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Gerson Lesser, M.D.

Clinical Professor;
Department of Medicine (GIM Div)

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Dept. of Medicine
, NY

Gerson.Lesser@nyumc.org

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Education

1945-1950 — NYU Medical Center (Medicine), Residency

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To the editor
Lesser, G T
2014 01 Apr 2014;160(7):514-515, Annals of internal medicine
— id: 884342, year: 2014, vol: 160, page: 514, stat: Journal Article,

Metabolically Healthy Overweight and Obesity
Lesser, Gerson T.
2014 APR 1;160(7):514-515, Annals of internal medicine
— id: 953112, year: 2014, vol: 160, page: 514, stat: Journal Article,

Corticosteroids, but not NSAIDs, are associated with less Alzheimer neuropathology
Beeri, Michal Schnaider; Schmeidler, James; Lesser, Gerson T; Maroukian, Maria; West, Rebecca; Leung, Stephanie; Wysocki, Michael; Perl, Daniel P; Purohit, Dushyant P; Haroutunian, Vahram
2012 Jul;33(7):1258-1264, Neurobiology of aging
— id: 720262, year: 2012, vol: 33, page: 1258, stat: Journal Article,

Association of Alzheimer disease pathology with abnormal lipid metabolism: the Hisayama study
Lesser, Gerson T
2012 Apr;78(16):1280-1280, Neurology
— id: 720272, year: 2012, vol: 78, page: 1280, stat: Journal Article,

Hypertension is associated with cognitive decline in elderly people at high risk for dementia
Wysocki, Michael; Luo, Xiaodong; Schmeidler, James; Dahlman, Karen; Lesser, Gerson T; Grossman, Hillel; Haroutunian, Vahram; Beeri, Michal Schnaider
2012 Feb;20(2):179-187, American journal of geriatric psychiatry
— id: 720282, year: 2012, vol: 20, page: 179, stat: Journal Article,

Cholesterol and LDL relate to neuritic plaques and to APOE4 presence but not to neurofibrillary tangles
Lesser, G T; Beeri, M S; Schmeidler, J; Purohit, D P; Haroutunian, V
2011 May;8(3):303-312, Current Alzheimer research
— id: 720472, year: 2011, vol: 8, page: 303, stat: Journal Article,

The association of age with rate of cognitive decline in elderly individuals residing in supporting care facilities
Ravona-Springer, Ramit; Luo, Xiaodong; Schmeidler, James; Wysocki, Michael; Lesser, Gerson T; Rapp, Michael A; Dahlman, Karen; Grossman, Hillel T; Haroutunian, Vahram; Beeri, Michal Schnaider
2011 Oct-Dec;25(4):312-316, Alzheimer disease & associated disorders
— id: 720292, year: 2011, vol: 25, page: 312, stat: Journal Article,

Medication and falls in elderly persons
Lesser, Gerson T
2010 May;170(9):834-5; author reply 835, Archives of internal medicine
— id: 720302, year: 2010, vol: 170, page: 834, stat: Journal Article,

Diabetes is associated with increased rate of cognitive decline in questionably demented elderly
Ravona-Springer, Ramit; Luo, Xiaodong; Schmeidler, James; Wysocki, Michael; Lesser, Gerson; Rapp, Michael; Dahlman, Karen; Grossman, Hillel; Haroutunian, Vahram; Schnaider Beeri, Michal
2010 ;29(1):68-74, Dementia geriatric & cognitive disorders
— id: 720312, year: 2010, vol: 29, page: 68, stat: Journal Article,

Less Alzheimer disease neuropathology in medicated hypertensive than nonhypertensive persons
Hoffman, L B; Schmeidler, J; Lesser, G T; Beeri, M S; Purohit, D P; Grossman, H T; Haroutunian, V
2009 May;72(20):1720-1726, Neurology
— id: 720482, year: 2009, vol: 72, page: 1720, stat: Journal Article,

Issues in body fatness measurement
Lesser, Gerson T
2009 Mar;169(6):636-636, Archives of internal medicine
— id: 720322, year: 2009, vol: 169, page: 636, stat: Journal Article,

