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Dr. Benjamin H. Lewis

Director of Research & Atria Registry; Cardiology

New York / Florida

Dr. Benjamin H. Lewis

Dr. Benjamin H. Lewis didn’t always know he wanted to be a cardiologist. As the grandson of a physician, Dr. Lewis knew early on that he liked solving problems and wanted to use these skills to help people in the sciences. He was initially drawn to ophthalmology when, at 8 years old, he became the first person in his family to need glasses. But after his father died of a heart attack at age 45, Dr. Lewis developed an interest in cardiology “so that other people wouldn’t have to experience that same loss.”

Today, Dr. Lewis is a board-certified cardiologist who loves helping patients understand their health and what they can do to reduce the risk of heart disease. Dr. Lewis has always been drawn to technology innovations, and as a result, uses state-of-the-art imaging to define and manage disease while minimizing radiation exposure. “You have the most to lose when you’re healthy, so our goal is to prevent the decline in any aspect of cardiovascular health,” he says.

Once patients are armed with the best information about their health, Dr. Lewis focuses on lifestyle factors as the area where they can make the most significant difference in their own well-being. “We have to deliver patient-centric care,” he says. “We have to guide and educate people about why we do what we do. It is our obligation to speak in plain English and make them as knowledgeable as we are.”

Dr. Lewis earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of California, Berkeley, and his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco, before heading East for an internship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and his internal medicine residency training at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. He then completed a two-year fellowship in cardiology at Brigham Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

After his fellowship, Dr. Lewis was recruited to the Columbia-Presbyterian East Side downtown outpatient practice. He remained part of the outpatient practice, which was renamed ColumbiaDoctors Midtown, as a cardiologist for the next 40 years, and as an early adopter of relevant technologies in medicine, he helped establish the regular use of ultrasound imaging, including stress echo, outside the hospital setting. During this time, he rose to the rank of Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and was honored as a member of the inaugural class of the Academy of Clinical Excellence.

While at Columbia, he also developed an interest in women’s cardiac health and was involved in the launch of the Partnership for Women’s Health, later renamed the Partnership for Gender-Specific Medicine.

Dr. Lewis enjoys working at Atria because he has always appreciated opportunities to spend meaningful time with each patient and wanted to develop a multidisciplinary approach, creating individualized health plans and then collaborating with his colleagues to provide comprehensive care. In previous parts of his academic career, Dr. Lewis saw that hospital emergency rooms were often the only options for patients to quickly access care from multiple specialties, and this frustrated him.

“Atria is an opportunity to actually change how medicine is delivered in a coordinated fashion,” he says. “Collectively we hope to reinvent how medicine is practiced in a way that is less expensive, more productive, and more tailored, while preventing late-stage disease that is often a cause for hospital care. Our goal is to generalize this approach to medical practice at our respective large university hospitals and all health care facilities.”

When he’s not working, Dr. Lewis enjoys spending time with his family and friends, biking, and playing golf.

Credentials

  • Professor Emeritus of Medicine
    Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • Attending Physician
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia/Cornell)
  • Founding Physician
    ColumbiaDoctors Midtown
  • Former Co-Director
    ColumbiaDoctors Executive Health Program
  • Former Member
    Partnership for Gender-Specific Medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Awards

  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors
    1999-2023
  • New York Magazine Top Doctors
    2021, 2022, 2023
  • Gender Practioner of the Year
    Columbia Partnership for Gender-Specific Medicine

Affiliations

  • Member, Board of Trustees, Salk Institute for Biological Sciences
    Board of Trustees, Salk Institute for Biological Sciences

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David W. Dodick

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Chief Science & Medical Officer, Atria; Co-Chair, Atria Academy of Science & Medicine

