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Emergency Medicine

Lawrence M. Lewis, MD

Current Position
Professor, Emergency Medicine and Medicine

Specialty Areas
Emergency Medicine

Patients Seen At
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
400 South Kingshighway, Emergency Department
St. Louis, MO  63110
Fax:   314-362-0478
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine
660 South Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8072
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Emergency medicine, injury prevention

Areas of Research Interest
Evaluating the utility of specific biomarkers to identify the presence of traumatic brain injury. (Sponsor: Department of Defense.  Biomarkers of Brain Injury: Magnitude, complications, and Outcome of Mild, and Moderate TBI.)

Novel therapies in the treatment of acute exacerbations of asthma (Sponsors: Medicinova; Electrocore)

Emergency Management of Anaphylaxis and Angioedema (Sponsors: Dey; Dyax)

Health Policy and Healthcare Services (Sponsors: none)

Board Certification
Emergency Medicine -- Certified
Internal Medicine -- Certified

Medical Education
AA: University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 1972
Medical Degree: University of Miami Medical School, Miami, Florida, 1976
Residency: Internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1979
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital


The American College of Emergency Physicians’ 2012 John A. Rupke Legacy Award

Editorial Responsibilities

Academic Emergency Medicine Editorial Board
Geriatric Emergency Medicine Reports, Editorial Board
American Journal of Emergency Medicine, Reviewer
Annals of Emergency Medicine, Reviewer
Academic Emergency Medicine, Reviewer


Papa L, Lewis LM, Silvestri S, et al. Serum levels of ubiquitin C-terminal hydrolase distinguish mild traumatic brain injury from trauma controls and are elevated in mild and moderate traumatic brain injury patients with intracranial lesions and neurosurgical intervention. J Trauma. 2012;72: 1335–1344. PMID 2267326

Papa L, Lewis LM, Falk JL, et al. Elevated Levels of Serum Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein Breakdown Products in Mile and Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury Are Associated With Intracranial Lesions and Neurosurgical Intervention. Ann Emerg Med. 2012;59(6):471-83 PMID 22071014

Miner T, Lewis LM, Mosnaim G, et al. Feasibility of Percutaneous Vagus Nerve Stimulation for the Treatment of Acute Asthma Exacerbations. Acad Emerg Med 2012;19(4):421-9 PMID 22506946
Horwitz DA, Schwarz EV, Scott M, Lewis LM. Emergency Department Patients With Diabetes Have Better Glycemic Control When They Have An Identifiable Primary Care Provider. Acad Emerg Med 2012; 19(6):650-5 PMID 22632540

Ruger JP, Lewis LM, Richter CJ. Patterns and factors associated with intensive use of ED services: implications for allocating resources. Am J Emerg Med 2012 Jul 12 Epub ahead of print PMID 22795412

Schrader C, Lewis LM. Racial disparity in emergency department triage. J Emerg Med. In press. PMID 22818646

Books and Book Chapters

Sanders MJ. Mosby's Paramedic Text. Fourth edition. Lewis LM and Quick G, Physician Advisors, 2011

Lewis LM, Levine MD, Dribben WH. Bites and Stings. In: Interdisciplinary Medicine. Dale DC, Federman DD, eds. WebMD Scientific American Medicine, September, 2011

The Role of Imaging in Evaluating Emergency Patients with Abdominal Pain. In: Abdominal Emergencies. Cline D and Stead L, (eds.) 2008.

Kern MJ, Lewis LM , Valvular Heart Disease. (Schwartz GR, Cayten CG, Mangelson MA, Mayer T, eds.) Principles and Practice of Emergency Medicine, 4th Edition, 1998

Peer Reviewed Manuscripts

Papa L, Lewis LM, Falk JL, Zhang Z, Silvestri S, et al. Elevated Levels of Serum Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein Breakdown Products in Mild and Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury Are Associated With Intracranial Lesions and Neurosurgical Intervention. Ann Emerg Med 2011.

Jang T, Aubin C, Naunheim R, Lewis LM, Kaji, AH. Ultrasonic Jugular Venous Distension and heart failure in patients with dyspnea The Amer Jour of Emerg Med 2010.

Jang T, Aubin C, Naunheim R, Lewis LM, Kaji, AH. Jugular vein ultrasound and pulmonary oedema in patients with suspected congestive heart failure. Eur J Emerg Med 2010

Scherer T, Lewis LM. Follow-up to a federally qualified health center and subsequent emergency department utilization. Acad Emerg Med 2010;17:55-62

Asaro PV, Lewis LM. Effects of a Triage Process Conversion on the Triage of High Risk Presentations. Acad Emerg Med 2008; 15:916-922

Ruger JP, Richter CJ, Lewis LM. Identifying High-Risk Patients for Triage and Resource Allocation in the ED. Am J of Emerg Med 2007;25:794–798

Jang T, Uzbielo A, Sineff S, Naunheim R, Scott MG, Lewis LM. Point-of-care urine trypsinogen testing for the diagnosis of pancreatitis. Acad Emerg Med 2007;14:29-34

Asaro P, Lewis LM, Boxerman S. The impact of input and output factors on Emergency Department throughput. Acad Emerg Med. 2007;14:235-242

Asaro PV, LM Lewis, SB Boxerman. Emergency Department Overcrowding - Analysis of the Factors of Renege Rate. Acad Emerg Med. 2007;14:157-162

Lewis LM, Klippel AP, Bavolek RA, Ross LM, Scherer TM, Banet GA. Quantifying the usefulness of CT in evaluating seniors with abdominal pain. Eur J Radiol 2007; 61: 290-296

Ruger JP, Richter CJ, Lewis LM. Clinical and Economic Factors Associated with
Ambulance Use to the Emergency Department. Acad Emerg Med 2006; 13:879-885 51)
Sampson HA, Muñoz-Furlong A, Bock SA, et al. Second symposium on the definition and management of anaphylaxis: Summary report-Second National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease/Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network symposium. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2006;117(2):391-7

Singer AJ, Camargo CA, Lampell, M, Lewis LM, et al. A call for expanding the role of the emergency physician in the care of patients with asthma. Ann Emerg Med 2005;45:295-298

Lewis LM, Banet GA, Blanda M, Hustey F, et al. Etiology and clinical course of abdominal pain in senior patients: a prospective, multicenter study. Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences 2005;60A: 1071-1076

Hustey FM, Meldon SW, Blanda M, Banet GA, Gerson LW, Lewis LM. The use of abdominal computed tomography in older ED patients with acute abdominal pain Am J Emerg Med 2005;23: 259-65

Sampson HA, Munoz-Furlong A,….Lewis LM, et al. Symposium on the definition and management of anaphylaxis: summary report. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2005; 115(3):584-91

Ruger JP, Richter CJ, Spitznagel EL, Lewis LM (2004). "Analysis of costs, length of stay, and utilization of emergency department services by frequent users: implications for health policy." Acad Emerg Med 2004; 11: 1311-7

Creeley CE, Wozniak DF, Bayly PV, Olney JW, Lewis LM. Multiple episodes of mild traumatic brain injury result in impaired cognitive performance in mice. Acad Emerg Med 2004;11(8): 809-19

Ullery, BS, Boyko AT, Banet GA, Lewis LM. "Colonic ischemia: an under-recognized cause of lower gastrointestinal bleeding." J Emerg Med 2004;27(1): 1-5

For more articles and abstracts, take this off-site link to the National Library of Medicine Pub Med page for Dr. Lewis

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