Lewis S Blevins Jr., MD


Meet Dr. Lewis Blevins MD


IMG_2147Dr. Blevins’ main clinical interests are in the evaluation and management of patients with various disorders of the pituitary gland and hypothalamus. He has particular expertise with regards to Cushing’s syndrome and has edited a book on the subject. He also has extensive experience in treating patients with acromegaly, prolactinoma’s, other pituitary tumors, diabetes insipidus, and hypopituitarism. He has extensive experience in the management of patients with growth hormone deficiency. Dr. Blevins is the medical director of the California Center for Pituitary Disorders at UCSF.


His current research interests involve diagnostic testing in patients with hypercortisolism. He is currently evaluating new ways to test for the presence of Cushing’s syndrome. He is also interested in clinical predictors of surgical and medical success with regards to the management of patients with different types of pituitary tumors. Some of this work involves collaboration with neuropathologists at UCSF. Dr. Blevins is also involved with industry-sponsored trials to evaluate new pharmacologic therapies for patients with pituitary tumors.  Read more about Dr Blevins’ story on how he became a physician here. 



  1. Dear Dr. Blevins,

    I am a medical doctor. I came across your article about pituitary health. OMG We need to connect and I have been testing people’s pituitary functions for the past 11 years since my own recovery from a hypopituitarism.

    I also have a significant case for my dear friend -an orthopedic surgeon locally with low IGF-1 and IGFBP3 and when we gave him the secretagogue he started urinating profusely ….

    My email is drlu@drlumd.com and my cell is 530-925-0565.


    Shanhong Lu MD PhD

  2. Dear Dr Blevins,
    I am the Cushings Disease patient you reference who had a successful pituitary surgery, was told congrats on the success as I was being sucked into a world of pain, fatigue, and all the other symptoms that go with lupus times 100. I googled autoinflammatory disease and Cushings today and your name showed up along with your bio. I have been on a never ending journey the last twenty years. Nobody ever connected the dots between Cushings and my atypical autoimmune, anti inflammatory symptoms. I had hyperplasia covering my pituitary if that helps. I was not sick before Cushings only afterwards. It hit me like a storm. My sister is a nurse and has been helping me throughout this hell I’ve been living. I would be at your office tomorrow if not for COVID. If you have any curiosity in my situation I could really use some answers! I can be reached at talkerry2@gmail.com. Thank you for the work you are doing! Sincerely, Kerry McKelvey


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