Lewis Blevins, MD

Neuro-endocrinologist

Dr. Lewis Blevins is an endocrinologist specializing in the evaluation and management of pituitary and hypothalamus disorders, including acromegaly, prolactinoma, other pituitary tumors, diabetes insipidus, hypopituitarism and growth hormone deficiencies. As medical director of the California Center for Pituitary Disorders at UCSF Medical Center, Blevins directs a team providing comprehensive, state-of-the-art care. He has a special interest in Cushing's syndrome and has edited a book on the subject.

In his research, he is interested in evaluating new diagnostics for hypercortisolism and Cushing's syndrome, and the clinical predictors of surgical and medical successes with pituitary tumors. Blevins earned a medical degree at Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University and completed a residency in internal medicine at University of Alabama Hospitals. After completing a fellowship in endocrinology at Johns Hopkins Hospital, he served on the faculty at Emory University for four years and at Vanderbilt University for nine years.

  • Hear an interview with Blevins, who talks about benign pituitary tumors, the wide range of health problems they cause and why they may be difficult to diagnose.

Clinics

Brain Tumor Center
400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353-2966
Fax: (415) 353-2167

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

California Center for Pituitary Disorders
400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (866) 559-5543
or (415) 353-7500
Fax: (415) 353-2889

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Endocrinology Clinic at Parnassus
400 Parnassus Ave., Suite A-550
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353–2350
Fax: (415) 353–2337

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 pm.

Conditions & Treatments

Academic Title

Professor

More about Lewis Blevins

Education

Quillen College of Medicine 1987

Residencies

University of Alabama Hospitals, Internal Medicine 1990

Fellowships

Johns Hopkins Hospital, Endocrinology 1993

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Rutkowski MJ, Kunwar S, Blevins L, Aghi MK. Surgical intervention for pituitary apoplexy: an analysis of functional outcomes. J Neurosurg. 2017 Sep 15; 1-8.
  2. Rutkowski MJ, Alward RM, Chen R, Wagner J, Jahangiri A, Southwell DG, Kunwar S, Blevins L, Lee H, Aghi MK. Atypical pituitary adenoma: a clinicopathologic case series. J Neurosurg. 2018 Apr; 128(4):1058-1065.
  3. Zygourakis CC, Imber BS, Chen R, Han SJ, Blevins L, Molinaro A, Kahn JG, Aghi MK. Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Surgical versus Medical Treatment of Prolactinomas. J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. 2017 Apr; 78(2):125-131.

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