Leon Ginzburg (1898 – 1988) was an American surgeon and gastroenterologist.
In collaboration with Dr. Burrill Bernard Crohn and Dr. Gordon D. Oppenheimer, Dr. Ginzburg wrote the first description of ileitis in 1932, for the Journal of the American Medical Association.
- Born 1898
- 1947-1967 Director of Surgery Emeritus, Beth Israel Medical Center New York
- Died 1988
Key Medical Attributions
- Crohn BB, Ginzburg L, Oppenheimer GD. Regional ileitis; a pathologic and clinical entity. JAMA, 1932; 99: 1323-1329.
- Ginzburg L, Oppenheimer GD. Non-Specific Granulomata of the Intestines: Inflammatory Tumors and Strictures of the Bowel. Ann Surg. 1933;98(6):1046‐1062.
- Ginzburg L, Oppenheimer GD. Urological complications of regional ileitis. J Urol. 1948; 59(5): 948‐952.
- Ginzburg L. The road to regional enteritis. Mt Sinai J Med. 1974; 41(2): 272‐275.
- Ginzburg L. Regional enteritis: historical perspective (B. Crohn and L. Ginzburg). Gastroenterology. 1986; 90(5 Pt 1): 1310‐1311.
Co-author of the 1932 ‘Crohn’s disease paper’, Ginsburg resented the fact that Crohn presented the work on regional enteritis as essentially his alone, with little recognition for his more junior colleagues himself and Oppenheimer
- Dr. Leon Ginzburg, 89, Surgeon and Professor. The New York Times. March 25, 1988
- Ginzburg, Leon – Papers, 1927-1987. Mount Sinai Digital Repository
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