Jay H Lefkowitch, MD

Pathology - Anatomic

Jay H Lefkowitch, MD

Pathology - Anatomic

Specialties: Pathology - AnatomicMore specialties

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622 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032

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About Jay H Lefkowitch, MD

Jay Lefkowitch was born and raised in New York City. He attended the famed High School of Music and Art as an art student and later attended Clark University in Worcester, MA, as a fine arts major. He attended medical school at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University (1972-1976) and stayed on at New York Presbyterian Hospital for his pathology residency training in Anatomic Pathology. He received specialty training in liver pathology during a Fellowship year spent working with Professor Peter J. Scheuer in London, U.K., at the Royal Free Hospital, a major international referral center for patients with liver and biliary tract diseases. At the Royal Free Hospital Dr. Lefkowitch also benefited from working with the academic team in the Liver Unit, including Professor Dame Shelia Sherlock, the late, world-renowned clinical hepatologist. . Upon return from London, in 1980 Dr. Lefkowitch became a faculty member of the Department of Pathology (now the Department of Pathology and Cell Biology) at Columbia University Medical Center, where he is currently Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology. Dr. Lefkowitch's publications include over 80 peer-reviewed papers in medical journals as well as medical textbooks. He is the author of Scheuer's Liver Biopsy Interpretation (now in its 9th Edition) and is the Chief Editor of Anatomic Pathology Board Review.

Email: jhl3@cumc.columbia.edu

Board Certifications

  • Anatomic Pathology

Languages Spoken

  • French


  • Hepatitis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Disease
  • Liver Pathology
  • Liver Surgery


  • Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Residency: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY
  • Internship: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, NY
  • Fellowship: Great Ormond Street Hospital - London, England

Titles & Positions

  • Director, Autopsy Service, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York.
  • Professor Emeritus of Pathology and Cell Biology at the CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Awards & Honors

  • Charles Bohmfalk Award for Distinguished Teaching in the Clinical Years, May 1995
  • Dean's Biochemical Research Study Grant, 1981, 1982, 1983
  • Distinguished Teacher Award, Graduating Class of Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, 1983, 1997
  • Gender Equity Award from American Medical Women's Association, 1995, 1999, 2000
  • Harold Lee Meierhoff Memorial Prize in Pathology, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
  • Joseph Garrison Parker Award in the Arts, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1971
  • Presidential Teaching Award from Columbia University, 2000
  • Teacher of the Year (Second Year Class), 1985 1988, 1992, 1994, 1995, 2000, 2004

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