Rich and Howard, two lifelong friends were having dinner together when Howard was describing how effective a probiotic would be that can be alive inception to ingestion. A light bulb went off in Rich’s head and out of that random dinner Doctor’s Biome was born.
It took two years of testing and tweaking and reworking the formula. Many sleepless nights and many frustrating days, but there is an old saying “nothing worth having comes easy.” Well the development of Doctor’s Biome was certainly not easy, but to come up with a scientifically superior product is no easy task.
Finally through all the hard work of our Chief Science and Technology officer, Reza Kamarei PHD, we developed an amazing product that is both effective and tastes great. It has always been the passion of our team to do whatever possible to better the lives of our customers and with that in mind we hope our products help you in your wellness journey.
Howard F. Robins, D.P.M.
FOUNDER & CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER
Dr. Howard Robins received his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine from New York College of Podiatric Medicine. He has practiced Podiatric Medicine since 1973. Dr. Robins also served as Director of Podiatric Medicine at several nursing homes, learning the need for prevention of diseases and illnesses. After six years of practicing traditional western medicine and surgery, Dr. Robins began his studies in ‘alternative’ medical practices where he became an expert on natural healing and nutrition as well as bio-oxidative therapies.
Dr. Robins’ use of medical ozone in the treatment of serious infectious diseases led to his need to find and develop a new safe and efficacious probiotic formula for his patients as he saw the problems and limitations of the products currently available. This led to the formation of Doctor's Biome.
A. Reza Kamarei, Ph.D.
CHIEF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Dr. Reza Kamarei received his doctorate in food science and technology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is an innovator with a record of substantial contributions to the growth and profitability of global, national and entrepreneurial food and nutrition companies.
While managing the Food Science and Technology Lab at MIT, he was a key contributor to the NASA-sponsored project on feasibility of producing a range of food products from a limited range of undifferentiated major food components for future manned space habitats.
Dr. Kamarei continues to provide consulting services to clients in the areas of functional ingredients, nutraceuticals, foods and beverages and dietary supplements. He is the author of many scientific papers and the inventor of numerous patents.
Michael Koschitz, N.D.
CHIEF MANUFACTURING OFFICER
Dr. Michael Koschitz is the founder and president of Vitamix Laboratories, a manufacturer and private label packager of nutritional supplements. He received his N.D. from Clayton College of Natural Health.
Michael’s contribution to the nutraceutical industry over the last decade in the development, growth, and success of over 50 globally distributed private and public brands led him to start his own manufacturing company. He developed a concept for a company of his own: it should manufacture for the future, staying in front of industry changes and consumer demands.
CHIEF INVESTMENT & FINANCIAL OFFICER
Mr. Richard (“Rich”) Finkelstein is a forward-thinking entrepreneur with more than thirty years of initiating positive change within the wholesale and retail petroleum industry. Since 1977 he has also owned and operated Real Estate Management Mink Enterprises Inc. in Oceanside, New York.
In 2016, Mr. Finkelstein invested in the company Rockin' Wellness which manufactures and markets flavored shake mixes containing prebiotics. This paved his way into investment in Doctor's Biome. Mr. Finkelstein built his business on a foundation of strong core values and business savvy.
Linette Robins is the Business and Communications Manager for Doctor’s Biome. Since 2017, she has been instrumental in the start-up as an administrator and project manager, while wearing many hats to ensure momentum and timeline attainment. .
Prior to working with Doctor’s Biome, Linette managed and maintained financials for a Long Island firm and was a Commercial Real Estate Broker doing Tenant Representation specializing in Office and Industrial space. She has successfully represented many high-profile companies in both the private and public sector.