Paul G. Lee

Dr. Paul G. Lee

Co-Chair of International Executive Health; Internal Medicine

Richard S. Isaacson

Dr. Richard S. Isaacson

Director of the Atria Precision Prevention Program

Lawrence C. Newman

Dr. Lawrence C. Newman

Director of the Atria Brain Health Program

Ken Shubin Stein

Dr. Ken Shubin Stein

Co-Founder, Atria; Co-Founder and CEO, Atria Academy of Science & Medicine

Caleb Moore

Dr. Caleb Moore

Medical Director of Atria Palm Beach; Internal Medicine

Laura Balda

Dr. Laura Balda

Site Director of Atria Palm Beach; Family Medicine

Jaime Burkle

Dr. Jaime Burkle

Chair of Cardiology

Benjamin H. Lewis

Dr. Benjamin H. Lewis

Director of Research & Atria Registry; Cardiology

Rony Shimony

Dr. Rony Shimony

Director of Cardiology, Atria New York; Co-Chair of International Executive Health

Gabrielle Page-Wilson

Dr. Gabrielle Page-Wilson

Director of Endocrinology & Metabolic Health; Internal Medicine

Jahangir Rahman

Dr. Jahangir Rahman

Internal Medicine

Jennifer McGugins Hill

Dr. Jennifer McGugins Hill

Internal Medicine

Edward J. Greaney

Dr. Edward J. Greaney

Internal Medicine

Yadiera M. Brown

Dr. Yadiera M. Brown

Family Medicine

Paul Fenyves

Dr. Paul Fenyves

Internal Medicine

Daniel Yadegar

Dr. Daniel Yadegar

Internal Medicine; Cardiology

Bernard M. Kruger

Dr. Bernard M. Kruger

Internal Medicine

Daniel Angerbauer

Dr. Daniel Angerbauer

Preventive Medicine

Robert Kachko

Robert Kachko

Director of Integrative Health

Nicholas D. Caputo

Dr. Nicholas D. Caputo

Director of Urgent & Home Care, Atria New York

Alex Heromin

Dr. Alex Heromin

Director of Urgent & Home Care, Atria Palm Beach; Emergency Medicine

Evelyn C. Granieri

Dr. Evelyn C. Granieri

Director of Geriatrics

Elizabeth Poynor

Dr. Elizabeth Poynor

Chair of Women’s Health & Gynecology

Panta Rouhani Schaffer

Dr. Panta Rouhani Schaffer

Medical Dermatology

Kyle O’Flaherty

Kyle O’Flaherty

Director of Movement

Adam Ross

Adam Ross

Nutrition

Kelly Fradin

Dr. Kelly Fradin

Chair of Pediatrics; Chair of Home Services

Hina J. Talib

Dr. Hina J. Talib

Director of Adolescent Medicine; Co-Director of Pediatrics, Atria New York

Cory Kercher

Dr. Cory Kercher

Director of Pediatrics, Atria New York

Amish Nishawala

Dr. Amish Nishawala

Pediatrics

Kersha S. Pennicott

Dr. Kersha S. Pennicott

Pediatrics & Urgent Care

Celina Moore

Dr. Celina Moore

Director of Pediatrics, Atria Palm Beach

David W. Dodick

Dr. David W. Dodick

Chief Science & Medical Officer, Atria; Co-Chair, Atria Academy of Science & Medicine

Paul G. Lee

Dr. Paul G. Lee

Co-Chair of International Executive Health; Internal Medicine

Richard S. Isaacson

Dr. Richard S. Isaacson

Director of the Atria Precision Prevention Program

Lawrence C. Newman

Dr. Lawrence C. Newman

Director of the Atria Brain Health Program

Ken Shubin Stein

Dr. Ken Shubin Stein

Co-Founder, Atria; Co-Founder and CEO, Atria Academy of Science & Medicine

Caleb Moore

Dr. Caleb Moore

Medical Director of Atria Palm Beach; Internal Medicine

Laura Balda

Dr. Laura Balda

Site Director of Atria Palm Beach; Family Medicine

Jaime Burkle

Dr. Jaime Burkle

Chair of Cardiology

Benjamin H. Lewis

Dr. Benjamin H. Lewis

Director of Research & Atria Registry; Cardiology

Rony Shimony

Dr. Rony Shimony

Director of Cardiology, Atria New York; Co-Chair of International Executive Health

