Alimorad Farshchian

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Farschian Alimorad
Born (1962-04-02) April 2, 1962 (age 55)
Tehran, Iran
Residence Miami, Florida, United States
Nationality American
Alma mater Spartan Health Sciences University, St. Lucia (M.D.)
Spouse(s) Maria Barba 1992 (m. 2015)
Children 2

Alimorad Farshchian (born April 2, 1962) is an Iranian-born American medical doctor, medical author and humanitarian in Miami, Florida. He is director of The Center for Regenerative Medicine, which he founded in 2000 in order to pursue pioneering regimens in the treatment of arthritis and other autoimmune diseases. He coined the term "orthopedic regenerative medicine" to characterize his groundbreaking work. Since the center's creation, he has limited himself to non-surgical orthopedics and sports medicine.For the 2012 London Olympics, Farshchian served as consulting Orthopedic Regenerative Medicine physician for the Team USA track-and-field team.[1]

Education and early career[edit]

Farshchian earned his M.D. degree from Spartan Health Sciences University in St. Lucia in 1987. The following year, he joined the research staff at the State University of New York in NY,and New York Research Foundation. He completed his internship at The University of Tennessee College of Medicine. In 1994, he relocated to Philadelphia and completed additional medical education in a program affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He began his private medical practice in Hawaii in 1997. Two years later, he relocated to Miami. In 2000, he founded The Center for Regenerative Medicine. He received Board certification in 1997. He is a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.

Innovative treatments for neurodegenerative diseases[edit]

Since July 2016, Farshchian has focused on developing innovative new treatments for major neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia, Parkinson's Disease and Alzheimer's Disease.[2] Parkinson’ stem cells project is a non-invasive treatment he has developed uses the re-injection of stem cells taken from the patient. Preliminary research indicates the therapy can possibly improve the debilitating symptoms caused by neurodegenerative diseases.Since 2011, Farshchian has integrated the use of T'ai chi, Yoga and Qigong into his treatment plans for patients suffering from arthritis and sports injuries. His results have demonstrated the effectiveness of the additional, non-traditional therapies for many patients.

Treatment of Michael Jackson[edit]

Farshchian is best known on a worldwide basis for his treatment of pop superstar Michael Jackson from April 2001 until December 2003. He initially treated Jackson for an ankle injury that hampered his ability to perform, but after a close personal friendship developed, Farshchian attempted to intervene and cure Jackson of his addiction to Demerol.[3] Farshchian convinced Jackson and his family that an implant chip of the medication Naltrexone, which inhibits the effects of narcotics such as Demerol, could help the singer wean himself off Demerol. The treatment was successful. During his treatment, Jackson traveled multiple times to Miami, where he stayed in a private room created for him in Farshchian's garage. Farschian also visited Jackson and his family at the celebrity's Neverland Ranch in Southern California.

Unfortunately, Jackson's use of the general anesthetic Propofol, administered by Dr. Conrad Murray, eventually led to his death on June 25, 2009.After Jackson's death, the Sheriff of Santa Maria, California, where Neverland Ranch was located, released to the public personal letters Farshchian had sent Jackson, pleading with him to fight his addiction to Demerol. One of the letters included a package that began Jackson detoxification therapy.[4] In March 2003, Jackson and Farshchian zeroed in on the eight-story Victoria Medical Center, a health care condominium, located at 955 N.W. Third St., in the Little Havana area of Miami as a potential location for a planned ventilator hospital project called Michael Jackson international children’s hospital.[5]

Heal The Earth[edit]

In the summer of 2017, inspired by Michael Jackson's Philanthropic work with Heal the World charity organization; Farshchian created a similar concept called "Heal the Earth through the Arts". This charity holds telethons live on Facebook; the telethons help to raise money for the homeless in Miami. Dr. Farshchian has stated in several interviews that this is his way of giving back to his community and continuing Michael Jackson's legacy. [6]


In 2004, Farshchian received the Republican Senatorial Medal of Freedom.

Personal life[edit]

Since September 2016, Farshchian is engaged to singer/actress Elexis Ansley. Farshchian was married to Maria Barba, a Madison Avenue marketing executive and Addy award winner until December 2015. They were married in 1992 and have two children.

Media appearances[edit]

Host of The Arthritis Show, the first TV series to chronicle the experiences of patients with chronic arthritis and sports injuries (2011–present).


  1. ^ "U.S.A. Hurdle Specialist Kellie Wells has Joined Elite Athletes Tiger Woods, Hines Ward and Takaishi Saito in Using Cell Therapy". PR Web. Retrieved 3 November 2016. 
  2. ^ Eugene, Marty. "Dr. Farshchian: The Center for regenerative medicine introduces Genorthix system". PR Web. Retrieved 3 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "Dr Alimorad Farshchian Testifies". The Michael Jackson World Network. Retrieved 3 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "Michael Jackson's friend and confidant, Dr. Farshchian on Dr. Drew". Youtube. Retrieved 3 November 2016. 
  5. ^ "Michael Jackson considers children's hospital". Biz Journals. Retrieved 3 November 2016. 
  6. ^ "Heal the Earth through the Arts, presents:". pr newswire. Retrieved 5 June 2017.