Jaime D. Lewis, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Cincinnati, is a fellowship-trained surgeon who specializes in Breast Surgical Oncology. Dr. Lewis has developed expertise in staging and treatment of breast cancer. She has a special interest in caring for patients with premenopausal breast cancer as well as pregnancy associated breast cancer. Additionally, she focuses on the identification and management of patients at high risk for developing breast cancer due to familial and genetic factors. She also treats benign breast disease.
While the goal of a cancer operation is to remove all of the diseased tissue when possible, Dr. Lewis understands the importance that breasts can take in a woman’s identification of herself. She works closely with each patient, as well as reconstructive surgeons when necessary, to develop a surgical plan that will fulfill the oncologic goals and maximize the aesthetic outcome.
Caring appropriately for patients with cancer requires a dedicated team of physicians, nurses, ancillary staff, and administration. Dr. Lewis is a member of the multi-disciplinary University of Cincinnati Cancer Institute breast cancer team, a group committed to providing quality and excellence in treatment. She and her partners work closely to offer patients individualized plans of care, looking beyond the disease to treat the person. Dr. Lewis sees patients at the UC Health Barrett Center in Clifton and the UC Health Women's Center in West Chester, as well as University of Cincinnati Medical Center and West Chester Hospital.
Dr. Lewis completed her residency in General Surgery at the University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, Ohio) followed by a fellowship in Breast Surgical Oncology (H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Tampa, Florida). She has presented her research at national meetings and published on topics including hormonal therapy in early stage breast cancer, complications of nipple sparing mastectomy, long term outcomes after treatment of ductal carcinoma in situ, and fertility preservation in young women with breast cancer. She joined the Division of Surgical Oncology at the University of Cincinnati in 2012.