Dr. Michael C. Lewis, MD, FASA
Dr. Michael Lewis is a native of London, England, obtaining both an undergraduate and medical degree from University College London. Following a UK internship and initial anesthesia training, he lived in Israel for several years before moving to the US in 1990. Following his US Anesthesiology training at Albert Einstein in Philadelphia, and Jackson Memorial in Miami. He joined the faculty at the University of Miami in 1995 and worked there until July 2013, moving to the University of Florida College of Medicine–Jacksonville as Chair. In Miami, he served in the Anesthesiology Department as the Medical Student Clerkship Director, Residency Program Director and Vice Chair. During this period, he also served as the Chief of VA Anesthesia services. At the institutional level, Michael served as Chair of the Medical School Faculty Council, Vice Speaker of the University Senate, and as Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education. During his tenure in Miami, he was privileged in obtaining a Hartford award from the American Geriatric Society, as well as being appointed as a Fulbright Scholar. Through his career, Michael has been active in organized medicine. He has 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 Anesthesiology(FSA: President), the Michigan Society of Anesthesiology (MSA: Secretary & Treasurer, President elect), and American Society of Anesthesiology(ASA: Committee Chair, Section Chief, Chair of Geriatric Track ASA Annual meeting, Director, Vice Chair of Southern Caucus, Vice Chair of the Midwest Caucus, and Chair of the Academic Caucus). Michael served a term as the President of the Israel Medical Society-USA, as part of their international fellowship program. Most recently he has served as a member of the Council of Society of Academic Associations of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine (SAAAPM), as well as serving as the Director of Academic Medicine to the ASA Board. In October 2021 he was elected as President Elect of the SAAAPM. Michael has been appointed to the Michigan Board of Medicine.