Sir Ben-Joseph speaking with Dr. Mark Starr about the thyroid and his book Hypothyroidism.
|February 14th, 2009
|August 1st, 2009
|Dr. Mark Starr
graduated from the University of Missouri Medical School
in 1990. He finished his residency in Physical Medicine
and Rehabilitation at the
Starr was an attending physician at the Bronx Veteran’s
Hospital where he worked with Dr. Fischer, a renowned
musculoskeletal pain specialist, author, lecturer, and
former student of Dr. Kraus. Dr. Starr helped teach
residents from the
Following his work with Dr. Fischer, Dr. Starr
studied with Drs. Kraus and Marcus at the New York Pain
Treatment Program at
- Therapeutic Exercise
- Backache, Stress, and Tension
- The Sports Injury Handbook
- Diagnosis and Treatment of Muscle Pain.
At the time, Dr. Kraus continued to work two days a week at
the age of 90. He had taught a team of physical therapists
his treatment techniques that were perfected over five decades
of practice. One of these students was Dr. Marcus who eventually
became President of the
In addition to continued study, Dr. Starr received treatments for his chronic back and neck pain. During this time, Dr. Starr also studied with Dr. Sonkin, a renowned New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center endocrinologist, who worked closely with Dr. Kraus for thirty years. Dr. Sonkin was aware of Type 2 hypothyroidism as well as the shortcomings of modern laboratory tests to diagnose the illness.
The Starr Pain Clinic opened in
Dr. Starr has given lectures on pain at the Eighth World Congress of Pain in 1996 and at the Ninth Annual International Conference and Workshops on Neuropathic and Musculoskeletal Pain in 1997. Dr. Starr’s most recent presentations about Type 2 hypothyroidism were at the 2007 Orthomolecular Meeting in Toronto and in 2008 at the American Society of Bariatic Physicians Conference in Tampa.
"Type 2 Hypothyroidism: The Epidemic" was released in March, 2005. Dr. Starr has already begun work on his next book that will detail the diagnosis and treatment of pain in the 21st century.