• I was born and raised in Cleveland Ohio. I attended Case Western Reserve University for undergraduate school (1987) and medical school (1991). I went on to do a fellowship in Body Imaging at The University of North Carolina (1997). After fellowship I worked for a large private practice group in Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids MI. (1997- 2003). While there, I was an Assistant Clinical Professor in Radiology for Michigan State University. In 2003 I moved to Toledo OH and began working for Consulting Radiologists Corporation at Mercy Healthcare facilities. There I became a Clinical Assistant Professor in Radiology at Medical College of Ohio (2003) and eventually The University of Toledo School of medicine(2006). During this period I was the site coordinator for the UTMC Radiology residency at St Vincent Hospital and a member of the Mercy Healthcare Partners GMEC. In mid 2009 I became full time faculty at The University of Toledo School of Medicine

    Activity at The University of Toledo School of Medicine



    Residents: From 2003-2009 I was the site coordinator for the MCO / UTMC Radiology residency. During that time I gave 7 -10 lectures per year as a volunteer faculty member. From 2009 to present I provide an integrate core curriculum for the UTMC Radiology residency with 10-12 lecture per year in Chest and Cardiac imaging. Lectures range between 1-2 hours of contact each. In addition I provide on average 2 case based lectures per month at 1 hour each and 2 board preparation sessions per year that are 4 hours long.

    Students: I give yearly cross sectional imaging lectures to the medical students in lung and cardiac anatomy. These are held in the large auditorium for all medical students in anatomy (approximately 180). I lecture yearly to the PA students on central nervous system trauma.

    Honors: I received the 2011 Dr. Ted Pinsky Excellence in Radiology Teaching Award.

    Teaching Rounds:

    I teach MS3 and MS4 students throughout the year on a daily basis. There are 1-3 students per day for 4-6 hours per session. Additional PA students, neurology residents and fellows, medicine residents and anesthesia residents may be present. These are interactive imaging sessions where anatomy and pathology are demonstrated and learners are also given a chance to try their skill at interpretation.

    Micro learning / E-learning:

    As an alternative way to teach with a residency program divided between UTMC and Promedica we are now sending frequent E-learning activities to our residents (some students have also taken part.) This uses Microsoft OneNote and PDF files to disseminate interesting cases (all anonymous to comply with HIPAA) and short teaching points. This is based on a simillar project at CWRU Lerner School of Medicine. We sent 38 E-learning docs so far this year.

    ( https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2017/07/case-western-med-school-calls-microsoft-surface-hub-further-collaboration-0 )

    Educational Development:

    I am a member of the Cardio-Pulmonary-Renal group advising the new curriculum changes in the medical school.


    I currently mentor about 5-10 medical students per year considering careers in radiology. For MS1-MS2 I am often finding research opportunities for them. For MS3 students we meet for specific counseling regarding application to a Radiology residency and match participation. I write 5-10 letters of recommendation per year for these students.


    I have been involved with the departments of Surgery, Urology, Neurosurgery and Neurology in research, publication and presentations.

    I have participated with Radiology Residents in presentation and publication.

    I am a participant and am listed on Dr Xin Wangs NIH grant involving functional MRI. I set up a workstation in radiology so that image data in a research format (NIFTI) from Dr Wang’s group could be reviewed in our department and if desired saved as DICOM for our PACS.

    I am a certified Google developer and licensed Vuforia developer and have authored a virtual reality teaching application for cervical spine trauma.


    I am participating in virtual reality and augmented reality research in cardiothoracic imaging with faculty from the University of Kentucky and TeraRecon Co. which has resulted in a presentation.


    Professional Service

    Since 2011 I have been the Residency Program Director in Radiology. We have 16 residents. I am responsible for all monthly and yearly scheduling of resident rotations including call and vacation. I am in charge of correlating all rotation evaluations and presenting them at Clinical Competency Committee along with other testing / performance data to determine resident promotion. I oversee and have recently revised an 18 month long core curriculum of didactic and case based lectures to ensure coverage of all the areas included in the board qualifying exam. I do all formal summary resident evaluations. I chair the Performance Improvement Committee. I am a member of the UTMC Graduate Medical education Committee and have been since 2009. Prior to that I was a member of the St Vincent Mercy GMEC from 2003 -2009. While serving as Program Director we have had no citations. I recieved the Physician Service Excellence Award from St Vincent Hospitap in Toledo in 2008.

    On two occasions I have been asked by GMEC to participate in resident due process hearings. I served as committee chair for the last due process hearing I was involved in.

    I am Service Chief for the Department of Radiology at UTMC, as such I am involved in quality control and performance evaluation in the department. This includes evaluation of images and protocols to achieve American College of Radiology Certification in all modalities of imaging. This includes participation in radiation dose reduction efforts in CT. This include serving as adviser to the Chairman on Safety Net issues and participation in root cause analysis meetings if necessary. When the department Chairman is absent I serve as acting chairman.

    I am the MRI safety officer. This includes review of patient safety issues in MRI including implanted devices and metallic bodies often on a per case basis. This also includes JACHO and Ohio compliance issues for safety zones in MRI areas.

    I am a member of the UTMC and UTP Credentialing Committee.

    I am a member of the UTMC Trauma Committee. I attend and participate in Trauma committee meeting and Trauma Morbidity and Mortality conference and have taken part in American College of Surgery site visits.

    I am co-director of the Northwest Ohio Radiologic Society.

    I am a member of the Radiologic Society of North America

    I am a member of the Association of Program Directors in Radiology

    I am board certified in Diagnostic Radiology from Case Western Reserve University University Hospitals and Fellowship trained in Body Imaging from the University of North Carolina.

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  • Terrence J Lewis


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