PARA's Medical Advisory Council

 Dr. Leonid B. Heifets

Picture of Dr. Leonid B. Heifets.Dr. Leonid B. Heifets.
Director, Mycobacteriology Laboratory
National Jewish Medical and Research Center
Denver, Colorado

Dr. Heifets, a graduate of the Academy of Medical Science, Moscow, has been for many years involved in research related to mycobacteria. He has been a Senior Researcher in the Department of Microbiology of the Central Research Institute for Tuberculosis in Moscow, and a Research Fellow in the Department of Medicine at the National Jewish Hospital, researching the mechanisms of bactericidal function of the macrophages. He is a professor in the Departments of Microbiology and Medicine (Pulmonology) of the School of Medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, and Director of the Mycobacteriology Clinical Reference Laboratory at the National Jewish Medical and Research Center. Dr. Heifets is the Associate Editor of the International Journal of Tubercular Lung Disorders, and a member of several professional organizations whose work is related to mycobacterial diseases.

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Paratuberculosis Awareness & Research Association, 1999-2003.