Dr. Blair Lewis is a well-respected and experienced New York City gastroenterologist providing care for all sorts of gastrointestinal diseases and conditions at his private practice on Manhattan's Upper East Side. As a board-certified gastroenterologist with more than 72 scientific papers, 25 book chapters and three books to his credit, Dr. Lewis is skilled in a wide array of procedures and treatments aimed at diagnosing and treating GI issues, including endoscopy, colonoscopy, capsule endoscopy and colon cancer screening, as well as the care and management of diseases and conditions like gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), colonic polyps and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). He is considered to be one of the world's leading experts in endoscopy and is widely considered to be the “father” of the capsule endoscopy technique, having served as the primary investigator of several early clinical trials.
Dr. Lewis received his M.D. From Albert Einstein College of Medicine, performing his residency in internal medicine at Montefiore Medical Center and a fellowship in internal medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Lewis holds a faculty appointment at Mount Sinai Hospital and is a clinical professor of medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Named one of New York City's 100 best doctors, Dr. Lewis has been featured on CNN, NBC and CBS Nightly Newscasts, ABC’s 20/20, and NBC’s The Today Show.
Dr. Lewis also chaired the annual International Conference of Capsule Endoscopy, and he is past president of the New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the New York Academy of Gastroenterology. He teaches courses in capsule endoscopy nationally and internationally.
Committed to providing each patient with the information he or she needs to make educated, informed treatment decisions, Dr. Lewis offers one-on-one gastroenterology consultations to provide information about care, answer questions and address concerns. Each plan of treatment is carefully developed, taking multiple factors into account to ensure the best possible outcome based on every patient's unique medical needs and overall health.
Dr. Lewis welcomes new patients, and his practice accepts most major forms of medical insurance.
Blair S. Lewis, M.D., P.C. is dedicated to providing state of the art endoscopic diagnostic and therapeutic services.
Our goal is to provide you with the highest quality prevention and treatment of digestive diseases in a caring, compassionate manner. At our state of the art medical offices, we are dedicated to providing each patient with superior medical treatment in a comfortable, safe atmosphere. We are known for the easiest preparations for procedures including the least dietary restrictions, and smallest volumes to take.
The specific aims include:
Blair S. Lewis, M.D., F.A.C.P, F.A.C.G.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine M.D. 1978-1982
Dartmouth College Cum Laude A.B. 1974-1978
The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, N.Y.
Fellow in Gastroenterology 1985-1987
Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, N.Y
Resident in Medicine 1983-1985
Intern in Medicine 1982-1983
The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, N.Y.
Clinical Professor of Medicine 2002-present
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine 1994-2002
Course Co-Director, GI Pathophysiology 1989-1992
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine 1989-1994
Associate Course Director, GI Pathophysiology 1988-1989
Lecturer, Nursing Department, Critical Care Course 1988-1994
Clinical Instructor in Medicine 1987-1989
Lecturer, GI Pathophysiology Course 1987-1997
The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, N.Y.
Member, Endoscopy Steering Committee 1992
Coordinator, Quality Assurance, Endoscopy Unit 1989-1991
Member, Executive Committee for Intern Selection 1989-1998
Medicine Ward Attending 1989-1997
Member, Intern Selection Committee 1988-1998
GI Clinic Attending 1987-1995
Endoscopy Teaching Attending 1987-present
GI Ward Attending 1987-1997
Clinical Assistant in Medicine 1987-1989
Member, GI Fellow Selection Committee 1987-1989
Beth Israel North Medical Center, New York, N.Y.