Problems in measurement of body "fatness"
Lesser, Gerson T
2009 Feb;53(6):526-7; author reply 527, Journal of the American College of Cardiology
— id: 720332, year: 2009, vol: 53, page: 526, stat: Journal Article,

Serum lipids are related to Alzheimer's pathology in nursing home residents
Lesser, Gerson T; Haroutunian, Vahram; Purohit, Dushyant P; Schnaider Beeri, Michal; Schmeidler, James; Honkanen, Linda; Neufeld, Richard; Libow, Leslie S
2009 ;27(1):42-49, Dementia geriatric & cognitive disorders
— id: 720342, year: 2009, vol: 27, page: 42, stat: Journal Article,

Role of the neuropathology of Alzheimer disease in dementia in the oldest-old
Haroutunian, Vahram; Schnaider-Beeri, Michal; Schmeidler, James; Wysocki, Michael; Purohit, Dushyant P; Perl, Daniel P; Libow, Leslie S; Lesser, Gerson T; Maroukian, Maria; Grossman, Hillel T
2008 Sep;65(9):1211-1217, Archives of neurology
— id: 720362, year: 2008, vol: 65, page: 1211, stat: Journal Article,

The effects of withdrawal of dopaminergic medication in nursing home patients with advanced parkinsonism
Tse, Winona; Frisina, Pasquale G; Halbig, Thomas D; Gracies, Jean-Michel; Liang, Lisa; Tarshish, Chaim; Lesser, Gerson; Neufeld, Richard; Koller, William C; Libow, Leslie S
2008 Nov;9(9):670-675, Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
— id: 720352, year: 2008, vol: 9, page: 670, stat: Journal Article,

Prevalence of movement disorders in an elderly nursing home population
Tse, Winona; Libow, Leslie S; Neufeld, Richard; Lesser, Gerson; Frank, Judith; Dolan, Susan; Tarshish, Chaim; Gracies, Jean-Michel; Olanow, C Warren; Koller, William C; Halbig, Thomas D
2008 May-Jun;46(3):359-366, Archives of gerontology & geriatrics
— id: 720372, year: 2008, vol: 46, page: 359, stat: Journal Article,

Benzodiazepines and hip fractures
Lesser, Gerson T
2007 Sep 4;147(5):347-8; author reply 348, Annals of internal medicine
— id: 78124, year: 2007, vol: 147, page: 347, stat: Journal Article,

Calcium plus vitamin D and the risk of fractures
Lesser, Gerson T
2006 May 25;354(21):2285-7; author reply 2285, New England journal of medicine
— id: 78126, year: 2006, vol: 354, page: 2285, stat: Journal Article,

Treatment of chronic insomnia with cognitive behavioral therapy vs zopiclone
Lesser, Gerson T
2006 Nov 22;296(20):2435-6; author reply 2436, JAMA
— id: 78125, year: 2006, vol: 296, page: 2435, stat: Journal Article,

Obesity in the NFL
Lesser, Gerson T
2005 Jun 22;293(24):2999; author reply 2999-2999; author reply 2999, JAMA
— id: 78127, year: 2005, vol: 293, page: 2999; author reply 2999, stat: Journal Article,

Survival in Alzheimer disease
Lesser, Gerson T
2005 Apr;62(4):689; author reply 689-689; author reply 690, Archives of neurology
— id: 78128, year: 2005, vol: 62, page: 689; author reply 689, stat: Journal Article,

Parkinson's disease without expected neuropathologic abnormality
Velickovic, Miodrag; Lesser, Gerson; Purohit, Dushyant; Neufeld, Richard R; Tarshish, Chaim Y; Libow, Leslie S
2004 Nov-Dec;5(6):407-409, Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
— id: 648352, year: 2004, vol: 5, page: 407, stat: Journal Article,

Frequency of bowel movements and future risk of Parkinson's disease
Lesser, Gershon T
2002 Mar 12;58(5):838; author reply 838-838; author reply 839, Neurology
— id: 78129, year: 2002, vol: 58, page: 838; author reply 838, stat: Journal Article,

Underestimation of adverse drug events in nursing home residents
Lesser, Gerson T; Boockvar, Kenneth; Polsky, Isabel
2002 Mar 11;162(5):609-610, Archives of internal medicine
— id: 78130, year: 2002, vol: 162, page: 609, stat: Journal Article,

