Dr Chris Lewis
Presenting: Friday 23 November
Dr. Chris Lewis is a respiratory physician and director of prevocational training at Auckland City Hospital. He trained in the UK and New Zealand. He has a number of clinical and research interests. Clinical interests include COPD and airway diseases, mycobacterial diseases, interventional bronchoscopy, lung transplant and lung cancer. He has held leadership positions in TB and lung cancer, and he remains a member of the Australian Cancer Council lung cancer guideline group. His research interests include COPD, where he completed an MD thesis looking at the role of oxygen therapy, bronchiectasis, where he is a member of an Auckland and Waikato based group undertaking clinical trials, and lung cancer, where he was a co-investigator on a large HRC funded research project looking at barriers to the diagnosis of lung cancer and provides clinical input for other HRC funded studies looking at mutations and targeted therapies. He has an interest in teaching and education, and has led previous NZ conferences in TB and lung cancer. This year he has been appointed as director of prevocational training at ADHB, taking overarching responsibility for training, education and pastoral care of all of the prevocational doctors at ADHB.