MD: University of Pennsylvania
Residency: Yale University
Fellowship: Yale University
Dr. Russell Lewis practices general oncology and hematology, with a particular interest in gastrointestinal cancers, lung cancer, and genitourinary cancers. He possesses a particular interest in the application of immunotherapy.
Before completing his internal medicine residency and hematology/oncology fellowship training at Yale, Dr. Lewis attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania. At Yale, he participated in research focused on gastrointestinal cancers, and was published in numerous medical journals. He also had the opportunity to present cancer research at both national and international research conferences.
Dr. Lewis believes oncology is a field unlike any other, and has been not just a career, but a calling for him. He considers it is a privilege to help guide patients and their families through a cancer diagnosis. To that end, he believes that careful listening and communication are critical to the doctor-patient relationship, and that treatment plans should be developed through a process of shared decision making.
He has been inspired by the rapid pace of scientific advancement and drug development in oncology, which is offering new hope to patients, improving the quality of their lives, and leading to more cures. He aims to offer the most cutting edge, evidence based care to patients in a supportive, comfortable environment.
Dr. Lewis is an active member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the American Society of Hematology (ASH). In his free time, he enjoys playing piano, reading, fishing, and exploring the outdoors with his wife and two young daughters.