Rachel Leland Levine ( born October 28, 1957)

Rachel Leland Levine is an American pediatrician, and a four-star admiral in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps

who has been the United States assistant secretary for health since March 26, 2021.

She is a professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at the Penn State College of Medicine,

and previously served as the Pennsylvania physician general from 2015 to 2017, then as secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health from 2017 to 2021.

Levine is one of only a few openly transgender government officials in the United States,

 Rachel Levine is the first to hold an office that requires Senate confirmation.

On October 19, 2021, Levine became the first openly transgender four-star officer in the nation's eight uniformed services.