Physician

Michael D. Lewis, MD, MPH, MBA, FACPM, FACN, is an expert on nutritional interventions for brain health, particularly the prevention and rehabilitation of brain injury. He is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Lewis is board-certified and a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine and the American College of Nutrition. He completed post-graduate training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Johns Hopkins University, and Walter Reed Army Institute of Research.

His private practice, BrainCARE, is located in the Washington DC suburb, Potomac, Maryland, where he takes a comprehensive approach to concussion recovery, brain injury, ADHD, sports and cognitive performance, and brain health issues. His pioneering work in the military and since has helped thousands of people around the world and regularly featured in the media, radio, podcasts, webinars, scientific conferences, and television including CNN’s Sanjay Gupta MD show. Dr. Lewis is a consultant to the U.S. Army and Navy as well as several organizations and companies around the world, and a founding member of the Pop Warner Youth Football Medical Advisory Board.

Website: BrainCARE*Concussion*Assessment*Recovery*Education*
Location: 7811 Montrose Road Suite 215, Potomac, MD 20854
Telephone:  (240) 398-3481 to schedule an appointment.

Researcher

Dr. Lewis’ last position in his three decade long military career was as the Principal Investigator, Congressionally-mandated Longitudinal Study of TBI in OIF/OEF, where he brought his epidemiologic expertise to design ways to evaluate long term outcomes. Dr. Lewis also served as the Public Health expert for the Afghanistan National Army Health System; the DoD Nutritional Supplement Committee; and was the DoD’s subject matter expert on the use of omega-3 nutritional therapy for the prevention and treatment of head trauma.

Dr. Lewis was the DoD Global Emerging Infections Surveillance Program Director at the AFRIMS Research Laboratory in Bangkok, Thailand, where he established, developed, and coordinated a multi-million dollar programs across eight countries in Asia with numerous governmental and non-governmental organizations. Dr. Lewis led investigations into large disease outbreaks and was at ground zero for SARS and Avian Influenza. He also conceived and conducted several human and animal protocols in support the military’s Diarrhea Vaccine Program and instituted strategic plans for the Institute’s Informatics (IT), Research Support Section, and Joint Clinical Research Center at the world famous Bumrungrad Hospital.

At Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Dr. Lewis created and developed the ESSENCE program, the nation’s first and largest Syndrome-based Disease Outbreak Recognition System that supports the Military Health System, is the foundation for the National Bio-Sense Program, and surveillance programs at Johns Hopkins, Harvard, all state health departments, and many health departments around the world. His pioneering work started an entirely new field of epidemiology and The International Society for Disease Surveillance.

Soldier

Dr. Lewis graduated from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY, and the U.S. Army Military Intelligence Officer Basic Course, U.S. Army Airborne School, and U.S. Army Ranger School before serving as an intelligence officer in Infantry Divisions on the Demilitarized Zone in Korea and Fort Ord, California, for five years prior to attending medical school at Tulane University in New Orleans.

Following internship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Dr. Lewis served as Chief of the Primary Care and Flight Medicine Clinics at The Pentagon where he routinely cared for the highest levels of civilian and military leadership in the DoD, U.S. Congress, the CIA, and U.S. Supreme Court and was rated as a Senior Flight Surgeon.

Following his residency training in Preventive Medicine and Public Health at Johns Hopkins University and the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Dr. Lewis began a long period of international research and as a professor at the Uniformed Services University medical school. Altogether, Dr. Lewis retired at the military rank of Colonel at the end of a distinguished 31 1/2 year career in the Army.

Author / Entrepreneur

Author
Dr. Lewis is the author of the Amazon best-selling book, When Brains Collide: What every athlete and parent should know about the prevention and treatment of concussions and head injuries.  

As a scientist and researcher, Dr. Lewis has published several dozen peer-reviewed manuscripts in the areas of omega-3 nutrition for head injuries, infectious diseases, tropical medicine, and large scale outbreak investigations. He has authored chapters in several medical textbooks and presented over 100 abstracts at scientific and medical conferences all around the world.

