"He dictated this whole letter," he told CNN. "I did not write this letter."
Harold Nelson Bornstein was born on March 3, 1947 in New York City, the son of Dr. Jacob and Maida (Seltzer) Bornstein were born. Like his father, he wanted to become a doctor from an early age. A photo in his office showed him as a smiling boy holding a stethoscope to a teddy bear, according to a 2016 profile of him on the medical news website STAT. In high school he played in a band called Doc Bornstein and the Interns.
Dr. Bornstein moved to Tufts outside of Boston in 1968 and graduated with a degree in medicine in 1975. He was very attached to the university, which had attended 19 members of his extended family over the years. He made an extravagant figure on campus, was a good student, if disrespectful, and wrote poetry under the pseudonym Count Harold.
Dr. Bornstein eventually joined his father in his Manhattan practice and had privileges at Lenox Hill Hospital, also on the Upper East Side. His father had once lived in Jamaica, Queens, near Mr. Trump's youth home, and a patient of Jacob Bornstein is said to have introduced her. The older Dr. Bornstein died in 2010 at the age of 93.
Dr. Bornstein was proud of the concierge practice he ran with his father for more than 50 years. "My greatest accomplishments," he said in a 2017 interview with a Tufts Medical School alumni magazine, "have been avoiding managed care medicine and refusing to have the conservative beard and haircut that my parents used considered necessary for success. "
Dr. Bornstein, who lived north of New York City in Scarsdale, New York, was married three times, most recently to Melissa Brown, who survived him. His is also survived by a daughter, Alix; two sons who are also doctors, Robyn and Joseph; and two other sons, Jeremee and Jackson, according to the published obituary.
Dr. Bornstein was initially pleased with the attention he received as Mr. Trump's personal physician, although his notoriety later molested him and his family.
STAT reported that on the back of his business cards was his name and underneath it in Italian the expression “dottore molto famoso” – “very famous doctor”.