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LIEF--Dr. Philip Douglas, of White Plains, NY died on August 23rd, 2021. He was 81. He was a graduate of Yale University (1961), and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (1965) and completed a research fellowship in nephrology at Tufts University (1969). During the Vietnam War, he practiced medicine at the Naval Hospital in Oakland, CA (1970-1972). For over four decades at Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Lief filled many leadership positions. He had a passion for education and trained hundreds of doctors over the span of his career before his retirement in 2017. Philip is survived by his wife of 51 years, Edna Lippman Lief, children Michael (Ariel) and Amy (Jeffrey), four grandchildren, and brothers Jonathan (Barbara) and Peter. Above all his accomplishments, nothing gave Philip more joy than his beloved family. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 26th at 10:00am at Congregation Kol Ami in White Plains, NY. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in his memory to Montefiore Medical Center.

Published by New York Times on Aug. 25, 2021.
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Edna, I was saddened to hear of your husband´s passing. Sending my deepest condolences to you and your family and hoping you find comfort in the many happy years you shared.
Fredlee Robbins Shore
September 10, 2021
"Here was a Caesar. Whence comes such another?" It was a privilege to have been mentored by him. 1988-1991 Internal Medicine Rest in Peace.
Dr. Manu Rajachandran
August 27, 2021
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
Beth Tarini, Brady Gambatese
August 25, 2021
i spent two years under the tutelage of dr. lief when i was a renal fellow at mhmc 1976-1978 and have nothing but good memories of working and learning from phil. i can honestly say it was the most fulfilling educational experience of my medical education. my sincere condolences to the family on their loss. i feel lucky to have known a wonderful teacher and mentor.
Martin Lebofsky MD
August 25, 2021
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