed with natural artistic talent, but whose career objective was to help others, the decision to be a plastic surgeon was the perfect blend of art and science for Dr. Joel Levin.

Since that decision was made more than three decades ago, he has earned the gratitude of thousands of people for whom he has restored or refined body image and enhanced self-esteem. Which is one of the reasons for his distinction as one of the “top 50 Requested Physicians in Miami.”

He has gained the respect of his medical peers, as well. He has been the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Baptist Hospital of Miami since 1987, and has served as Director of the Hand Surgery Center, Variety Children’s Hospital; Chief of Surgery, Deering Hospital; and President of the Greater Miami Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons.

In addition to his dual board certifications, by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery, he is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is also a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and the Florida and Dade County medical associations.

Yet, he always finds time for art, often sculpting with tropical hardwoods and metals presented by patients. His work can be seen at various Miami locations, including Congregation Bet Breira synagogue. Among the sculptures displayed in his office are several tributes to the hands of man – capable of transforming visions of the mind into beautiful reality.


Gloria Escorcia is the proud mother of Christy and Gino. On any given weekend she can be found at the local park or at Gino's school cheering him on, Or perhaps at the mall shopping with her daughter.

Gloria has a long standing career in medicine, having worked for private doctors and local hospitals she know the importance of quality care.

Gloria is proud to be part of the Dr. Levin team !



Yesenia Brunet, better known as Jessie, born in Miami. She has two beautiful children, Carlos and Crystalina. Jessie obtained her medical assistant knowledge and experience through years of working closely with doctors and nurses.

Jessie believes that working for Dr. Levin has been a great career path. Meeting and working with patients and taking the time to satisfy the patients needs is very fulfilling to her. Jessie chose her career in the medical field because she loves helping people. When she sees a patient smile with gratitude, it lights her heart to know she has helped. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of our services, Jessie is always available.


Ana Ferrer is the morale officer and “Elder Statesman” of our office, and has been with us non-stop since 1974.