Dr. Felisa Lewis, a board-certified dermatologist and Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD), enjoys the variety and challenges of medical dermatology. Because of her focus on the patient-physician partnership, she encourages the active participation of the patient in developing their unique medication and behavior modification plan. In addition, she emphasizes patient education as a key component in the improvement or cure of their dermatologic condition.
Dr. Lewis is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. She graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, with a BS in International Relations. She served in the Active Duty Army for 26 years, first as a military intelligence officer and in the latter half, as a dermatologist in the Medical Corps, finishing in 2016. She went to medical school at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland and completed her dermatology residency with the National Capital Consortium (Walter Reed and National Naval Medical Center), Washington, DC in 2009. As an active duty Army dermatologist, she was stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA; Fort Myer, VA; and deployed to Iraq and Kuwait in 2011-2012. Her last active duty assignment was as the Chief of Dermatology at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Fort Belvoir, VA. From 2016-2020, Dr. Lewis worked primarily as a contract dermatologist in Oregon, California, Washington State, Ohio, and Maryland. She is also licensed to practice in Virginia. She is currently employed by the Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, MD.
Dr. Lewis is also a member of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery and the Washington DC Dermatologic Society.
“My melanoma was treated at the Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Gary Peck was the director of the Melanoma Center there. When Dr. Peck retired from the hospital he joined the practice of Dr. Maral Skelsey in Chevy Chase, MD. Since then, I have continued my follow-up visits with Dr. Peck at Dr. Skelsey’s office, even though it is at a great distance from my home. I do this because Dr. Peck is expert in diagnosing melanomas and takes his time examining me and answering all the questions that I and my wife have. He is a very caring professional who is truly concerned about his patients.”