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Valerae O. Lewis, M.D.

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Oncology, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Chief, Orthopaedic Oncology, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Director, Musculoskeletal Oncology Fellowship, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Associate Director, Sarcoma Center, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
Associate Director, ADD, Thoracic/Orthopaedic Center, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1400 Pressler St.
Unit Number: 1448
Houston, TX 77030
Room Number: FCT10.5048
Phone: (713) 792-5073
Fax: (713) 792-8448

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1993 Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, MD, Cum Laude, Orthopaedic Oncology/Sarcoma
1988 Yale University, New Haven, CT, BS, Psychobiology

Postgraduate Training

7/1999-6/2000 Clinical Fellowship, The University of Chicago, Musculoskeletal Oncology Fellowship, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chicago, IL, Michael Simon, M.D.
7/1994-6/1998 Resident, Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Boston, MA, Henry Mankin, M.D.
7/1993-6/1994 Clinical Internship, Beth Israel Medical Center, Department of General Surgery, Boston, MA, William Silen, M.D.

Board Certifications

7/2012 American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
2002 Texas State Board of Medical Examiners
1994 National Board of Medical Examiners

Experience/Service

Academic Appointments

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, 8/2003-present
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 12/2002-present

Administrative Appointments/Responsibilities

Program Director, Musculoskeletal Oncology Multidisciplinary Lecture Series, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2004-present
Program Chair, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Orthopaedic Oncology Pathology Course, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2003-present
Program Director, Orthopaedic Oncology Morbidity/Mortality Planning Conference, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2003-present

Other Appointments/Responsibilities

Treasurer, Western Orthopaedic Association, Upland, CA, 2009-present
Chair, Musculoskeletal Tumor Society: Membership Committee, Nashville, TN, 2008-2009
Board of Directors, Member-at-large, American Orthopaedic Association, Rosemont, IL, 2007-2010
Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: Diversity Advisory Board, Rosemont, IL, 2006-2010
Liaison from Diversity Advisory Board, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: Council on Research, Quality Assurance and Technology, Rosemont, IL, 2006-2010
Board of Directors Member-at-Large, Western Orthopaedic Association, Upland, CA, 2005-2009
Chairman, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: Cultural Competency Guidebook Subcommittee, Rosemont, IL, 2005-2008
Member, Musculoskeletal Tumor Society: Nominations Committee, Nashville, TN, 2005-2006
Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: Musculoskeletal Tumors and Disease Evaluation Subcommittee, Rosemont, IL, 2003-2007
Member, Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society: Mentoring Committee, Rosemont, IL, 2003-2007
Member, Orthopaedic Committee on Appointments, Promotions & Tenure, The University of Texas Health Science Center, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Houston, TX, 2002-present

Endowed Positions

Dr. John Murray Professorship in Orthopedic Oncology, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 9/2010-present

