I love to visit orthocarolina and specially the staff very nice and kind people, I love the way Doctor Lewis MD try to make u feel secure and not to worried about the problem It will getFix, He just look at my hand and told me what is going on immediately I felt confident I definitely Recommend to everyone OrthoCarolina...- Roselys A.

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Fellowship Trained

  • Hand

Clinical Specialties

  • Hand


  • Youngstown State University -- Bachelor of Science
  • Medical College of Ohio -- Doctor of Medicine
  • Michigan State University, Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies -- Residency
  • Indiana Hand Center -- Fellowship, Hand & Upper Extremity


  • Dr. Lewis currently serves as the President of OrthoCarolina
  • Team Physician for Winthrop University, Hand Consultant
  • Board Certified Physician


  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand Resident Education Committee
  • Member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Member of the North Carolina Medical Society

  • Board Certified Physician


Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Loeffler BJ, Lewis DL: Restoration of elbow flexion. Hand Clinics August 2016
  • Brannon P, Gaston RG, Lewis D, Loeffler B: "Complications with the Use of BMP-2 in Scaphoid Nonunion Surgery". J Hand Surg Am. 2016 May;41(5):602-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2016.01.013. Epub 2016 Mar 22. PMID: 27013317
  • *Gaston RG, Ward WA, Lewis DL, Gantt EG, Osier LK, Gaul JS, Perlik PC, Chadderdon RC, Baker DS, Boatright JR; Wrist and Radius Injury Surgery Trial (WRIST) Study Group: Reflections One Year into the 21 Center NIH-funded WRIST Study. A Primer on Conducting a Multicenter Clinical Trial. Journal of Hand Surgery, 2013 Jun;38:1194-1201. *denotes group study
  • Gaston RG, Lewis DR. Animal Bites to the Hand. Current Orthopaedic Practice. 2010;21(6):559-563

National and Regional Presentations

  • Lewis DR. Course Faculty: Instructional Course- Supergroups: Preparing for the Future of Private Practice. ASSH Annual Meeting; 2016; Sept 30; Austin, TX
  • Ward AW, Osier LS, Lewis DR, Loeffler BJ, Chadderdon RC, Gaston RG. Lymphedema Following Elective Hand and Wrist Surgery in Women who are Post Axillary Lymph Node Dissection: A Prospective, Cohort Study. Abstract-(paper#2): ASSH Annual Meeting; 2016 Sept 29; Austin, TX
  • Lewis DR. Understanding and Managing the Rheumatoid Wrist. OrthoCarolina Wrist Course: A Focus on Techniques in Wrist Arthroplasty and DRUJ; 2015; Nov 14; Charlotte, NC Course Faculty/Moderator
  • Brannan PS, Gaston RG, Lewis DR, Loeffler BJ. Complications with the Use of BMP-2 in Scaphoid Nonunion Surgery. Paper #13: ASSH Annual Meeting; 2015 Sept 11; Seattle, WA
  • Lewis DR: Management of Distal Radius Fractures: Where are we now? Oscar Miller Day Symposium, Charlotte, NC, October 15, 2010
  • Lewis DR: Open Fractures and Compartment Syndrome. Bronson Methodist Hospital: Trauma Surgery Grand Rounds, 2008


  • Dawn, CMA/OT-C
  • Surgery Scheduler – Kristine
  • Administrative Assistant – Carolyn Byers


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