William C. Rader

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William C. Rader is a psychiatrist who administers injections of human fetal stem cells as what he calls therapeutic treatments for a variety of illnesses,[1][2] a treatment which is not allowed in the United States and which has no scientific validity.

He graduated from the State University of New York in 1967 and was a psychiatrist for the Navy’s alcoholism treatment program until 1973.[3]

Early programs

Rader was a medical expert for KABC Eyewitness News in Los Angeles from 1977 to 1991.[2] Newsweek called his 5 part debut on KABC about compulsive overeating "riveting".[4] In 1981, Rader published a book titled No Diet Program For Permanent Weight Loss[5][non-primary source needed]. In 1992, he started the Survivor Program, an organization helping victims of sexual abuse.[3][unreliable source?] He founded the Immune Suppressed Institute in 1993, an HIV/AIDS treatment center, in Mexico City.[3][unreliable source?] He also ran a chain of eating disorder clinics.[1]

Stem cells

Rader first observed the human injection of fetal stem cells in 1994 at a Ukrainian clinic.[1] In 1995, he started administering fetal stem cells to his own patients.[3] His original stem cell clinic was in the Bahamas, but the clinic reopened in the Dominican Republic after the Bahamanian government asked him to leave following a critical television program aired in the United States.[1] He has not published any results from his treatments in medical journals.[1]

Of his injection process, he says "I'm not telling a cell where to go, because I have no clue where it should go. This is nature, God's work. Whatever you want to call it."[2] Dr. Evan Snyder responded "That's not a therapy, that's snake oil."[2] In 2009, the BBC's current affairs program Panorama aired an episode in which they investigated claims of Rader's high pressure sales tactics.[6] Rader has stated that he charges $25,000 for the initial treatment and $8,000 for each followup.[1] In 2010, Rader self-published another book titled Blocked in the USA: The Stem Cell Miracle.[7][non-primary source needed]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Zarembo, Alan (February 22, 2005). "Outside the U.S., businesses run with unproved stem cell therapies". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 9, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Doctor Claims Controversial Stem Cell Treatment Works". KABC-TV (Channel 7, Los Angeles). May 9, 2007. Retrieved April 9, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c d Rader, M.D., William (February 22, 2012). "Dr William Rader, MD Biography – Stem Cell Treatment". Drwilliamrader.com. Retrieved January 17, 2013. 
  4. ^ Newsweek. Volume 91, Issues 10–17. Newsweek. 1978. 
  5. ^ Rader, William (1981-01-12). Dr. Rader's no-diet program for permanent weight loss. J.P. Tarcher. ISBN 9780874771398. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "Panorama: Stem Cells and Miracles". BBC Online. May 18, 2009. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
  7. ^ Rader, William C.; MD, William C Rader (2010-03-01). Blocked in the USA: The Stem Cell Miracle. Nanog Publishing Incorporated. ISBN 9780615329055. Retrieved 26 February 2013.