Since 1984 Dr. Fein's mission has been to explore the relationship between infectious and auto-immune diseases. In her 30 years of experience she has seen many patients previously diagnosed with auto-immune diseases, Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with underlying chronic infections. A finding validated by peer-reviewed medical literature. As a Rheumatologist and Internist she has become one of leading doctors in the country for the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme, Bartonella, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and other infection related chronic illnesses. For example, she was the first to report cases of Bartonella in patients with Lyme Disease, and proposed it was a tick-borne infection.
In addition to her practice Dr. Fein has appeared as an expert in various mediums. Dr. Fein co-authored Beating Lyme Disease, wrote the forward to Confronting Lyme Disease and was featured as a top diagnostician on Medscape. She has also appeared on Mystery Diagnosis on the Discovery channel.
Since 1993 Dr. Fein has had more than 14 public speaking roles at major medical conferences. She has been a member of the National Lyme Caucus (drafted legislation to create a national committee for Lyme), the National Health Legislation Task Force, and an Advisor to the Lyme Disease Foundation. In 2008 she was the Master of Ceremonies at a landmark conference bringing together practitioners treating Lyme Disease as well as those treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for the first time. She is both an experienced researcher, through grants from Hoechst labs as well as Pfizer pharmaceuticals, and a seasoned public speaker.
Dr. Fein holds both an MD (George Washington University Medical School) and an MPH (Columbia University). She has been in practice since 1986 and has taught Epidemiology to medical and public health students at Columbia University and Mt. Sinai Hospital. She has also taught General Medicine at Mt. Sinai and NYU. She currently serves as an Adjunct Asst. Professor at Rutgers.