Jonathan Lewis, MD, Ph.D

Jonathan Lewis

Jonathan LewisOccupation: Surgeon, Biomedical Researcher, Oncologist, Entrepreneur
Born: Johannesburg, South Africa, May 23, 1958

Education:
PhD, Yale University (1990)
MBBCh, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (1982)

Career:
Chief Executive Officer, Chairman, Samus (2016-Present)
Chief Executive Officer, Chairman, Molecular Ninja (2015–Present)
Chairman, Joint Committee, Ziopharm-Intrexon (2004–2015)
Attending Surgeon, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY (1994-Present)
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, President, Ziopharm, New York, NY (2004-2015)
Fellow, Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY (1992-1994)
Chief Resident of Surgery, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT (1990-1992)
Postdoctoral Associate, Yale School Medicine, New Haven, CT (1987-1990)
Registrar of Surgery, School of Medicine, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa (1982-1987)

Career Related:
Chief Medical Officer, Antigenics Inc., New York City, NY (2000-2003); Associate Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College (Now Weill Cornell Medicine) (1999-2001); Associate Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City (1999-2001); Assistant Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY (1994-1999); Assistant Professor of Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College (1994-1999)

Civic:
Board Member, Combat Wound Initiative and Limb Salvage Program, HJF; Chairman, Science Advisory Council, Hope Funds for Cancer Research; Chairman Board of Trustees Hope Funds for Cancer Research, POPPA (NYPD) Board Member.

Creative Works:
Contributor, Articles, Professional Journals, Books, Book Chapters

Achievements:
Achievements include research in oncogenes, growth factors, signal transduction, immunotherapy, gene therapy and cancer drug development; He convinced the hospital and its administration to allow him to perform an eight hour operation on a woman who was an immigrant with no insurance who had been left to die at another hospital. He successfully saved her life and she came back to thank him 22 years later. Most important to him were the values he was able to show his children, being able to show them the right thing to do and what’s worth fighting for, and the value of any and all human life.

Awards:
Recipient, Brennan Award, KACR (2010); Recipient, Vision of Hope Award, Sarcoma Foundation of America (2009); Recipient, Outstanding Teacher Award, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (1997); Recipient, Winston Fellowship, Sloan Kettering Institute, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (1994-1995); Recipient, Traveling Fellowship Award, Association for Cancer Research (1994); Recipient, Young Investigator Award, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (1994); Recipient, Ohse Award, Yale University (1989); Recipient, Trubshaw Medal, College of Surgeons, the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa, Johannesburg, South Africa (1984); Recipient, Abelheim Medal, South African Medical Research Council (1982); Recipient, Sulliman Medal in Physiology (1979)

Memberships:
Fellow, American College of Surgeons; Fellow, Royal Society Medicine; Fellow, Royal College Surgeons; Board Member, Yale Biotechnology Society; Chairman, Sweet Rexies; American Society of Hematology; The New York Academy of Sciences; the Society of Surgical Oncology; the Association of Academy Surgeons; the American Society of Clinical Oncology; the American Association for Cancer Research; the American Society for Cell Biology

Religion:
Jewish

Email:
jon@molecular.ninja.com

Biography Sources:
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Who’s Who In Finance and Industry – 2001-2002, 32nd Edition (pub. 2001)
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