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

“He dictated that complete letter,” he instructed 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 wished to be a health care provider, like his father. {A photograph} in his workplace confirmed him as a smiling younger boy holding a stethoscope to what seemed to be a teddy bear, in line with a 2016 profile of him the medical information web site STAT. In highschool, he performed in a band referred to 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 robust allegiance to the college, which 19 members of his prolonged household had attended through the years. He minimize a flamboyant determine on campus, was a very good 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 Facet. His father at one level had lived in Jamaica, Queens, close to Mr. Trump’s boyhood dwelling, 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 along with his father for greater than 50 years. “My biggest successes,” he mentioned in a 2017 interview with a Tufts medical faculty alumni journal, “have been avoiding managed-care drugs and refusing to have the conservative beard and haircut that my mother and father thought was needed for fulfillment.”

Dr. Bornstein, who lived north of New York Metropolis in Scarsdale, N.Y was married thrice, most lately to Melissa Brown, who survives him. His can also be survived by a daughter, Alix; two sons who’re additionally medical docs, Robyn and Joseph; and two different sons, Jeremee and Jackson, in line with the printed demise discover.

Dr. Bornstein was initially happy with the eye he obtained 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 under that, written in Italian, the phrase “dottore molto famoso” — “very well-known physician.”

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