Jeffery D. Lewis, M.D.
Jeffery D. Lewis, M.D.
Dr. Jeffery Lewis, an Atlanta native, has been practicing gastroenterology in Atlanta since 1996. He has been with GI Care for Kids since its inception in 1999. He received his undergraduate degree from Emory and graduated from Wake Forest University Medical School in 1989. He returned to Atlanta to do his pediatric residency at Emory. From 1992-1995 he was a fellow in gastroenterology at Harvard Medical School while training at Children's Hospital of Boston and the Massachusetts General Hospital, two of the highest rated teaching hospitals in the world. In order to further enhance his research and clinical skills, he stayed an additional year as a faculty member at Harvard before moving with his wife and children to Atlanta.
Dr. Lewis has a special interest in a variety of pediatric gastrointestinal disorders. He has participated in close to 30 clinical studies at GI Care for Kids since 2000. Some of the projects have examined new treatments for celiac disease, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis as well as Hepatitis B, acid reflux, and even autism. One of his earliest clinical studies was examining the role of secretin in children with autism. In fact, he recently co-founded a clinic at the Marcus Center for Children with autism and GI disease.
He has been the Director of Research at GI Care for Kids since 2007. In the past, he has received private and National Institutes of Health funding for his research work and has presented his findings at national conferences, as well as having them published in prestigious medical journals. In 2015 he was awarded a grant to study fecal transplant in children with recurrent Clostridium Difficile Infection (C. diff.) and he is collaborating with scientists at Georgia Tech to better understand this highly effective therapy.
He is a founding member of the only chapter of R.O.C.K. - Raising Our Celiac Kids, in Georgia. This is a local chapter of a national support group for families affected by celiac disease, an immunologic intolerance to wheat. In May 2008, Dr. Lewis and parents in the R.O.C.K. group organized a 3-day family camp for over a hundred people at Camp Twin Lakes. The camp, Camp WeeKanEatit!!, is now a kids-only summer camp scheduled next for June 28 – July 3, 2015 in Warm Springs, Ga. Family camp may be starting back soon!
Dr. Lewis sees patients at our satellite clinic in Cumming, Ga twice a month and in Gainesville, Ga once or twice a month. He is a fellow of The American Academy of Pediatrics and has served on several AAP committees. Dr. Lewis has also served on a number of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Committees and is very active in the community as an advocate for children's health. He has been the Chief of Gastroenterology for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite (2004-2010). He is an active member of the North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition and is board certified in pediatrics and gastroenterology. For his contributions, he was awarded the Treating Children with Special Health Care Needs award at the annual Georgia chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics meeting. Read more at http://dph.georgia.gov/blog/2014-11-10/dph-commissioner-receives-friend-children-award
When he's not hard at work for his patients or research, he likes to spend time with his wife and two children, play tennis or try to catch up on his sleep!