A guest contributor on national and Bay Area radio and television, including local CBS affiliate KPIX 5, Dr. Moshe Lewis is a leading expert in pain management. Serving in many capacities, including chief of a physical medicine department at a respected San Francisco medical center, serving as Volunteer Clinical Faculty at UCSF, co-hosting a national radio talk show and appearing as a pain management expert for health advice sites such as Dr. Oz’s Sharecare, Dr. Lewis’ passion in caring for people speaks enormous volumes. Dr. Lewis, also known as the Jet MD, affirms the need for quality health care and shares valuable advice for students interested in pursuing a career in the health care industry.
What is your current position and educational background?
“I currently serve as the chief of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at California Pacific Medical Center at the St. Luke’s Campus in San Francisco. I completed a medical degree at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a Master in Public Health at New York University. In the field of medicine, one is constantly learning.”
Do you foresee continued growth in the health care industry?
“Absolutely. As the population continues to live longer and places a greater emphasis on health, there will be more importance for wellness and preventative care.”
What tips can you offer people interested in entering a career in the health care industry?
“Continue to study and learn every day and spend time shadowing mentors. Each week, our clinic happily hosts students and health care providers in training to give them real work experiences that mirror their book learning. Medicine is and will always be an exciting field.”
Randy Yagi is a freelance writer covering all things San Francisco. In 2012, he was awarded a Media Fellowship from Stanford University. His work can be found on Examiner.com Examiner.com.