For over 20 years, Dr. Florence Comite has been a leader in the transformative field of Precision Medicine -- a multidisciplinary field of personalized healthcare in which a physician examines each individual patient, with extreme precision and at the cellular level, to detect, prevent and reverse disease before symptoms manifest.
President Obama’s January 2015 announcement heralding a $215 million Precision Medicine Initiative introduced the vast majority of his listeners to this emerging field., Dr. Comite’s particularly notable accomplishment in light of the President’s initiative is that she has been successfully practicing Precision Medicine for over two decades.
A noted endocrinologist, Dr. Comite is a Yale Medical School graduate and former faculty member, the founder of Women’s Health at Yale, and a former fellow at the National Institutes of Health.
At her practice in New York City, Dr. Comite employs a full arsenal of health technologies that includes genetics, metabolomics, proteomics, brain, body and bone diagnostics, hormones, biomarkers -- as well as the vital role of family history and lifestyle -- to detect, prevent, and reverse impending disease at the cellular level -- years, sometimes decades, before symptoms appear.
Dr. Comite works with clients from all over the world. Her practice is grounded in a philosophy of the innate uniqueness of each human being, and the believe that an individual's health span can -- and should -- equal his or her lifespan.
Dr. Comite’s work as a Precisionist has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Prevention Magazine and the New York Times which describes Dr. Comite’s relationship with a patient akin to “that of an ace mechanic to a classic car. Her job is to keep him finely tuned despite worn parts.”
She has written and lectured extensively on the subject of Precision Medicine, including Op-Eds featured on CNBC.com, in Newsweek, and via a Letter to the Editor in the New York Times International Edition; interviews at Yahoo! Health and Becker’s Hospital Review; and media appearances on CNBC’s Closing Bell, Fox News with Neil Cavuto, and NBC New York.
Her Amazon best-selling book for men, Keep It Up: The Power of Precision Medicine to Conquer Low T and Revitalize Your Life (Rodale, 2013), is the first book to be published for the mass market on the subject of Precision Medicine. Written for the general public, and incorporating evidenced-based literature for physicians, the book has been praised by her colleagues.
A physician, founder and entrepreneur, Dr. Comite is widely sought after as a consultant in men’s health, women’s health, the spa industry, digital health, start-up companies and related businesses.
A researcher, she has published extensively in peer review literature including the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA and the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Her most recent scientific abstract, published in June 2013 and presented at the Endocrine Society, is “Hormonal Expression of Androgen Deficiency in Aging Men (ADAM)” which focused on male andropause.
An inventor, Dr. Comite has helped develop new therapies (executed in utero through adulthood) in fertility, precocious puberty, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, fibroid disease and osteoporosis. She has patent approval for a new method to determine fertility and another to increase bone mass in premenopausal women.
A veteran in translational medicine, Dr. Comite completed a fellowship in Endocrinology at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development within the National Institutes of Health that incorporated Internal Medicine and Pediatric Endocrinology as well as Reproductive Endocrinology in Gynecology and Andrology.
Dr. Comite received the Salk Award for original research at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, the Louis Welt Award at Yale Medical School, the Alan P. Mintz MD Award for Clinical Excellence in Age Management Medicine, and has been the recipient of multiple awards for original research throughout her career.
Dr. Comite has conducted clinical research that gave birth to the field of Precision Medicine; she has been at the center of converging trends that speak to the President’s exciting initiative; she founded and runs a practice that successfully applies Precision Medicine to optimize health; and she is currently preparing the launch of a digital health platform that brings Precision Medicine to scale via B2B collaboration. In sum, Dr. Comite has been a Precision Medicine thought and action leader for over two decades.
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