Lewis, Gena L., MD

Gena Lewis



Associate Medical Director, Primary Care

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Board Certification
  • Pediatrics


Medical School

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA


Children's Hospital & Research Center, Oakland, CA (Pediatrics)


Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland, CA

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My Work

About Me

Dr. Gena Lewis, MD is an attending pediatrician in the Primary Care and International Clinic

  • Founder and Medical Director of the Medical Legal Partnership with East Bay Community Law Center
  • Co-Director of the CAP (Community Advocacy Primary Care) rotation for pediatric medical residents and medical students
  • Medical Director of the Reach Out and Read literacy program in the Primary Care Department
  • Consultant for Too Small to Fail (Campaign promoting new research on the science of children’s brain development, early learning and early health)
  • Medical Director Pediatric Advice Line, Children’s First Medical Group

Volunteer Activities

  • President, AAP California, Chapter 1
  • Board Member of Kerry's Kids mobile medical group for homeless children

Recent Publications and Lectures

  • A Multi-Institutional Medical Educational Collaborative: Advocacy Training in California Pediatric Residency Programs, Academic Medicine, Vol. 88, No. 3/March 2013
  • Parenting Press, Childhood Vaccines 4/21/2010
  • Parenting Press, Nutrition for Parents 1/28/2010
  • Faculty lecturer for National AAP PREP the Course 6/2002 and 3/2003: subject matter included anemia, sports medicine and ear, nose and throat issues for the general pediatrician
  • Lecturer Boalt Law School 2010 Spring Semester Social Inequities of Health
  • Faculty for Asthma Forum, Clinical Effort Against Second Hand Smoke UCSF 12/2012
  • California Housing conference, Safe Housing 8/2013
  • Medical-Legal Partnership and Immigrant Health, AAP NCE 10/2014

Certification and Licensure

  • Medical Board of California
  • DEA license
  • National Provider Identification
  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • Recent Awards & Honors
  • Teaching Award, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland: 2001, 2008, 2011
  • AAP Achievement Award 2005