BOSTON – Dr. Leonard Gottlieb, MD, MPH, formerly of Lewiston and son of the late Dr. Julius and Jeanette Gottlieb of Lewiston, was honored recently by the Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Boston.

The Lewis H. Millender Prize for excellence in medicine, medical education and his passionate advocacy for the state of Israel was awarded to Gottlieb at the CJP Health Professions Groups annual meeting at the Park Plaza Hotel on Dec. 4.

Gottlieb is chairman emeritus and professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. Gottlieb has published more than 180 articles, abstracts and book chapters dealing with diseases of the liver and gastrointestinal tract.

He is an honorary member of the faculty of medicine at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and has served on its board of governors.

Gottlieb is also the founder and director of the Louis and Charlotte Kaitz Boston University School of Medicine/Hebrew University Medical School Exchange Program. He is director emeritus of the Mallory Institute of Pathology in Boston.

Gottlieb is a graduate of Lewiston High School, Bowdoin College, Tufts University School of Medicine and the Harvard School of Public Health.

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