Dartmouth Health radiologist selected for national educator award

Petra J. Lewis, MD
Petra J. Lewis, MD

Dartmouth Health radiologist Petra J. Lewis, MD, is the 2024 recipient of the Radiological Society of North America’s (RSNA) Outstanding Educator Award. Lewis will accept the award at RSNA’s annual meeting in Chicago in December.

Outstanding Educator Award recipients are pioneers in their specialty who have made significant contributions to radiologic education over the last 15 years. The RSNA board of directors selects one radiologist each year that it believes best exemplifies this ideal and long-term commitment to the field.

Lewis attended medical school at the United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals, in London, United Kingdom. She came to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in 1998 as a resident physician and has been with Dartmouth Health ever since. She is board certified in diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine. Lewis holds professorships in radiology and obstetrics and gynecology, and serves as vice chair of radiology education, at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.

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Dartmouth Health, New Hampshire's only academic health system and the state's largest private employer, serves patients across northern New England. Dartmouth Health provides access to more than 2,000 providers in almost every area of medicine, delivering care at its flagship hospital, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, NH, as well as across its wide network of hospitals, clinics and care facilities. DHMC is consistently named the #1 hospital in New Hampshire by U.S. News & World Report, and recognized for high performance in numerous clinical specialties and procedures. Dartmouth Health includes Dartmouth Cancer Center, one of only 56 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation, and the only such center in northern New England; Dartmouth Health Children’s, which includes Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, the state’s only children’s hospital, and multiple clinic locations around the region; member hospitals in Lebanon, Keene and New London, NH, and Bennington and Windsor, VT; Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire; and more than 24 clinics that provide ambulatory services across New Hampshire and Vermont. Through its historical partnership with Dartmouth and the Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth Health trains nearly 400 medical residents and fellows annually, and performs cutting-edge research and clinical trials recognized across the globe with Geisel and the White River Junction VA Medical Center in White River Junction, VT. Dartmouth Health and its more than 13,000 employees are deeply committed to serving the healthcare needs of everyone in our communities, and to providing each of our patients with exceptional, personal care.