Dr. Don Lewis joined the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2017 and currently serves as the interim assistant program director and faculty member for all Occupational Therapy programs on the St. Augustine campus. Prior to joining the university, Dr. Lewis served as the occupational therapy manager and hand and upper extremity clinical coordinator for a large physician-owned medical practice in Northeast Tennessee as well as an adjunct professor for Milligan College. He has practiced primarily in upper extremity orthopedics since 2007. In addition to orthopedics, Dr. Lewis worked in industrial rehabilitation conducting both functional capacity evaluations and pre-employment job screenings, and overseeing the work hardening program for his clinic.
Dr. Lewis earned his post professional Doctor of Occupational Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences with an emphasis in orthopedics in 2008. He is currently finishing his Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management from Liberty University with an anticipated graduation date of October 2017. Dr. Lewis also has a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Milligan College where he is the only graduate to have chosen to conduct an individual thesis, which was on the utilization of Tae Kwon Do as an adjunct treatment for children with ADHD. His bachelor’s degree is in Political Science with an emphasis in Legal Studies.
Professional memberships include the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, American Occupational Therapy Association, Florida Occupational Therapy Association, and the American Society of Hand Therapists.