David Howard Lewis, M.D.

David Howard Lewis, M.D.

  • Professor of Radiology
  • Director of Nuclear Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, Brain Imaging
  • Program Director, Nuclear Medicine Residency Training Program
325 Ninth Avenue
Harborview Medical Center
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: (206) 744-3471

Education:

  1. M.D., Medical College of Virginia, 1985.
  2. B.A., University of Virginia, Chemistry and Spanish, 1981.

Biography:

Expertise and Research Interests

My area of expertise is in functional brain imaging with single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) of cerebral perfusion. I am the leading expert in SPECT imaging of cerebral vasospasm in the USA and have worked in close conjunction with interventional neuroradiology and neurosurgery to investigate the effects of the treatment of vasospasm on cerebral blood flow. I have great interest in other areas of brain SPECT application such as in stroke, occlusive cerebrovascular disease, epilepsy, dementia and other neurologic disorders.

Current projects include site PI for Michael J Fox Foundation-sponsored Parkinson Progression Markers Initiative and UW PI for SPECT in Snow World which is short title for Functional Brain Imaging of Pain Modulation by Virtual Reality in Burn Patients

Other Expertise

Academic Experience:
Chief Nuclear Medicine Resident, University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals, 1989-1990
Resident, Nuclear Medicine, Dept. of Radiology, University of Washington Medical School, 1988-1990
Chief Medical Resident, University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals, Providence Medical Center, 1987-1988
Resident, Internal Medicine, University of Washington, 1985-1988
National Deans List, 1985

Honors:
Echols Scholar
DuPont Scholar

Awards:
Normal D. Poe Award from Western Regional Society of Nuclear Medicine; Mickey Williams Distinguished Service Award from Western Regional Society of Nuclear Medicine

Board Certification:
American Board of Nuclear Medicine, 1990
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1988
Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1986

Licensure to Practice:
Washington, 1986

Sub-section Editor:
Nuclear Medicine Learning File CD-ROM: Central Nervous System, American College of Radiology, 1997

Member:
Harborview Medical Center, Medical Staff Quality Assurance Committee,1990-present
Brain Imaging Council, Society of Nuclear Medicine
President, Brain Imaging Council, Society of Nuclear Medicine July 2005-June 2006; Treasure, Academic Council, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging

Future Research

Brain Imaging

Memberships

Alpha Omega Alpha
Phi Beta Kappa
Phi Kappa Phi
Sigma Delta Pi
Society of Nuclear Medicine
Washington State Medical Association

Honors and Awards

Nuclear Medicine Clinical Teacher of the Year 2006-2007

Previous Positions

1997-1998, Chair, SNM Technical Exhibits Committee
1992-1998, Assistant Professor, University of Washington, School of Medicine, Radiology, Nuclear Medicine
1990-1992, Acting Assistant Professor, University of Washington, School of Medicine, Department of Radiology