Dr. Lindsay Lief is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine/New York Presbyterian Hospital. She is the Medical Director of the MICU at Weill Cornell, where she spends her clinical time caring for critically ill patients during admission and throughout recovery. Particular clinical interests include airway and ventilator management, respiratory failure, dyspnea, pulmonary embolism, shock and symptom management at the end of life.

Dr. Lief's research focuses on the identification of unrecognized suffering in the ICU. Dr. Lief works with the Center for Research on End-of-Life Care to identify and minimize suffering in ICU patients and their families, both while in the ICU and in the post-ICU period. She is co-investigator on an R21-funded study, which is evaluating mindfulness interventions to improve outcomes of loved ones of critically ill ICU patients. She is the medical director of the Pulmonary Embolism Response Team and the Post-ICU Clinic.

Speaking Topics

  • Trauma and Critical Care (including Airway)
  • Pulmonary embolism, Shock, respiratory failure, dyspnea, End-of-life care, palliative care in the ICU