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Department of Internal Medicine

Eva Y. Lew, M.D. View profile as PDF

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.

Clinical Interests

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.


Assistant Professor


Internal Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care


Internal Medicine


Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation:


UC Davis Medical Group - Roseville (Douglas Boulevard)
2261 Douglas Blvd.
Roseville, CA 95661
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Phone: 916-783-7109

UC Davis Medical Group - Sacramento (J Street)
Internal Medicine Specialty Clinics
2825 J St., Suite 400
Sacramento, CA 95816
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Phone: 916-734-2737

Additional Phone:

Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Other Languages:

Cantonese, Spanish


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, 1990-93


University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 1993-96

Board Certifications:

American Board of Internal Medicine, 1997

Professional Memberships:

American College of Chest Physicians
American Thoracic Society

Select 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.

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