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David Lewis, MD

What I do now:
Clinical Practice of OB/GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine 1-1/2 days per week at Oschner LSU Health Shreveport. 
I oversee and run the clinical programs of the Medical School and assist in running the hospital system.

My work/job consists of:
My duties are multifaceted. I practice high-risk obstetrics, run the academic department of OB/GYN, and oversee all the clinical activities taking place at our medical system.

Path to my current career position (how I got from the past to the present):
I knew early on that I wanted to pursue a career in academic medicine. I received my MBA early in my career which allows me to manage the business side of medicine.

How I got to LSUS (or why I chose LSUS):
I decided to go to LSUS because of the medical school's high admission rate.

LSUS faculty who helped me:
Dr. Cran Lucas

How LSUS helped me succeed:
The highest academic quality I experienced prepared me for a successful career in medicine.

Advice to college-bound students:
Decide early on what you want to achieve in your career, set goals frequently in order to accomplish your career choice.

Advice to someone who wants to enter my field:
Understand going in that medicine is a lifelong learning experience. You must study hard and achieve high academically to be successful.

Tips on choosing a major or career:
You should choose a field that you enjoy. If you enjoy what you do and work hard, you will be highly successful.

My toughest professional challenge:
Long hours and time away from home

My toughest personal challenge:
Finding a balance between my professional career & personal life

Successes (honors, awards, etc.) in my life:
Many teaching amd research awards
Holding officer positions in national organizations

I've learned this from life:
Hard work does pay off and you get out of something what you put into it.

What I'd be doing if I had all the time in the world:
Play more golf and travel

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