Stephen L. DeFelice, M.D.

Founder, and Chairman
Stephen L. DeFelice, M.D. is the founder and chairman of FIM, the Foundation for Innovation in Medicine, a nonprofit organization established in 1976 whose purpose is to accelerate medical discovery by establishing a more productive clinical research community. A graduate of Temple University, Dr. DeFelice received his M.D. from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He was an NIH fellow in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolic disease at Jefferson and a fellow in clinical pharmacology at St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center in New York City. Dr. DeFelice was the former Chief of Clinical Pharmacology at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR). He was a member of the Harvard School of Public Health's International Faculty on the Management of Biomedical Research and the Tufts' Faculty on the Principles of Clinical Research.…
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Prominent Research Physician Points to Cures As Key to Holding down Medical Costs
WESTFIELD, N.J., May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Stephen L. DeFelice, M.D., Founder and Chairman of FIM, The Foundation for Innovation in Medicine, released a new video criticizing mainstream health care cost projections of Medicare, Medicaid and Obamacare, among others, because they omit the discovery of cures. He…Read More
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Dear Parents of Children with Diseases and Disabilities: Pay Attention for They Desperately Need Doctornauts. It’s Time to Get Angry- and Active! In previous posts I emphasized how physicians or doctornauts who volunteer for clinical studies can rapidly speed up the discovery of medical breakthroughs and cures…Read More
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