New England School of Homeopathy

Featured NESH Alumnus: Joseph Feuerstein MD

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Joseph Feuerstein, MD
Stamford, Connecticut
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Dr. Feuerstein was born in England and studied medicine at the University of London and Business Management at Cambridge University. He completed a rotating internship in general and trauma surgery at the Tel Aviv University Tel HaShomer Teaching Hospital before serving as a combat physician in two elite units of the Israeli Navy (where he is still a reserve officer, with the rank of Captain).

He moved to the USA 19 years ago and completed an internship and residency in Family Medicine at the Columbia University/Stamford Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, where he served as Chief Resident in his final year. He then spent two years studying with Dr. Andrew Weil as part of his Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona’s School of Medicine.

He is currently the Director of Integrative Medicine at Stamford Hospital, where he runs an insurance based consultation service using nutrition, hypnosis, acupuncture, botanicals and stress management to help treat chronic medical problems such as obesity, diabetes, elevated cholesterol hypertension, coronary heart disease, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, depression and anxiety.

Family Photo: 5 kids – 19, 17, 16, 9 and 1!!!

Dr. Feuerstein works as a medical teaching attending at Greenwich Hospital and is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University in New York City. He received certification in Medical Acupuncture from SUNY Downstate and is also certified in clinical hypnosis through a two-year training under the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis. He also holds a license as a homeopathic physician from the state of Connecticut.

His other interests include daily aerobic exercise, Tai Chi, Yoga and studying the Talmud. He lives in Weston, Connecticut with his wife, five children, two dogs, one chicken, two ducks and a cat!

From NESH:  I (Paul) have known Joe for nearly a decade now. Here is what I remember when we first met in our Boston 10 Weekend Course 2013-2014. Joe was smart, educated, knew homeopathy, had experience, etc. But what struck me was how nice he was. I know, this sounds a bit odd to write about someone. It is just that after decades of practice, many physicians become hardened, callous, unapproachable. Not so with Joe. He was one of the folks that made the course memorable, with his pleasant demeanor, natural curiosity, and encouraging presence. Answering questions, asking questions, filling in details, it was all pleasantly done. What he may not know, is that many times when he spoke in class, I would watch the other participants, sort of settle and relax, as he spoke. I know I should be focusing here on his knowledge, but that seems to be easy to find, but kindness, much a rarer trait.

Professional Highlights:
• Published and presented over 30 articles in peer reviewed journals and medical conferences
• Castle Connolly 2020 and 2021 Top Doctor and NY Magazine Top Doctor 2020
• 2018 Virginia Apgar Award for excellence in medical research – Fairfield County Medical Association
• 2018 Connecticut State Society award for leadership and innovation
• 2015 Citrin Cooperman/Quinnipiac University award for excellence in medical research
• On cooking show “Condition Kitchen” and “On trend” ( with international celebrity chef Daniel Green – 60 million views monthly
• About to start a weekly TV show “Zoe Wellness” on The Word Network – largest African American Faith based TV network in the world

Joe is our February 2021 Featured Alumnus. Return to NESH Alumni Spotlight page to learn about other distinguished NESH alumni.