Gabrielle Page-Wilson

Dr. Gabrielle Page-Wilson

Director of Endocrinology & Metabolic Health; Internal Medicine

Jahangir Rahman

Dr. Jahangir Rahman

Internal Medicine

Jennifer McGugins Hill

Dr. Jennifer McGugins Hill

Internal Medicine

Edward J. Greaney

Dr. Edward J. Greaney

Internal Medicine

Yadiera M. Brown

Dr. Yadiera M. Brown

Family Medicine

Paul Fenyves

Dr. Paul Fenyves

Internal Medicine

Daniel Yadegar

Dr. Daniel Yadegar

Internal Medicine; Cardiology

Bernard M. Kruger

Dr. Bernard M. Kruger

Internal Medicine

Daniel Angerbauer

Dr. Daniel Angerbauer

Preventive Medicine

Robert Kachko

Robert Kachko

Director of Integrative Health

Nicholas D. Caputo

Dr. Nicholas D. Caputo

Director of Urgent & Home Care, Atria New York

Alex Heromin

Dr. Alex Heromin

Director of Urgent & Home Care, Atria Palm Beach; Emergency Medicine

Evelyn C. Granieri

Dr. Evelyn C. Granieri

Director of Geriatrics

Elizabeth Poynor

Dr. Elizabeth Poynor

Chair of Women’s Health & Gynecology

Panta Rouhani Schaffer

Dr. Panta Rouhani Schaffer

Medical Dermatology

Kyle O’Flaherty

Kyle O’Flaherty

Director of Movement

Adam Ross

Adam Ross

Nutrition

Kelly Fradin

Dr. Kelly Fradin

Chair of Pediatrics; Chair of Home Services

Hina J. Talib

Dr. Hina J. Talib

Director of Adolescent Medicine; Co-Director of Pediatrics, Atria New York

Cory Kercher

Dr. Cory Kercher

Director of Pediatrics, Atria New York

Amish Nishawala

Dr. Amish Nishawala

Pediatrics

Kersha S. Pennicott

Dr. Kersha S. Pennicott

Pediatrics & Urgent Care

Celina Moore

Dr. Celina Moore

Director of Pediatrics, Atria Palm Beach

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David W. Dodick

Dr. David W. Dodick

Chief Science & Medical Officer, Atria; Co-Chair, Atria Academy of Science & Medicine

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Paul G. Lee

Dr. Paul G. Lee

Co-Chair of International Executive Health; Internal Medicine


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Richard S. Isaacson

Dr. Richard S. Isaacson

Director of the Atria Precision Prevention Program

Read full bio
Lawrence C. Newman

Dr. Lawrence C. Newman

Director of the Atria Brain Health Program

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Ken Shubin Stein

Dr. Ken Shubin Stein

Co-Founder, Atria; Co-Founder and CEO, Atria Academy of Science & Medicine

Read full bio
Caleb Moore

Dr. Caleb Moore

Medical Director of Atria Palm Beach; Internal Medicine

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Laura Balda

Dr. Laura Balda

Site Director of Atria Palm Beach; Family Medicine

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Jaime Burkle

Dr. Jaime Burkle

Chair of Cardiology

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Benjamin H. Lewis

Dr. Benjamin H. Lewis

Director of Research & Atria Registry; Cardiology

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Rony Shimony

Dr. Rony Shimony

Director of Cardiology, Atria New York; Co-Chair of International Executive Health