Even when in side the world’s largest bureaucracy, the U.S. Military, Dr. Lewis has a long history of inventorship and entrepreneur attitude. As a young Lieutenant stationed in Korea, he developed a new methodology for transmitting top secret voice over radio protocols that the National Security Agency found impossible to believe, yet it became standard practice in the Army.

Entrepreneur
While in training at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), he conceived and developed the ESSENCE program, the nation’s first and largest Syndrome-based Disease Outbreak Recognition System that supports the Military Health System, is the foundation for the National Bio-Sense Program, and surveillance programs at Johns Hopkins, Harvard, all state health departments, and many health departments around the world. His pioneering work started an entirely new field of epidemiology and The International Society for Disease Surveillance.

Dr. Lewis has filed several patents (pending) for the use of omega-3 fatty acids for traumatic brain injury including the development of an entirely new delivery system. He was the recipient of inventorship awards by the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine. In 2012 upon retiring as a Colonel after a distinguished career in the Army, he founded the nonprofit Brain Health Education and Research Institute where his pioneering work in the military and since has helped thousands of people around the world and regularly featured in the media.

 

Speaker

In addition to his years of experience speaking at medical, military, and industry conferences around the world, Dr. Lewis has now established a new series of speaking engagements, Peak performance: a Doctor’s guide to executive brain health

As an executive your most important tool is your brain.

The more you’re able to access and unlock your mind’s potential, the more you – and your company – will soar.

And yet, most of us have never been given clear directions on how improve, optimize, or even just maintain our brain health. In fact, many executives and talented employees are quietly suffering from mental ailments that hold them back from fully stepping into the arena.

These symptoms include:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Exhaustion
  • Brain fog
  • Mental and physical sluggishness
  • Irritability
  • Rigid thinking
  • Poor or restless sleep
  • Overwhelming fatigue

In fact, these symptoms are so prevalent, most executives have simply learned to cope with them.

Bad idea.

Coping means that your brain – and therefore your company, your relationships, and your passions – are running way below their potential. Coping means that you’re quietly sabotaging the things you care the most about.

Learning to optimize your brain changes you. It leaves you feeling more energetic, creative, focused, balanced, playful, and effective. You’ll be able to feel the results rippling through your entire life.

Learn to optimize your brain

In Peak Performance: A Doctor’s Guide to Executive Brain Health, Dr. Michael Lewis teaches you how to optimize your brain for peak performance.

You and your team will learn:

  • The four supplements that virtually everyone needs (and which additional ones every high performing executive really should be taking)
  • Lewis’s proprietary regiment for optimizing brain health – this regiment will leave you energetic and clear and help you remain calm and cool even during the most stressful situations
  • What foods you should actually eat, and which ones are sabotaging multiple areas of your life
  • The five minute routine to help maximize your performance during sales, negotiations, and other high stakes situations
  • How to eliminate fatigue so that you feel fresh and alert even at the end of the day

What makes Peak Performance different?

To be candid, most of the people offering health advice today are tragically under qualified.

Michael Lewis, MD, MPH, MBA, FACPM, FACN, is one of America’s most trusted physicians and retired Army Colonel who served our country for over 31 years. He has advised countless professional athletes, top ranking military officials, and senior executives at the Department of Defense and the U.S. Government on brain optimization.

He is an internationally renowned physician, researcher, and speaker on brain health and the author of When Brains Collide. He is also the founder of the 501(c)(3) non-profit, Brain Health Education and Research Institute, dedicated to helping patients with traumatic brain injuries recover as quickly and fully as possible and others how to optimize their brain health.

Peak Performance draws on Dr. Lewis’ over two decades of practicing medicine at the highest level. Board-certified and a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine and the American College of Nutrition, he blends every day wisdom with the latest findings in medicine, neuroscience, and nutrition to give participants clear directives for fine-tuning their minds.

Ready to optimize your brain?

To bring Peak Performance: A Doctor’s Guide to Executive Brain Health to your organization please contact Dr. Michael Lewis at dr.michael.lewis@gmail.com / (240) 481-2989.