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Kent Balanis Lewandrowski, MD

  • Pathologist, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Associate Chief for Laboratory and Molecular Medicine
  • Professor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School


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Dr. Lewandrowski's early studies in the implementation of rapid bedside glucose testing in critical care and point of care and his approach to structuring quality assurance programs resulted in national adoption of his methods.



Clinical Interests
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Point of Care Testing
Medical Education
  • MD, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Centene/Celticare
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
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Kent Lewandrowski, MD is the Associate Chief for Laboratory and Molecular Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital Pathology Service. He is a Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School, with research interests in pancreatic pathology and the evaluation of point-of-care technologies.  Dr. Lewandrowski is a member of the leadership team of Partners Healthcare Personalized Medicine. Read more about Dr. Lewandrowski's contributions to operations improvement, regulatory compliance, strategic planning, and quality improvement. He has published several studies on the impact of rapid point-of-care testing on outcomes in the emergency department, particularly in relation to reducing emergency room length-of-stay and reducing unnecessary hospital admissions. He is editor in chief of the medical journal  "Point of Care: The Journal of Near Patient Testing Technology". Dr. Lewandrowski was trained in anatomic and clinical pathology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and has been on the staff of the department of Pathology since 1991.

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Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Lewandrowski's research interests include point-of-care diagnostics, and serum cardiac markers. He also studies the pathology of the pancreas, including chemical and histopathologic features of pancreatic neoplasms and the pathology of acute experimental pancreatitis. For more information about research concepts, co-authors, and to see a timeline, visit Dr. Lewandrowski's profile at the Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Center. 


View my most recent publications at PubMed

  1. Evaluation of the i-STAT point-of-care capillary whole blood hematocrit and hemoglobin: Comparison to the Siemens RAPIDLab 1200, Sysmex XE5000, and manual spun hematocrit. Rudolf J, Douglass J, Baron J, Lewandrowski K. Clin Chim Acta. 2015 Apr 7. pii: S0009-8981(15)00179-5.[Epub ahead of print]
  2. "Outside-in" technique, clinical results, and indications with transforaminal lumbar endoscopic surgery: a retrospective study on 220 patients on applied radiographic classification of foraminal spinal stenosis. Lewandrowski KU.Int J Spine Surg. 2014 Dec 1;8.
  3. Enhanced creatinine and estimated glomerular filtration rate reporting to facilitate detection of acute kidney injury. Baron JM, Cheng XS, Bazari H, Bhan I, Lofgren C, Jaromin RT, Lewandrowski KB, Dighe AS. Am J Clin Pathol. 2015 Jan;143(1):42-9.

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