"I couldn’t ask for a better career than one in which I can devote my full energy to care and treat patients who are traversing the unfamiliar path of a cancer diagnosis.
Aaron G. Lewis, M.D., is a board-certified surgeon broadly trained across all aspects of surgical oncology with a particular interest in complex gastrointestinal surgery and endocrine surgery. He has training and certification in the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System.
Dr. Lewis’ broad training has cultivated many clinical research interests, including understanding factors that affect survival and quality of life in patients with advanced neuroendocrine tumors and improving the care provided to frail and elderly surgical patients, which he calls an “underrepresented population in clinical trials.”
Dr. Lewis joined the City of Hope staff after completing a fellowship here where he was also a recipient of the Values in Action Award for compassion. He received his medical degree from Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, served his internship at University of California San Francisco and residency at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, California. While at Huntington, he took part in the Phil Simon Clinic Tanzania project.
2008, M.D., Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2004, B.S., Biochemistry, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
2014-2017, Complex Surgical Oncology, Division of Surgical Oncology, City of Hope, Duarte, California
2013-2014, Chief Resident, General Surgery, Huntington Memorial Hospital, Department of Surgery, Pasadena, California
2009-2013, General Surgery, Huntington Memorial Hospital, Department of Surgery, Pasadena, California
2008-2009, General Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of California in San Francisco, San Francisco, California
2017-present, Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, City of Hope, South Pasadena and Arcadia, CA
Awards & Memberships
2017, City of Hope GME Research Travel Award, SSO Annual Cancer Symposium, Seattle, Washington
2016, City of Hope GME Research Travel Award, SSO Annual Cancer Symposium, Boston, Massachusetts
2015, Values in Action Award, “Compassion,” City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, CA
2013, Huntington Research Competition — 2nd place, Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena, CA
2013, Surgical Resident Delegate for the Phil Simon Clinic, Tanzania Project, Arusha, Tanzania
Ratings & Reviews
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Dr. Lewis performed hernia repair surgery. The surgery was successful. Dr. Lewis also answered all questions I had before & after the operation. - Verified patient
Always give idea how to take care the health - Verified patient
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Dr. Lewis was referred to me took surgery. He did a good job. I still thank to follow-up w/him in 8 months for post op. - Verified patient
Dr. Lewis operated on me on an urgent basis. He operated on a Sunday for my best need. I deeply appreciate that. - Verified patient