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Dr. Alfred J. Lewy reviews medical content for Healthwise, a
nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health
decisions. Dr. Lewy is the Richard H. Phillips Professor of Biological
Psychiatry at the Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine in
Portland, Oregon. He is also a Professor of Ophthalmology, Physiology, and Pharmacology. He serves as Senior Vice Chairman of the Department of
Psychiatry and is the Director of the Sleep and Mood Disorders Laboratory at
Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine. Dr. Lewy is an internationally recognized pioneer in the field of
human chronobiology. He has made major contributions to the study of melatonin
physiology and light as they relate to depression, seasonal affective disorder,
jet lag, and sleep disorders.
MD: University of Chicago, Pritzker School of
Medicine, Chicago, IL, 1973
PhD: University of Chicago,
Chicago, IL, 1973
Internship and Psychiatric Residency: Mt. Zion Hospital, San
Francisco, CA, 1973–1975
Residency in Psychiatry and Clinical Associate: Laboratory of
Clinical Science, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD, 1975–1977
Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine, Portland, OR:
Dr. Lewy is co-inventor on several melatonin-use patents currently
not licensed to any company. Dr. Lewy is also a consultant for Servier regarding its melatonin agonist, agomelatine (Valdoxan).
Current as of:
January 10, 2014
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