Institutional Committee Activities

Chair, Tissue Transplantation Committee, 2007-present
Member, Professional Liability Committee, 2006-present
Member, Faculty Leadership Academy, 2006-2007
Member, Plastic Surgery Clinic Steering Committee, 2005-present
Member, Scientific Advisory Committee (Pediatric Research Support Fund), 2003-present
Member, ACGME Committee, 2003-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Bird JE, Wang WL, Deavers MT, Madewell J, Lewis VO. Enchondroma with secondary aneurysmal bone cyst. Skeletal Radiol 41(11):1475-8, 11/2012. e-Pub 5/2012. PMID: 22639202.
2. Lin PP, Alfawareh MD, Takeuchi A, Moon BS, Lewis VO. Sixty Percent 10-year Survival of Patients With Chondrosarcoma After Local Recurrence. Clin Orthop Relat Res 470(3):670-6, 3/2012. e-Pub 9/2011. PMCID: PMC3270158.
3. Moon B, Lin P, Satcher R, Lewis VO. Simultaneous Nailing of Skeletal Metastases: Is the Mortality Really that High? Clin Orthop Relat Res 469(8):2367-2370, 8/2011.
4. De Comas AM, Deavers MT, Raymond AK, Madewell JE, Lewis VO. Intraneural parachordoma of the arm with regional metastases. Skeletal Radiol 40(7):943-946, 7/2011. e-Pub 4/18/2011. PMID: 21499979.
5. Huh WW, Guadagnolo BA, Munsell MF, Patel S, Lewis VO. Soft tissue sarcomas of the popliteal fossa: a single-institution retrospective review. Cancer 117(12):2728-34, 6/15/2011. e-Pub 12/29/2010. PMID: 21656751.
6. Selber JC, Treadway C, Lopez A, Lewis VO, Chang DW. The use of free flap for limb salvage in children with tumors of the extremities. J Pediatr Surg 46(4):736-44, 4/2011. PMID: 21496546.
7. Cannon CP, Paraliticci GU, Lin PP, Lewis VO, Yasko AW. Functional outcome following endoprosthetic reconstruction of the proximal humerus. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 18(5):705-10, Sep-Oct, 9/2009. PMID: 19186077.
8. Gupta GR, Yasko AW, Lewis VO, Cannon CP, Raymond AK, Patel S, Lin PP. Risk of Local Recurrence After Deltoid-sparing Resection for Osteosarcoma of the Proximal Humerus. Cancer 115(16):3767-3773, 8/2009.
9. Gilbert NF, Yasko AW, Oates SD, Lewis VO, Cannon CP, Lin PP. Allograft-Prosthetic Composite Reconstruction of the Proximal Part of the Tibia. An Analysis of the Early Results. JBJS 91(7):1646-1656, 7/2009.
10. Lahat G, Khuka AR, Laht S, Lazar AJ, Lewis VO, Lin PP, Feig B, Cormier JN, Hunt KK, Pister PW, Pollock RE, Lev D. Complete Soft Tissue Sarcoma Resection is a Viable Treatment Option for Select Elderly Patients. Ann Surg Oncol, 6/2009.
11. Costelloe CM, Rohren EM, Madewell JE, Hamaoka T, Theriault RL, Kuan T, Lewis VO, Ma J, Stafford RJ, Tari AM, Hortobagyi GN, Ueno NT. Imaging Bone Metastases in Breast Cancer: Techniques and Recommendations for Diagnosis. Lancet Oncol 10(6):606-614, 6/2009. PMID: 19482249.
12. Bierman JS< Holt GE, Lewis VO, Schwartz HS, Yaszemski MJ.. Metastatic Bone Disease: Diagnosis Evaluation, and Treatment. J Bone Joint Surg Am 9(6):1518-1530, 6/2009. PMID: 19487533.
13. Lewis VO. What's New in Musculoskeletal Oncology. J Bone Joint Surg Am 91(6):1546-1556, 6/2009. PMID: 19487537.
14. Costelloe CM, Macapinlac HA, Madewell JE, Fitzgerald NE, Mawlawi OR, Rohren EM, Raymond AK, Lewis VO, Anderson PM, Bassett RL Jr., Harrell RK, Marom, EM. 18F-FDG PET/CT as an Indicator of Progression-Free and Overall Survival in Osteosarcoma. J Nucl Med 50(3):340-347, 3/2009.
15. Lewis VO, Ozawa MG, Deavers MT, Wang G, Shintani T, Arap W, Pasqualini R. The Interleukin-11 Receptor Alpha as a Candidate Ligand-Directed Target in Osteosarcoma: Consistent Data from Cell Lines, Orthotopic Models, and Human Tumor Samples. Cancer Res 1(69(5)):1995-9, 3/2009.
16. Gilbert NF, Cannon CP, Lin PP, Lewis VO. Soft-tissue sarcoma. J Am Acad Orthop Surg 17(1):40-7, 1/2009. PMID: 19136426.
