Dr. Shannon K. Lewis Joins The Oregon Clinic’s West Hills Gastroenterology Division

Monday, September 26, 2011

The Oregon Clinic

The Oregon Clinic welcomes Shannon K. Lewis, MD to its West Hills Gastroenterology division. In addition to being board-certified in internal medicine, Dr. Lewis completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at UCLA Medical Center. Her special interests are in celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease as well as defecatory disorders.

“I am extremely pleased that a physician as talented as Dr. Lewis has joined our medical staff,” said Dr. Rodger Sleven, gastroenterologist with The Oregon Clinic. “Dr. Lewis is a tremendous asset to our practice.  She has the breadth of knowledge and diverse experience required to diagnose and treat a wide variety of gastroenterological conditions.”

Dr. Lewis received a Bachelor’s of Arts in biology from Pomona College, Claremont, Calif. and continued on to Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Ill., where she earned a medical degree magna cum laude. While attending medical school she was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and the recipient of the Gunnar Memorial Scholarship, a financial award given to a fourth-year medical student who has shown academic promise in pursuing a medical career. She went on to complete an internship and residency in internal medicine and worked as a hospitalist at UCLA Medical Center in LA. During this time she received the Commendation for Excellence in Medical Student Teaching award three times in a row.

Dr. Lewis has conducted research in cell biology, genetics and gastroenterology/ hepatology at several hospitals and research centers, including the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif. She has published scientific articles and made presentations at medical conferences on a wide range of topics.