American Association for Clinical Chemistry
Better health through laboratory medicine
Sherwood C. Lewis, PhD
1990 International Travel Fellowship

Sherwood C. Lewis will receive the 12th AACC International Fellowship Award, sponsored by Becton Dickinson Vacutainer Systems, Becton Dickinson and Company.

Dr. Lewis was born in Derby, CT. He received a B.A. with honors and an M.S. in microbiology from the University of Connecticut; he received a Ph.D. from Brandeis University in 1963. During 1963–1964 he was a senior scientist in the Space and Life Systems Division of United Technologies Corporation. Since 1965 Dr. Lewis has been Director of the Clinical Chemistry and Toxicology Divisions of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, CT. He currently holds faculty appointments at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Trinity College, and the University of Hartford.

Dr. Lewis has been a member of the AACC since 1965. He has held all offices at the local level (Connecticut Valley Section). At the national level he has served as a Councilor and as chair of the Employment Committee and has chaired scientific sessions and roundtable discussions at national meetings. He has received the Clinical Chemists’ Recognition Award in AACC’s continuing education program, and in 1986 was the recipient of the Connecticut Valley Section’s Seligson–Golden Award for contributions to clinical chemistry and service to the Section.

Dr. Lewis was accredited by the National Registry in Clinical Chemistry in 1968. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Chemistry, with certifications both in clinical chemistry and toxicological chemistry. He is licensed as a Clinical Laboratory Director in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Dr. Lewis’s special interests within the field of clinical chemistry include toxicology, therapeutic drug monitoring, instrumentation, and education. These interests are reflected in his publications and his presentations at local, national, and international meetings. His memberships in scientific and professional organizations other than AACC include the American Chemical Society, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Sigma Xi, the Society of Forensic Toxicologists, and the International Federation of Clinical Chemistry.

Dr. Lewis continually shares his knowledge and interests with others outside of his own laboratories and institutions. He has served on various panels and committees, from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to the Connecticut State Department of Health Services and Department of Higher Education. He uses these opportunities to promote the best of clinical chemistry for the betterment of people’s lives.