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Randall J. Lewis, MD
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Randall J. Lewis, MD, specializes in surgery of the hip and knee. A charter member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, he primarily performs hip and knee joint replacements. Dr. Lewis is considered an expert in complex problems and revision surgery. He developed the Explant device that is now used throughout the world for revision hip replacements. His special interests include all types of arthritis, the use of regional anaesthetic blocks to make joint replacement surgery easier and less painful, and orthopaedic surgery in patients with blood clotting problems.

Dr. Lewis first came to the Washington area as a Clinical Associate at the National Institutes of Health. He served his orthopaedic residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, following which he joined the faculty at George Washington University in 1976. He is now Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at George Washington University Medical Center and Associate Clinical Professor at Georgetown. He has been a consultant to both the Clinical Center at NIH and the FDA. A former chairman of the Orthopaedic Section of the D.C. Medical Society and President of the Washington Orthopaedic Society, Dr. Lewis has also served on the Board of Councilors of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Practice and Privileges

  • Attending surgeon, The George Washington University Hospital, Washington, D.C.
  • Attending surgeon, Sibley Memorial Hospital, Washington, D.C.
  • Attending surgeon, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C.
  • Attending surgeon, National Rehabilitation Hospital, Washington, D.C.
  • Consultant, Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md., 1976—present
  • Clinical professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 1993—present
  • Associate clinical professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C., 1992—present
  • Associate clinical professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, George Washington University, Washington, D.C., 1981—1993
  • Associate professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, The George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, D.C., 1976—1979
  • Undergraduate clinical coordinator, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, The George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, D.C., 1976—1981
  • Associate director, Combined Arthritis Program, The George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, D.C., 1976—1981
  • Associate director, Comprehensive Hemophilia Center, The George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, D.C., 1976—1981
  • Director, Continuing Medical Education, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, The George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, D.C., 1976—1981

Education/Training

  • Instructor, Surgery, Cornell University Medical College, New York, N.Y., 1973—1976
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, The Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, N.Y., 1973—1976
  • Clinical Associate, Surgery Branch, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md., 1971—1973
  • Clinical Fellowship, Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass., 1969—1971
  • Assistant Resident, Surgery, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, Mass., 1970 – 1971
  • Internship, Surgery, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, Mass., 1969—1970
  • MD, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass., 1969
  • BS, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.

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Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • National Board of Medical Examiners

Professional Honors

  • Carl A. Moyer Award, American Burn Association, 1974
  • Charles E. Clarke Scholarship Award, Yale University, 1965

Memberships

  • American Medical Association
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board of Councilors
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • D.C. Rheumatism Society
  • Chairman, Government and Insurance Affairs Committee, 1995—2001
  • President, Washington Orthopaedic Society, 1989—1990
  • Chairman, Medical Society of the District of Columbia, Orthopaedic Section, 1990—1993
  • Aesculapian Club, Harvard Medical School

Public Service

  • U. S. Public Health Service, 1971—1973
  • Consultant, Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices
  • Food and Drug Administration, 1980—1990

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