Averill Abraham Liebow
- Carrington-Liebow syndrome
- Hamman-Rich syndrome
- Liebow's disease
- Liebow-Carrington disease
- Rosen-Castleman-Liebow syndrome
Biography of Averill Abraham Liebow
Averill Abraham Liebow, born in Austria, was the "founding father" of pulmonary pathology in the United States. He started his career as a pathologist at Yale, where he remained for many years. In 1968 he moved to the University of California School of Medicine, San Diego, where he taught for 7 years as Professor and Chairman, Department of Pathology.
His studies include many classic studies of lung diseases. Best known of these is his famous classification of interstitial lung disease. He also published papers on sclerosing pneumocytoma, pulmonary alveolar proteinosis, meningothelial-like nodules, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary veno-occlusive disease, lymphomatoid granulomatosis, pulmonary Langerhans cell histiocytosis, pulmonary epithelioid hemangioendothelioma and pulmonary hyalinizing granuloma .
As a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army Medical Corps, He was a member of the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission who studied the effects of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima and Nagasaki
We thank Sanjay Mukhopadhyay, M.D., for information submitted.