David H. Lewis M.D.

David H. Lewis M.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Nuclear Medicine, Radiology & Imaging


Radiology and Imaging Services


English, Spanish


Nuclear Medicine at Harborview

325 9th Ave., 1st Floor, Ste. 516
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206.744.3492|Map It 

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at South Lake Union

825 Eastlake Ave. E
Seattle, WA 98109
Phone: 855.557.0555|Map It 


Dr. Lewis is a UW Professor of radiology and the director of nuclear medicine at Harborview Medical Center (HMC). Nuclear medicine is a way of imaging the function of the body; examples include cardiac function in health and disease, bone metabolism in orthopedics, skeletal pain and cancer.

His main area of interest is in functional imaging of the brain with nuclear medicine. This field has led to new and greater insights into the healthy function of the brain and where it goes awry in disease. These insights will lead to better treatment.

Patient Care Philosophy

"I believe that gathering the most important information for patient care is key for effective care. This approach means that a thorough and attentive search for findings from the patient, from the patient's medical data and from a number of imaging tests will yield the most help for the patient's complaint."

Personal Interests

Exercise, guitar, singing and poetry.

Clinical Interests

Cardiac, bone and brain disease. He is a nationally recognized expert in functional brain imaging with single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT).

Teaching Interests

He is the program director of the UW nuclear medicine residency program and loves seeing residents grow in knowledge and commitment to compassionate care.

Scope of Care

The use of nuclear medicine for diagnosis and treatment. His clinical activity includes interpreting images, overseeing stress tests, treating patients with radioactive therapeutics and also seeing patients in the Healthy Bones Clinic at HMC.

Research Interests

Imaging of the brain during activation tasks in health and disease. It is important to carefully study the activation tasks, patient responses and image analysis with robust, statistical methods.

Virginia Commonwealth University School of MedicineMedical education1985
UW - Division of General Internal MedicineResidencyInternal Medicine
UW - Nuclear MedicineResidencyNuclear Medicine


Board Certifications

American Board of Nuclear MedicineNuclear Medicine1990
American Board of Internal MedicineInternal Medicine1988
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