Heifets, Leonid B., 1926-2015
Leonid B. Heifets was born 1926 in what is now Belarus. Dr. Heifets began his medical training at age 16, obtaining an MD, PhD and ScD. He participated with the World Health Organization as amember of Russian medical expeditions to the Congo in 1960 and 1962. He immigrated to the United States in 1979. He was employed by the National Jewish Hospital and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center since that time. In 1994 and 1994 he went to Botswana and South Africa as an American expert on tuberculosis control. He has authored about two hundred scientific publication in the fields of epidemiology and microbiology of infectious diseases. He wrote and published a number of books ranging from autobiography to murder mysteries, and was in the process of writing another book at the time of his death. He retired in 2012, and died in Denver Colorado, May 15, 2015.
CitationDrug susceptibility in the Chemotherapy of mycobacterial infections, 1991: CIP t.p. (Leonid B. Heifets, M.D., Ph.D., Sc.D.) galley (dir., Mycobacteriology Clinical Ref. Lab., National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Med., Denver, Colo.; associate prof., Depts. of Microbiology and Immunology and Med. (Div. of Pulmonology), Univ. of Colo. Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colo.)
CitationDenver Post, May 16, 2015 (Dr. Leonid Heifets, Denver. Father of Michael (Helen) Heifets and Herman (Lisa) Heifets. Brother of Galina (Edward) Tabachnik. Grandfather of Boris, Solomon, Sarah and Aviva Heifets. Great-grandfather of Zoe and Vivian. Dr. Heifets was a world renowned leader in Tuberculosis Research and head of the clinical/research mycobacteriology laboratory at National Jewish Health. Graveside, Sunday, 11:30am, Mount Nebo Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers Contributions can be made to BMH/BJ Congregation)
CitationIntermountain Jewish News, June 4, 2015 (Dr. Leonid Heifets, an internationally renowned leader in tuberculosis research at National Jewish Health for 32 years, passed away May 15, 2015, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was 89 ... Dr. Heifets is survived by his sons Michael (Helen) and Herman (Lisa); sister Galina (Edward) Tabachnik; grandchildren Boris (Kate), Solomon (Danielle), Sarah and Abby; and great-grandchildren Zoe and Vivian.
He also is mourned by his dear friend Jan Clotfelter.)
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Overview Leonid B. Heifets was born 1926 in what is now Belarus. Dr. Heifets began his medical training at age 16, obtaining an MD, PhD and ScD. He participated with the World Health Organization as a member of Russian medical expeditions to the Congo in 1960 and 1962. He immigrated to the United States in 1979 and was employed by the National Jewish Hospital as head of the Mycobacteriology laboratory for 32 years. In 1994 and 1994 he went to Botswana and South Africa as an American expert on...