Steven Lewis, MD, received the award at the ANA annual meeting in Philadelphia
Lehigh Valley, Pa. (Sept. 13, 2023) – Steven Lewis, MD, Lehigh Valley Fleming Neuroscience Institute Physician in Chief, has been recognized by the American Neurological Association (ANA) for his dedication to neuroscience education.
The ANA Award for Excellence in Education (Career Based over 15 years) is awarded to only one outstanding educator in the field of neuroscience annually, making contributions to the neurology profession not only through their own work but also through empowering their students to continue to grow the understanding of the brain and nervous system.
Dr. Lewis was presented the award at the 148th ANA annual meeting at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown.
“Education is near and dear to my heart and I am honored and humbled by this recognition by the ANA,” says Dr. Lewis. “Ensuring that current and future doctors and other healthcare professionals, wherever in the world they may be, receive top-notch world class education in the clinical neurosciences is paramount. My colleagues and I at Lehigh Valley Fleming Neuroscience Institute and Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) are also passionate about providing that education to better serve our patients and our community.”
In 2022, Dr. Lewis was elected Secretary-General of the World Federation of Neurology, becoming just the third American to serve in that position.
Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) includes 13 hospital campuses, four in Allentown, two in Bethlehem, one in Easton, one in East Stroudsburg, one in Hazleton, two in Pottsville, one in Dickson City, and one in Lehighton, Pa.; 28 health centers; numerous primary and specialty care physician practices; 20 ExpressCARE locations including the area’s
only Children’s ExpressCARE; pharmacy, imaging, home health, rehabilitation and lab services; and preferred provider services through Valley Preferred. Specialty care includes: trauma care for adults and children; burn care at the Regional Burn Center; kidney and pancreas transplants; perinatal/neonatal, cardiac, cancer, orthopedics, neurology, complex neurosurgery capabilities including national certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center; and robotic surgery in 10 specialties. Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute, Lehigh Valley Heart and Vascular Institute, Lehigh Valley Institute for Surgical Excellence, Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute and Lehigh Valley Fleming Neuroscience Institute physicians provide the most advanced treatments. Lehigh Valley Topper Cancer Institute is a member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance (MSK Cancer Alliance), an initiative that helps community providers improve the quality of cancer care and offers access to MSK clinical trials. Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital, the third largest children’s hospital in Pennsylvania, provides care in more than 30 specialties and general pediatrics. Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest is ranked as the region’s No. 1 hospital for 10 straight years and has been recognized among Pennsylvania’s top 10 hospitals for 10 consecutive years and nationally ranked for Orthopedics in 2023 by U.S. News & World Report. Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Cedar Crest, LVH–17th Street and LVH–Muhlenberg are the Lehigh Valley’s only Magnet® hospitals for nursing excellence. Additional information is available by visiting LVHN.org or following us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.
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