Newtown, CT— (April 1, 2022) Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement announced today Dr. Spyros Smith as a Choose Love Medical Advisor. The Choose Love Movement provides no-cost Character Social Emotional Development (CSED) programs in honor of six year old Sandy Hook victim, Jesse Lewis.
As the Choose Love Medical Advisor, Dr. Smith will be providing his expertise and updates on new information, developments, advancements, and breakthroughs in the medical field pertaining to CSED.
“I am incredibly grateful and honored to welcome Dr. Smith to the Choose Love Movement team. His holistic approach to medicine is a groundbreaking and revolutionary guide for all of us in our quest for physical, mental, and emotional well-being,” said Scarlett Lewis, Founder and Chief Movement Officer. “I’m looking forward to learning and growing with his direction and utilizing his wisdom and vast medical knowledge to help our educators, parents, and children flourish.”
With a background in nutritional biochemistry, Dr. Smith often uses this knowledge to help some of his patients use proper nutrition and other forms of preventative medicine to complement treatment plans. He has always been a staunch patient advocate, often putting their needs above those of our strained healthcare delivery system. His gentle, compassionate demeanor toward his patients and their loved ones (always explaining the disease process and treatment options, and offering a better approach to a healthier lifestyle) has made him one of the most trusted and beloved physicians in the surrounding area. Dr. Smith has, through his many connections, sent patients to some of the top specialists in the country when needed.
Dr. Spyros Smith joined the Danbury Medical Group in Danbury, CT. in 2017 where he has served as the Medical Director and Concierge Physician since 2018 after practicing Hospital Internal Medicine at Danbury Hospital for 20 years. Licensed in the state of Connecticut and New York, Dr. Smith served as Chief of Hospital Medicine at Danbury and New Milford, CT Hospitals (2016-2017) and was previously Medical Director for Patient Experience (2013-2017). Also, he served as Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine (2010-2017), Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, New York Medical College (2002-2010), and was a Teaching Attending Physician, Danbury Hospital Internal Medicine Program, Yale University School of Medicine primary affiliate (2000-2017). Dr. Smith is fluent in English and Greek.
Dr. Smith earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from the University of California, San Diego and a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) and Master in Health Science (M.S.) from American University of the Caribbean, graduating with honors. He served one year at Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary, medical school, and received a diploma in Homeopathy from the London College of Classical Homeopathy, London, England. Dr. Smith completed his internal medicine residency at Danbury Hospital (primary Yale affiliate) with superior evaluation. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the Royal Society of Medicine; a charter member of the Society of Hospital Medicine (formerly NAIP); and a member of the Hellenic Medical Society of New York.
Accomplishments of Dr. Spyros Smith include:
- Top Doctors of America Award 2003-2009 Consumer Research Council of America
- Physician’s Recognition Award, AMA in CME (July 2000-July 2003)
- Certificate of Appreciation from New York Medical College for Outstanding Contributions to 3rd year medical student clerkship (2003-2005)
- Former Chairman of Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee, Western Connecticut Health Network
- Mayor’s recognition award city of Danbury, CT
- Fairfield Medical Society – Community Outreach Program Appreciation Award
- Volunteered at Internal Medicine Clinic, Rhodes, Greece 2001, 2002
- Spearheaded a fundraiser for children with medical needs in Greece, that included guests of honor Prince Alexander and Princess Katherine of Serbia, 2014 ($49,000 raised)
Choose Love programs offer free Character Social-Emotional Development programming for children and adults reaching over 3 million children in all 50 states and 120 countries.
For more information, please visit www.ChooseLoveMovement.org.
About the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement™
Jesse Lewis, a six-year-old first grader, was a victim of the Sandy Hook tragedy whose action saved the lives of nine classmates. Jesse left behind a message on a household chalkboard, “Nurturing Healing Love,” that became the inspiration for his mother, Scarlett, to found the Choose Love Movement.
The Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with a commitment to reach students, educators and individuals, nationally and internationally, and provide them with a simple, yet profound formula for choosing love. The Choose Love Programs are comprehensive, no cost, lifespan, next-generation social and emotional learning and character development programs. They teach children and adults how to choose love in any circumstance and help them become connected, resilient, and empowered individuals. These skills, tools and attitudes have been proven through decades of scientific research to be the best way to ensure a healthy, meaningful, and purpose-filled life.
Its signature program, Choose Love For Schools™, is a no-cost infant/toddler through 12th grade curriculum that contains the simple universal teachings of courage, gratitude, forgiveness, and compassion-in-action – the foundational concepts of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). Choose Love For Home™, Choose Love For Communities™, and Choose Love For Athletes™ are also available. Choose Love programming is in all 50 states, 120 countries, and serves over three million children.
Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement
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