Irving Dardik

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Irving Dardik - Was a vascular surgeon who taught at Albert Einstein College of Medicine[1] and founded the Sports Medicine Council of the US Olympic Committee.[1] Dardik is notable as being among the first medical doctors to officially recognize the value of chiropractic in sport, when he recommended in 1979 that the United States Olympic Committee include a Doctor of Chiropractic with their Medical team at all future Olympic Games.[2] As a result, Dr. George Goodheart was sent to the XIIIth Winter Olympic Games, in Lake Placid, NY and a Volunteer Doctor Program for DC's at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs was begun.[3]

In 1980, following the Lake Placid Olympic Games he helped direct the first Olympic Sports Medicine Conference (Feb 26 through 29) in Boston.[4]

In the early 1970/s together with his brother Herbert, he pioneered the discovery that umbilical veins could be used as a source of graft tissue for bypass surgeries.[5]


  • 1976 - AMA's coveted Hektoen Gold medal[6][7] (for the umbilical vein discovery).
  • 2008 - Preparata medal of The International Society for Condensed Matter Nuclear Science.[8]


Supersonant waveenergy theory[edit]

Dardik developed a system of treating diseases using wave form technology, which he called "supersonant waveenergy".[1] His system basically involved exercise techniques that were designed to modulate the cardiac rhythms in order to amplify the bodies natural wave frequencies to fight disease.[1] Dardik is co-author (with Denis Waitley) of Quantum Fitness: Breakthrough to Excellence.[9] In this book, Dardik promotes his wave energy techniques as an alternative fitness regimen.


In 1995, Dardik's license to practice medicine was revoked after NY State Medical Board actions taken following a successful lawsuit by a former patient, Ellen Burstein MacFarlane. Dardik had claimed in a 9-page New York Magazine cover story that he could cure MS. He charged the patient's family $100,000, with the promise that not only could he cure her MS, but would personally be available for the treatment sessions. After receiving the money and over a period of approximately 10 months, he showed up, at most ten times, having others only intermittently show up in his stead. The patient's MS rapidly progressed. Her family, distraught, hired a private investigator, who also suffered from the illness. Her testimony against Dardik, as well as the testimony of three other duped patients sealed his fate as a quack. The story was chronicled in Burstein Macfarlane's book, written with her sister, Legwork: An Inspiring Journey Through a Chronic Illness (Lisa Drew/Simon & Schuster 1994), in which she discusses that more than the money taken, Dardik had robbed her of her hope. article[10][11]

Ultimately, the NY State Board of Medicine revoked his medical license stating that he had fraudulently practiced medicine and he was fined $40,000. [12]

Cold fusion[edit]

In 2004, Dardik put his waveenergy theory to use attempting to produce cold fusion.[13] Working with Israeli company Energetics Technologies, his group claimed "startling results."[13] Energetics Technologies is currently set up at the Business Incubator of the University of Missouri [14][15]

Dardik appears in "The Believers", a 2012 film about cold fusion, in which he claims to use his theories to both explain cold fusion and to treat Martin Fleischmann for his Parkinson's Disease.[16]


  1. ^ a b c d Nicholson, Joe (13 August 1995). "Doc a Real Cure-iosity". Daily News. 
  2. ^ Press, Stephen J. (2013), History of Sports Chiropractic, New Jersey: C.I.S Commercial Finance Grp., Ltd., pp. 124–127, ISBN 9781105536830 
  3. ^ Sportelli, L (April 10, 2006). "Chiropractic Sports Devotees Deserve a Gold Medal!". Dynamic Chiropractic 24 (8). 
  4. ^ Phil Gunby (Jan 11, 1980). "More physician involvement in future Olympic programs". JAMA. doi:10.1001/jama.1980.03300280007004. 
  5. ^ Staff, H; Ibrahim, IM; Baier, R; Sprayregen, S; Levy, M; Dardik, II (December 1976). "AMA News". JAMA 236 (25): 2859–2862. doi:10.1001/jama.1976.03270260015018. PMID 1036587. 
  6. ^ Staff (July 1966). "AMA News". JAMA 197 (3): 28. doi:10.1001/jama.1966.03110030026014. 
  7. ^ Staff (August 1976). "AMA News". JAMA (236): 431–436. doi:10.1001/jama.1976.03270050003001. 
  8. ^ Staff. "Giuliano Preparata Medal Winners". International Society for Condensed Matter Nuclear Science. 
  9. ^ Dardik, I; Waitley, D (1984). Quantum Fitness: Breakthrough to Excellence. Pocket Books. ISBN 0-671-50903-9. 
  10. ^ Querna, Betsy (26 October 2005). "Irving Dardik, wave maker". US News & World Report. 
  11. ^ Imperiale, Nancy (9 January 1992). "Back on her feet". Chicago Tribune. 
  12. ^ Lewin, Roger (1995). Making Waves: Irving Dardik and His SuperWave Principle. Rodale Press. ISBN 1-59486-044-0. 
  13. ^ a b Weinberger, Sharon (21 November 2004). "Warming Up to Cold Fusion". The Washington Post. 
  14. ^ MU research chief wants 'cold fusion' puzzle solved - Janese Silvey - Columbia Tribune December 3, 2011
  15. ^ Business Incubator of the University of Missouri
  16. ^ Screen Daily, "The Believers", Oct. 7, 2012