Donald M Lewis MD
- Hand & Wrist,
- Regenerative & Alternative Medicine,
- Sports Medicine
- Gender: Male
"When possible, I always start with non-surgical treatment that can return function quickly. In situations requiring surgery, I use minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques to decrease pain and shorten the recovery period."
Dr. Lewis began practicing orthopedic surgery in 2000 after earning his medical degree from the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. His internship and residency at the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York prepared him for two successive fellowships – one in hand and elbow surgery and another in shoulder surgery, arthroscopy, and sports medicine.
Dr. Lewis treats both simple and complex hand and elbow disorders, which often involve sports-related issues. He has expertise in wrist arthroscopy and minimally invasive hand surgery. Common hand and elbow problems Dr. Lewis can treat are carpal tunnel syndrome and peripheral nerve disorders/injuries, fractures and ligament injuries, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, tendonitis and tendon ruptures, thumb basal joint and hand osteoarthritis, tumors/masses/ganglions, tennis and golfer’s elbow (lateral and medial epicondylitis).
He also has expertise in the treatment of complex peripheral nerve injuries, tendon transfers, rheumatoid hand reconstruction, post-traumatic hand reconstruction, and microsurgery.
Dr. Lewis thrives on overcoming the challenges faced in orthopedic medicine. His attention to detail rivals only his dedication to helping patients return to their favorite sports and activities. Meticulous skill, combined with a polite and professional bedside manner, ensures his patients receive the best orthopedic treatment available.
In addition to being an avid triathlete, fly fisherman, and expert skier, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids.
- Orthopedic Surgery
Sports Medicine and Trauma
Barton Hospital, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Hand, Upper Extremity, and Microvascular Surgery
The Philadelphia Hand Center; Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
- Sports Medicine and Trauma
New York Orthopaedic Hospital, Columbia University; New York-Presbyterian Medical Center,
- Orthopedic Surgery
New York-Presbyterian Medical Center, Columbia University, New York, NY
- General Surgery
Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons,
University of Virginia,