Sandra Lewis, MD, FACC

(503) 229-7554
Areas of Focus: 
Heart Failure
Preventative Cardiology
Heart Disease in Women

About Me

Together we are building healthy hearts.

- Sandra Lewis, MD, FACC

Dr. Lewis is a native Portlander, graduate of Stanford University and Stanford Medical School. She is a leader in the Oregon cardiovascular community, clinical researcher, and advocate for best patient care.

Other Interests: 

Dr. Lewis also enjoys spending with family and friends, biking, cooking and working in health policy.

My Work

Office Locations: 
Hospitals Served: 
Adventist Medical Center
Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center

Education & Honors

Board Certified: 
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine
Education & Training: 
  • Cardiolovascular Fellowship, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, 1983
  • Internship and Residency, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, 1980
  • MD, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, 1977
  • Castle Connolly American’s Top Doctors
  • One of 44 Top Cardiac Doctors for Women, Good Housekeeping Magazine
  • Physician of the Year, Oregon and SW Washington Division American Heart Association Stroke Association
  • Outcomes of Using High- or Low-Dose Atorvastatin in Patients 65 Years of Age or Older with Stable Coronary Heart Disease Nanette K. Wenger, MD; Sandra J. Lewis, MD; David M. Herrington, MD; Vera Bittner, MD; Francine K. Welty, MD, PhD, for the Treating to New Targets Study Steering Committee and Investigators. Annals of Internal Medicine 2007; Volume 147, no.1:1-9.
  • Kiran K. Khush, MD; David D. Waters, MD; Vera Bittner, MD; Prakash C. Deedwania, MD; John J.P. Kastelein, MD; Sandra J. Lewis, MD; Nanette K. Wenger, MD. Circulation. 2007;115:576-583 Effect of High-Dose Atorvastatin on Hospitalizations for Heart Failure: Subgroup Analysis of the Treating to New Targets (TNT) Study
  • Leonardo A. M. Zornoff MD, PhD, Hicham Skali MD, Marc A. Pfeffer MD, PhD, FACC, Martin St. John Sutton MD, FACC, Jean L. Rouleau MD, FACC, Gervasio A. Lamas MD, FACC, Ted Plappert CVT, Jacques R. Rouleau MD, , Lemuel A. Moyé MD, PhD,, Sandra J. Lewis MD,FACC, Eugene Braunwald MD, FACC, Scott D. Solomon MD, FACC, and SAVE Investigators* Right ventricular dysfunction and risk of heart failure and mortality after myocardial infarction Journal of the American College of Cardiology Volume 39, Issue
  • Lewis, S.J., Sacks, F.M., Mitchell, J.S., East, C., Glasser, S., Kell, S., Letterer, R., Limacher, M., Moye, L.A., Rouleau, J.L., Pfeffer, M.A., Braunwald, E. for the CARE investigators. Effect of Pravastatin on Cardiovascular Events in Women After Myocardial Infarction: The Cholesterol and Recurrent Events (CARE) Trial. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Vol 32, No. 1, July 1998.
  • Lewis, S.J., Moye, L.A., Sacks, F.M., Johnstone, D.E., Timmis, G., Mitchell, J., Limacher, M., Kell, S, Glasser, S.P., Grant, J, Davis, B.R., Pfeffer, M.A., Braunwald, E., for the CARE Investigators. Effect of pravastatin on cardiovascular events in older patients with myocardial infarction and cholesterol levels in the average range. Results of the Cholesterol and Recurrent Events (CARE) Trial. Annals of Internal Medicine, Vol. 129, November 1998.
  • Lewis, Sandra J, “Cholesterol and Coronary heart Disease in Women” in Cardiology Clinics: Heart Disease in Women, Redberg, Rita F., and Wenger, Nanette K, editors; p. 9-15; February 1998.
  • Lewis, S.J., Mehta, L.S., Douglas, P.S., Gulati, M., Limacher, M.C., Poppas, A., Walsh, M.N., Rzeszut, A.K. and Duvernoy, C.S., 2016. Changes in the Professional Lives of Cardiologists Over 2 Decades. Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
  • Sarma, Amy A., Chileshe Nkonde-Price, Martha Gulati, Claire S. Duvernoy, Sandra J. Lewis, and Malissa J. Wood. "Cardiovascular Medicine and Society: The Pregnant Cardiologist." Journal of the American College of Cardiology 69, no. 1 (2017): 92-101.
  • Sandra J. Lewis, MD; Kathleen M. Fox, PhD; Susan Grandy, PhD Self-Reported Diagnosis Of Heart Disease: Results From the SHIELD Study Int J Clin Pract. 2009;63(5):726–734
  • Sandra J. Lewis, MD, FACC Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol and Coronary Heart Disease: The Importance of Reaching Target Goals with Statin Therapy The Journal of Family Practice November 2009 (Vol. 58, No. 11)
Other Activities: 
  • Past Governor, Oregon chapter American College of Cardiology
  • Past Chair, Women in Cardiology American College of Cardiology