American cardiologist, born June 30, 1939, New York.
Biography of Michael Lesch
Michael Leschgraduated M.D. from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland in 1964. He was a resident at Johns Hopkins, training in internal medicine, 1965–1966. He became a certified specialist in cardiovascular medicine in 1974. His medical specialities are cardiology and internal medicine. He is Professor of Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, and Chairman, Medicine, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center.
When they described Lesch-Nyhan disease in 1964, Michael Lesch was a medical student at Johns Hopkins, where William Leo Nyhan was a faculty member.
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