Dr. Jeff Lewis has more than 30 years of experience in the profession of pharmacy and has engaged in a variety of practice, management, leadership and educational roles. He also has invested deeply in serving the underserved, especially via short-term international medical missions. Dr. Lewis completed a specialized residency in hospital pharmacy administration at the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals.
His early career roles were in hospital pharmacy management, within which he was responsible for developing and maintaining many of the systems and processes that affect quality institutional drug use, such as formulary management, hospital staff education and continuous quality improvement efforts related to safe medication use.
For a few years he turned his professional attention to the ambulatory care/community pharmacy arena, including home infusion care, specialty compounding and early iterations of medication therapy management. During this same period, he engaged in developing his ministry readiness and effectiveness in worship leading by completing a Master of Arts degree in Christian ministries. He has led worship in a number of staff or volunteer capacities over the years. While pursuing this degree he accepted an invitation to join medical information publisher Lexi-Comp, Inc., authoring the company’s inaugural drug interactions database (Lexi-Interact™). He concluded his tenure there as director of product development. Dr. Lewis joined the Cedarville University School of Pharmacy in its earliest stage of development as a member of the executive team charged with developing and launching not only the school, but also the associated degree programs (Pharm.D. and B.S. in pharmaceutical sciences).
Dr. Lewis’ wife of more than 30 years, Debbie, is also a pharmacist. They are the parents of two children.