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Steven H. Lewis, MD, FCAP, FACOG

Clinical Professor and Chair of the Program Committee for the Given Institute; Faculty Associate, Center for Bioethics and Humanities


  • BA; University of Colorado (1977)
  • MD; University of Colorado AOA (1981)

Postdoctoral Education:

  • Intern, Resident and Chief Resident, OB/GYN and Anatomic Pathology, Cornell University School of Medicine (1981-1987) 
  • Oncology Residency; Memorial Hospital Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (1983-1984)
  • Fellowship OB/GYN Pathology (1987) Columbia University
  • Visiting Distinguished Scholar; (1987) UCSD Medical School
  • Senior Fellow American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Fellow College of American Pathologists

Faculty Appointments:

  • Assistant Clinical Professor 1987-1990 OB/GYN and Pathology the Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia University; Head, Division of Obstetrical Pathology.
  • Associate Clinical Professor (1990-2003) OB/GYN and Pathology- University of South Florida
  • Director, Florida Women’s Center and Anatomic Pathology Services (1990-2003)
  • Clinical Professor of Pathology (2009-Present) University of Colorado School of Medicine Denver
  • Faculty Associate, Center for Bioethics and Humanities (2015-Present) University of Colorado School of Medicine Denver

Research Activities:

  • Microinjection of Caeoribditis elegans Ova
  • Tissue Cultured, Neoplastic Cytologic Microinjection Murine Bastocysts
  • In Vivo Derived, Neoplastic Cytologic Microinjection of Murine Blastocysts
  • Pathology of the Placenta
  • Homeobox Gene Transcript Assay (Identification of HOX 1.3)
  • Identification of Vertical Transmission of HIV in First Trimester Fetuses
  • Horizontal Transmission of HIV Prevention at Birth
  • Reduction in Surgical Morbidity and Hospital Stay Following Major Abdominal/Pelvic Surgery


Journal Articles in Pub Med ( 

​​Contemporary Issues in Surgical Pathology:, Pathlogy of the Placenta Vol. 23 © 1999 Churchill Livingstone

​​University of Colorado CCTSI Profile

Special Interests:

  • Board of Directors and Chair, Medical Ethics Advisory Board, Aspen Center for Social Values

  • Art and the Humanities in Bioethics and Medicine

Artist in Residencies:  

  • Nameste Center for Arts, Denver 

  •  Red Brick Center for Arts, Aspen 

  • The Given Institute, Aspen

  • Selected Exhibitions “Art for Healing” 

  • M.J. Fox Parkinson’s Disease Foundation,  Ward Nasse Gallery SOHO NY

  • SOWA Gallery Boston  “Art for Healing”

  • New York Council for the Arts sponsored “Art for Healing”

  • Great Neck Center for Performing Arts, NY.

  • Chelsea, NY (Sponsored by Isabella Rosallini and Spike Lee)


 Additional Art for Healing Information and Gallery: Http://

 Volunteer First Responder Educator:

  • EMS/EMT Rescue Squads  (Engine Companies)

         CMC In Aspen and Vail Valley

         Pathology of Emergency OB/BYN​