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Harold N. Bornstein, Trump’s Former Private Doctor, Dies at 73


“He dictated that complete letter,” he told CNN. “I didn’t write that letter.”

Harold Nelson Bornstein was born on March 3, 1947, in New York Metropolis to Dr. Jacob and Maida (Seltzer) Bornstein. From an early age he needed to be a physician, like his father. {A photograph} in his workplace confirmed him as a smiling younger boy holding a stethoscope to what gave the impression to be a teddy bear, in keeping with a 2016 profile of him on the medical information web site STAT. In highschool, he performed in a band known as Doc Bornstein and the Interns.

Dr. Bornstein went to Tufts, outdoors Boston, graduating in 1968, and earned his medical diploma there in 1975. He had a powerful allegiance to the college, which 19 members of his prolonged household had attended through the years. He reduce a flamboyant determine on campus; was a superb scholar, if irreverent; and wrote poetry below the pseudonym Depend Harold.

Dr. Bornstein finally joined his father at his follow in Manhattan and had privileges at Lenox Hill Hospital, additionally on the Higher East Aspect. His father at one level had lived in Jamaica, Queens, close to Mr. Trump’s boyhood residence, and a affected person of Jacob Bornstein’s is believed to have launched them. The elder Dr. Bornstein died in 2010 at 93.

Dr. Bornstein was happy with the concierge medical follow he ran together with his father for greater than 50 years. “My best successes,” he stated in a 2017 interview with a Tufts medical college alumni journal, “have been avoiding managed-care medication and refusing to have the conservative beard and haircut that my dad and mom thought was needed for achievement.”

Dr. Bornstein, who lived north of New York Metropolis in Scarsdale, N.Y., was married 3 times, most lately to Melissa Brown, who survives him. He’s additionally survived by a daughter, Alix; two sons who’re additionally medical medical doctors, Robyn and Joseph; and two different sons, Jeremee and Jackson, in keeping with the revealed loss of life discover.

Dr. Bornstein was initially happy with the eye he acquired as Mr. Trump’s private doctor, although his notoriety later subjected him and his household to harassment.

The again of his enterprise playing cards, STAT reported, included his identify and beneath that, written in Italian, the phrase “dottore molto famoso” — “very well-known physician.”


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