Charles R. Lewis, MD
Medical Director Inpatient Care Center
The Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice
4311 Third Avenue
San Diego, CA, USA 92103-1407
Charles R. Lewis, MD is the Assistant Vice President for Medical Affairs at San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine. He is also the Medical Director, Inpatient Care Center, the Director of the Integrative Palliative Medicine Program, and the Chairman of the Sacred Art of Living and Dying Committee. He also holds an academic appointment as Voluntary Clinical Instructor at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. Dr. Lewis has a background in family medicine and allergy/immunology. He is particularly interested in integrating complementary and alternative medicine approaches with conventional palliative medicine and enhancing spiritual care for hospice patients.
Dr. Lewis received the Bachelor of Arts degree from Phillips University, Enid, Oklahoma in 1957. He received his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis, Missouri in 1961. He completed a rotating internship at Jewish Hospital of St. Louis in 1962 and a preceptorship in allergy and immunology at St. Louis University School of Medicine, Missouri. He is certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology and the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.