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Harold Nelson Bornstein (March 26, 1947 – January 8, 2021) was an American gastroenterologist.[1] He was best known as Donald Trump's personal physician.[2][3][4] He was his personal physician from 1980 until early 2018.[5][6][7] He was born in New York City.

In May 2018 Bornstein said that Trump had told him what to write on a letter about his health over the telephone, then sent a car to pick it up.[8]

Speaking to The New York Times in February 2017, Bornstein revealed that he was invited to and attended President Trump's inauguration with his wife Melissa. Bornstein told The Times that he enjoyed the attention from being known as the President's personal physician.[9] Bornstein had hoped to be the Physician to the President, but the White House decided that Ronny Jackson would continue in that role.[10]

Bornstein died on January 8, 2021 at the age of 73.[11]


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  5. Devine, Curt. "Trump's doctor to CNN: No regrets about controversial letter". 
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  7. Schecter, Anna. "Trump Doctor Wrote Health Letter in Just 5 Minutes as Limo Waited". 
  8. "Exclusive: Bornstein claims Trump dictated the glowing health letter". CNN. May 1, 2018. Retrieved May 2, 2018. 
  9. Altman, Lawrence (February 2, 2017). "Donald Trump's Longtime Doctor Says President Takes Hair-Growth Drug". 
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  11. Harold Bornstein, Trump’s eccentric ex-doctor, dies