Patients' motivations for physician-assisted suicide
Lesser, Gerson T; Peters, Debbie J
2002 Jan 26;359(9303):352-353, Lancet
— id: 78131, year: 2002, vol: 359, page: 352, stat: Journal Article,

In re HMO versus fee-for-service systems
Frank, J M; Libow, L S; Lesser, G T
2001 Mar;49(3):334-335, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
— id: 78135, year: 2001, vol: 49, page: 334, stat: Journal Article,

Testosterone use for rehabilitation of older men
Honkanen, L; Lesser, G T
2001 Mar;49(3):339-340, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
— id: 78134, year: 2001, vol: 49, page: 339, stat: Journal Article,

Elevated serum total and LDL cholesterol in very old patients with Alzheimer's disease
Lesser G; Kandiah K; Libow LS; Likourezos A; Breuer B; Marin D; Mohs R; Haroutunian V; Neufeld R
2001 Mar-Apr;12(2):138-145, Dementia geriatric & cognitive disorders
— id: 36713, year: 2001, vol: 12, page: 138, stat: Journal Article,

Hamster health care can be solved with more funding
Lesser, G T
2001 Mar 24;322(7288):737-737, British medical journal. BMJ (International ed.)
— id: 78136, year: 2001, vol: 322, page: 737, stat: Journal Article,

Intensity of physical activity and risk of coronary heart disease
Lesser, G T
2001 Jun 20;285(23):2973-2974, JAMA
— id: 78132, year: 2001, vol: 285, page: 2973, stat: Journal Article,

Statin-Alzheimer disease association not yet proven
Lesser, G T; Libow, L S
2001 Jun;58(6):1022-1023, Archives of neurology
— id: 78133, year: 2001, vol: 58, page: 1022, stat: Journal Article,

Cyclooxygenase 2 selective agents and upper gastrointestinal disease
Fernandez, H; Lesser, G T
2000 Apr 19;283(15):1961; author reply 1962-1961; author reply 1962, JAMA
— id: 78140, year: 2000, vol: 283, page: 1961; author reply 1962, stat: Journal Article,

Interpretation of body mass index
Honkanen, L; Lesser, G T
2000 Sep;48(9):1172-1173, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
— id: 78138, year: 2000, vol: 48, page: 1172, stat: Journal Article,

Long-term prevention of bone loss
Lesser, G T
2000 Jul 4;133(1):72-73, Annals of internal medicine
— id: 78139, year: 2000, vol: 133, page: 72, stat: Journal Article,

Social and productive activities in elderly people. Self rated health is important predictor of mortality
Lesser, G T
2000 Jan 15;320(7228):185-185, British medical journal. BMJ (International ed.)
— id: 78144, year: 2000, vol: 320, page: 185, stat: Journal Article,

The clinical role of COX-2 inhibitors
Lesser, G T
2000 Mar;118(3):639-640, Gastroenterology
— id: 78137, year: 2000, vol: 118, page: 639, stat: Journal Article,

Vitamin D deficiency in women with hip fracture
Lesser, G T
2000 Mar 15;283(11):1425-1426, JAMA
— id: 78142, year: 2000, vol: 283, page: 1425, stat: Journal Article,

Prescribing for elderly persons
Lesser, G T; Libow, L S
2000 Jan 19;283(3):339-340, JAMA
— id: 78143, year: 2000, vol: 283, page: 339, stat: Journal Article,

Social and productive activities in elderly people - Self rated health is important predictor of mortality
Lesser, GT
2000 JAN 15;320(7228):185-185, British medical journal. BMJ (Clinical research ed.)
— id: 720742, year: 2000, vol: 320, page: 185, stat: Journal Article,

Older Americans hold on to life dearly
McShine, R; Lesser, G T; Likourezos, A
2000 Apr 29;320(7243):1206-1206, British medical journal. BMJ (International ed.)
— id: 78141, year: 2000, vol: 320, page: 1206, stat: Journal Article,

Antihypertensive treatment
Lesser, G T
1999 Sep 18;354(9183):1028; author reply 1028-1028; author reply 1029, Lancet
— id: 78146, year: 1999, vol: 354, page: 1028; author reply 1028, stat: Journal Article,

