Becoming a Sage: A Conversation with Dr. Michael S. Lewis, M.D.

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Dr. Michael S. Lewis, M.D., is a distinguished orthopedic surgeon and former consultant for the Chicago White Sox baseball team, Chicago Wolves hockey team, and the Chicago Bulls basketball team, with whom won two championship rings.

Previously, he served as the chief of staff at NorthShore University HealthSystem’s Skokie Hospital and received a teaching award from Rush University Medical College.

Dr. Lewis is an award-winning author who has published seven books, including One World: A View of Seven Continents (as seen on PBS TV), Seeing More Colors: A Guide to a Richer Life, Invitation to Joy: Viewing Birds on Seven Continents, The Ball’s in Your Court: A Doctor Shares Life Lessons from Michael Jordan, Phil Jackson, Abraham Maslow, and other Inspiring Teachers, and Getting Wiser: 101 Essential Life Lessons and Inspiring Stories. He is also an accomplished photographer; his work is featured in galleries and permanent collections at Brandeis University and Boston Children’s Hospital.

Honored as a notable Chicago author, Dr. Lewis lectures nationally and internationally. An avid tennis player, he and his wife, Valerie, reside in Chicago, raising two daughters and two grandsons.