James S. Lewis, Jr. MDProfessor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University Medicinal Center, Nashville, Tennessee
Jim Lewis is a head and neck surgical pathologist with almost 17 years of practice experience. He completed medical school at Washington University in St. Louis, MO, completed AP/CP residency there, and completed fellowship there as well, working with his friend and mentor, Dr. Samir El-Mofty. After almost 10 years on staff at Washington University, he has spent the last 7 years at Vanderbilt University where he is Chief of Head and Neck and Endocrine Pathology and Director of Surgical Pathology. His academic focus is on squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and its morphologic variants, including an emphasis on HPV with particular focus on detection methods, morphology, and prognosis. He has ~180 publications, including over 40 just on HPV in head and neck tumors. He is co-chair on the College of American Pathologists expert panel on HPV testing in head and neck carcinomas, and he has presented at dozens of grand rounds and teaching courses throughout the world. His current work is focused primarily on developing quantitative computerized image analysis in oral cavity and oropharyngeal SCCs as a prognostic and predictive test to tailor patient care decisions.