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Jonathan S. Lewin, MD, begins tenure at Emory

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Vince Dollard

Jonathan S. Lewin, MD, begins his tenure at Emory University on Feb. 1 with a jam-packed calendar, including stops in Emory Healthcare facilities to meet and talk with clinicians, nurses and staff members. Emory announced Lewin’s appointment as executive vice president for health affairs and president, CEO, and chair of the board of Emory Healthcare on Dec. 10 after an extensive national search.

"I am joining the Emory team at an exciting time," says Lewin. "I am aware of the external challenges we and other academic health centers face, but with such great challenge comes even greater opportunity, and we’re going to embrace those opportunities together. We have the outstanding talent and drive necessary to redefine the practice of medicine, the education of health professionals, advances in basic and clinical science, and the national dialogue around how we approach health and healing. Woodruff Health Sciences will not merely adapt to change, but we will lead it in ways that are both profound and transformative."

Lewin joins Emory from Johns Hopkins where he served as senior vice president for integrated healthcare delivery and as co-chair for strategic planning for Johns Hopkins Medicine. He was also professor and chair of the Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science at Johns Hopkins University as well as the radiologist-in-chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital, with secondary appointments as professor of oncology, neurosurgery and biomedical engineering.

Before joining Johns Hopkins, Lewin was director of the Division of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and vice chairman for research and academic affairs in the Department of Radiology at Case Western Reserve University and the University Hospitals of Cleveland. 

Lewin, who grew up in the eastern suburbs of Cleveland, earned his undergraduate degree in chemistry from Brown University in 1981 and his Doctor of Medicine from Yale University in 1985.

Following his internship in pediatrics at Yale-New Haven Hospital and residency in diagnostic radiology at University Hospitals of Cleveland, he completed a magnetic resonance research fellowship in Germany, a neuroradiology fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic, and additional training in head and neck radiology at the Pittsburgh Eye and Ear Hospital. 

Dr. Lewin has been a pioneer in interventional and intraoperative MR imaging and has published approximately 200 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts and more than 60 chapters, reviews, commentaries and other invited papers on topics, including the basic science and clinical aspects of interventional MR imaging, functional MR imaging, head and neck imaging, MR angiography, small animal imaging and the imaging of acute stroke. 

Dr. Lewin is an inventor on more than 25 patents, and has been PI and co-PI on NIH and other federal and state grants with awards of more than $10 million in direct costs, as well as a co-investigator on a number of other grants and projects. He is a Fellow of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and of the American College of Radiology, and has given more than 150 invited lectures on a number of topics in magnetic resonance imaging, intervention and neuroradiology. He has served on numerous national committees, editorial boards and grant review groups for foundations and the NIH, and on the task force on minimally invasive cancer therapy for the National Cancer Institute. 

He is currently president of the American Roentgen Ray Society (North America’s oldest Radiology professional organization), president of the International Society for Strategic Studies in Radiology, president-elect of the Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments, and immediate past-president of the Association of University Radiologists and of the Academy for Radiology Research.

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