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Endocrinologist , Medical research administrator

Edward Conrad Reifenstein, American medical research administrator, endocrinologist.


Reifenstein, Edward Conrad was born on December 7, 1908 in Syracuse, New York, United States. Son of Edward Conrad and Florence Marie Henrietta (Kappesser) Reifenstein.


Bachelor of Arts, Syracuse University, 1930, M.D. magna cum laude, 1934. Research fellow in medicine Harvard Medical School, 1940-1946.


Rotating intern Syracuse (New York) U. Hospital, 1934-1935, medical resident, 1935-1936. Psychiatric resident Syracuse (State) Psychopathic Hospital, 1936-1937, consultant in medicine and psychiatry, 1937-1940. Medical resident (part time) Syracuse University Free Dispensary, and practice medicine specializing in internal medicine and psychiatry with Doctor E. C. Reifenstein, Senior, Syracuse.

Ward assistant Syracuse University Hospital, instructor in medicine and psychiatry, Syracuse University College Medicine, 1937-1940. Practice with Doctor Fuller Albright, internal medicine and endocrinology, graduate assistant in medicine Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, 1940-1946. Clinical endocrinologist and research associate Memorial Hospital Cancer Center, Sloan-Kettering Institute, New York City, 1946-1950, clinical research consultant, 1946-1949, executive director medical and research division, 1949-1950, Ayerst, McKenna & Harrison, Ltd., New York City.

Director Oklahoma Medical Research Institute and Hospital, Oklahoma City, 1950-1953. Professor research medicine U. Oklahoma School Medicine, 1950-1953. Director biological and therapeutic research division Schering Corporation, Bloomfield, New Jersey, 1953-1954.

Senior associate clinical research director Squibb Institute Medical Research, E.R. Squibb & Sons division Squibb Corporation, Princeton, New Jersey, 1954-1974. Assistant clinical professor medicine New York Medical College, 1954-1974. Assistant attending physician Flower and Fifth Avenue Hospital, 1954-1974.

Medical consultant Bone Density Research and Evaluation Center, College Physics and Chemistry, Pennsylvania State University, 1954-1957.


  • Other Work

    • Author articles in journals. Editor Transactions of Macy Conferences on Convalescence and on Metabolic Interrelations. Co-author book on metabolic bone disease, 1948.

      Described (with others) Klinefelter Syndrome, Reifenstein’s Syndrome, 1943, 47, 65.


Member Committee on Therapeutic Nutrition, Food and Nutrition Board, National Research Council, 1950-1953, commission on cancer diagnosis and therapy Division Medical Sciences National Research Council, 1951-1954, Metabolism and Nutrition Study Section National Institutes of Health, 1951-1954. List of Science Personnel, War Manpower Commission, 1942-1946. Fellow American Psychiatric Association, American College of Physicians (life).

Member of the American Medical Association (study group on metabolic diseases, subcommittee on steroids and hormones, commission on research, council on pharmacy and chemistry, 1952-1954), New York, New Jersey, Syracuse academics medicine, New York Academy Sciences, Society Experimental Biological Medicine, Gerontological Society, American Federal Clinical Research, American Society Clinical Investigation, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Endocrine Society, American Geriatrics Society, American Society Clinical Pharmaceutical Therapeutics, American Association for Cancer Research, American Medical Writers Association, Southern Medical Association, Southern Society Clinical Investigation, Central Society Clinical Research, American Fertility Society, Alpha Omega Alpha, Sigma Xi, Alpha Kappa Kappa, Psi Upsilon, Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Delta Epsilon.


Married Esther Claire Tilden, June 9, 1934. Children: Edward Conrad III, Susan Tilden (Mistress Beyers).

Edward Conrad Reifenstein

Florence Marie Henrietta (Kappesser) Reifenstein

Esther Claire Tilden

Edward Conrad III Reifenstein

Susan Tilden Reifenstein (Mistress Beyers)