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Gabrielle Page-Wilson

Dr. Gabrielle Page-Wilson

Director of Endocrinology & Metabolic Health; Internal Medicine

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Jahangir Rahman

Dr. Jahangir Rahman

Internal Medicine

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Jennifer McGugins Hill

Dr. Jennifer McGugins Hill

Internal Medicine

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Edward J. Greaney

Dr. Edward J. Greaney

Internal Medicine

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Yadiera M. Brown

Dr. Yadiera M. Brown

Family Medicine

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Paul Fenyves

Dr. Paul Fenyves

Internal Medicine

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Daniel Yadegar

Dr. Daniel Yadegar

Internal Medicine; Cardiology

Read full bio
Bernard M. Kruger

Dr. Bernard M. Kruger

Internal Medicine

Read full bio
Daniel Angerbauer

Dr. Daniel Angerbauer

Preventive Medicine

Read full bio
Robert Kachko

Robert Kachko

Director of Integrative Health

Read full bio
Nicholas D. Caputo

Dr. Nicholas D. Caputo

Director of Urgent & Home Care, Atria New York

Read full bio
Alex Heromin

Dr. Alex Heromin

Director of Urgent & Home Care, Atria Palm Beach; Emergency Medicine

Read full bio
Evelyn C. Granieri

Dr. Evelyn C. Granieri

Director of Geriatrics

Read full bio
Elizabeth Poynor

Dr. Elizabeth Poynor

Chair of Women’s Health & Gynecology

Read full bio
Panta Rouhani Schaffer

Dr. Panta Rouhani Schaffer

Medical Dermatology

Read full bio
Kyle O’Flaherty

Kyle O’Flaherty

Director of Movement

Read full bio
Adam Ross

Adam Ross

Nutrition

Read full bio
Kelly Fradin

Dr. Kelly Fradin

Chair of Pediatrics; Chair of Home Services

Read full bio
Hina J. Talib

Dr. Hina J. Talib

Director of Adolescent Medicine; Co-Director of Pediatrics, Atria New York

Read full bio
Cory Kercher

Dr. Cory Kercher

Director of Pediatrics, Atria New York

Read full bio
Amish Nishawala

Dr. Amish Nishawala

Pediatrics

Read full bio
Kersha S. Pennicott

Dr. Kersha S. Pennicott

Pediatrics & Urgent Care

Read full bio
Celina Moore

Dr. Celina Moore

Director of Pediatrics, Atria Palm Beach

Read full bio
David W. Dodick

Dr. David W. Dodick

Chief Science & Medical Officer, Atria; Co-Chair, Atria Academy of Science & Medicine

Paul G. Lee

Dr. Paul G. Lee

Co-Chair of International Executive Health; Internal Medicine

Richard S. Isaacson

Dr. Richard S. Isaacson

Director of the Atria Precision Prevention Program

Lawrence C. Newman

Dr. Lawrence C. Newman

Director of the Atria Brain Health Program

Ken Shubin Stein

Dr. Ken Shubin Stein

Co-Founder, Atria; Co-Founder and CEO, Atria Academy of Science & Medicine

Caleb Moore

Dr. Caleb Moore

Medical Director of Atria Palm Beach; Internal Medicine

Laura Balda

Dr. Laura Balda

Site Director of Atria Palm Beach; Family Medicine

Jaime Burkle

Dr. Jaime Burkle

Chair of Cardiology

Benjamin H. Lewis

Dr. Benjamin H. Lewis

Director of Research & Atria Registry; Cardiology

Rony Shimony

Dr. Rony Shimony

Director of Cardiology, Atria New York; Co-Chair of International Executive Health

