Camidge and Lewis Discuss the Perspective of Being Both a Patient and Physician


Drs Camidge and Lewis discuss how Dr Lewis’ MEN-1 diagnosis has affected his professional life and the importance of seeking patient perspectives.

How This Is Building Me, hosted by world-renowned oncologist D. Ross Camidge, MD, PhD, is a podcast focused on the highs and lows, ups and downs of all those involved with cancer, cancer medicine, and cancer science across the full spectrum of life’s experiences.

In this episode, Dr Camidge sits down with Mark A. Lewis, MD, to discuss Dr Lewis’ journey to becoming an oncologist and his experience as a patient-physician. Dr Lewis is an oncologist at Intermountain Health in Murray, Utah.

Drs Camidge and Lewis talk through the ways that Dr Lewis’ diagnosis of the hereditary tumor syndrome multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN-1) has affected his personal and professional life, the importance of seeking patient perspectives when making treatment decisions, how social media can be leveraged to raise awareness about rare diseases and treatments, and more.

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