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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

A. Lee Lewis, MD


        A. Lee Lewis, MD


A. Lee Lewis, MD is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry in the Youth Division at the Medical University of SC (MUSC), where he completed both his General Psychiatry residency and C&A fellowship (serving as chief during the 2010-2011 academic year). He is a graduate of Wofford College with a BS in Psychology and an emphasis in Pre-medical studies and Theatre. He has dedicated his research endeavors to adolescent substance abuse focusing on prescription medication misuse. An accomplished actor and improviser, Lee is also dedicated to examining the positive role that the arts may play in treating adolescent psychopathology such as substance abuse, anxiety, personality disorders, and depression. Lee is an award winning teacher at MUSC and in his young career has won the Department of Psychiatry Golden Apple Award four times (08,09,10,11), and the MUSC AMSA house-staff teacher of the year award in 2009. He is also a two-time nominee for the national Ginsberg Fellowship for excellence in medical student teaching. Lee is a part of the teaching curriculum for MUSC medical students, psychiatric residents, ER residents, and physician assistants. He has also been invited to give symposiums for the pediatric and nursing faculties on campus on numerous occasions.

       At the completion of this session, the participant will be able to:

1.  Identify adolescent medication misuse as a growing problem in society.
2.  Discuss the results of the recent "MIME" survey study.
3.  Discuss possible new strategies for tackling this increasing public health concern.


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