Veterinary surgeon receives professorship

Dr. Dan Lewis

Dr. Dan Lewis

Dr. Daniel D. Lewis, a professor and the Jerry and Lola Collins Eminent Scholar in Canine Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, has received a UF Research Foundation professorship.

Sponsored by the university’s Office of Research, the professorships are awarded to tenured faculty members campuswide for distinguished research.  The honor includes a $5,000 salary increase for three years, and a one-time $3,000 award for research support.

A Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, Lewis is a former president of the Veterinary Orthopaedic Society and the recipient of a 2012 World Small Animal Veterinary Association-Hill’s Pet Mobility Award.

His interests include musculoskeletal traumatology, fracture management and reconstructive orthopedic surgery with a focus on the utilization of circular and hybrid external skeletal fixation for fracture stabilization, deformity correction and limb salvage procedures.

Lewis received his D.V.M. in 1983 from the University of California/Davis. He completed his internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Louisiana State University in 1984 and a residency at UF in 1987. He spent a year as the surgical registrar at Sydney University in Australia before returning to LSU in 1988 as an assistant professor.

He has been a member of the UF College of Veterinary Medicine faculty since 1993.

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