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Paul Lewis


Paul Lewis, MD, FAAFP, CPE
Program Director
    Family Medicine Residency
Affiliate Assistant Professor
    USF, Dept. of Family Medicine

Medical Degree
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL

Family Medicine, USF-Morton Plant Mease
Clearwater, FL

After medical school Dr. Lewis joined the U.S. Air Force, completed a transitional internship and spent the next four years at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, NE, where he worked in Aviation Medicine as a Flight Surgeon.  He had many positive experiences, ranging from medical care of the pilots and their families to traveling the globe in support of military operations to flying in F-16 fighters.

 He then returned to his native Florida as one of six members of the inaugural class of the USF-MPM Family Medicine Residency program in 1998, serving as Chief Resident from 2000-2001.  Dr. Lewis joined the faculty after graduation and held the position of Medical Director from 2007 until 2012.  During his tenure as Medical Director he led the Turley Family Health Center team in achieving NCQA certification as a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home. This recognition in 2011 was the 1st Residency Practice Site in the State of Florida to achieve certification. He was also one of the lead Physician Informaticists in the Baycare Health System during the implementation of its inpatient electronic medical record and chaired the Internal Medicine and Critical Care Committees. Additionally, he received the Certified Physician Executive designation in 2013 from the American College of Physician Executives .

He has a passion for clinical medicine and has for several years in a row been listed in the Best Doctors in America® database as elected by his peers. His clinical interests include informatics, inpatient medicine, geriatrics and dermatology.

In his spare time he enjoys camping and spending time with his wife and two young daughters.  He loves water sports, scuba diving and the local beaches.