David C. Lew, MD, FACC, FSCAI, is a board-certified interventional cardiologist with Orlando Health Medical Group FHV Health. He introduced procedures such as coronary, angioplasty and cardiac stenting to northern Central Florida, providing sophisticated, advanced diagnosis and treatment of heart disease and other conditions to the area.
What Is Interventional Cardiology?
As an interventional cardiologist, Dr. Lew treats specific conditions affecting the heart valves and the circulatory system, such as blockages in the heart, lower extremities and carotid arteries. Many blockages can be treated using minimally invasive techniques, including angioplasty and stents, while more severe diseases may require bypass surgery.
He and his team perform an array of procedures, including TAVR (transcatheter aortic valve replacement), cardiac catheterizations and stenting, EVAR for abdominal aortic aneurysms, abdominal aortic aneurysms, and carotid artery stenting to prevent or alleviate strokes.
Dr. Lew’s Training
Dr. Lew has a long history with the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he earned his medical degree there along with completing an internship and residency in internal medicine. These were followed by a fellowship in cardiology and then a second cardiology fellowship with an emphasis on positron emission tomography and nuclear medicine.
In addition to his postdoctoral training, Dr. Lew has a career-long commitment to furthering his knowledge and skills. He regularly attends professional meetings and educational sessions about the most recent and pertinent topics related to his specialties.
About Dr. Lew
Dr. Lew is recognized by the American Board of Internal Medicine as a diplomate specializing in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology. For more than 25 years, he has served as a clinical adjunct faculty and has been voted by residents and fellows as teacher of the year on numerous occasions.
He is a member of the American College of Cardiology and Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, and his work has appeared in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Lew has also been active in clinical research and has served as local principal investigator in numerous trials including, but not limited to, NIH CREST, CAPTURE carotid stenting trials, and PAMI-No SOS. Presently, he is also the local principal investigator for the ongoing STAND critical limb ischemia trial, comparing balloon angioplasty versus a new novel stent.