Dr. Claudine Lewis MBBS, DM
Dr. Lewis is an adult cardiologist, specializing in the heart health care of persons 12 years and older. She received both her undergraduate and post-graduate degrees from the University of the West Indies. She received her Bachelor of Sciences degree in Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) from the University of the West Indies(UWI) in 1999 and Doctor of Medicine in Internal Medicine from the UWI in 2005.
She later moved to Toronto where she completed a clinical fellowship in Adult Cardiology at the University of Toronto. During her tenure at the University of Toronto, Dr. Lewis worked at the Toronto General Hospital, Mt. Sinai, Toronto Western, Sunnybrook and St. Michael’s hospitals gaining expertise in all aspects of Adult Cardiology including Heart Failure, Electrophysiology, General Cardiology, Adult Congenital Heart disease, as well as Echocardiography and Cardiac Catheterization. After completion of a robust training in adult cardiology in 2008, Dr. Lewis returned to Jamaica, immediately taking up post as Consultant Cardiologist at Cornwall Regional Hospital. Dr. Lewis dedicated her time to the establishment of a cardiac unit at the Cornwall Regional Hospital.
In May 2009 she founded the Heart Smart Centre to address the growing demand for Heart Health Care in the private sector. In addition to being the only Consultant Cardiologist at the Cornwall Regional Hospital and Heart Smart Centre, she is an associate Lecturer at the University of the West Indies, training third to final year medical students, interns and residents in the art and science of Internal Medicine and Cardiology. She is a member of the American College of Cardiology as well as the Caribbean Cardiac Society.
Dr. Lewis was born and raised in Dumfries, St. James, and attended the Mt. Alvernia High School in Montego Bay, Montego Bay Community college and later Hampton School. She has fulfilled her childhood dream of returning to her beloved community to bring first-world quality heart health care that is personalized and accessible to all.