Behavioral and pharmacological treatment for insomnia
Lesser, G T
1999 Sep 22-29;282(12):1130; author reply 1130-1130; author reply 1131, JAMA
— id: 78145, year: 1999, vol: 282, page: 1130; author reply 1130, stat: Journal Article,

Fluoride for the treatment of osteoporosis
Lesser, G T
1999 Feb 2;130(3):240-241, Annals of internal medicine
— id: 78147, year: 1999, vol: 130, page: 240, stat: Journal Article,

Age, body-mass index, and mortality
Lesser, G T; Pierson, R N Jr
1998 Apr 16;338(16):1158-9; author reply 1159, New England journal of medicine
— id: 78148, year: 1998, vol: 338, page: 1158, stat: Journal Article,

Age, body-mass index, and mortality (vol 338, pg 1158, 1998)
Lesser, GT; Pierson, RN
1998 JUL 2;339(1):59-59, New England journal of medicine
— id: 720772, year: 1998, vol: 339, page: 59, stat: Journal Article,

Costs of health care for the elderly
Lesser, G T
1997 Feb 27;336(9):664-664, New England journal of medicine
— id: 78149, year: 1997, vol: 336, page: 664, stat: Journal Article,

Fat-free mass, total body water, and intracellular water in the aged rat
Lesser, G T; Deutsch, S; Markofsky, J
1980 Jan;238(1):R82-R90, American journal of physiology
— id: 78150, year: 1980, vol: 238, page: R82, stat: Journal Article,

Body water compartments with human aging using fat-free mass as the reference standard
Lesser, G T; Markofsky, J
1979 Mar;236(3):R215-R220, American journal of physiology
— id: 78151, year: 1979, vol: 236, page: R215, stat: Journal Article,

Aging in the rat: longitudinal and cross-sectional studies of body composition
Lesser, G T; Deutsch, S; Markofsky, J
1973 Dec;225(6):1472-1478, American journal of physiology
— id: 78152, year: 1973, vol: 225, page: 1472, stat: Journal Article,

Use of independent measurement of body fat to evaluate overweight and underweight
Lesser, G T; Deutsch, S; Markofsky, J
1971 Aug;20(8):792-804, Metabolism clinical & experimental
— id: 78153, year: 1971, vol: 20, page: 792, stat: Journal Article,

Chylous ascites. Newer insights and many remaining enigmas
Lesser, G T; Bruno, M S; Enselberg, K
1970 Jun;125(6):1073-1077, Archives of internal medicine
— id: 77604, year: 1970, vol: 125, page: 1073, stat: Journal Article,

The rat fat-free body in middle life: continuing growth and histochemical changes
Lesser, G T; Deutsch, S; Markofsky, J
1970 Apr;25(2):108-114, Journal of gerontology
— id: 78154, year: 1970, vol: 25, page: 108, stat: Journal Article,

CHEMICAL AND CYTOLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS ON LIVERS OF YOUNG AND OLD INDIVIDUALS OF MUS RATTUS AND AMBYSTOMA
ANDREW, W; LESSER, GT; DEUTSCH, S
1969 ;163(2):147-&, Anatomical record
— id: 720782, year: 1969, vol: 163, page: 147, stat: Journal Article,

BODY COMPOSITION WITH AGE IN THE RAT SERIAL STUDIES BY IN-VIVO TECHNIQUES
LESSER G T; DEUTSCH S; MARKOFSKY J
1969 ;8(2):16-16, Proceedings of the International Congress of Gerontology
— id: 720632, year: 1969, vol: 8, page: 16, stat: Journal Article,

BODY FAT CONTENT AND LONGEVITY
LESSER G T; STEELE J M; DEUTSCH S
1969 ;17(2):474-474, Clinical research
— id: 720792, year: 1969, vol: 17, page: 474, stat: Journal Article,

Measurement of adipose tissue blood flow and perfusion in man by uptake of 85Kr
Lesser, G T; Deutsch, S
1967 Nov;23(5):621-630, Journal of applied physiology
— id: 78155, year: 1967, vol: 23, page: 621, stat: Journal Article,

