Lewis Landsberg

November 23, 1938September 23, 2021

Lewis Landsberg, age 82, of Chicago, Illinois passed away on Thursday, September 23, 2021. Lewis was born November 23, 1938.

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Keith Kaplan

September 29, 2021

As a medical student at Northwestern I have many fond memories of Dr. Landsberg, including but not limited to, rounds with him at the Lakeside VA hospital. His bedside demeanor and teaching were second to none and he was at complete ease both speaking with patients and teaching at the same time, going between the patient's subjective statements and translating that to anatomy, physiology and physical examination findings. It was like seeing poetry in motion.

Alisa Koch

September 29, 2021

My deep condolences to Lewis Landsburg's family. I first met Dr. Landsburg in 1990 when he came to Northwestern, where I was faculty. At the time I was elsewhere on a research sabbatical, but he promptly connected with me even when I was away, to make sure he knew his new faculty members. Later, he always impressed me with his deep knowledge, not only of his field, but of all parts of clinical internal medicine. He was a rare individual in that regard. He always fostered the careers of people under him. For instance, he proposed me for the American Association of Professors and accompanied me as my nominator when I was accepted. He combined the rare talent of being an expert in clinical matters as well as a scientist par excellence.
We have all lost a gentleman and a scholar in Dr. Landsberg. Again my deep condolences to his family. Alisa Erika Koch, M.D., Ph.D.

Rachel O'Mara

September 28, 2021

Twenty-three years ago, as a medical stugent at Northwestern, I saw Dr. Landsberg as almost a magician. He was so astute and talented at diagnosing, that I was in complete awe. I was so nervous about meeting with him 1:1 as part of the process of applying to residency that I remember the feeling outside his office like it was yesterday. When I walked in, he had a big smile and he told me that he liked my personal statement. I don't know if he was just being kind since he had correctly diagnosed me as being a nervous wreck or if he really liked what I had written, but after that I was able to have a very nice conversation and it made a huge impact on my life. I had never seen that kind of warmth from him before and he became even more of a hero to me. Later I was a Primary Care Internal Medicine resident at Yale and Judd was one of the chief residents. I was touched by his life and I wish all of your family the best as you grieve the loss of this great man.