Faculty

David A Lewis, MD

Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Thomas Detre Professor of Academic Psychiatry, Chair, Department of Psychiatry

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.
Pittsburgh
 
PA
 
15213
Website
Assistant
Amy Noll

Education & Training

MD
The Ohio State University, College of Medicine Medicine
University of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsPsychiatry
University of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsInternal Medicine
Scripps Clinic and Research FoundationNeuroscience

Specialty Certifications

Board Certification
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
American Board of Internal Medicine

Current Appointments

Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience,
Thomas Detre Professor of Academic Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry
Chair, Department of Psychiatry

Professional Affiliations

Elected Member, National Academy of Medicine
Fellow, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
Elected Member, Association of American Physicians

Selected Honors & Awards

Research in Psychiatry Award, American Psychiatric Association
William K. Warren Award for Excellence in Research, International Congress on Schizophrenia Research
NARSAD Lieber Prize for Schizophrenia Research, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Research Interests

Schizophrenia; Cognition; Organization and development of cortical circuitry
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Datta D, Arion D, Roman KM, Volk DW, Lewis DA: Altered expression of ARP2/3 complex signaling pathway genes in prefrontal layer 3 pyramidal cells in schizophrenia. Am J Psychiatry 174:163-171, 2017
  2. Chung W, Wills ZP, Fish KN, Lewis DA: Developmental pruning of excitatory synaptic inputs to parvalbumin interneurons in monkey prefrontal cortex. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 114:E629-E637, 2017
  3. Arion D, Corradi J, Tang S, Datta D, Boothe F, He A, Cacace A, Zaczek R, Albright C, Tseng G, Lewis DA: Distinctive transcriptome alterations of prefrontal pyramidal neurons in schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. Mol Psychiatry 20:1397-1405, 2015
  4. Kimoto S, Zaki MM, Bazmi HH, Lewis DA: Altered markers of cortical Gamma-aminobutyric acid neuronal activity in schizophrenia: Role of the NARP gene. JAMA Psychiatry 72:747-756, 2015
  5. Verrico CD, Gu H, Peterson M, Sampson AR, Lewis DA: Repeated Gamma 9-tetrahydrocannabinol exposure in adolescent monkeys: Persistent effects selective for spatial working memory. Am J Psychiatry 171:416-425, 2014

Clinical Interests

Schizophrenia
Selected Clinical Publications & Products
  1. Bechtold J, Hipwell A, Lewis DA, Loeber R, Pardini D: Concurrent and sustained cumulative effects of adolescent marijuana use on subclinical psychotic symptoms. Am J Psychiatry 173:781-789, 2016
  2. Cho RY, Walker CP, Polizzotto NR, Wozny TA, Fissell C, Chen CA, Lewis DA: Development of sensory gamma oscillations and cross-frequency coupling from childhood to early adulthood. Cereb Cortex 25:1509-1518, 2015
  3. Lewis DA: Cortical circuit dysfunction and cognitive deficits in schizophrenia: Implications for preemptive interventions. Eur J Neurosci 35:1871-1878, 2012
  4. Frankle WG, Cho RY, Mason S, Chen C, Himes M, Walker C, Lewis DA, Mathis CA, Narendran R: [11C]flumazenil binding is increased in a dose-dependent manner with tiagabine induced elevations in GABA levels. PLoS One 7: e32443, 2012

Education Interests

Research training; Career development
Selected Education Publications & Products
  1. Fertig AM, Tew JD, Douaihy AB, Nash KC, Solai LK, Travis MJ, Zippay LB, Matthews KA, Lewis DA: Developing a clinician educator faculty development program: Lessons learned. Acad Psychiatry 41:417-422, 2017
  2. Gopalan P, Azzam PN, Travis MJ, Schlesinger A, Lewis DA: Longitudinal interdisciplinary neuroscience curriculum. Acad Psychiatry 38:163-167, 2014