Clinical Focus


  • Internal Medicine
  • Hospitalist Medicine
  • Quality Improvement
  • Medical Education

Academic Appointments


  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Faculty Member, Department of Medicine Nominating Committee (2018 - Present)
  • Member, American College of Physicians Hospital Medicine Advisory Committee (2017 - Present)
  • Physician Liason, Stanford ValleyCare Clinical Documentation Improvement Committee (2016 - Present)
  • Physician Liason, Stanford ValleyCare Falls Committee (2016 - Present)

Professional Education


  • Residency: Stanford University Internal Medicine Residency (2016) CA
  • Medical Education: UCLA David Geffen School Of Medicine Registrar (2013) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2016)

All Publications


  • Severe coronavirus is more likely if you neglect your health. Preventative care is key Lew, T. USA Today. 2020
  • Recurrent Multifocal Mycoplasma orale Infection in an Immunocompromised Patient: A Case Report and Review. Case reports in infectious diseases Ketchersid, J., Scott, J., Lew, T., Banaei, N., Kappagoda, S. 2020; 2020: 8852115

    Abstract

    A young woman with mixed connective tissue disease complicated by erosive arthritis, secondary hypogammaglobulinemia due to rituximab, and a history of many infectious complications developed multiple nonhealing wounds, polyarticular joint pain, and leukocytosis. Radiographic studies demonstrated multiple scattered areas of osteomyelitis and complex abscesses. Purulent fluid drained from multiple sites did not yield a microbiologic diagnosis by standard culture technique, but Mycoplasma orale was ultimately identified using 16S ribosomal RNA gene amplification and sequencing. We describe this unique case and review the literature.

    View details for DOI 10.1155/2020/8852115

    View details for PubMedID 32850161

  • Take it from a physician treating COVID-19 patients, 'Frontline Doctors' video is dangerous Lew, T. USA Today. 2020
  • Don’t let COVID-19 fears stop you from seeking medical treatment Lew, T. San Jose Mercury. 2020
  • Fake news about the coronavirus is hazardous to your health. Don’t fall for it: Doctor Lew, T. USA Today. 2020
  • Young doctor; I have coronavirus advice for people my age. Step back, stay healthy Lew, T. K. USA Today. 2020
  • Lean-Based Redesign of Multidisciplinary Rounds on General Medicine Service. Journal of hospital medicine Kane, M., Rohatgi, N., Heidenreich, P., Thakur, A., Winget, M., Shum, K., Hereford, J., Shieh, L., Lew, T., Horn, J., Chi, J., Weinacker, A., Seay-Morrison, T., Ahuja, N. 2018

    Abstract

    Multidisciplinary rounds (MDR) facilitate timely communication amongst the care team and with patients. We used Lean techniques to redesign MDR on the teaching general medicine service.To examine if our Lean-based new model of MDR was associated with change in the primary outcome of length of stay (LOS) and secondary outcomes of discharges before noon, documentation of estimated discharge date (EDD), and patient satisfaction.This is a pre-post study. The preperiod (in which the old model of MDR was followed) comprised 4000 patients discharged between September 1, 2013, and October 22, 2014. The postperiod (in which the new model of MDR was followed) comprised 2085 patients between October 23, 2014, and April 30, 2015.Lean-based redesign of MDR.LOS, discharges before noon, EDD, and patient satisfaction.There was no change in the mean LOS. Discharges before noon increased from 6.9% to 10.7% (P < .001). Recording of EDD increased from 31.4% to 41.3% (P < .001). There was no change in patient satisfaction.Lean-based redesign of MDR was associated with an increase in discharges before noon and in recording of EDD.

    View details for PubMedID 29394300

  • Acute, Unilateral Breast Toxicity From Gemcitabine in the Setting of Thoracic Inlet Obstruction. Journal of oncology practice / American Society of Clinical Oncology Weiskopf, K., Creighton, D., Lew, T., Caswell, J. L., Ouyang, D., Shah, A. T., Hofmann, L. V., Neal, J. W., Telli, M. L. 2016; 12 (8): 763-764

    View details for DOI 10.1200/JOP.2016.014241

    View details for PubMedID 27511721