Lewis Tsai, MD
Dr. Tsai joined The Department of Family Medicine in 2020. He is a resident physician in training at the Family Medicine Clinic - Island East. Dr. Tsai earned a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from The University of Texas at Austin and a Doctorate of Medicine from Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine in College Station.
Dr. Tsai is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO), Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), and Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP).
Dr. Tsai's academic and clinical interests include sports medicine, aerospace medicine and public health
A Personal Note from Dr. Tsai
"Hello and welcome! I was originally born in Los Angeles, CA but moved to Texas when I was five years old. I grew up just north of Austin and attended the University of Texas at Austin. Afterwards, I attended medical school at Texas A&M and did an intern year in surgery residency before landing here at UTMB for family medicine!
Throughout medical school, I found myself enjoying (and not enjoying) different aspects of each rotation/specialty I was on. I also enjoyed getting to know my patients on a social and more personal level. Even though it took me a little longer than most, I realized family medicine was and is the perfect choice for me! On top of the variety in specialties and disease processes across all ages you experience in family medicine, the field itself highlights the fact that there are so many non-medical factors and considerations that go into treating a single patient. Social, economic, behavioral, and a host of other factors make each patient unique. It was that, on top of the variety and variation in experiences, that drew me towards family medicine. Whether its inpatient or outpatient, pediatric or geriatric, or integrative medicine or sports medicine, there's a little of everything to be experienced and the residency program here is able to provide that and more.
On top of the solid education you'll get in general field of family medicine, the program offers specialized tracks ranging from women's health to sports medicine to suit the interests of each specific resident. If there is a particular topic or field you are interested in that isn't officially listed, there are still opportunities and ways to seek out and rotate through those specific specialties/fields. Working at UTMB also highlights what I believe is one of its strongest draws, and that is its work environment and atmosphere. Faculty and staff are always friendly and willing to lend a hand or answer a question that you may have and will go out of their way to do so. There is also a strong emphasis the education and well-being of residents here and you never feel as if you're "just another cog in the wheel". Most importantly, I feel privileged and lucky to be able to work every day with a group of residents that are hard-working, fun, and genuinely enjoyable to be around. The experience as a resident at UTMB is unique and can't be found anywhere else.
As you can tell, I'm excited to join the family medicine residency here at UTMB! My interests within medicine include sports medicine, family medicine, and public health. Outside of medicine, you can usually find me cooking, eating my weight in food, training for and racing endurance sports, volunteering with dogs, and tinkering with/building computers."