Isadore Rosenfeld, MD, is the the author of seven best sellers, including Live Now, Age Later, as well as a textbook for doctors, and is one of America's best known and most trusted physicians. One of the leading and most effective proponents of the medical enlightenment of the American public, his newest book, Power to the Patient: The Treatments to Insist On When You're Sick, offers advice and information to help you receive the best available treatment, whatever your ailment.
Rosenfeld is Rossi Distinguished Professor of Clinical Medicine at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and an attending physician at New York Presbyterian Hospital and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He was president of the New York County Medical Society and was a member of The Practicing Physicians Advisory Council for the Secretary of Health and Human Services. In addition to maintaining a private practice in Manhattan, Rosenfeld has served as a consultant to the National Institutes of Health on such task forces as arteriosclerosis, sudden death, and hypertension. He was the first physician to be honored by the New York Heart Association for Distinguished Contributions to Science and Medicine, and recently received an honorary doctorate of science from McGill University in Canada. He received the United Nation's Citizen of the World Award in November 1999 and was awarded the San Valentino D'Oro Gold Medal for Medicine. He is the health editor for Parade magazine, in which his twice-monthly columns are enjoyed by more then 70 million readers. He is also medical consultant for Fox TV, where he appears every Sunday morning on his popular Sunday House Calls program. He lives in Westchester, N.Y.