A first-of-its-kind award, the Sherman Prize for Excellence in Crohn’s and Colitis, was established to recognize outstanding contributions by health-care professionals, medical researchers, public health advocates and educators in the field of inflammatory bowel disease. Recently, Moorestown resident of 18 years, James D. Lewis, MD, MSCE, was given this honor for his remarkable contributions to the field.
“This was truly a great honor for me. It is always nice to be acknowledged by your peers, but this award also recognizes people who have given back to the field in a broader sense,” Lewis said. “I felt honored to have been nominated, much less to have been selected to receive the award.”
A professor of medicine and epidemiology and associate director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Lewis has dedicated his 20-year career to optimizing IBD therapy and exploring novel treatment strategies through rigorous clinical study.