Dr. Roger K. Lewis, Jr. was born in West Palm Beach, Florida. It is here that he graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in History. After pursuing a Masters Degree in Physiology at Ohio State University, he was accepted to Cornell University Medical College in New York City where he graduated in 1966. His Internship was at Bellevue Hospital – Cornell Division in Lower Manhattan and his Residency in Internal Medicine was at the University of Washington Hospitals in Seattle, Washington. He then returned to the South where he spent three years in Birmingham, Alabama as a Cardiology Fellow and completed his Cardiology Fellowship.
Dr. Lewis began practicing in 1972 in Daytona Beach and performed the first catheterization at both Halifax and at Ormond Memorial (now Florida Hospital) on July 6, 1976. Dr. Lewis eventually branched out to practice on his own and began what is now the Daytona Heart Group. Dr. Kim Klancke was the first to join him as an associate and partner. It was during this time that Dr. Lewis was able to train as a long distance runner. He qualified and finished the Boston Marathon three times. Dr. Lewis retired in 1998 along with his wife, Liz, who was the group’s office manager for twenty-four years. They retreat to Montana occasionally where they enjoy fly fishing and farming as their hobbies.
Dr. Lewis is past president of the Volusia County Medical Society, the local chapter of the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross and the Museum of Arts and Sciences. He is also past Chairman of the London Symphony Orchestra Festival.
Dr. Lewis and Liz have two sons, one in Atlanta and one in Wilmington, North Carolina who is also an Interventional Cardiologist. Both enjoy visiting and spoiling their five grandchildren whenever possible.
Currently, Dr. Lewis is enrolled at Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville pursuing a life-long dream of becoming a lawyer.