Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Medicine

About Lewis Landsberg, MD

Dr. Lewis Landsberg was graduated Summa Cum Laude from Williams College in 1960 and from Yale University School of Medicine in 1964. Following residency training in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital he pursued a research fellowship at the NIH in the laboratory of Nobel Laureate Julius Axelrod.

After two years on the faculty of Yale, Dr. Landsberg was recruited to Harvard Medical School where he was promoted to Professor of Medicine in 1986.  In 1990, he joined the faculty of Northwestern University as the Irving S. Cutter Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the Medical School, and Physician-in-Chief at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. In August, 1999, Dr. Landsberg was appointed Vice President for Medical Affairs, Northwestern University and Dean of Northwestern University Medical School.  During his tenure he appointed eight new center and institute directors along with 17 new department chairs and extramural research support doubled while space devoted to research increased by more than 70 percent. On the occasion of his retirement as Dean, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, its medical staff, and Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation made an extraordinary gift of endowment to create and name the Lewis Landsberg Deanship. 

Dr. Landsberg now serves as the Irving S. Cutter Professor of Medicine, Dean Emeritus, and Director of the Northwestern Comprehensive Center on Obesity. The author of over 230 publications, he has an international reputation in the fields of the sympathetic nervous system, the regulation of metabolism, hypertension, and obesity.  He has recently written two books:  “1000 Internal Medicine Pearls” and “Catecholamines” summarizing his clinical experience and some of his fundamental research.  He is currently editing a volume on pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma as well as coediting a book on the unique leadership of his most important mentor, Professor Paul Beeson.  He is a member of numerous distinguished professional societies and has received many awards and honors including the Franz Volhard Award from the International Society of Hypertension, election to Fellowship of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and appointment as Master of the American College of Physicians.

Lewis Landsberg, MD
Irving S. Cutter Professor of Medicine Emeritus
Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

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