Dr. James D Lewis MD Gastroenterologist

Dr. James Lewis is a gastroenterologist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and has been in practice for 23 years. Dr. Lewis accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 47 doctors at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and one of 40 at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center who specialize in Gastroenterology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Gastroenterologist: General Gastroenterology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Hospital Affiliation

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
High performing in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Ranked #14 in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

Education & Medical Training

Yale-New Haven Hospital
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1991–1994

University of Pennsylvania Health System
Fellowship, Gastroenterology, 1995–1998

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Class of 1991

University of Virginia
Other Training, Interdisciplinary Studies, 1987

University of Pennsylvania
Other Training, Clinical Epidemiology, 1998

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 20 years in Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 17 years in Gastroenterology

PA State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Elected Member, The American Society for Clinical Investigation
2010

Fellow (AGAF), American Gastroenterological Association
2007

Fellow, Association of American Physicians
2013

Physician of the Year, Philadelphia / Delaware Valley Chapter of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America
2012

Top Doctors, U.S. News
2011

Philadelphia's Top Doctors
2010

Fellow, American Society for Clinical Investigation
2010

Donald B. Martin Teaching Service Award
2009

Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety Best Article Award. Honorable Mention (Moderate and high affinity serotonin reuptake inhibitors increase the risk of upper gastrointestinal toxicity), International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology
2009

Fellow, International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology
2009

Dr. Sidney Cohen Teaching Award for Gastroenterology Faculty
2008

Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology Teaching Award
2008

Fellow, American Gastroenterological Association
2007

Dean's Award for Excellence In Basic Science Teaching
2006

Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology Teaching Award
2004

Young Investigator Clinical Research Award, GRG/AGA
2002

American Digestive Health Foundation Outcomes Research Training Award, American Digestive Health Foundation Outcomes
1998

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of American Career Development Award
1998

Edward C. Raffensperger Teaching Award for Fellows
1997

Phi Beta Kappa
1987

Echols Scholar
1984

Publications & Presentations

How and When to De-Escalate IBD Therapy
2013 5 1

Do IBD Medications Cause Cancer?
2013 5 1

Pearls for Writing Clinical Research Grants
2013 4 1

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • AmeriHealth Direct POS
  • Amerihealth HMO
  • AmeriHealth PPO
  • BCBS Alabama PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Carelink Health Plans PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
  • Horizon BCBS Direct Access
  • Horizon BCBS HMO
  • Horizon BCBS POS
  • Horizon BCBS PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • IBC Keystone HMO / POS
  • IBC Personal Choice PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Oxford Health Freedom
  • Oxford Health Liberty
  • QualCare HMO
  • QualCare PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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