The University of Cincinnati will salute Dr. Christopher Lewis for his extraordinary accomplishments in Humanitarianism during the 2017 Men of Honor, A Salute to African American Men taking place on Saturday, November 18 at 6:00 PM at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati.
Christopher Lewis, MD is a Cincinnati native whose work includes practicing medicine, teaching, and serving. He received his Bachelors Degree in Biology at Harvard University and then returned to Cincinnati to attend the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, where he graduated in 2000. He stayed at UC for his family medicine residency training, was recognized as the Intern of the Year, and served as Chief Resident before graduating in 2003.
Dr. Lewis is a family physician for UC Health, where he serves a diverse population of patients from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds, representing over 20 countries. He is also the Assistant Dean of Diversity & Inclusion and an Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine where he enjoys teaching and mentoring medical students and residents.
In 2004, Chris founded Village Life Outreach Project, a non-profit organization working to unite communities to promote Life, Health, and Education. Village Life focuses on fighting the battle against poverty in Tanzania, East Africa and brings lessons learned in Africa back home to the Cincinnati community through partnerships with area schools.
Village Life has opened the doors to the first-ever healthcare center in Roche Village to provide basic healthcare to more than 20,000 villagers. The nutrition program in the Roche and the bike program in Nyambogo Village have helped keep thousands of children in school. Village Life has distributed over 10,000 mosquito nets to help reduce malaria transmission in the region and has partnered with the University of Cincinnati chapter of Engineers Without Borders to build a new school in Burere Village to replace the crumbling infrastructure surrounding students.
Chris is active in the local community as well and has served a variety of organizations. He is also a member of the Cincinnati Board of Health and the Cincinnati Medical Association. Chris is passionate about his family, including his wife, Alicia and daughters, Grace and Vivian.
For more information about Men of Honor, A Salute to African American Men, visit theabercrumbiegroup.com/menofhonor or call 513.733.1555.