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September 2, 2011 - USA College of Medicine Welcomes New Ob/Gyn Chair Dr. David F. Lewis
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Dr. David F. Lewis has been named professor and chair of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. He is board-certified in maternal-fetal medicine with more than 20 years of experience in academic medicine.

Prior to his appointment at USA, Dr. Lewis was professor and vice chairman for the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio, a position he held for close to four years.

"Dr. Lewis is an accomplished academic leader. During his career, he has demonstrated himself as an outstanding clinician, researcher and teacher," said Dr. Samuel J. Strada, dean of the USA College of Medicine.

Dr. Lewis’ clinical and research interests include maternal-fetal and perinatal medicine focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of disorders in the mother and fetus during pregnancy and childbirth. Throughout his career, his research activities have focused largely on pre-eclampsia and hypertension, which have been funded by both the National Institutes of Health and the private sector.

He is an active reviewer for a number of journals including the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Journal of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, the Southern Medical Journal, The Lancet, the Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, the Journal of Perinatology and the Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.

Dr. Lewis earned his medical degree from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, La. He completed his internship and residency training as a chief resident in obstetrics and gynecology at the Louisiana State University Medical Center in Shreveport, La. He completed a maternal-fetal medicine fellowship at the University of California School of Medicine in Irvine, Calif. In addition, he attended graduate school at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Ky., earning his masters of business administration degree.

In 1996, Dr. Lewis was named director in the division of maternal-fetal medicine for the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the Louisiana State University Medical Center in Shreveport, La. While in graduate school from 2000 to 2002, he also served as the obstetrics and gynecology residency program director for the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington, Ky. In November of 2002, he was named professor and chairman of the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, La. prior to moving to Cincinnati in 2007.

Currently, Dr. Lewis is vice president of the Roger K. Freeman Perinatal Society and serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Pregnancy. In the past, he has served on the board of directors for the National Perinatal Association and served on the Louisiana Perinatal Commission.

Dr. Lewis is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a member of numerous professional societies, including the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, the Roger K. Freeman Perinatal Society and the International Society for Study of Hypertension in Pregnancy.

He is now accepting new patients. To make a referral, call (251) 415-1496.
 

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