Alf Fischbein, MD
Dr. Alf Fischbein is an international authority in Occupational and Environmental Health with long experience and expertise in areas such as metal toxicology, immunotoxicology, occupational lung diseases, reproductive toxicology, biomarkers of exposures and cancer associated with occupational and environmental exposures.
A graduate of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Lund, Sweden, he subsequently was an Associate Professor and senior faculty member for two decades at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine of the City University of New York in its Division of Environmental and Occupational Medicine. He has been Visiting Professor at Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University.
He has pioneered the application of innovative diagnostic devices in metal toxicology, particularly lead poisoning. He has been part of a team that developed protocols for clinical trials of drugs, including immunomodulators, which have gained US FDA approval.
Dr. Fischbein is currently active in the field of biotechnology collaborating with an international network of medical scientists in Sweden, USA and Japan, as co-developer of various innovative therapeutic agents, bioadhesives and diagnostic devices. He has also experience with resource recovery projects.
Dr. Fischbein also serves as a liaison to international venture capital entities specializing in developing the global potential and value of biotechnology business, as well as to leading experts in long-term strategic business development.
His international renown is reflected in his serving on expert committees of the International Labour Office in Geneva, Switzerland, the US Environmental Protection Agency and The International Federation of Metalworkers, Geneva, Switzerland. Dr. Fischbein is a former Assistant Editor of the American Journal of Industrial Medicine. Publications include over 160 research publications and book chapters in leading textbooks of Environmental and Occupational Medicine.