Sharon White-Lewis, MSN, Ph.D., RN
Phone: (816) 235-2617
Dr. Sharon White-Lewis is an Assistant Professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Webster University and her PhD from UMKC. Dr. White-Lewis presents locally, nationally, and internationally on topics such as leadership, laparoscopic surgery, robotics, nursing education, simulation, and equine-assisted therapy. She developed a ground-breaking surgical procedure: Laparoscopic sigmoid colectomy and taught this procedure to physicians and nurses from 14 countries and throughout the United States. Ms. White-Lewis was given the Rising Star of Research Award from Sigma Theta Tau International for her Systematic Review on Equine Therapy Intervention studies and has been chosen as a recipient of the 2016-2017 Jonas Scholarship Award.
Dr. White-Lewis’ program of research focuses on two areas: Nursing education research and equine-assisted therapy research. She recently completed a funded randomized controlled trial: Equine-assisted therapy compared to exercise education for adults and older adults with arthritis and is presenting her results at the World Nursing Conference in Rome, Italy.
Use of Robotics in Surgical Services Education
Laparoscopic Colectomy – A study of 50 cases
Zantac RAN 145
Zantac RAN 144
Flexible Laparoscope Study
Ultrasonic Coagulation Study
Doppler Probe Study
White-Lewis, S., Russell, C., Johnson, R., Cheng, A. L., & McClain, N. (2017). Equine-assisted therapy intervention studies targeting physical symptoms in adults: A systematic review. Applied Nursing Research: ANR, 38, 9–21. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apnr.2017.08.002
Fowler, D., & White, S. A. (1996). Laparoscopic gastrectomy: five cases. Surgical Laparoscopy & Endoscopy, (6), 98–101.
Fowler, D. L., White, S. A., & Anderson, C. A. (1995). Laparoscopic colon resection: 60 cases. Surgical Laparoscopy & Endoscopy, 5(6), 468–471.
Anderson, C. A., Fowler, D. L., White, S., & Wintz, N. (1993). Laparoscopic colostomy closure. Surgical Laparoscopy & Endoscopy, 3(1), 69–72.
Bessières, M. F., White, S., Tubbs, L., & Osinski, M. L. (1993). Coeliochirurgie digestive expériences infirmières. Soins. Chirurgie (Paris, France : 1982), (144), 32–35.
Fowler, D. L., & White, S. A. (1992). The Use of a Doppler Probe for Identifying the Cystic Artery… : Surgical Laparoscopy Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques. Surgical Laparoscopy & Endoscopy, 2(2). Retrieved from http://journals.lww.com/surgical-laparoscopy/Fulltext/1992/06000/The_Use_of_a_Doppler_Probe_for_Identifying_the.5.aspx
Fowler, D. L., & White, S. A. (1991). Laparoscopy-assisted sigmoid resection. Surgical Laparoscopy & Endoscopy, 1(3), 183–188.
Fowler, D. L., & White, S. A. (1991). Laparoscopic Resection of a Submucosal Gastric Lipoma: A Case Report. Journal of Laparoendoscopic Surgery, 1(5), 303–306. doi:10.1089/lps.1991.1.303
Fowler, D.L., White, S.A., (1994). Technique of laparoscopic right colectomy. In E. Lezoche, S. Paganini, A. Cushieri, (Eds.), Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery (p.19-20). Milano, Documento Editoriale.
Fowler, D.L., White, S.A. (1994). Technique of laparoscopic low anterior resection. In E. Lezoche, S. Paganini, A. Cushieri, (Eds.), Minimally Invasive Colorectal Surgery (p.21-22). Milano, Documento Editoriale.
Funding and Awards
2016 Equine-assisted Therapy: A Randomized Controlled Trial for Adults and Older Adults with Arthritis ($6,200)
2016-2018 Jonas Scholarship grant ($15,000)
2018 – Barbara Pendleton Award (Funded Award)
2018 -Mary Pudelko Bubacz Award (Funded Award) for Nursing Excellence
2016 – Professional Achievement Award
2015 – Rising Star of Research (Funded Award) Sigma Theta Tau International
2013 and 2014 – Saint Award for Excellence in Teaching
2006 – Excellence in Action for Disaster Preparedness
1998 – Menorah Star Award
1996 – Outstanding Alumni of the Year – Research College of Nursing