Philip Leitman likes to tell people that the most important job he ever had was caring for his late wife, Fern, who was ill for nearly two decades with a complex resistant Mycobacterium Abscessus pulmonary infection. His passion is helping NTM patients individually and through NTM Info & Research (NTMir), an organization he and his late wife co-founded in 2002.
Philip moved to Miami, Florida from Canada in 1990, where had been the CEO of his own company. In addition, Philip has served as a Vice Chair of the Council of National Trustees of National Jewish Medical and Research Center, as a Board Member of the American Lung Association of Southeast Florida, and a Board Member of SeniorCare Meals on Wheels.
Philip and his wife Nancy, their children and grandchildren live in Miami, Florida.