Arnold N. Weinberg, M.D. has joined the Advisory Board for Focus Diagnostic Medicine. Dr. Weinberg is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Senior Physician at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Weinberg has served the School and Hospital in a wide variety of capacities. At the Medical School, he was responsible for courses in microbiology, pathophysiology of infectious diseases, and clinical infectious disease. At Massachusetts General Hospital, he was Vice Chair of Medicine, served as an associate Firm Chief, and, for over 4 decades, has taught and consulted in infectious diseases and general medicine. In addition, he served as Medical Director at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has consulted extensively at MIT's Lincoln Laboratory, and was a longstanding member of the Board of Directors at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. Dr. Weinberg has been a Director of Thermo Bioanalysis Corp. and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Innovative Biosensors Inc. He has particular expertise in the zoonoses, diseases transmitted from animals to humans, and has presented Grand Rounds at the NIH as part of the Clinical Center's "Great Teachers" program.
Andrew H. Segal, M.D., CEO of Focus Diagnostic Medicine, commented, "Few people have Arnie Weinberg's breadth of experience in medicine and healthcare, or his wisdom. His appointment as an advisor marks an important milestone for our organization."
Dr. Weinberg joins the following eminent leaders on the FDM advisory board:
- Cornelius F. Boerkoel, M.D., Ph.D.- Dr. Boerkoel is Director of the NIH's Undiagnosed Disease Program Translational Laboratory in Bethesda. In that capacity, he has developed innovative clinical, laboratory, and informatics-based approaches to the patient who has eluded diagnosis. He is also recognized as a worldwide leader in the genomic analysis of patients who have mysterious symptoms. In his career, Dr. Boerkoel has taken 3 different rare diseases from evaluation of a single patient through early-stage drug development.
- George H. Sack, Jr,. M.D., Ph.D.- Associate Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University. Founder and former Director, Johns Hopkins Executive Health Program, which he grew to a volume of 1300 patients per year. Medical Director of Johns Hopkins USA, Hopkins' national referral program. Medical geneticist, trained under Victor McKusick and McGehee Harvey, specializing in rare diseases.
- Michael V. Seiden, M.D., Ph.D.- Chief Executive Officer of the world-renowned Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia.
- Thomas R. Spitzer, M.D.- Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. Chief of the Walter Bauer firm, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital. Director of Bone Marrow Transplantation, Massachusetts General Hospital.
Focus Diagnostic Medicine (“FDM”) specializes in helping patients from around the world who are clearly medically ill but have been unable to obtain a diagnosis elsewhere. FDM’s team of diagnostic physicians focuses on patients who are likely to have rare or frequently misdiagnosed conditions or more common conditions presenting in an atypical way, as well as patients who have unexplained, new symptoms arising on the background of a complex medical history. FDM aims to provide frustrated patients with an unparallelled level of attention and expertise to help them find the road back to health and serenity.