Dr. Richard Firshein

Leading Authority in Integrative Medicine and Ground-Breaking Author

Dr. Richard Firshein is a leading authority in the field of Integrative and Anti-Aging Medicine He is a sought-after medical expert, and one of the first Integrative Medicine pioneers first opening his office in 1991. As Medical Director of the Firshein Center he utilizes cutting-edge DNA-based diagnostic, nutritional, and allergy testing to create a successful customized longevity and anti-aging protocol for his patients. As a best-selling author Dr. Firshein has written groundbreaking books including: Reversing Asthma and Your Asthma-Free Child.



Experience, Compassion, and Innovation

With over 25 years of experience, his innovative approach to holistic treatment methods and experience have garnered him numerous awards such as Castle Connelly's Top Doctor and the Vitals Most Compassionate Doctor Award. His groundbreaking approach to medicine has made him a consistently sought after medical expert on numerous television programs including: CNN, FOX News, CNBC, HLN, Good Day New York, WPIX Morning Show, CBS Morning News and The Food Network. Dr. Firshein hosted a highly successful radio show House Calls, for over ten years, in which he answered questions that advocated his firm belief in natural approaches to health.



Editor, Researcher, Coveted Medical Contributor

As a contributing editor for Psychology Today, Dr. Firshein explored the connection between mind, body, and nutrition. He has been prominently featured in numerous popular magazines including Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, People, Self, Good Housekeeping, Men's Health and Bottomline Health. His practice was most recently featured in Town and Country Magazine, which highlighted his work and research on the role of Precision-Based Medical treatments, allergies, and diet. On the professional side his clinical approach to health has been featured in the International medical journal Biomed .



Medical and Educational Experience

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Firshein has researched the role of alkylglycerols (shark liver oil) as a treatment modality for cancer. His research was published in the American Association of Oncologists' annual meeting (ASCO). His work was supported by a grant from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. Ultimately, Dr. Firshein was awarded a patent for the Treatment of Cancer Using Alkylglycerols in conjunction with chemotherapy.

Dr. Firshein is Board Certified in Family Medicine, and is also Certified Medical Acupuncturist, having received his education and certification at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has served as Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, as Director of Residency Training in Family Medicine, and as a Director of Medical Education at St. Claire's Hospital in New York. Dr. Firshein has belonged to a number of medical organizations such as The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, the American Board of Forensic Medicine, the New York County Medical Society, the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians, and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.



Committed Philanthropist

Philanthropically, Dr. Firshein advocates and supports a number of organizations. Dr. Firshein has served as the Medical Director of the Paul Sorvino Asthma Foundation, where he developed the "Breath of Life Program" for children. The program received accolades from the New York City Mayor's office and the American Medical Association for its work with children.