Gabrielle Page-Wilson

Dr. Gabrielle Page-Wilson

Director of Endocrinology & Metabolic Health; Internal Medicine

Jahangir Rahman

Dr. Jahangir Rahman

Internal Medicine

Jennifer McGugins Hill

Dr. Jennifer McGugins Hill

Internal Medicine

Edward J. Greaney

Dr. Edward J. Greaney

Internal Medicine

Yadiera M. Brown

Dr. Yadiera M. Brown

Family Medicine

Paul Fenyves

Dr. Paul Fenyves

Internal Medicine

Daniel Yadegar

Dr. Daniel Yadegar

Internal Medicine; Cardiology

Bernard M. Kruger

Dr. Bernard M. Kruger

Internal Medicine

Daniel Angerbauer

Dr. Daniel Angerbauer

Preventive Medicine

Robert Kachko

Robert Kachko

Director of Integrative Health

Nicholas D. Caputo

Dr. Nicholas D. Caputo

Director of Urgent & Home Care, Atria New York

Alex Heromin

Dr. Alex Heromin

Director of Urgent & Home Care, Atria Palm Beach; Emergency Medicine

Evelyn C. Granieri

Dr. Evelyn C. Granieri

Director of Geriatrics

Elizabeth Poynor

Dr. Elizabeth Poynor

Chair of Women’s Health & Gynecology

Panta Rouhani Schaffer

Dr. Panta Rouhani Schaffer

Medical Dermatology

Kyle O’Flaherty

Kyle O’Flaherty

Director of Movement

Adam Ross

Adam Ross

Nutrition

Kelly Fradin

Dr. Kelly Fradin

Chair of Pediatrics; Chair of Home Services

Hina J. Talib

Dr. Hina J. Talib

Director of Adolescent Medicine; Co-Director of Pediatrics, Atria New York

Cory Kercher

Dr. Cory Kercher

Director of Pediatrics, Atria New York

Amish Nishawala

Dr. Amish Nishawala

Pediatrics

Kersha S. Pennicott

Dr. Kersha S. Pennicott

Pediatrics & Urgent Care

Celina Moore

Dr. Celina Moore

Director of Pediatrics, Atria Palm Beach

David W. Dodick

Dr. David W. Dodick

Chief Science & Medical Officer, Atria; Co-Chair, Atria Academy of Science & Medicine

Paul G. Lee

Dr. Paul G. Lee

Co-Chair of International Executive Health; Internal Medicine

Richard S. Isaacson

Dr. Richard S. Isaacson

Director of the Atria Precision Prevention Program

Lawrence C. Newman

Dr. Lawrence C. Newman

Director of the Atria Brain Health Program

Ken Shubin Stein

Dr. Ken Shubin Stein

Co-Founder, Atria; Co-Founder and CEO, Atria Academy of Science & Medicine

Caleb Moore

Dr. Caleb Moore

Medical Director of Atria Palm Beach; Internal Medicine

Laura Balda

Dr. Laura Balda

Site Director of Atria Palm Beach; Family Medicine

Jaime Burkle

Dr. Jaime Burkle

Chair of Cardiology

Benjamin H. Lewis

Dr. Benjamin H. Lewis

Director of Research & Atria Registry; Cardiology

Rony Shimony

Dr. Rony Shimony

Director of Cardiology, Atria New York; Co-Chair of International Executive Health

Gabrielle Page-Wilson

Dr. Gabrielle Page-Wilson

Director of Endocrinology & Metabolic Health; Internal Medicine

Jahangir Rahman

Dr. Jahangir Rahman

Internal Medicine

Jennifer McGugins Hill

Dr. Jennifer McGugins Hill

Internal Medicine

Edward J. Greaney

Dr. Edward J. Greaney

Internal Medicine

Yadiera M. Brown

Dr. Yadiera M. Brown

Family Medicine

Paul Fenyves

Dr. Paul Fenyves

Internal Medicine

Daniel Yadegar

Dr. Daniel Yadegar

Internal Medicine; Cardiology

Bernard M. Kruger

Dr. Bernard M. Kruger

Internal Medicine

Daniel Angerbauer

Dr. Daniel Angerbauer

Preventive Medicine

Robert Kachko

Robert Kachko

Director of Integrative Health

Nicholas D. Caputo

Dr. Nicholas D. Caputo

Director of Urgent & Home Care, Atria New York

Alex Heromin

Dr. Alex Heromin

Director of Urgent & Home Care, Atria Palm Beach; Emergency Medicine

Evelyn C. Granieri

Dr. Evelyn C. Granieri

Director of Geriatrics

Elizabeth Poynor

Dr. Elizabeth Poynor

Chair of Women’s Health & Gynecology

Panta Rouhani Schaffer

Dr. Panta Rouhani Schaffer

Medical Dermatology

Kyle O’Flaherty

Kyle O’Flaherty

Director of Movement

Adam Ross

Adam Ross

Nutrition

Kelly Fradin

Dr. Kelly Fradin

Chair of Pediatrics; Chair of Home Services

Hina J. Talib

Dr. Hina J. Talib

Director of Adolescent Medicine; Co-Director of Pediatrics, Atria New York

Cory Kercher

Dr. Cory Kercher

Director of Pediatrics, Atria New York

Amish Nishawala

Dr. Amish Nishawala

Pediatrics

Kersha S. Pennicott

Dr. Kersha S. Pennicott

Pediatrics & Urgent Care

Celina Moore

Dr. Celina Moore

Director of Pediatrics, Atria Palm Beach