AAAC Candidate – Lewis

Michael C. Lewis, MD, FASA

Henry Ford Health System

I am a native of London, England and obtained both an undergraduate and medical degree from University College, London. On completing my internship and initial anesthesia training in the UK and Israel, and moved to the US in 1990.

On arriving in the US, I undertook additional clinical training at Albert Einstein in Philadelphia and then in South Florida at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Having graduated from residency in 1995, I joined the faculty of the University of Miami. There I served in the Anesthesiology Department as the Medical Student Clerkship Director, the Residency Program Director, the Chief of VA Anesthesia services and the Vice Chair. At the institutional level, I served as Chair of the Medical School Faculty Council, Vice Speaker of the University Senate, and as Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education. Whilst in Miami, I was also privileged to be appointed as a Fulbright Scholar and to receive a Hartford award from the American Geriatric Society.

In July, 2013, I moved to the University of Florida, College of Medicine (Jacksonville) as Chair of the Anesthesiology Department and remained there until I accepted the position I occupy now as System Chair for the Department of Anesthesiology at the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan.

Throughout my career I have been active in organized medicine. I have served on the boards of the Society for Education in Anesthesia (SEA); the Society for the Advancement of Geriatric Anesthesia (SAGA: President); the Florida Society of Anesthesiologists (FSA: President); the Michigan Society of Anesthesiologists (MSA; Secretary and Treasurer); and the American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA: Committee Chair, Section Chief, Vice Chair of the Southern Caucus, Secretary of the Mid-West Caucus, and Academic Director). Last year I served as the Chair of the AMMAC (mid-west academic chairs). Over the last few years I have served on the Council of the Society of Academic Associations of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine (SAAAPM), as well as serving as the Director of Academic Medicine to the ASA Board, attending board meetings, and organizing the Academic Caucus. Recently Governor Whitmer appointed me to the Michigan Board of Medicine. As you see I have been active and diligent in my SAAAPM roles, and am humbly asking for your support in my candidature for the position of President elect.