Dr. Kheyandra D. Lewis is an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. She received her BS in biology at Philadelphia University and her MD from Temple University School of Medicine. After completing pediatric residency training and a chief residency at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, she joined the Section of Hospital Medicine. As an Associate Program Director for the pediatric residency, she co-directs the professional development curriculum and is the Chair of the Clinical Competency Committee. Additionally, she is the Co-Director for the Simulation Center at St. Christopher’s and co-facilitates a newly developed leadership academy for medical students in the student government association at Drexel. In 2019, Dr. Lewis was selected to participate in Drexel University College of Medicine’s inaugural Faculty Launch leadership program, a 9-month program designed to foster interdisciplinary mentoring and leadership training. More recently she received her Master’s in Medical Education at the University of Cincinnati in December of 2021.
Her research interests focus on feedback, professional development, communication and patient safety. Dr. Lewis has been a key faculty member for I-PASS education at St. Christopher’s since the creation of a standardized handoff program. She served as a site Co-Investigator for the PCORI-funded Patient and Family Centered I-PASS study and served on the Campaign Committee and Simulation and Educational Strategies Support Team. She is now active as a member of the Implementation and Simulation Committees in addition to her role as a physician mentor to two children’s hospitals for SHM’s I-PASS Safer Communication on Rounds Everytime (SCORE) Mentored Implementation Program.