LASIK Surgeon: Stuart Lewis, MD Denver and Cherry Creek, CO Eye Surgeon

Dr. Stuart Lewis moved to Denver in 1979 after receiving a B.A. from Cornell University in 1974, earning his M.D. from George Washington University in 1978 and completing an internal medicine internship at Northwestern University in 1979. At the conclusion of his ophthalmology residency at the University of Colorado in 1982, he entered private practice. Dr. Lewis was specialty Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology (1983) and was elected to be a Fellow and Diplomat of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (1984). In 2018, was selected as a Lifetime Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Lewis has been an active community member in Denver having built the Cherry Creek Eye Center in 1985; one of the first inclusive Eye facilities in Denver and created Cherry Creek Eye Physicians & Surgeons, P.C. He has served on various boards including the Investigational Research Review Board at Rose Medical Center and was an original board member at Harvard Park Surgical Center. He served at least two terms as Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at Rose Medical Center. He also holds a position as Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Colorado eye residency program and was a visiting Professor of Ophthalmology at the Elias Santana Hospital in the Dominican Republic. In 2018, Cherry Creek Eye Physicians and Surgeons, P.C. was listed as the 36th highest rated business in Colorado based on patient reviews by “Top Rated.”

Dr. Lewis is an active alpine and cross-country skier, bicyclist and golfer and enjoys travel, birding, bridge and opera. He has had a long, difficult marriage with two pain-in–the-ass daughters.

Education and Training

Undergraduate

9/70 – 5/74 Cornell University

Ithaca, New York

B.A., Neurobiology & Behavior, 1974

Graduate

8/74 – 5/78 George Washington University Washington, D.C.

M.D., 1978

Post-Graduate

7/78 – 6/79 Northwestern University Hospitals Chicago, Illinois

Internship in Internal Medicine

7/79 – 6/82 University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Denver, Colorado

Residency in Ophthalmology

12/95 Jules Stein Eye Institute Los Angeles, California

UCLA School of Medicine

PRK Summit Technologies Certification

1/96 ClearVision Laser Centers Denver, Colorado

PRK Patient Management Certification

3/96 ClearVision Laser Centers Denver, Colorado

PRK Patient Management Certification

10/96 VISX Certification Course Denver, Colorado

VISX Excimer Laser System PRK Certification

11/96 Chiron C-LASIK Course Denver, Colorado

Chiron Microkeratome Certification

1/97 VISX Certification Course Denver, Colorado

VISX Excimer Laser System PTK Certification

4/97 VISX Certification Course Denver, Colorado

VISX Excimer Laser System Astigmatism Treatment Certification

11/98 VISX Certification Course Denver, Colorado

VISX Excimer Laser System Hyperopia Treatment Certification

Certification and Licensure

1978 Medical Licensure, State of Illinois

1979 National Board Medical Examination, Parts I-III

1980 Medical Licensure, State of Colorado

1983 Specialty Board Certification, American Board of Ophthalmology

Professional Activities

Private Practice

7/82 – 12/85 Partner, Kaplan and Lewis

1984 Co-Founder, Cherry Creek Eye Physicians and Surgeons, P.C. Managing Partner: 1988,1994,1999

1986 – 2001 Present Solo Practice

2001 – Present, Cherry Creek Eye Physicians and Surgeons, PC (President and CEO)

1982 – Present Active Attending Staff, Rose Medical Center

1989 – 1995 Institutional Research Review Committee

1993 – 1994 Chairman, Ophthalmology Section – Department of Surgery

Jan. 2008 – 2010 Chairman, Dept. of Ophthalmology at Rose Medical Center

Teaching Positions

1982 – 1988 Clinical Instructor, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Department of Ophthalmology

1988 – 2001 Assistant Clinical Professor, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Department of Ophthalmology

2001 – Present, Associate Clinical Professor, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Department of Ophthalmology

1985 – Present Clinical Instructor, Family Practice Residency, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

1985 – Present Clinical Instructor, Family Practice Residency, St. Joseph’s Hospital

Professional Organizations

1982 – Present Colorado Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons

1983 – Present Diplomat, American Academy of Ophthalmology

1984 – Present Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology

2001 – Present Member, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

Oct. 2007 – Present Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

About Us

What makes Cherry Creek Eye Physicians and Surgeons, P.C. so popular with Denver and Cherry Creek residents?

We continue to be a community resource for patients wanting to become educated about their vision. We are a trusted Denver Lasik practice because we try to do what’s right for each patient, every time without exception.

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