Philosophy of Care
With my training in pulmonary disease and critical care medicine, I provide patient care and also conduct research on lung disease. As a primary care physician, I see patients for both general health care and pulmonary problems. I especially enjoy the chance to educate patients and help them set and reach health-related goals. I also take care of intensive-care patients, for whom communication with patients and their families is critical in choosing the best treatment plan. This is an especially demanding setting that calls for a wide range of skills. I enjoy relating to my patients, but I also know that my time in the research laboratory may potentially prevent some patients from needing intensive- care treatment.
Eva Y. Lew received a Research Training Fellowship from the American Lung Association of California to study apoptosis and oxidant-induced DNA damage in airway epithelium. She also has focused on cardiovascular research, including calcium as a treatment for mild hypertension, and blood pressure recovery curves after submaximal exercise as a predictor of hypertension.
M.D., UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, California, 1990
B.S., UC Davis, Davis, California, 1986
University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 1990-93
University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 1993-96
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1997
American College of Chest Physicians
American Thoracic Society
Honors and Awards
Bank of America Achievement Award in the fields of Mathematics and Science: Zone Finalist ($2,000 scholarship), 1982
Soroptimist International Youth Citizenship Award, 1982
Doyle Scholarship, 1982
Select Recent Publications
Lew EYT, Usachanko J, McDonald RJ. Senescent neutrophils injure airway epithelium. Journal of Investigative Medicine 1996;44(1):166A
Lew EYT, Usachanko J, McDonald RJ. Senescent neutrophils injure bronchial epithelium. Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 1996;153(4):A286.
Tanji JL, Champlin JJ, Wong GY, Lew EYT, Brown TC, Amsterdam. Blood pressure recovery curves after submaximal exercise: A predictor of hypertension at ten-year follow-up. American Journal of Hypertension 1989;2:135-138.
Amsterdam E, Tanji JL, Ridgeway MG, Laslett L, Kamenetsky M, Lew EYT, Vera Z. The false-negative exercise electrocardiogram: Identification of a patient population with relatively limited coronary artery disease. Clinical Research 1987;35:99A.