Lawrence M. Lewkow, MD

Dr. Lewkow's Patient Care Philosophy:

Our task is to keep guiding our patients through the twists and turns of their hematology and cancer care.


What Patients say about Dr. Lewkow:

He’s a great doctor and cares about his patients. I’d highly recommend Dr. Lewkow to anyone who is seeking cancer treatment.


Dr. Lewkow brings more than 35 years of experience in hematology and oncology to our team at VCI. The list of publications bearing his name is a testament to his continuing commitment to cancer research, while his primary focus has turned to providing personalized and effective treatment strategies for his patients in Central Virginia.

After receiving his MD from New York Medical College, Dr. Lewkow completed his training with a residency in internal medicine and fellowship in hematology from Wayne State University in Detroit. He taught classes at Wayne State and East Carolina University, where he also served as director of the university’s bone marrow transplant service and assistant medical director for the American Red Cross Blood Services. He is a member of the International Association for Breast Cancer Research, the Richmond Academy of Medicine, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. He has been a physician with Virginia Cancer Institute since 1993 and has served as chief of medical oncology for the Johnston-Willis Hospital since 1999.

His commitment to his patients’ quality of life goes beyond the physical and emotional support he’s known to provide. Dr. Lewkow was chairman of the board of trustees of the Johns Cancer Foundation from 2000 to 2012 and now serves on its board. The Johns Cancer Foundation is dedicated to providing financial, emotional, and educational support for patients and loved ones in the metro Richmond area.

When he’s not in his office, you’re likely to find Dr. Lewkow spending time on the links, dabbling in woodcraft, playing racquetball, and photographing his travels.


BA, 1970, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

MD, 1975, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY


Hematology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 1978–1980


Internal Medicine, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 1976–1978


Virginia board-certified


Assistant Professor, Wayne State University, School of Medicine, 1980–1986

Associate Professor, East Carolina University, School of Medicine, 1987–1993

To schedule an appointment with this physician, call (804) 330-7990