Robert W Levin MD is in private practice in rheumatology in Clearwater, Florida for 27 years. He is president of the Florida Society of Rheumatology and has been of the FSR Executive Committee for seven years. His professional interests in addition to patient care include advocacy for the practicing rheumatologist at the state and national level. He is the President of the Florida Society of Rheumatology PAC and is on the Florida Medical Association PAC Board of Directors. In addition to practice, he is involved in clinical research in SLE, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout and osteoporosis. He is an Assistant Affiliate Professor of Medicine at the University of South Florida.