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Jannet Lewis Jannet Lewis
Director, Noninvasive Cardiology and Women’s Heart Center
Professor of Medicine

Office Phone: 202-741-2323
Email: Email
Department: Medicine


  • BS, University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1973
  • MD, Louisiana State University Medical Center, 1977


Dr. Jannet Lewis is Professor of Medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She is Director of Noninvasive Cardiology, and Director of the GW Women’s Heart Center. Dr. Lewis has been a member of the faculty at George Washington University since September 2001. During her tenure, she has developed the noninvasive cardiology services at both the GW Hospital and the GW Medical Faculty Associates to provide not only excellent patient service, but an academic environment for education of students, residents, and fellows. In 2011, Dr. Lewis became Director of the GW Women’s Heart Center. In this role, she has worked to provide cardiovascular care specific to women, educate both lay and academic community and engage in research specific to the care of women.


Residency: Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans
Cardiology Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Community Service

  • Nutrition workshops sponsored by the Women’s Heart Center


  • Noninvasive cardiology
  • Valvular heart disease
  • General cardiology


Dr. Lewis is author (or co-author) of more than 70 publications and more than 50 abstracts, most presented at national cardiology meetings.

Recent research activities include:

  • Use of newer echocardiographic techniques (speckle tracking imaging) to assess ventricular function in patients with systemic hypertension and heart failure

Community Service

Leadership/National Membership:

  • American College of Cardiology Board of Governors, Governor for DC


  • Cardiology


View publications by this faculty member.

R Yunus, T Alzahrani, J McCaffrey, H Ismail, J Lewis, A Solomon, B Choi, J Krepp, C Nagy, A Choi, J Reiner, Predictors of early left ventricular ejection fraction recovery in patients following transcatheter aortic valve replacement, American Heart Association Quality of Care & Outcomes Research, 2019

Lewis JF, Zeger SL, Li X, Mann NC, Newgard CD, Haynes S, Wood S, Dai M, Simon AE, McCarthy ML., Gender differences in the Quality of EMS Care Nationwide for Chest Pain and Out-of- Hospital Cardiac Arrest., Women Health Issues, 2019 Apr, Womens Health Issues 2019;29:116-124

Yunus R, Alzahrani T, McCaffrey J, Ismail H, Lewis J, Solomon A, Choi BG, Krepp J, Nagy C, Choi AD, Reiner J, Predictors of Early Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction Recovery in Patients Following TAVR, Mid-Atlantic American College of Cardiology Abstract Session, 2018 Nov, Mid-Atlantic American College of Cardiology Symposium, November 2018

Bradley AJ, Lewis JF, Choi AD., Evaluation of an incidental cardiac finding in a patient with bronchitis, Heart, 2018 Sep, 2018 Sep; 104(17): 1469-70. (Case Report)

Bradley AJ, Lewis JF, Choi AD, Evaluation of an incidental cardiac finding in a patient with bronchitis, British Medical Journal, 2018

Lewis JF, Zeger Sl, Li X, McCarthy ML., Gender differences in the quality of EMS care nationwide for chest pain and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, Women Health Issues, 2018

Ryan A, Choi A, Choi BG, Lewis JF. Breast Arterial Calcification Association with Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring and Implications for Cardiovascular Risk Assessment in Women. Clin Cardiol 2017. https://doi.org/10.1002/clc.22702

Dong T, Zhang M, Robie S, Najam F, Pocock E, Mazhari R, Reiner J, Choi BG, Lewis JF, Nagy C, Choi AD. Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Improves Right Ventricular Hemodynamics in High Surgical Risk Patients with Aortic Stenosis. American College of Physicians 2017 Scientific Sessions, April 2017.

Sodhi G, Lewis JF. Does improved blood pressure correlated with better left ventricular global strain? J Am Coll Cardiol 2017

B Ummat, M Mukherjee, H Parikh, L Craney, BG Choi, JF Lewis. “Clinical implications of right ventricular strain.” Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography29(6): B94, 2016.

JH Kim, G Panjrath, H Parikh, H Young, BG Choi, JF Lewis. “Use of handheld ultrasound in ambulatory heart failure patients: relationship to clinical assessment and outcomes.” Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography29(6): B113, 2016.

Mukherjee M, Mehta NK, Connolly J, Dusaj R, Choi B, Katz R, Lewis J. Pulmonary hypertension In hypertensive patients: association with diastolic dysfunction and increased pulmonary vascular resistance. Echocardiography 2014;31:442–448.

Akinniyi DC, Young HA, Lewis JF, Choi BG. Assessment of Appropriate Use Criteria for Stress Echocardiography in the Emergency Room Evaluation of Chest Pain. Experimental & Clinical Cardiology 2014 (in press)

Lewis JF, Choi BG. Role of Echocardiography in Women with Chest Pain. In: Chest Pain in Women with Normal Coronary Arteries. In: Kaski JC, Eslick GD, Bairey Merz CN, eds. Chest Pain with Normal Coronary Arteries. London: Springer 2013; 231-241.

Lewis JF, Bairey Merz CN. Diagnosis and Treatment of Ischemic Heart Disease in Women. In: Goldman MB, Troisi R, Rexrode KM, eds. Women and Health. 2nd ed. San Diego, CA: Elsevier 2013; 975-989.

McCaffrey TA, Tziros C, Lewis J, Katz R, Siegel R, Weglicki W, Kramer J, Mak IT, Toma I, Chen L, Benas E, Lowitt A, Rao S, Witkin L, Lian Y, Lai Y, Yang Z, Fu SW. Genomic Profiling Reveals the Potential Role of TCL1A and MDR1 Deficiency in Chemotherapy-Induced Cardiotoxicity . Int J Biol Sci. 2013;22:350-356.

Cohen D, Reiner J, Ahari J, Lewis J. Isolated Right Superior Vena Cava into the Left Atrium Detected by Contrast Echocardiography. Circulation 2013;128:1129-1130.

Mehta HH, Choi BG, Sanai R, Dusaj RS, Mohsen A, Liang C, Lewis JF, Zeman RK. Validation of a novel method for cardiac output estimation by CT coronary angiography. Advances in Computed Tomography. 2012;1:11-16.

Choi BG, Mukherjee M, Dala P, Young HA, Tracy CM, Katz RJ, Lewis JF. Interpretation of remotely downloaded pocket-size cardiac ultrasound images on a web-enabled smartphone: validation against workstation evaluation. J Am Soc Echocardiogr 2011;24:1325-30.

Dusaj RS, Michelis KC, Terek M, Sanai R, Mittal R, Lewis JF, Zeman RK, Choi BG. Estimation of right atrial and ventricular pressure by CT coronary angiography. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2011;51:44-9.

Yang B, Chettiveettil D, Jones F, Aguero M, Lewis JF. Left ventricular dyssynchrony in hypertensive patients without congestive heart failure. Clin Cardiol 2008; 31:597-601.

Industry Relationships and Collaborations

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