Robert Kenneth Lewis, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Email address robert.lewis@duke.edu

Education and Training

  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship, Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine, 2011 - 2014
  • Chief Fellow, Cardiovascular Medicine, Medicine, University of Louisville School of Medicine, 2010 - 2011
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship, Investigator Track, Medicine, University of Louisville School of Medicine, 2007 - 2011
  • Posdoctoral Research Fellow, Physiology And Biophysics, University of Louisville School of Medicine, 2007 - 2009
  • Categorical Internal Medicine Residency, Medicine, University of Louisville School of Medicine, 2004 - 2007
  • Ph.D., University of Louisville School of Medicine, 2010
  • M.S., University of Louisville School of Medicine, 2008
  • M.D., University of Louisville School of Medicine, 2004
  • M.B.A., University of Louisville, 2002

Publications

Sutter, Joanne S., Yuliya Lokhnygina, James P. Daubert, Tristram Bahnson, Kevin Jackson, Jason I. Koontz, Albert Y. Sun, et al. “Safety and efficacy outcomes of left atrial posterior wall isolation compared to pulmonary vein isolation and pulmonary vein isolation with linear ablation for the treatment of persistent atrial fibrillation.” Am Heart J 220 (February 2020): 89–96. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2019.11.010.

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31805423
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Black-Maier, E., B. A. Steinberg, K. M. Trulock, F. Wang, Y. Lokhnygina, W. O’Neal, S. Al-Khatib, et al. “Effectiveness of catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation according to heart failure etiology.” Journal of Arrhythmia, January 1, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1002/joa3.12291.

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Black-Maier, Eric, Alice Parish, Benjamin A. Steinberg, Cynthia L. Green, Zak Loring, Adam S. Barnett, Sana M. Al-Khatib, et al. “Predicting atrial fibrillation recurrence after ablation in patients with heart failure: Validity of the APPLE and CAAP-AF risk scoring systems.” Pacing Clin Electrophysiol 42, no. 11 (November 2019): 1440–47. https://doi.org/10.1111/pace.13805.

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31544956
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Lewis, Robert K., Sean D. Pokorney, Donald D. Hegland, and Jonathan P. Piccini. “Hands on: How to approach patients undergoing lead extraction.” J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol, October 18, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1111/jce.14244.

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31626390
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Black-Maier, Eric, Xinru Ren, Benjamin A. Steinberg, Cynthia L. Green, Adam S. Barnett, Normita Sta Rosa, Sana M. Al-Khatib, et al. “Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation in patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction.” Heart Rhythm 15, no. 5 (May 2018): 651–57. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrthm.2017.12.001.

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29222043
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Friedman, Daniel J., Eric W. Black-Maier, Adam S. Barnett, Sean D. Pokorney, Sana M. Al-Khatib, Kevin P. Jackson, Tristram D. Bahnson, et al. “Left Atrial Appendage Electrical Isolation for Treatment of Recurrent Atrial Fibrillation: A Meta-Analysis.” Jacc Clin Electrophysiol 4, no. 1 (January 2018): 112–20. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacep.2017.07.007.

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29600775
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Pokorney, Sean D., Xiaojuan Mi, Robert K. Lewis, Melissa Greiner, Laurence M. Epstein, Roger G. Carrillo, Emily P. Zeitler, Sana M. Al-Khatib, Donald D. Hegland, and Jonathan P. Piccini. “Outcomes Associated With Extraction Versus Capping and Abandoning Pacing and Defibrillator Leads.” Circulation 136, no. 15 (October 10, 2017): 1387–95. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.117.027636.

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28830879
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Ehieli, Wendy L., Daniel T. Boll, Daniele Marin, Robert Lewis, Jonathan P. Piccini, and Lynne M. Hurwitz. “Use of Preprocedural MDCT for Cardiac Implantable Electric Device Lead Extraction: Frequency of Findings That Change Management.” Ajr Am J Roentgenol 208, no. 4 (April 2017): 770–76. https://doi.org/10.2214/AJR.16.16897.

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28075624
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Kingery, Justin R., Tariq Hamid, Robert K. Lewis, Mohamed Ameen Ismahil, Shyam S. Bansal, Gregg Rokosh, Tim M. Townes, Suzanne T. Ildstad, Steven P. Jones, and Sumanth D. Prabhu. “Leukocyte iNOS is required for inflammation and pathological remodeling in ischemic heart failure.” Basic Res Cardiol 112, no. 2 (March 2017): 19. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00395-017-0609-2.

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28238121
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Zeitler, Emily P., Sean D. Pokorney, Ke Zhou, Robert K. Lewis, Ruth Ann Greenfield, James P. Daubert, David B. Matchar, and Jonathan P. Piccini. “Cable externalization and electrical failure of the Riata family of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator leads: A systematic review and meta-analysis.” Heart Rhythm 12, no. 6 (June 2015): 1233–40. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrthm.2015.03.005.

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25998139
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