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Burton Feinerman, MD
Type of Business: Health care company
Major Products and Services: Combinations of stem cell treatment, gene therapy, immunotherapy and nanotechnology to treat conditions that are considered incurable, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, autism, brain damage, diabetes, heart disease, chronic kidney disease, Tay-Sachs disease, Huntington's disease, age-related macular degeneration, Stargardt disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonary fibrosis and advanced cancer; Cosmetic enhancement of the face and neck with stem cells
Marketing Area: Global
Years in Position: 6
Years in Profession: 50
Day-to-Day Responsibilities: Conducting genetic research; Providing consultations to patients with various diseases
Expertise: Treatment of children with combined immune deficiencies; Tumor immunotherapy; Treatment of chronic lung diseases; Stem cell and gene therapy
Educational Background: Fellowship, Mayo Clinic; MD, New York Medical College (1954), Bachelor of Arts in Science and History, New York University (1950); Stuyvesant High School
Awards/Honors: Creator, patents for stem cell and gene therapies; Physician of the Year, New York Medical College
Philanthropy: Gene Bio Cell Research
What do you attribute your success to? He attributes his success to his hard work.
How did you get involved in your profession? Two major factors contributed to Dr. Feinerman's career choice. First, he wanted to help his sister, who was born with Down Syndrome; ever since he was eight years old, he has felt frustrated that he could not make her normal. Second, when he was 12 years old, he had the opportunity to became involved with serious scientific research when he met Hans Mark, who later became a deputy administrator of NASA.
Where will you be in five years? In five years, Dr. Feinerman intends to continue improving therapies and successfully treat as many people as possible.
Hobbies/Interests/Sports: Tennis; Boating; Horseback riding
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