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Vivian Lewis, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 487-3378

Administrative: (585) 273-2760

Office: (585) 487-3378

Fax: (585) 334-8998

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Obstetrics & Gynecology


Dr. Lewis attended Harvard College as an undergraduate and the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons as a medical student. She completed residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City and a reproductive endocrinology fellowship at the University of California-San Francisco.

Dr. Lewis is a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Rochester, School of Medicine where she is also Associate Dean for Faculty Development for Women and Diversity. Prior to coming to Rochester, she was on the faculty of the University of Illinois at Chicago where she cared for infertility patients and ran a multidisciplinary menopause clinic.

Dr. Lewis is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in obstetrics/gynecology and reproductive endocrinology. She is a member of the numerous professional societies including the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the North American Menopause Society, the American Society of Reproductive Medicine. She has served for two terms as a member of the advisory committee on reproductive health drugs for the Food and Drug Administration.

Her areas of expertise include reproductive endocrinology, infertility, menopause, in vitro fertilization and hormone replacement therapy. Her current areas of research interest are: male infertility, menopausal health and hormone therapy.



BA | Harvard College

MD | Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1981 - 06/30/1983
Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility at University of California San Francisco

07/01/1978 - 06/30/1981
Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine

07/01/1977 - 06/30/1978
Internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine

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National Trends and Service Award
Sponsor: The Links, incorporated- Rochester chapter

Outstanding district service award
Sponsor: American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologist

Preliminary prize poster
Sponsor: American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Distinguished physician, teacher and scholar award
Sponsor: National Medical Association- OBGYN Section

Alpha Omega Alpha
Sponsor: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Location: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

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Journal Articles

Lewis V, Martina CA, McDermott MP, Chaudron L, Trief PM, LaGuardia JG, Sharp D, Goodman SR, Morse GD, Ryan RM. "Mentoring Interventions for Underrepresented Scholars in Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences: Effects on Quality of Mentoring Interactions and Discussions." CBE life sciences education. 2017 16(3)

Lewis V, Martina CA, McDermott MP, Trief PM, Goodman SR, Morse GD, LaGuardia JG, Sharp D, Ryan RM. "A Randomized Controlled Trial of Mentoring Interventions for Underrepresented Minorities." Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges.. 2016 Jul; 91(7):994-1001.

Martina CA, Mutrie A, Ward D, Lewis V. "A sustainable course in research mentoring." Clinical and translational science.. 2014 Oct; 7(5):413-9. Epub 2014 May 29.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Genetic screening of potential oocyte donors
Book Title: Donor egg IVF
Author List: Lewis, V
Edited By: Allahbadia, GN
Published By: Jaypee Brothers Medical Press 2009 in New Delhi

Book Title: Handbook of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Author List: Lewis, V
Edited By: Lewis V
Published By: Landes Bioscience 2007 in Austin TX

Chapter Title: Premenstrual syndrome
Book Title: Primary Care for Women
Author List: Grady-Weliky T, Lewis, V
Edited By: Leppert P, Hartmann D
Published By: Lippincott 2004 in Philadelphia