Board Certified Pediatricians in Rochester, NY

We pride ourselves on being an exceptional clinic where children always come first. Our child-focused practice works hard to meet the needs of children from newborn through adolescence and beyond. Compassionate, knowledgeable and supportive staff is the focus of Lewis Pediatrics. Our staff is composed of highly trained professionals, that maintains the highest level of accreditation in pediatrics to address the special needs of infants, children, and teens.

We strive to treat each and every patient as we would want our own children to be treated. Dr. Lewis and his staff look forward to building a relationship with you and your family.

Our Providers at Lewis Pediatrics

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Edward D. Lewis, MD

Edward D. Lewis, MD established his solo pediatric practice in 1981. He is a board-certified pediatrician in general private practice and a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. A graduate of Rutgers College and the University of Rochester Medical School, he did his pediatric training at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Strong Memorial Hospital. He is currently the chair of the Finger Lakes Region Pediatric Council. Dr. Lewis is a medical director for and active in the American Medical Society and American Academy of Pediatrics. He is a past-president of the Monroe County Medical Society, NY Chapter 1 of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Medical, Educational and Scientific Foundation of NY. Dr. Lewis is also active in community organizations. He is the very proud father of three children and two grandchildren.


Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics


1974- BA | Rutgers State University

1978- MD | Univ Rochester Sch Med/Dent

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1980 – 06/30/1981
Residency in Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/1979 – 06/30/1980
Residency in Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Medical Center

07/01/1978 – 06/30/1979
Internship in Pediatrics at Children s Hospital of Cincinnati

Bess C. Lewis, MSN, PNP

Bess C. Lewis, MSN, PNP has been certified as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner since 1990. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and her Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Rochester. Before working as a P.N.P., Bess was a Clinical Specialist in Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Instructor of Nursing at Edgecliff College in Cincinnati, and a Nurse Educator at Rochester General Hospital. She is currently on the adjunct faculty of the University of Rochester School of Nursing. She is an active participant in the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and its local project, Fostering Hope. Mrs. Lewis volunteers at the United Cerebral Palsy Center and the Rochester Area Interfaith Housing Network. She is the very proud mother of the three children and two grandchildren.

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Harper, certified D.O.G.

Harper Lee Lewis joined our staff as a puppy July, 2014. She is an American Kennel Club certified American Fox Red Labrador Retriever. She graduated with honors from her puppy obedience school class. Although not a certified therapy dog, she provides comfort to children and teens who find coming to the office stressful.

Our Staff

Every member of our staff is highly trained and devoted to keeping your children healthy. Staff members include:

  • Margaret Benza, Billing Administrator
  • Rebecca Lepel, RN
  • Elizabeth Unterborn, RN, BSN
  • Jennifer Cole, Receptionist