Cleveland - William Lewis, MD, has been named the new Chief of Cardiology and Director of the Heart and Vascular Center. Lewis has been serving as interim co-director of the division since May 2012.
"Dr. Lewis has played a prominent role throughout MetroHealth in expanding our brand throughout Cleveland and Cuyahoga County," said Michael Wolfe, MD, Chair of MetroHealth's Department of Medicine. "I am confident that he and his colleagues will continue the excellence in the services offered by their division, and will continue to be a source of pride, outstanding care, contemporary research, and education."
Lewis graduated from Hudson High School and went on to graduate from the Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, and he completed internship, residency and fellowship programs at University Hospitals in Cleveland. He joined MetroHealth in 1993 and is board certified in Internal Medicine/Cardiovascular Disease/Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology.
The cardiovascular research program will be continued by Isabelle Deschenes, MD, whom Dr. Lewis named to direct cardiovascular research at MetroHealth. The division will have the resources and support necessary to continue and expand important and significant translational research programs.
A search committee was chaired by Robert Kalayjian, MD, who conducted a national search and evaluated an excellent slate of candidates, culminating in the selection of Lewis.
The MetroHealth Heart & Vascular Center is a leader in heart care, offering a full range of advanced diagnostic services and treatment options to patients with cardiac and vascular conditions, including heart rhythm disorders, coronary artery disease, heart failure and other conditions.