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ROBERT T. LEWIS, M.D
EDUCATION:  
2000-2005
MD
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia PA
1994-1998           
AB
Bowdoin College
Brunswick ME
SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS:            

2014            Colon and Rectal Surgery, American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
2014 
General Surgery, American Board of Surgery
1999                          
EMT-B (Massachusetts)

LICENSURE: 
Connecticut Medical License:
 #52312

DEA FL4136948
HOSPITAL AFFILIATION:
Saint Francis Hospital, Hartford, CT

SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS:
2014 General Surgery, American Board of Surgery
2014 Colon and Rectal Surgery, American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
1999 EMT-B (Massachusetts)

CURRENT POSITIONS:
2016-Present  Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
University of Connecticut
2014 – Present  Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery,
University of New England
College of Osteopathic Medicine
2014 – 2016 Attending Surgeon
Hartford Hospital Healthcare
2014 – Present
Attending Surgeon
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Bristol Hospital
2014 – Present Attending Surgeon, Colon and Rectal Surgery
Eastern Connecticut Health Network
2014 – Present
Attending Surgeon, Colon and Rectal Surgery
Trinity Health New England
TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
2015 -
2016
Assistant Laboratory Instructor, Gross Anatomy, University of Connecticut School of Medicine
2014-present   Surgical Rotation Course Director,
Family Practice Residency at ECHN
2009 Instructor, Gross Anatomy, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
2009-2010 Resident Course Director, Surgery 200 Problem Based Learning
2008-2010 Proctor, Surgery 200 Problem Based Learning
2006 Laboratory Instructor, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
2003-2004 Medical Student Course Director, The Pipeline Program, University of Pennsylvania Medical School
2001 Lecturer, “Neuroanatomy” The Pipeline Program, University of Pennsylvania Medical School
2001 Facilitator, Coping with Your Cadaver, Doctoring I Small Group Session, University of Pennsylvania Medical School
2000-2001 Course Director, International Health and Development, A Student Seminar Series, University of Pennsylvania Medical School

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP:
GI Center of Excellence Committee
Female Physician Forum/committee


HONORS & AWARDS:
1994 Finalist, National Merit Scholar
1994-1998 Diploma magna cum laude, Dean’s List,
James Bowdoin Scholar, Bowdoin College
1998 Highest departmental honors, Biochemistry,
Bowdoin College
2000-2005 Recipient of the Class of 1948 and Class of
1969 Scholarships, University of Pennsylvania
School of Medicine
2009 Finalist, 2008 Research Award, American
Association of Endocrine Surgeons
2010 William T. Inouye Award for Teaching by a Resident
Awarded to a Surgical Resident For Excellence in
Teaching Medical Students in Surgery Core Curriculum, Selected by Medical Student Evaluationse
2011 Keith Reemtsma Surgical Resident of the Year Award Awarded to the Surgical Resident who has Received
the Highest Evaluations on Clinical Rotations
2000-2005 Leonard J. Perloff Chief Resident Teaching
Award Awarded to the Chief Resident
who Contributed the Most to the Education
of the Junior Surgical Resident, Selected by
the Junior Surgical Residents

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS:

Lewis RT, Andreucci A, Nikolajczyk BS.“PU.1-mediated transcription is enhanced by HMG-I(Y)-dependent structural mechanisms.” Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2001; 276(12):9550-7.
 
Kesmodel SB, Karakousis GC, Botbyl JD, Canter RJ, Lewis RT, Wahl PM, Terhune KP, Alavi A, Elder DE, Ming ME, Guerry D, Gimotty PA, Fraker DL, Czerniecki BJ, Spitz FR. “Mitotic rate as a predictor of sentinel lymph node positivity in patients with thin melanomas.” Annals of Surgical Oncology. 2005; 12(6):1477-80
 
Fraker DL, Harsono H, Lewis RT. “Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy- Benefits and Requirements of Localization Diagnosis and Intraoperative PTH monitoring- Long Term Results.” World Journal of Surgery 2009; 33(11):2256-65.
 
Lewis RT, Maron DJ. “Anorectal Crohn’s Disease” Surgical Clinics of North America 2010; 90(1): 83-97.
 
Lewis RT, Maron DJ. “Efficacy and Complications of Surgery for Crohn’s Disease” Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2010; 6(9):587-596.
 

Furstenau DK, Mitra N, Wan F, Lewis R, Feldman MD, Fraker DL, Guvakova MA “Ras-related protein 1 and the insulin-like growth factor type 1 receptor are associated with risk progression in patients diagnosed with carcinoma in situ.” Breast Cancer Research and Treatment 2010

 
Prabakaran I, Grau JR, Lewis RT, Fraker DL, Guvakova MA. “Rap2A Is Upregulated in Invasive Cells Dissected from Follicular Thyroid Cancer” Journal of Thyroid Research 2011: 979840
 

Goldberg SM, Lewis RT. “Invited Commentary” Colorectal Disease 2013; 15(7): 868-70

 
Lewis RT, Bleier JI. “Surgical treatment of anorectal crohn disease.” Clin Colon Rectal Surg. 2013; 26(2):90-9
 

Datta J, Caplow JA, Lewis RT, Braslow BM. “Novel emergency management of descending colon cancer presenting with retroperitoneal perforation.” J Emerg Trauma Shock. 2014; 7(1):55-6

 
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