Dr. Lewey, after graduating from Kansas City University (KCU) College of Osteopathic Medicine, completed a combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. Post residency he held several leadership positions at military hospitals and deployed during Operation Desert Storm with the 1st Infantry Division where he served as company commander of the main support battalion medical unit and was awarded the Bronze Star and Combat Medic Badge. He served 14 years on active duty and 4 years in the reserves in the US Army Medical Corps in numerous leadership positions completing his Fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center where he remained as teaching faculty and training in ERCP before its closure. He has subsequently completed an additional year of therapeutic/interventional endoscopy and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) training.
Dr. Lewey holds the academic title of clinical professor of medicine at KCU, his alma mater, and Rocky Vista University (RVU), and has precepted medical students and conducted clinical research, authored several book chapters and peer review articles. He has been honored with distinction as a Fellow of all three major gastroenterology societies; American College of Gastroenterology (FACG), American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (FASGE) and American Gastroenterological Association (AGAF). Dr. Lewey is also a member of the American Association for Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) and is active participant in the Hepatopancreaticobiliary (HPB) program at Porter Adventist Hospital.
As a board-certified gastroenterologist with over 25 years of experience, Dr. Lewey has performed thousands of diagnostic and interventional upper (EGD) and lower endoscopy (colonoscopy), ERCP’s and EUS, capsule endoscopy, and single balloon enteroscopy procedures for a range of conditions of the esophagus, stomach, small bowel and colon, liver, pancreas, and bile ducts.