Dr. Jim Lewis is the Infectious Disease Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at the University Health System in San Antonio, Texas, and serves as the co-director of the antimicrobial stewardship program. He is also clinical assistant professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) at the University of Texas Health Science Center. He earned his Bachelor of Pharmacy degree and Doctorate in Pharmacy from Washington State University and completed a specialty residency in infectious diseases pharmacotherapy at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio.
Dr. Lewis' current research interests and publications are in the areas of pharmacotherapy of bacterial and fungal infections as well as mechanisms of bacterial resistance. Recent emphasis in antibacterial resistance has focused primarily on extended-spectrum beta-lactamases and other resistance mechanisms in gram-negative bacteria. His teaching responsibilities include pharmacy, medical, and dental students as well as pharmacy residents and infectious diseases fellows.