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Vivian Lewis, M.D.

Vivian Lewis, M.D.

Obstetrics & Gynecology


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500 Red Creek Dr, Ste 220
Rochester, NY 14623-4285

About Me

Certified Specialties

Obstetrics & Gynecology - American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Obstetrics & Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology - American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Faculty Appointments

Professor Emerita - Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (SMD)

Vice Provost for Faculty Development & Diversity - Provost's Office (UR)


Post-doctoral Training & Residency

University of California, San Francisco
Dept. of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences
and Cardiovascular Research Institute
Reproductive Endocrinology 1981 - 1983

Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Obstetrics-Gynecology 1977 - 1981


MD | Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. Medicine. 1977

BA | Harvard College. Biology. 1973


National Trends and Service Award. 2007

Outstanding district service award. 2004

Preliminary prize poster. 2002

Distinguished physician, teacher and scholar award. 1998

Alpha Omega Alpha. 1976


Journal Articles

Mentoring Interventions for Underrepresented Scholars in Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences: Effects on Quality of Mentoring Interactions and Discussions.

Lewis V, Martina CA, McDermott MP, Chaudron L, Trief PM, LaGuardia JG, Sharp D, Goodman SR, Morse GD, Ryan RM

CBE life sciences education.. 2017 16 (3)Epub 1900 01 01.

A Randomized Controlled Trial of Mentoring Interventions for Underrepresented Minorities.

Lewis V, Martina CA, McDermott MP, Trief PM, Goodman SR, Morse GD, LaGuardia JG, Sharp D, Ryan RM

Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges.. 2016 July 91 (7):994-1001. Epub 1900 01 01.

A sustainable course in research mentoring.

Martina CA, Mutrie A, Ward D, Lewis V

Clinical and translational science.. 2014 October 7 (5):413-9. Epub 05/29/2014.

Letrozole versus clomiphene for infertility in the polycystic ovary syndrome.

Legro RS, Brzyski RG, Diamond MP, Coutifaris C, Schlaff WD, Casson P, Christman GM, Huang H, Yan Q, Alvero R, Haisenleder DJ, Barnhart KT, Bates GW, Usadi R, Lucidi S, Baker V, Trussell JC, Krawetz SA, Snyder P, Ohl D, Santoro N, Eisenberg E, Zhang H,

The New England journal of medicine.. 2014 July 10371 (2):119-29. Epub 1900 01 01.

A brief office educational intervention improved referral rates for hypertension control in women.

Lewis V, Barnhart J, Houghton JL, Charney P

International journal of cardiology.. 2010 March 4139 (2):204-6. Epub 09/16/2008.

A brief office intervention improved referral rates for hypertension control in women

Lewis, V; Barnhart, J; Houghton, JL; Charney P.

International Journal of Cardiology. 2010; 134: 204-206.

Undertreatment of menopausal symptoms and novel options for comprehensive management.

Lewis V

Current medical research and opinion.. 2009 November 25 (11):2689-98. Epub 1900 01 01.

Bazedoxifene/conjugated estrogens (BZA/CE): incidence of uterine bleeding in postmenopausal women.

Archer DF, Lewis V, Carr BR, Olivier S, Pickar JH

Fertility and sterility.. 2009 September 92 (3):1039-44. Epub 07/26/2009.

Mitochondrial DNA integrity and copy number in sperm from infertile men.

Song GJ, Lewis V

Fertility and sterility.. 2008 December 90 (6):2238-44. Epub 02/04/2008.

Do faculty understand the promotion system?

Lewis V, Guzick DS, Dozier A

Medical teacher.. 2008 30 (7):727-8. Epub 1900 01 01.

Location of semen collection and time interval from collection to use for intrauterine insemination (IUI)

Song, GJ; Herko, R; Lewis, V.

Fertility and Sterility. 2007; 88(6): 1689-91.

Physician Barriers to Providing Coronary Risk Prevention: Survey Results from the Women and Heart Disease Physician Education Initiative

Barnhart, J; Lewis, V; Houghton, JL; Charney, P.

Women's Health Issues. 2007; 17(2): 93-100.

Relationship between seminal ascorbic acid and sperm DNA integrity in infertile men.

Song GJ, Norkus EP, Lewis V

International journal of andrology. 2006 December 29 (6):569-75. Epub 1900 01 01.

Clomiphene citrate monitoring for intrauterine insemination timing-a randomized trial.

Lewis, V; Queenan, JT; Hoeger, K; Stevens, J; Guzick, DS.

Fertility and Sterility. 2006; 85: 402-406.

Prevention of coronary heart disease: a nonhormonal approach.

Lewis V, Hoeger K

Seminars in reproductive medicine.. 2005 May 23 (2):157-66. Epub 1900 01 01.

New hormone therapy formulations and routes of delivery-meeting the need of your patients in the post WHI world

Lewis, V.

OBG Management. 2004; S6: 11-18.

Polycystic ovary syndrome: a diagnostic challenge.

Lewis, V.

Infertility and Reproductive Medicine Clinics of North America. 2003; 14: 497-516.

Prevention of heart disease-beyond hormone replacement therapy

Lewis, V; Pearson, T.

Menopausal Medicine. 2003; 11: 5-11.

Effects of lower doses of conjugated equine estrogens and medroxyprogesterone acetate on endometrial bleeding

Archer, DA; Dorin, M; Lewis, V; Schneider, DL; Pickar, J.

Fertility and Sterility. 2001; 75: 6.

Polycystic ovary syndrome: a diagnostic challenge

Lewis, V.

Obstet Gynecol Clin No Amer. 2001; 28: 1.

Evaluating and managing the hirsute patient

Lewis, V.

OBG management. 2001; 13: 28.

