|Born||Henry Leon Feffer
January 15, 1918
New York[clarification needed]
|Died||May 9, 2011
|Fields||Medicine, surgeon, spine, orthopedic surgeon, hydrocortisone, back pain, neurosurgeon|
|Institutions||George Washington University Medical School
The Gallinger Municipal Hospital in Washington, D.C. which later became, the now defunct, District of Columbia General Hospital
United States Army
Howard University College of Medicine
|Alma mater||Indiana University
Indiana University School of Medicine
|Spouse||Jean Kaplan Feffer (m.?-1964) (her death) (3 children)
Daisy Berkes Feffer (m.?-2001) (her death) (2 children)
Henry Leon Feffer (January 15, 1918 – May 9, 2011) of Bethesda, Maryland, was an American neurosurgeon. In the mid-1950s, he was one of the first doctors to systematically test whether low-back pain could be relieved with epidural injections of hydrocortisone. Today, physicians routinely give such injections before resorting to more invasive surgery. He was a Washington, D.C. spinal surgeon for more than four decades whose patients included Saddam Hussein.
Early Life and Childhood
He graduated from Indiana University, and from the Indiana University School of Medicine. His orthopedic surgery internship was in The Gallinger Municipal Hospital in Washington, D.C. which later became, the now defunct, District of Columbia General Hospital.
He was an emeritus professor at George Washington University Medical School.
Feffer died on May 9, 2011 of congestive heart failure at 93.