RELATION OF AGE-ASSOCIATED CHANGE IN OXYGEN CONSUMPTION TO SURFACE AREA FAT-FREE BODY AND CELL MASS
LESSER, GT; STEELE, JM
1966 ;6(3P2):36-&, Gerontologist
— id: 720822, year: 1966, vol: 6, page: 36, stat: Journal Article,

Changes in human body composition with age
LESSER, G. T.; STEELE, J. M.
1964 ;40(1):78-78, Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine
— id: 720812, year: 1964, vol: 40, page: 78, stat: Journal Article,

TRACER GASES TO MEASURE TOTAL BODY FAT INVIVO
LESSER, GT; STEELE, JM
1964 ;5(5):360-360, Journal of nuclear medicine
— id: 720832, year: 1964, vol: 5, page: 360, stat: Journal Article,

CHANGES IN BODY COMPOSITION WITH AGE
LESSER, G T; KUMAR, I; STEELE, J M
1963 Sep 26;110:578-588, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
— id: 78157, year: 1963, vol: 110, page: 578, stat: Journal Article,

MEASUREMENT OF TOTAL BODY FAT IN MAN BY THE SIMULTANEOUS ABSORPTION OF TWO INERT GASES
LESSER, G T; ZAK, G
1963 Sep 26;110:40-54, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
— id: 78156, year: 1963, vol: 110, page: 40, stat: Journal Article,

ADDITION
LESSER, GT
1963 ;110(1):53-&, Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
— id: 720842, year: 1963, vol: 110, page: 53, stat: Journal Article,

Determination of total body fat by absorption of an inert gas; measurements and results in normal human subjects
LESSER, G T; PERL, W; STEELE, J M
1960 Dec;39:1791-1806, Journal of clinical investigation
— id: 78158, year: 1960, vol: 39, page: 1791, stat: Journal Article,

The kinetics of distribution of the fat-soluble inert gas cyclopropane in the body
PERL, W; LESSER, G T; STEELE, J M
1960 Nov;1:111-135, Biophysical journal
— id: 78159, year: 1960, vol: 1, page: 111, stat: Journal Article,

Peripheral embolism by metallic mercury during arterial blood sampling; report of two cases
LATHEM, W; LESSER, G T; MESSINGER, W J; GALDSTON, M
1954 Apr;93(4):550-555, A.M.A. archives of internal medicine
— id: 77243, year: 1954, vol: 93, page: 550, stat: Journal Article,

The determination of the solubility of cyclopropane in fats and oils with the use of the Warburg apparatus
BLUMBERG, A G; LA DU, B N Jr; LESSER, G T; STEELE, J M
1952 Mar;104(3):325-328, Journal of pharmacology & experimental therapeutics
— id: 78161, year: 1952, vol: 104, page: 325, stat: Journal Article,

Measurement of total body fat in living rats by absorption of cyclopropane
LESSER, G T; BLUMBERG, A G; STELLE, J M
1952 Jun;169(3):545-553, American journal of physiology
— id: 78160, year: 1952, vol: 169, page: 545, stat: Journal Article,

Mercurial diuresis in edematous individuals
LESSER, G T; DUNNING, M F; EPSTEIN, F N; BERGER, E Y
1952 Jan;5(1):85-90, Circulation
— id: 78162, year: 1952, vol: 5, page: 85, stat: Journal Article,

ELECTROLYTE LOSSES IN EDEMATOUS INDIVIDUALS FOLLOWING ORGANIC MERCURIALS
LESSER, GT; DUNNING, MF; EPSTEIN, FH; BERGER, EY
1951 ;10(1):81-81, Federation proceedings (Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology)
— id: 720862, year: 1951, vol: 10, page: 81, stat: Journal Article,

Renal function in decompensated cirrhosis of the liver
EPSTEIN, F H; LESSER, G T; BERGER, E Y
1950 Dec;75(3):822-824, Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology & Medicine
— id: 78163, year: 1950, vol: 75, page: 822, stat: Journal Article,

Use of colloidal iron hydroxide for the treatment of hypochromic anemia; notes on incidence of gastrointestinal irritation with iron therapy
BATTERMAN, R C; BECK, G J; LESSER, G
1947 Sep;214(3):268-271, American journal of the medical sciences
— id: 127368, year: 1947, vol: 214, page: 268, stat: Journal Article,