Attending Physician 1989-2002
HONORS AND AWARDS:
Department of Medicine, Distinguished Service Award, Mount Sinai 1996
Gastroenterology Divisional Award, Mount Sinai 1989
Leo M. Davidoff Society Award, Montefiore Hospital 1983-1984
Sigma Xi Award for Undergraduate Research, Dartmouth College 1978
High Distinction in Biology, Dartmouth College 1978
Rufus Choate Scholar, Dartmouth College 1977
Honors in Philosophy, University of Edinburgh 1976
American Board of Internal Medicine (Gastroenterology) 1987
American Board of Internal Medicine #101311 1985
National Board of Medical Examiners #270061 1983
American College of Physicians
Fellow since 1989
American College of Gastroenterology
Regional Councillor 1992-1994
Regional Governor for Manhattan 1991-1997
Fellow since 1988
American Gastroenterological Association
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Vice President 1992
Membership Chairman 1991
Councillor, Executive Board 1990
New York Academy of Gastroenterology
Vice President 1992-1993
New York Gastroenterological Association, Associate Member
Medical Society of the State of New York
Associated Alumni of Mount Sinai Hospital
Chairman, Public Relations, ASGE 2003-2006
Chairman, Postgraduate Education, ASGE 1996-1998
Chairman, GI Focus Publication Subcommittee, ACG 1992-1994
Chairman, Scientific Exhibits Committee, ASGE 1991-1994
Chairman, Subcommittee on Abstract Evaluation, ACG 1991
Chairman, Subcommittee on Program Evaluation, ACG 1990-1991
Member, Abstract Review Committee, ACG 2002-2003
Member, National Affairs Committee, ACG 1995-1998
Member, Adhoc Committee on Endoscopic Utilization, ACG 1995-1998
Member, Postgraduate Education Committee, ASGE 1995-1998
Member, Long Range Planning Committee, ACG 1993-1994
Member, Self Assessment Program Committee, ACG 1993
Member, Subcommittee on CD-ROM, ACG 1992-1994
Member (Ex-Officio), Computer Committee, ASGE 1992-1994
Member, Subcommittee on Program Evaluation, ACG 1992
Member, Adhoc Committee on Interactive Learning, ASGE 1991
Member (Ex-Officio), Postgraduate Education, ASGE 1991-1994
Member, Subcommittee on Current Topics, ACG 1991-1992
Member, Publications Committee, ACG 1990-1998
Member, Adhoc GESAP III Committee, ASGE 1990-1991
Member, Public Relations Committee, ACG 1989-1990
Member, Committee on GI Fellows in Training, ACG 1989-1991
Member, Scientific Exhibits Committee, ASGE 1989-1994
Member, Educational Affairs Committee, ACG 1988-1991
Reviewer for Gastroenterology 1992-present
Contributing Editor, World Literature Review, Am J Gastroenterol 1990-1992
Reviewer for Digestive Diseases and Sciences 1990-present
Reviewer for American Journal of Gastroenterology 1989-present
Reviewer for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 1988-present
Reviewer for Southern Medical Journal 1995-present
Reviewer for Endoscop 1996-present
Reviewer for Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology 1998-present
Reviewer for The Medical Letter 2005-present
OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
Consultant for Office of Professional Medical Conduct, Dept of Health, NY State 2008-present
Course Director, Annual National Postgraduate Course, ASGE 1995
Course Director, The 1990 New York Course, NYSGE 1990
Course Director, The 1989 New York Course, NYSGE 1989
Investigator for The National Polyp Study 1987-1991
New York State #156442 October 24, 1983
Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals:
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Review and Invited Papers:
Dr. Lewis volunteers his time at Carnegie Hill Endoscopy providing endoscopic services for the uninsured as part of the Center’s Charity Program. He also serves on the Board of AliveAndKickn.org, a charitable organization dedicated to increase awareness and prevention of colorectal cancer and increase early detection through screening and genetic testing.
Click here to read Dr. Lewi's article "How We Leveled the CRC Screening Playing Field."
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"He is top notch and is with an excellent hopital in Manhattan and was voted one of New York's top doctors in his field. His personality matches his expertise."
" He was so great and very kind...I did not feel rushed at all. Dr. Lewis made me feel like if I had had 100 questions ... he would have patiently answered them all."
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