Lewis S. Blevins


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

In his research, Blevins is interested in evaluating new methods for diagnosing Cushing's syndrome. He also studies the factors that medical professionals can use to predict whether treating pituitary tumors with surgery or other methods will succeed.

Blevins earned a medical degree at Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University and completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospitals. After completing a fellowship in endocrinology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, he served on the faculty at Emory University for four years and at Vanderbilt University for nine years.

  • Education

    Quillen College of Medicine, 1987

  • Residencies

    University of Alabama Hospitals, Internal Medicine, 1990

  • Fellowships

    Johns Hopkins Hospital, Endocrinology, 1993

  • Board Certifications

    Endocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title


With appreciation for the subtleties of the patient-physician relationship, I partner with my patients to devise appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic plans.

Clinics I work with

California Center for Pituitary Disorders

400 Parnassus Ave., Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143

My reviews


Overall Experience
353 Reviews
I feel very confident about Dr. Blevins' knowledge and abiity to help me manage my condition. It's a relief and a privilege to have access to a specialist who understands what I am experiencing and shows such compassion.
Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
352 Reviews
Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
353 Reviews
Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
337 Reviews
Knew the important information about your medical history
351 Reviews
The provider showed respect for what you had to say
351 Reviews
The provider spent enough time with me
348 Reviews

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