Anesthetic Implications of Minimally Invasive Surgery
Patient Outcomes After Surgery
Use of Noninvasive Technology in the Perioperative Period
Michael W. Lew, M.D., a native of Southern California, attended Columbia University in New York prior to graduating magna cum laude from the University of Southern California in 1986. While at USC, he was elected to be a member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Dr. Lew continued his postgraduate training and received his medical degree from the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine in 1990. Dr. Lew completed a residency at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology of which during his last year he was a chief resident. In 1994, he joined the Department of Anesthesiology at City of Hope.
In 1995, Dr. Lew became certified as a Diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology. Dr. Lew served as the acting chair for the Department of Anesthesiology in 2001 for one and a half years before being chosen to be the chair of the Department of Anesthesiology in 2002.
Dr. Lew's research interest focuses around the anesthetic implications of minimally invasive surgery, patient outcomes after surgery, and the use of noninvasive technology in the perioperative period. Dr. Lew is an active alumnus of the University of Southern California where he served on the Board of Governors for the Alumni Association and has a scholarship that bears his name.