Shawn A. Lewis, M.D.


Shawn A LewisOphthalmic Specialty

Diseases of the Retina and Vitreous

Diabetic Retinopathy
Macular Degeneration
Retinal Detachment/Tear
Ophthalmic Trauma

Laser Surgery



Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio – MD 2009

Ophthalmology Residency: University Hospitals of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio – 2010 – 2013

Fellowship: Vitreoretinal Surgery, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois 2013 – 2015

Certification: Board Certification, Licensure to Practice Medicine in Ohio and Illinois


Fight for Sight Summer Student Fellowship, 2006
Joseph Peters Scholarship Award, 2003
American Heart Association Undergraduate Student Fellowship, 2002
Schawe Scholarship, 2001 Awarded for High Achievement in Academic Scholarship

Professional Societies

American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2010
American Medical Association, 2005
American Medical Student Association, 2005–2009
Alpha Sigma Nu, 2004–2005
Xavier University Honors Society Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED), 2003–2005 Pre-medical Honors Society


1. Cionni DA, Lewis SA, Petersen MR, Foster RE, Riemann CD, Sisk RA, Hutchins RK, Miller DM. Analysis of outcomes for intravitreal bevacizumab in the treatment of choroidal neovascularization secondary to ocular histoplasmosis. Ophthalmology 2012; 119:327-332.

2. Lewis SA, Miller DM, Riemann CD, Foster RE, Petersen MR. Comparison of 20-, 23-, and 25-gauge pars plana vitrectomy in pseudophakic rhegmatogenous retinal detachment repair. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging 2011;42: 107-113Grunwald L, Kligman B, Shields C. Acute exudative polymorphous paraneoplastic vitelliform maculopathy in a patient with carcinoma, not melanoma. Arch Ophthalmol 2011; 129:1104-1106.

3. Biswas A, Lewis S, Wang B, Miyagi M. Santoshkumar P, Gangadhariah MH, Nagaraj RH. Chemical modulation of the chaperone function of human 5-A-crystallin. J Biochem 2008; 144:21-32.

4. Gopez J, Yue H, Vasudevan R, Malik A. Fogelsanger L, Lewis S, Panikashvili D, Shohami E, Jansen S, Narayan R, Strauss K. Cyclooxygenase-2-specific inhibitor improves functional outcomes, provides neuroprotection, and reduces inflammation in a rat model of traumatic brain injury. Neurosurgery 2005; 56:590-604.

Research Activities

Randomized, double-masked, multicenter, three-arm study comparing the efficacy and safety of RTH258 versus aflibercept in subjects with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (Hawk Study) Co-investigator, 2015

LHA510 proof-of-concept study as a maintenance therapy for patients with wet age-related macular degeneration Co-investigator, 2015– Curriculum vitae,

Phase III double-masked study of safety and efficacy of abicipar pegol in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (Sequoia Study) Co-investigator, 2015

Clinical research comparing outcomes of rhegmatogenous retinal detachment repair with different gauged instruments Cincinnati Eye Institute, Department of Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery; 2008–2015

Independent student research project; expressing and purifying αA-crystallin protein. running Western blots, spectrophotometry Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences; 2006

Independent and collaborative undergraduate research; perfusing rat brains, brain sectioning, immunohistofluorescence staining, using Metamorph imaging software University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Mayfield Neurotrauma Research Lab; 2003–2005

Summer undergraduate research on the role of TGF-beta in collagen production by fibroblast cells in the heart; cell culture and quantification of collagen protein Cleveland Clinic, Lerner Research Institute, Department of Molecular Cardiology 2002.