Dr Jack Lewin
John C. (Jack) Lewin, MD, is a Principal of American Health NY, an international health services management and consulting company focused on improving health care in the Middle East and globally. He is also Chief Medical Officer and Science Advisor of New York City-based MDPortals, an innovative provider of unified patient intelligence for improving health outcomes and accurate risk adjustment scoring for medical groups, health systems, and payers. He is Principal and Founder of Lewin and Associates LLC of New York City and is also Chairman of the National Coalition on Health (NCHC) of Washington DC. Lewin and Associates is a consulting organization focused on launching health start-up companies and on developing policy and advocacy positions for health sector companies and government. The NCHC is a highly respected national advocacy organization in Washington DC, representing more than 80 national health sector organizations and 150 million Americans. He serves on various boards and scientific advisory committees. Dr Lewin has also worked as an FDA advisor and with other organizations developing advanced risk-mitigation strategies related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr Lewin is an internationally recognized expert in promoting healthy populations and is a strong proponent of a more efficient, effective, and sustainable healthcare system that provides access to high-quality care for all. He has advised two Presidents of the United States as part of a rewarding career in healthcare, public health and public policy.
Dr Lewin was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) in Manhattan, New York from 2013 to January 2017. CRF is a global research enterprise focused on preclinical science, human clinical trials, and cutting-edge education in interventional cardiology. TCT, CRF’s annual scientific symposium, is the world’s premier provider of advanced education in the field, drawing 12,000 leading cardiologists and healthcare professionals globally.
From 2006 to 2012, Dr. Lewin was CEO of the 60,000-member American College of Cardiology (ACC) in Washington DC, representing over 95% of U.S. cardiologists, 5,000 cardiovascular nurses and clinicians, and over 5,000 international members. During his tenure the ACC developed the National Cardiovascular Data Registries comprised of 200 million patient records from over 3,500 hospitals and 2,000 outpatient practices organized to systematically improve heart and vascular outcomes. He was inducted as an FACC in 2010.
Prior to his role at the ACC, Dr Lewin was Chief Executive Officer of the 40,000 member California Medical Association, where he also advised two Governors and the state legislature on health policy. He was Hawaii’s Director of Health from 1986 to 1994, overseeing 6,500 employees and a billion-dollar budget. Before that, as a Commissioned Officer in the United States Public Health Service, Dr. Lewin was the founder and first Director of the Navajo Nation Department of Health, serving the health needs of America’s largest American Indian tribe. He is also a founder and first President of the Physician Foundation health quality improvement philanthropy.
Dr Lewin has been named as one of Modern Healthcare’s “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.” He is a recipient of the AMA’s Nathan Davis Award, the American Hospital Association’s Justin Ford Kimball Award, and USPHS Commissioned Officer Association’s Health Leader of the Year award. Dr. Lewin received his BA in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Irvine, and his MD and medical training at the University of Southern California.