Jonathan S. Lewin

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Jonathan S. Lewin
Born1959 (age 60–61)
Alma materBrown University, Yale University
Known forDevelopment of novel imaging and minimally invasive therapeutic techniques for cancer, vascular malformations, stroke, head and neck lesions, and other diseases
Scientific career
FieldsNeuroradiology, Magnetic resonance imaging, Health Policy, Biomedical Engineering
InstitutionsEmory University

Jonathan S. Lewin (born 1959) is an American neuroradiologist specializing in medical imaging research with an emphasis on the investigation, development, and translation of new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques.[1] He serves as executive vice president for health affairs (EVPHA) for Emory University, executive director of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center, and president, CEO, and chairman of the board of Emory Healthcare.[2][3] He is also professor of both radiology and imaging sciences[3][4] and of biomedical engineering[3][5] in the Emory School of Medicine and adjunct professor of health policy in the Rollins School of Public Health.[3][6]


Lewin was born in Cleveland and grew up in neighboring Beachwood, Ohio. He received his undergraduate A.B. degree in chemistry Magna Cum Laude from Brown University in 1981, where he was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. He received a Doctor of Medicine degree Cum Laude from Yale University School of Medicine in 1985, and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society.[1] He discovered his interest in imaging at Yale, and completed a thesis entitled "The Combined Use of Tc-99m-Phosphate and Ga-67-Citrate Imaging in the Diagnosis of Acute Osteomyelitis in Children" prior to graduation.[7]

Following an internship at Yale-New Haven Hospital and residency in diagnostic radiology at University Hospitals of Cleveland, he completed a magnetic resonance research fellowship in Germany, a neuroradiology fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic, and additional training in head and neck radiology at the Pittsburgh Eye and Ear Hospital.[1]


Lewin returned to Case Western Reserve and the University Hospitals of Cleveland as the Director of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and on the faculty of the department of radiology in 1993 and became vice chair for research and academic affairs in 1997. He held secondary appointments in the departments of oncology, neurological surgery, and biomedical engineering.[1]

His research during that time focused on the development of novel MR imaging and interventional techniques, including MR-guided radiofrequency ablation of solid tumors, MR-guided sclerotherapy for vascular malformations, and intraoperative MR imaging technology and applications. His lab, run in partnership with Jeffrey Duerk, trained numerous biomedical engineering graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, radiology residents and fellows, and undergraduate medical students.[1]

In 2004, Lewin was named the Martin W. Donner Professor and Chairman of the Russell H. Morgan department of radiology and radiological sciences and radiologist-in-chief at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and The Johns Hopkins Hospital, respectively. Lewin also held appointments in the departments of oncology, neurosurgery and biomedical engineering. In 2012, Lewin was appointed co-chair of strategic planning and in 2013 as senior vice president for integrated health care delivery for Johns Hopkins Medicine. He held these positions until 2016 when he accepted his current positions at Emory.[1][8][9]

Lewin is an established leader in academic medicine strategy and integrated health care delivery. In these roles at Johns Hopkins, he spearheaded efforts to provide optimal quality and safety to patients while operating with top efficiency across the network of hospitals, physicians' offices, clinics, and outpatient care and surgery centers. He was also instrumental in the development of the five-year Johns Hopkins Medicine Strategic Plan.[9] He has undertaken similar leadership activities since joining Emory, driving a comprehensive strategic planning process for the Woodruff Health Sciences Center (beginning implementation in 2018)[10] and a Clinical Network Strategy which has significantly increased convenience and accessibility for patients and providers throughout Georgia.[11][12][13]

Notable achievements[edit]

Lewin is an internationally recognized pioneer in interventional and intraoperative MRI.[14][15] His research interests include the science and clinical aspects of interventional MR imaging, functional MR imaging, head and neck imaging, MR angiography, small animal imaging, and the imaging of acute stroke. More recent presentations focus on leadership in academic medicine.

