Dr. Lewitus is an entrepreneur with deep roots in the world of classical music and the arts. He was born in Lima, Peru to a family of artists—his father, Hans Lewitus, was a professor at the Lima Conservatory of Music and a founding member of the Peruvian Symphony Orchestra, and his mother, Eva Heller de Lewitus, is a retired photographer.
Dr. Lewitus is a graduate of the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, where he received his medical degree in 1976. He completed his pediatric residency in New York and was a practicing pediatrician in Massachusetts for over 35 years until his retirement in 2016. He served as Chief of Pediatrics at Marlborough Hospital and later became an active board member and Pediatric Medical Director with the MetroWest Physicians Organization. Dr. Lewitus is the author of What Does the Sign Say?, a children’s book recipient of the Moonbeam Award in 2008 that has sold over 18,000 copies. Additionally, he developed and patented Toothfinder, a device to identify the presence of teeth in newborns and infants.
Dr. Lewitus currently serves on the Board of the Leadership Circle of the Boston Conservatory at Berklee and on the Board of Directors of Kaleidoscope MusArt. Since his retirement, Dr. Lewitus has actively pursued his interest in music, which includes the production of a CD of Hans Lewitus’ arrangements of Latin-American music, Latin Music for Recorders, and his instrumental role in the recent publication of Lewitus’ arrangements of Slovak music for clarinet.
In an effort to support the new generation of musicians, Dr. Lewitus and his wife, Marla, have endowed a scholarship for one piano student at the Boston Conservatory. Since 2011, Dr. Lewitus has also been a supporter of the Vivace Vilnius Music Festival in Vilnius, Lithuania, and has sponsored recitals for Boston Conservatory piano students in Lima, Peru and in San Juan, Puerto Rico.