A new highly purified human derived FSH is a effective and well tolerated as recombinant Follitropin-beta in ovulation induction in infertilewomen with ovulatory dysfunction

Feigenbaum, SL; Miller, P; Kaufmann, R; Elkind-Hirsch, K; Fein, SH; Marshall, DC: Bravelle Ovulation Study Group; Lewis, V.

Today's Therapeutic Trends. 2001; 19: 297-313.

Survey of genetic screening for oocyte donors.

Lewis V, Saller DN, Kouides RW, Garza J

Fertility and sterility.. 1999 February 71 (2):278-81. Epub 1900 01 01.

Genetic screening of oocyte donors: an overview

Lewis, V; DeVico, A; Greenlaw, J; Saller, DN.

Assisted Reproduction Reviews. 1999; 9: 95-103.

Time course of spontaneous in vitro sperm acrosome reaction.

Centola GM, Weisensel SP, Lewis V, Andolina EG, Herko RC

Journal of andrology. 1997 18 (5):556-62. Epub 1900 01 01.

A prospective comparison of Synthetic Serum Substitute and human serum albumin in culture for in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer.

Graham MC, Partridge AB, Lewis V, Phipps WR

Fertility and sterility.. 1995 November 64 (5):1036-8. Epub 1900 01 01.

Retention of intrauterine fetal bone increases menstrual prostaglandins.

Lewis V, Khan-Dawood F, King M, Beckmann C, Dawood MY

Obstetrics and gynecology.. 1990 March 75 (3 Pt 2):561-3. Epub 1900 01 01.

Rabbit alveolar beta adrenergic receptors increase with gestational age

Lewis, V; Goldfien, A; Day, J; Roberts, JM;.

American Journal Obstetrics & Gynecology. 1990; 162: 269.

Cortical and trabecular bone mineral content in women with endometriosis: effect of gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist and danazol.

Dawood MY, Lewis V, Ramos J

Fertility and sterility.. 1989 July 52 (1):21-6. Epub 1900 01 01.

Cervical mucus enzymes as markers of the women's fertile period

Tsibris, JCM; Lewis, V; Langenberg, PW; Chatterton, RT; Spellacy, WN.

Int. J. Gynecology Obstetrics. 1989; 51: 73.

Human platelet alpha-adrenergic receptors and responses during pregnancy

Roberts, JM; Lewis, V; Mize, N; Tsuchiya, A; Starr, J.

American Journal Obstetrics & Gynecology. 1986; 154: 206.

Female dyspareunia

Lewis, V.

Pain & Analgesia. 1986; 2: 7.

Ablation of folliculogenesis in women by a single does of gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist: Significance of time of cycle

Monroe, SE; Henzel, MR; Martin, MC; Schriock, E; Lewis, V; Nerenberg, C; Jaffe, RB.

Fertility and Sterility. 1985; 43: 362.

Distribution of adrenergic receptors does not explain regional differences in blood flow in the pregnant uterus

Lewis, V; Katz, M; Roberts, JH;.

American Journal Obstetrics Gynecology. 1984; 249: 860.

Hyperprolactinemic disorders

Reyniak, JV; Lewis, V.

Mt. Sinai Journal of Medicine (New York). 1980; 47: 612.


Donor egg IVF (2009)

Chapter: Genetic screening of potential oocyte donors

Authors: Lewis, V

Publisher: Jaypee Brothers Medical Press, New Delhi 2009

Handbook of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (2007)

Authors: Lewis, V

Publisher: Landes Bioscience, Austin TX 2007

Primary Care for Women (2004)

Chapter: Premenstrual syndrome

Authors: Grady-Weliky T, Lewis, V

Publisher: Lippincott, Philadelphia 2004

Gynecologic Imaging (1999)

Chapter: Hysterosalpingography of the Myometrium

Authors: Abramowicz J, Lewis V

Publisher: Churchill-Livingstone, London 1999

Gynecologic Imaging (1999)

Chapter: Hysterosalpingography of the Endometrium

Authors: Lewis V, Abramowicz J

Publisher: Churchill-Livingstone, London 1999

Gynecologic Imaging (1999)

Chapter: Hysterosalpingography of the Fallopian Tubes

Authors: Lewis V, Abramowicz J

Publisher: Churchill-Livingstone, London 1999

Gynecologic Imaging (1999)

Chapter: Plain radiography and flouroscopy

Authors: Abramowicz J, Lewis V

Publisher: Churchill-Livingstone, London 1999

Clinical Reproductive Medicine (1997)

Chapter: Hyperprolactinemia

Authors: Lewis V

Publisher: Lippincott-Raven, Philadelphia 1997

Loss during pregnancy and the early newborn period (1997)

Chapter: Biology of early pregnancy loss

Authors: Lewis V

Publisher: AL Janetti, New Jersey 1997

Imaging in Infertility and Reproductive Endocrinology (1994)

Chapter: Hysterosalpingography of the Abnormal Pelvis

Authors: Lewis V, Abramowicz JS

Publisher: JB Lippincott, Philadelphia 1994

Imaging in Infertility and Reproductive Endocrinology (1994)

Chapter: Normal hysterosalpingography

Authors: Abramowicz JS, Lewis V

Publisher: JB Lippincott, Philadelphia 1994

A Clinical Manual of Gynecology (1992)

Chapter: Menopause and the climacteric

Authors: Lewis V

Publisher: Pergamon Press 1992

Ovulation Induction (1991)

Chapter: Bromocriptine and related compounds for ovulation induction in hyperprolactinemia

Authors: Lewis V

Publisher: Springer-Verlag, New York City 1991

Uterine Contractility (1984)

Chapter: Hormonal control of uterine adrenergic response

Authors: Roberts JM, Lewis V, Riemer RK

Publisher: Mason Publishing, New York City 1984