David H. Lewis, M.D.
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.
"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."
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.
Exercise, guitar, singing and poetry.
Cardiac, bone and brain disease. He is a nationally recognized expert in functional brain imaging with single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT).
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.
He is the program director of the UW nuclear medicine residency program and loves seeing residents grow in knowledge and commitment to compassionate care.
Nuclear Medicine, Radiology
|Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
|UW - Division of General Internal Medicine
|UW - Dept. of Nuclear Medicine
|American Board of Internal Medicine
|American Board of Nuclear Medicine