William R. Lewis Sr., MD, Chair Emeritus, has been a member of the Board of Directors since 1991 and served as Chairman from 2006-2018. As a neurological surgeon with more than four decades of experience—and the husband and father of FSHD patients—Dr. Lewis brings his medical expertise and compelling personal interest to his role at the FSH Society. He is also a member of the FSH Society Scientific Advisory Board.
Dr. Lewis attended Phillips Academy and received undergraduate degrees from the University of North Carolina and the University of South Carolina. He earned his doctorate of medicine from Duke University Medical Center and completed his residency at Stanford University.
Dr. Lewis enjoys gardening, spending time with his grandchildren, handiwork, and reading medical journals and other educational materials. He is still practicing neurological surgery on a limited basis in California, where he currently resides with his wife Duncan Lewis; they have four children and eight grandchildren.