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Dr. Lewis First received his B.A., M.D., and M.S. in Epidemiology from Harvard University. He did his residency at Boston Children’s Hospital followed by a fellowship in Ambulatory Pediatrics. While at Boston Children’s he initially served as Acting and Associate Director for the Pediatric Emergency Department, Director of Medical Student Education, as well as practiced general pediatrics. In 1994 he left Boston to become Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and Chief of Pediatrics at Vermont Children’s Hospital at Fletcher Allen Health Care, a position he currently continues to hold. In 2003, he was also appointed Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education, a position he held for 5 and a half years, stepping down from that position at the end of 2008 when he was asked to also become editor-in chief of Pediatrics, the peer reviewed journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
From 2000 - 2005, he served as chairman of the Step 2 Committee of the United States Licensing Exam and now serves as a Treasurer and a member of the Executive Board of the National Board of Medical Examiners.
On a local and national level, Dr. First has won numerous teaching awards and honors including being Teacher of the Year at UVM seven times. At the 2002 meeting of the Association of American Medical colleges, he was selected as one of the four winners of the Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award recognizing his national excellence as a medical educator. In 2007 he was a winner of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Medical Education Award and the Miller-Sarkin Mentoring Award from the Ambulatory Pediatric Association.