John C. (Jack) Lewin, MD is Principal and Founder of Lewin and Associates LLC of New York City, and is also Chairman of the National Coalition on Health (NCHC) of Washington DC. Lewin and Associates is a consulting organization focused on launching health start-up companies and also on developing policy and advocacy positions for health sector companies and government. The NCHC is a highly respected national advocacy organization in Washington DC representing 90+ national health sector organizations with collectively over 150 million members. He is also a member of the HHS Cybersecurity Working Group (Health Sector Coordinating Council) and serves on various FDA panels.
Lewin was President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) in New York from 2013 to January 2017. CRF is a global research enterprise focused on preclinical science, human clinical trials, and cutting-edge education in interventional cardiology. TCT, CRF’s annual scientific symposium, is the world’s premier provider of advanced education in the field, drawing 12,000 leading cardiologists and healthcare professionals globally.
Dr. Lewin is an internationally recognized expert in promoting healthy populations and is a strong proponent of a more efficient, effective, and sustainable healthcare system that provides access to high-quality care for all. He has advised two Presidents of the United States as part of a rewarding career in health care, public health, and public policy.
From 2006 through 2012, Dr. Lewin was CEO of the 52,000 member American College of Cardiology (ACC), representing over 90% of U.S. cardiologists, 5,000 cardiovascular nurses and clinicians, and over 5,000 international members. The ACC has a distinguished reputation among professional societies for leadership in measuring quality and outcomes to improve physician/hospital performance. During his tenure ACC developed the National Cardiovascular Data Registries (NCDR) comprised of 30 million patient records from over 3,500 hospitals and 1,000 outpatient practices organized to systematically improve heart and vascular outcomes.
Prior to ACC, Dr. Lewin was Chief Executive Officer of the 35,000 member California Medical Association (CMA), where he also advised two Governors and the state legislature on health policy. He was Hawaii’s Director of Health from 1986 to 1994, overseeing 6,500 employees and a billion-dollar budget. In addition to helping Hawaii achieve near-universal access to health care and revitalizing statewide public health systems, he served as CEO of Hawaii’s 12-facility statewide public hospital system. Before that, as a Commissioned Officer in the United States Public Health Service, Dr. Lewin was the founder and first Director of the Navajo Nation Department of Health, serving the health needs of America’s largest American Indian tribe.
In 2011, he was named as one of Modern Healthcare’s “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.” He is a recipient of the AMA’s Nathan Davis Award, the American Hospital Association’s Justin Ford Kimball Award, and USPHS Commissioned Officer Association’s Health Leader of the Year award.
Dr. Lewin received his BA in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Irvine, and his MD from the University of Southern California. He has completed more than 30 marathons and enjoys skiing, hiking, kayaking, and piano. He and his wife raised their three children in Hawaii.