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Alan Richard Leff, American Medical educator ( hlth: medical, Educated)medical educator, researcher. Recipient Citation of merit Chicago Lung Association, 1974; Leopold Schepp Foundation fellow, 1967-1969. Served with United States Public Health Service, 1972-1974.; Fellow American College Chest Physicians; member American Federation Clinical.


Leff, Alan Richard was born on May 23, 1945 in Pittsburgh. Son of Maurice D. and Grace Ruth (Schwartz) Leff.


AB cum laude, Oberlin College, 1967. Doctor of Medicine, U. Rochester, 1971. Diplomate American Board Internal Medicine, American Board Pulmonary Disease.


Intern University Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, 1971—1972, resident, 1974—1976. Fellow University California, San Francisco, 1976—1977, postdoctoral fellow, 1977—1979. Assistant professor medicine University Chicago, 1979—1985, associate professor medicine and clinical pharmaceutical, 1985—1989, professor medicine, anesthesia, critical care and clinical pharmaceutical, since 1989, professor cell physiology, since 1992, professor pediatrics, neurobiology, physiology, since 1999, director pulmonary medicine service, 1984—1987, director Pulmonary Function Laboratory, 1979—1987, chief section pulmonary and critical care medicine, 1987—2000, senior director research and development biological science, 2000—2002.

Director National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases Asthma and Allergic Disease Cooperative Research Center, Chicago, 1993—1997. Co-chair asthma section National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases Task Force on Immunology, 1996—1998. Advisor San Francisco Department Public Health, 1977—1979, Chgo Department Health, 1979—1989.

Director Center of Excellence in Asthma Glaxo Smith Kline, since 2000. With United States Public Health Service, 1972-1974.


  • Diplomate American Board Internal Medicine, American Board Pulmonary Disease.


  • book

  • Other Work

    • Consultant editor, member editorial board Journal Clinical Investigation, member editorial board American Journal Physiology, Journal Applied Physiology. Editor: American Journal Respiratory Critical Care Medicine, 1994-1999, Proceedings American Thoracic Society, since 2004. Editor, associate editor: American Review Respiratory Diseases, 1989-1994, Pulmonary Pharmacology, 1987-1992, associate editor: European Respiratory Journal, since 2006.

      Contributor articles to professional journals.


Board directors Chicago Lung Association, 1984—1993. Fellow: American College Chest Physicians. Member: American Association Immunologists, Central Society for Clinical Investigation, American Thoracic Society (Special Citation 1999), Association American Physicians, American Physiological Society, American Society Clinical Investigation, American Federation Clinical Research (councilor 1983-1986), Sigma Xi.


  • Other Interests



Married Donna Rae Rosene, February 14, 1975. Children: Marni, Karen, Alison.

Maurice D. Leff

Grace Ruth (Schwartz) Leff

Donna Rae Rosene

Marni Leff

Karen Leff

Alison Leff