17. Cannon CP, Lin PP, Lewis VO, Yasko AW. Management of radiation-associated fractures. J Am Acad Orthop Surg 16(9):541-9, 9/2008. PMID: 18768711.
18. Chang DW, Fortin AJ, Oates SD, Lewis VO. Reconstruction of the Pelvic Ring with Vascularized Double-strut Fibular Flap Following Internal Hemipelvectomy. Plast Reconstr Surg 121(6):1993-2000, 6/2008. PMID: 18520887.
19. Gilbert NF, Deavers MT, Madewell JE, Lewis VO. A 16-year-old Girl with Pain and Swelling in the Medial Clavicle. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 4/2008. e-Pub 4/2008. PMID: 18404298.
20. Guadagnolo BA, Zagars GK, Ballo MT, Patel SR, Lewis VO, Benjamin RS, Pollock RE. Excellent Local Control Rates and Distinctive Patterns of Failure in Myxoid Liposarcoma Treated with Conservation Surgery and Radiotherapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 70(3):760-5, 3/2008. PMID: 17892916.
21. Guadagnolo BA, Zagars GK, Ballo MT, Patel SR, Lewis VO, Pisters PW, Benjamin RS, Pollock RE. Long-term Outcomes for Synovial Sarcoma Treated with Conservation Surgery and Radiotherapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 69(4):1173-80, 11/2007. e-Pub 8/6/2007. PMID: 17689031.
22. Pisters PW, Pollock RE, Lewis VO, Yasko AW, Cormier JN, Respondek PM, Feig BW, Hunt KK, Lin PP, Zagars G, Wei C, Ballo MT. Long-term Results of Prospective Trial of Surgery Alone with Selective use of Radiation for Patients with T1 Extremity and Trunk Soft Tissue Sarcomas. Ann Surg 246(4):675-81, 10/2007. PMID: 17893504.
23. Gilbert NF, Raymond AK, Madewell JE, Lewis VO. An 11-year-old with knee pain: diagnosis and discussion. Skeletal Radiol 36:867-8, 9/2007. PMID: 17641889.
24. Lin PP, Mirza AN, Lewis VO, Cannon CP, Tu SM, Tannir NM, Yasko AW. Patient survival after surgery for osseous metastases from renal cell carcinoma. J Bone Joint Surg Am 89:1794-801, 8/2007. PMID: 17671020.
25. Normand AN, Cannon CP, Lewis VO, Lin PP, Yasko AW. Curettage of biopsy-diagnosed grade 1 periacetabular chondrosarcoma. Clin Orthop Relat Res 459:146-9, 6/2007. PMID: 17452919.
26. Yasko AW, Rutledge J, Lewis VO, Lin PP. Disease- and recurrence-free survival after surgical resection of solitary bone metastases of the pelvis. Clin Orthop Relat Res 459:128-32, 6/2007. PMID: 17452920.
27. Lewis VO. What's new in musculoskeletal oncology. J Bone Joint Surg Am 89:1399-407, 6/2007. PMID: 17545444.
28. Cannon CP; Lin PP; Lewis VO; Yasko AW. Acetabular Outcome after Hip Hemiarthroplasty in Patients with Tumors. Clin Orthop Relat Res 457:183-187, 4/2007. PMID: 17119457.
29. Costelloe CM, Kumar R, Yasko AW, Murphy WA Jr., Stafford RJ, Lewis VO, Lin PP, Madewell JE. Imaging characteristics of locally recurrent tumors of bone. Am J Roentgenol 188:855-63, 3/2007. PMID: 17312079.
30. Torres MA, Ballo MT, Butler CE, Feig BW, Cormier JN, Lewis VO, Pollack RE, Pisters PW, Zagars GK. Management of locally recurrent soft-tissue sarcoma after prior and radiation therapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 15:1124-9, 3/2007. PMID: 17208389.
31. Lin PP, Jaffe N, Herzog CE, Costelloe CM, Deavers MT, Kelly JS, Patel SR, Madewell JE, Lewis VO, Cannon CP, Benjamin RS, Yasko AW. Chemotherapy response is an important predictor of local recurrence in Ewing sarcoma. Cancer 109:603-11, 2/2007. PMID: 17177205.
32. Lin PP, Pino ED, Normand AN, Deavers MT, Cannon CP, Ballo MT, Pisters PW, Pollock RE, Lewis VO, Zagars GK, Yasko AW. Periosteal margin in soft-tissue sarcoma. Cancer 109:598-602, 1/2007. PMID: 17183556.
33. Costelloe CM, Yasko AW, Murphy WA, Kumar R, Lewis VO, Lin PP, Stafford RJ, Madewell JE. MRI of Locally Recurrent Soft Tissue Tumors of the Musculoskeletal System. The Internet Journal of Radiology 5(2), 2007.

Last updated: 2/19/2013