David A. Steenblock (b. January 7, 1943) is an osteopathic physician board certified in neurology and occupational medicine biochemist, and author. Since 2011, he has served as Chief Wellness Officer for SiriCell Technologies. Dr. Steenblock is also founder and president of the Steenblock Research Institute, a 503(C) nonprofit entity located in San Clemente, California that houses a large medical and scientific library and a molecular biology R & D laboratory.
Dr. Steenblock earned his B.S. degree from Iowa State University, then an M.S. in Biochemistry and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery (now the Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine). His post-doctoral training included three years at Case Western Reserve University, one year at the Oregon Health & Sciences University and a clinical Rotating Internship at Providence Hospital in Seattle, Washington. In addition, he did an externship at the University of Washington Department of Hematology/Oncology in 1969 which included work with stem cell-rich bone marrow.
Dr. Steenblock commenced his medical career by training in pathology. During the late 1970s he founded the first integrative medicine clinic west of the Mississippi River (Wholistic Medical Center, El Toro, California) which focused on the prevention and treatment of chronic degenerative diseases. His clinic relocated to Mission Viejo, California in 1994 and for the next 5 years operated as “The Brain Therapeutics Medical Clinic”. In 2006 his clinic became “David A. Steenblock, D.O. Inc., Personalized Regenerative Medicine" (Dr. Steenblock’s Clinic) and has since focused on personalized medical intervention for various chronic diseases plus age-related issues and aging management (antiaging). Among the modalities Dr. Steenblock utilizes is hyperbaric oxygen, chelation therapy, herbal medicine, enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP), whole body periodic acceleration, pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF), and (since 2005) stem cell rich bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC).
During his career Dr. Steenblock has also held a number of positions and appointments including:
President, The International Oxidative Medicine Association (1995 - 1998)
President, Orange County Osteopathic Society (1985)
American College of Advancement in Medicine Board of Directors (1981 – 1985) Treasurer (1985 – 1991) Chairman, Scientific Committee (1990 – 1991)
Medical Editor, Let’s Live Magazine (1986 – 1993)
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Preceptor Training Program, University of Michigan College of Osteopathic Medicine (1982 – 1986)
Preceptor, Bastyr University Center for Natural Health (2004 – 2006)
In addition, many critics and skeptics have taken exception to Dr. Steenblock’s use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) for chronic stroke, something he began using in conjunction with specific IV and other therapies in 1988. Quackwatch’s Stephen Barrett has criticized this practice.
- "Dr. David Steenblock, DO". Health Grades, Inc. 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2013.
- Stephen Barrett, M.D. (1994). "Regulatory Action against David Steenblock, D.O. (1993-1994)". Quackwatch. Retrieved 31 March 2013.
- Stephen Barrett, M.D. (1999). "Regulatory Action against David Steenblock, D.O. (1997-2000)". Quackwatch. Retrieved 31 March 2013.
- Stephen Barrett, M.D. (2009). "A Skeptical Look at David Steenblock, D.O.". Quackwatch. Retrieved 31 March 2013.
Books, articles & audiovisual
“Chlorella: Natural Medicinal Algae” (Aging Research Institute, 1987)
“Umbilical Cord Stem Cell Therapy: The Gift of Healing from Healthy Newborns” (basic Health Publications, 2006)
Wholistic Medicine: Unstoppable Juggernaut or Losing ground to Prescription Pad Doctors & Quackbusters? By Dr. David A. Steenblock
Ethical Stem Cells Now DVD on umbilical cord and bone marrow stem cells which features Dr. Steenblock
A Brief Review of Hyperbaric Oxygen for Stroke Rehabilitation by Dr. David A. Steenblock
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Physical Therapy & Biofeedback for Chronic Stroke. A study presented as a Poster Session titled “Improved therapy for Rehabilitation of Stroke” at the National Stroke Association Ninth Annual Stroke Rehabilitation Conference (Boston, Mass.) By David A. Steenblock, B.S., M.S., D.O.
Dr. Steenblock’s Alternative Therapies for Multiple Sclerosis by Dr. David Steenblock
Natural Regenerative Therapies for Parkinson’s Disease (E-Book) by David A. Steenblock, M.S., D.O.