“I had the honor of joining the New Moms Board in 2022. As a women’s health professional, I witness firsthand the critical role that social determinants of health play in the physical and mental health of my patients. New Moms plays an invaluable role in improving health outcomes by providing resources, fostering esteem and a sense of community, and educating young moms and families. My curiosity for New Moms was piqued after passing the center during a morning commute. After learning more about the mission and being invited to participate in the prenatal education and classes, I was determined to be more involved.”
Fun Fact: Dakisha’s favorite children’s book is “The Giver” by Lois Lowry. “This story highlights the goal of living a purposeful life no matter how simple the purpose may seem, and the importance of learning from the past and those who came before us. I am to respect the role and purpose that every event and person has played on my journey.”
Dakisha Lewis, MD, FACOG is a Board Certified Obstetrician Gynecologist at Advocate Aurora Health/ Advocate Trinity Hospital. Dr. Lewis obtained a Bachelor of Science from Hampton University in Hampton, VA, and her Doctorate of Medicine from Wayne State University in her hometown of Detroit, MI. Dr. Lewis completed her residency training at Aurora Sinai Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. At Trinity Hospital, she serves as the Department Chairperson and Medical Director for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She also serves as the physician lead for Advocate Medical Group Trinity OB/GYN. She is active with the SGA, New Moms, and March of Dimes organizations.
She is a wife to her college sweetheart, David Lewis, and mother of three amazing and vibrant boys. She is dedicated to her family, community, and her patients. She is a major advocate for women’s education, equity, and empowerment in all arenas, but particularly where healthcare is concerned.
New Moms (Chicago)
5317 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60651
New Moms (Western Suburbs)
206 Chicago Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302
New Moms strengthens families by partnering with young moms as they progress toward housing stability, economic mobility, and family well-being. We envision a future where every young family thrives.