Lewin has published more than 250 articles, commentaries, and chapters[16][17][18] and has served on editorial boards or as an editor for the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, the American Journal of Neuroradiology, the Journal of the American College of Radiology, Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America, Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and Current Protocols in Magnetic Resonance Imaging. In addition, he holds thirty-four U.S. and international patents for inventions related to MRI technology[19] and has been principal or co-principal investigator on more than $10 million in grants from the National Institutes of Health and other federal and state funding agencies. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

Lewin has been heavily involved in radiology professional societies and served as president of the Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments,[20][21] the American Roentgen Ray Society,[22] the Association of University Radiologists,[23] the Academy for Radiology Research,[24] and the International Society for Strategic Studies in Radiology.[25] In addition, he served on the executive boards of the American College of Radiology[26] and the American Society of Neuroradiology. He has been honored as a Fellow of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine[27] and Fellow of the American College of Radiology,[28] and has been included in Modern Healthcare's 50 most influential physicians,[29] Georgia Trend's most influential Georgians,[30] the Atlanta Business Chronicle's 100 most influential Atlantans,[31] and Atlanta Magazine's Atlanta 500.[32] He was awarded the Radiology Research Alliance Innovation and Leadership Award[33] as well as the Leadership Luminary Award from the Radiology Leadership Institute of the American College of Radiology,[34] the American Roentgen Ray Society's Gold Medal,[35] the National Medical Fellowships Pioneer Award,[36] and the Association of University Radiologists Gold Medal Award,[37] among other honors.


  1. ^ a b c d e f W., Linton, Otha (2011). Johns Hopkins Radiology, 1896-2010. Gayler, Bob W. Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins Radiology, Johns Hopkins Hospital. ISBN 9781890705169. OCLC 757912258.
  2. ^ "Jonathan S. Lewin, MD, appointed Executive Vice President for Health Affairs at Emory University". 2015-12-10. Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  3. ^ a b c d "Jonathan S. Lewin, MD". Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  4. ^ "Jonathan S. Lewin, MD". Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  5. ^ "Faculty | Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University". Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  6. ^ "Rollins School of Public Health | Faculty Profile". Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  7. ^ Stuart, Lewin, Jonathan (1985). The combined use of Tc-99m-phosphate and Ga-67-citrate imaging in the diagnosis of acute osteomyelitis in children (Thesis). Yale University.
  8. ^ Simpkins, Beth. "JONATHAN S. LEWIN, M.D., TO HEAD HOPKINS DEPARTMENT OF RADIOLOGY". Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  9. ^ a b Butanis, Benjamin. "Jonathan Lewin, M.D., Appointed Senior Vice President of Integrated Healthcare Delivery for Johns Hopkins Medicine | Johns Hopkins Medicine". Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  10. ^ "Emory | Health Sciences Update". Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  11. ^ The Academic Health Center: Delivery System Design in the Changing Health Care Ecosystem—Sizing the Clinical Enterprise to Support the Academic Mission, Report 21, The Blue Ridge Academic Health Group, pp 27-30
  12. ^ "Regional Affiliate Network". Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  13. ^ "Emory Healthcare Locations". Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  14. ^ "Jonathan S. Lewin, MD, Joins Emory University - The ASCO Post". Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  15. ^ "Jonathan S. Lewin named CEO at Emory Healthcare, leaves Johns Hopkins". Healthcare IT News. 2015-12-17. Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  16. ^ "Jonathan S. Lewin, MD, FACR - Google Scholar Citations". Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  17. ^ pubmeddev. "Jonathan S Lewin - PubMed - NCBI". Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  18. ^ "Dr. Jonathan Lewin, MD – Atlanta, GA | Radiology on Doximity". Doximity. Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  19. ^ "Jonathan S. Lewin Inventions, Patents and Patent Applications - Justia Patents Search". Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  20. ^ "scard-about-board-of-directors". Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  21. ^ "Alliance of Clinician-Educators in Radiology (ACER) 2016-2017 Executive Committee" (PDF).
  22. ^ Inc., Advanced Solutions International. "2015_0501". Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  23. ^ "AUR Past Presidents". Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  24. ^ "Academy Current and Past Presidents – The Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research". Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  25. ^ "IS3R Presidents - IS3R". IS3R. Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  26. ^ "Lewin Named Influential Physician Executive and Leader". Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  27. ^ "Fellows of the Society". ISMRM. Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  28. ^ "ACR Fellowship | American College of Radiology". Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  29. ^ "Top 25 Coos - 2018". 2017-06-16. Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  30. ^ "2018 100 Most Influential Georgians - Georgia Trend". January 2018. Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  31. ^ "The Most Influential Atlantans of 2016". Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  32. ^ Magazine, Atlanta (2019-01-22). "Atlanta's 500 Most Powerful Leaders: Education & Healthcare". Atlanta Magazine. Retrieved 2019-05-22.
  33. ^ "AUR Online". Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  34. ^ "Leadership Luminary Awards - RLI". Retrieved 2018-05-26.
  35. ^ "ARRS Announces 2019 Gold Medalist". Retrieved 2019-05-22.
  36. ^ "2019 Atlanta Champions of Health Awards". National Medical Fellowships. Retrieved 2019-05-22.
  37. ^ "AUR Online". Retrieved 2019-05-22.

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