About Dr. Joe

Dr Feuerstein was born in England and studied medicine at the University of London and Business Management at Cambridge University. He completed a rotating internship in general and trauma surgery at the Tel Aviv University Tel Hashomer Teaching Hospital before serving as combat physician in two elite units of the Israeli Navy (where he is still a reserve officer, with the rank of Captain).

He moved to the USA 20 years ago and completed an internship and residency in Family Medicine at the Columbia University/Stamford Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, where he served as Chief Resident in his final year. He then spent two years studying with Dr Andrew Weil as part of his Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona’s School of Medicine.

He recently served for 14 years as the director of Integrative Medicine at Stamford Hospital where he ran an insurance based consultation service using nutrition, hypnosis, acupuncture, botanicals and stress management to help treat chronic medical problems such as obesity, diabetes, elevated cholesterol hypertension, coronary heart disease, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, depression and anxiety.

Dr Feuerstein works as a medical teaching attending at Greenwich Hospital and is a Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University in New York City. He received certification in Medical Acupuncture from SUNY Downstate and is also certified in clinical hypnosis through a two-year training under the American Society for Clinical Hypnosis. He also holds a license as a homeopathic physician from the state of Connecticut.

His other interests include daily aerobic exercise, Tai Chi, Yoga and studying the Talmud. He lives in Connecticut with his wife, five children, three dogs and two cats.

Professional Credentials

Licenses & Certifications

  • Medical License; Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois and Florida, Israel
  • Homeopathic physician license: Connecticut
  • Board certification in family medicine
  • Certified in medical acupuncture and clinical hypnosis

education background

  • New England School of Homeopathy
  • Licensed homeopathic physician in state of Connecticut
  • American Society for Clinical Hypnosis – Certification in Clinical Hypnosis
  • SUNY Downstate Medical Acupuncture Program – Certification in Medical Acupuncture
  • Program in Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona School of Medicine – Fellowship, in Integrative Medicine
  • Columbia University College of Surgeons and Physicians Family Medicine Residency Program/Stamford Hospital – Family Medicine internship/residency/chief residency
  • Tel Aviv University-Tel Hashomer Hospital, Ramat Gan, Israel – Trauma /general surgery rotating internship
  • United Medical & Dental Schools of Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals, London MD
  • University of Cambridge – MS Dip
  • United Medical & Dental Schools of Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals, London – Bachelor of Science in Pharmacology, with honors

Professional Experience

  • Zoe Wellness – medical director 2022- present
  • Caring Hospice – medical director 2017-2019
  • Greenwich Home hospice- medical director 2018-2019
  • Yale New Haven Health; Greenwich Hospital Hospitalist Service- teaching attending – present
  • Stamford Hospital Hospitalist Service- 2007-2011
  • Stamford Hospital’s Center for Integrative Wellness – Director of Integrative Medicine 2007-2022
  • Boyd Center for Integrative Medicine – Integrative Family Physician – 2007-2010
  • Columbia University /Stamford Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program – faculty 2007-2008
  • Optimus Healthcare Family physician for underserved 2007-2008
  • Submarine Corps, Israeli Navy – Haifa, Israel 2001-2003- Combat physician/submarine medical officer
  • Special Forces Ship, Israeli Navy – Israel 1999-2001 Combat Physician
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