74 Days: A Look Back At Academic All-American Kirk Lewis

With 74 days left until the 2016 Michigan Football season begins, we look back at the very successful in academics and his career, Dr. Kirk Lewis. Below are his highlights and achievements while at Michigan:

  • 1974 Academic All-America (First Team)
  • He was one of 50 students picked out of a pool of 600 for U-M’s competitive pre-med school program, Inteflex.
  • The two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection was a three-year letterwinner on the offensive line.
  • Co-captain for the 1975 and was a tri-captain for the 1976 team.
  • Won the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame’s Scholar-Athlete Award.
  • U-M’s Frederick Matthaei and Dr. Arthur D. Robinson Scholarship awards for academic excellence.

He was very successful after graduating with his undergraduate and medical degrees from Michigan with the following highlights and achievements:

  • He completed his orthopedic surgery residency and fellowship in sports medicine at UCLA.
  • He also did additional fellowship training in orthopedic trauma in St Gallen, Switzerland, and pediatric orthopedics at the University of California, San Francisco.
  • Joined his long time friend and colleague Dr. Wade and the Idaho Sports Medicine Institute in 1985.
  • He was involved in education with orthopedic residents and their sports medicine fellowship program.
  • He was also a team physician for the Sacramento Kings and the Sacramento Monarchs.
  • Undergrad: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
    Medical School: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
    Residency (Orthopedic Surgery): University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
    Fellowship (Orthopedic Sports Medicine): University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

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David Noe