“The new specialty of Addiction Medicine is absolutely essential to quality medical training and care and is built upon a firm foundation of outreach to the community by the evidence based practices of public health and primary care.” – Dr. David C. Lewis
David C. Lewis, MD was a pioneer in the field of Addiction Medicine. He was an internationally recognized leader in training, research, policy, clinical practice, and advocacy on behalf of those with substance use disorders for 50 years. Among many other accomplishments, he served on the boards of several of the field’s most prominent organizations. He was the founder and long-time Executive Director of AMERSA. He also founded, and for 18 years directed, Brown’s Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies.