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Doctors and Scientists with Concerns About Vaccines

June 11, 2013, Posted by: , 51 Comments Leave a Comment

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The following is a list of scientists and physicians (over 160) who acknowledge that vaccines can and do harm some children and/or have some concern about a vaccine, combinations of vaccines, the vaccine schedule, or an ingredient or ingredients in vaccines. These professionals are not anti-vaccine (though some of the medical doctors are) rather they recognize that vaccines, like all pharmaceutical products, carry risks. They also know that scientific inquiry should never cease.

They have either spoken publicly about their concerns or have published research that explores safety issues relating to a vaccine, the vaccine schedule, a combination of vaccines or ingredients in vaccines.

While the media attacks Dr. Andrew Wakefield claiming he is the only doctor with concerns about vaccines and that he alone has caused millions of parents to lose faith in vaccinations, this assertion is demonstrably untrue. Rather, hundreds of scientists and doctors have voiced concerns and have published research investigating adverse reactions to vaccines and their components. Placing the blame for parental concerns on Dr. Andrew Wakefield is disingenuous at best and blatantly dishonest at worst. Parents have read the research themselves and this is why they are concerned.

It is time for the media to do their job, read the research and talk with the hundreds of doctors and scientists who have expressed concerns.

Vaccinations are capable of making some children very ill, even resulting in the death of some. Federal law in the US recognizes this fact and compensates the victims while vaccine makers bear zero liability when their vaccines do cause harm. That vaccines can cause harm is not open to debate, how often vaccine injury occurs is undetermined though assumed to be infrequent.

Not all the doctors or scientists listed here would want their names listed. They may not want to cast doubt on vaccines or they may fear for their jobs. But they have all either published research demonstrating a possible safety issue relating to vaccines or they have acknowledged publicly that vaccines do cause harm in some children.

This list is a work in progress, taken from public statements as well as the 200 research studies linked to on The Greater Good’s website (

We have not yet listed all their credentials and we have not separated PhDs from MDs nor have we included all the scientists and doctors – there are many, many more names to add.

Please read this list of over 150 scientists and physicians and know that if you are a doctor or a scientist and have concerns, you are not alone. If you are a worried parent, you are not alone. If you or your child has been vaccine-injured, you are not alone.

If you are the media, you need to do some investigating. We have already done much of the legwork for you by creating a Catalogue of Science that contains 200 research studies and case reports published in mainstream peer-reviewed medical literature documenting and exploring safety issues relating to vaccines.

This list was created by Leslie Manookian of The Greater Good in collaboration with Anne Dachel of Age of Autism.


Doctors and Scientists with Concerns About Vaccines

Shizuo Akira, MD, PhD

David Amaral, PhD, MIND Institute, UC-Davis

François-Jérôme Authier, Professor, PhD

David Ayoub, MD, Radiologist

Anne-Catherine Bachoud-Levia, PhD

Toni Bark, MD

David S. Baskin, PhD

Denis Bedoret, PhD

Russell Blaylock, MD, CCN, former clinical assistant professor of neurosurgery at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS. and is currently a visiting professor of biology at  Belhaven University, Jackson, MI

Mary Ann Block, DO

T. Bobrowicz, PhD

Kenneth Bock, MD

Marie-Françoise Boissea, PhD

Subbarao Bondada, PhD

Jeff Bradstreet, MD

Pierre Brugierese, PhD

Julie Buckley, MD

Thomas Burbacher, MD

Fabrice Bureau, PhD

Rashid Buttar, DO, FAAPM, FACAM, FAAIM

Stephanie F. Cave, MS, MD, FAAFP

E. Cernichiari, PhD

Pierre Cesaroa, PhD

Lakshman Chelvarajan

T. Chen, PhD

Xavier Chevalierf, PhD

Shiv Chopra, MSc, PhD

Stephanie Christner, DO

T. Clarkson, PhD

John Barthelow Classen, MD

Cevayir Coban, PhD

Maryline Couettea

Andy Cutler, PhD (research chemist)

Jeffrey Dach, MD

Josep Dalmau, MD, PhD

Vicky DeBold, PhD, RN

Jamie Deckoff-Jones, MD

Christophe J Desmet, PhD

Mary Catherine DeSoto, PhD

Richard Deth, PhD

J.G. Dórea, PhD

Peter Doshi, PhD Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

M. Duszczyk, PhD

Steven Edelson, MD, Director of the Autism Research Institute in San Diego

(The late) Mayer Eisenstein, MD

(The late) Frank Engley Jr. PhD

Håkan Eriksson, PhD

Christopher Exley, PhD

Carl Feinstein, MD

Peter Fletcher, PhD, former Chief Scientific Officer, at the UK Department of Health

Lisa Freund, PhD

Paula A. Garay, PhD

Robert F. Garry, PhD

Thomas V. Getchell, PhD

Romain K. Gherardi, Professor,  head of the department of Histology, Henri Mondor hospital, Paris, Neuropathologic and Clinical activities at the Neuromuscular Disease Reference Center, and is coordinator of the Department of Neurosciences INSERM

Beatrice Golomb, PhD, MD

Jay Gordon, MD

K.S. Grant, PhD

John Green, MD

Boyd Haley, PhD

Richard Halvorsen, MD

Diane Harper, MD, MPH, MS

(The late) Bernadine Healy, MD

Martha Herbert, MD, PhD, Professor of neurology at Harvard Medical

Laura Hewitson, PhD

Robert T. Hitlan, PhD

Amy Holmes, MD

Brian Hooker, PhD

Mady Hornig, PhD

Suzanne Humphries, MD

Mark Hyman, MD

Philip Incao, MD

Ken J Ishii, PhD

Emmanuel Ittie, PhD

Dr. Jill James, PhD

Bryan Jepson, MD

Archie Kalokerinos, MD

Jerry Kartzinel, MD

Matthew S. Kayser, MD

Marcel Kinsbourne, PhD

Kouji Kobiyama, PhD

Sheldon B. Korones, MD

Arthur Krigsman, MD

Pierre Lekeux, PhD

A. Lerner, PhD

N. Liberato, PhD

S.X. Lin, PhD

Andrew D. Livingston, PhD

Yushu Liu, PhD

Brian J. Lopresti, PhD

Kurt M. Lucin, PhD

Patrick Maisona, PhD

M. D. Majewska, PhD

Jennifer Margulia, PhD

Thomas Marichal, PhD

N. Scott Mason, PhD

A. Kimberley McAllister, PhD

Jaquelyn McCandless, MD

Susan McCreadie, MD

(The late) Dr. Robert Mendelsohn, MD

(The late) John Menkes, MD, Former head of pediatric neurology at UCLA Medical School. Menkes was also director of pediatric neurology at the Cedars-Sinai Medical  Center in Los Angeles.  In addition, he was a member of the Forum for Vaccine Safety with the National Institute of Medicine.

Joseph Mercola, DO

Claire Mesnil, PhD

K. Meyza, PhD

S. Midha, PhD

P. Mierzejewski, PhD

Donald W. Miller, Jr. MD

Richard Moskowitz, MD

Elizabeth Mumper, MD, Associate professor of clinical pediatrics at the University of Virginia

Devi S. Nambudripod, MD

Meryl Nass, MD

C. Nelson, PhD

E. Newell, PhD

Raymond Obomsawin, MSc, PhD

Tetyana Obukhanych, PhD

Keiichi Ohata, PhD

M. Olczak, PhD

Dr. Mehmet Oz

Larry Palevsky, MD

Elodie Passeria, PhD

Michael S. Petrik, PhD

Jon Poling, MD

Diana Popa, PhD

Massroor Pourcyrous, MD

Sandy Reider, MD

(The late) Bernard Rimland, MD

Aviva Jill Romm, MD

Robert Rowen, MD

Catherine Sabatel, PhD

E. M. Sajdel-Sulkowska, PhD

Bob Sears, MD

Martyn A. Sharpe, PhD

Chris Shaw, Professor, PhD

DD Shen, PhD

K. Vijendra Singh, PhD

Yehuda Shoenfeld, MD, FRCP

Peter Siesjö, PhD

Ken Stoller, MD

Carol Stott, PhD

Arnold J. Stromberg, PhD

Z. L. Sulkowski, PhD

Louise Swarbrick, PhD

Rena C. Tabata, PhD

Sherri Tenpenny, DO

Paul Thomas, MD

Jaime Tomko, PhD

Lucija Tomljenovic, PhD

Anju Usman, MD

Eva Vanamee, PhD

Chiara Villac, PhD

Andrew Wakefield,

John Walker-Smith, Professor

Judy Wilyman, PhD candidate

Margaret C. Wong, PhD

Tony Wyss-Coray, PhD

V.C. Yang, PhD

Amy Yasko, MD

Edward Yazbak, MD

Judy Van de Water, PhD, Immunology, UC Davis

Chiara Villac, PhD

Walter Zahorodny, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

A. M. Zavacki, PhD

Philip Incao, MD July 29, 2013 at 3:42 pm

Please add my name to your list of concerned physicians.

Philip Incao, MD July 29, 2013 at 3:45 pm

Please add my name to the list of physicians who are concerned about vaccinations. And please correct my website address to read (no e)

Leslie Manookian June 16, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Dr. Incao, we added your name but are not sure where we list your website. We’d be happy to correct it but do not believe it is not our website.

J.Horne-Roberts,barrister August 8, 2013 at 2:20 pm

Congratulations and best wishes indeed to all these doctors who have inquired into, published research on vaccines, and/or expressed misgivings about the safety of the vaccine programme currently in operation worldwide(with few exceptions).

I was Counsel in the MMR/autism litigation in the UK and US (for research analysis purposes). Keith, my architect husband and I worked long and hard on these cases, and for some sort of justice for our brilliant but Urabe-strain MMR injured son Harry, whom we lost aged 20 as the result of medical negligence. R.I.P.darling Harry, our most beloved son.

Debbie Voss August 9, 2013 at 6:13 am

Might want to add Aviva Jill Romm MD to the list?

Annie Heriot August 9, 2013 at 6:17 am

So when are vaccines going to become illegal and when are they medicos, media, education bodies, etc etc going to stop ramming it down our throats that we should be immunised? Every single person in Australia has the right and the freedom to decide what goes into and onto their bodies.

Len February 25, 2015 at 12:30 am
Steve Gray March 1, 2015 at 7:59 am

Thank you for good reporting and honesty.

Mary Ann Block, DO March 2, 2015 at 4:06 pm

Please add me to the list.

Leslie Manookian March 2, 2015 at 4:16 pm

Done! Thank you for speaking out. TGG

Mike78 March 3, 2015 at 3:48 am

Vaccination is a concept of hope that has morphed to an addictive mindset promulgated and nurtured for profit, control, and subjugation of society by snakeoil salesmen.

I wish the anti vaccine spokespersons would just bang their opponent with “Why do you think the neurotoxins in vaccines are safe for infants or anyone for that matter?” That’s all that has to be discussed. There is nothing left since neurotoxin is a poison by definition. Neurotoxins are substances that are poisonous or destructive to nerve tissue.

ALL the vaccines recommended for children contain aluminum neurotoxins which by definition are poisonous. Neurotoxins are substances that are poisonous or destructive to nerve tissue.

Leslie Manookian March 3, 2015 at 7:54 am

We agree. Given the neurotoxic contents and actions of current vaccines, how can anyone claim they are safe? And the very idea that vaccination provides immunity, by provoking the production of antibodies in the body, has been debunked as well. In recent years, we have come to understand that an individual can have antibodies to a disease and NOT be immune, conversely, a person can have NO antibodies to a disease and still be immune.

J'Nelle March 5, 2015 at 9:22 am

What about Dr. Hyman and his autism reversal in a patient following a vaccine?
Article from 2013 titled – “Current Thinking About Autism is Completely Wrong”

He seems to be suggesting that the vaccine did the damage, and he reversed it.

Frank A Smith, DC March 5, 2015 at 5:53 pm

Well done…. Hopefully Jimmy Kimmel will somehow cease from making jokes about what many feel is a critical issue, vaccine safety… Inferring that licensed physicians who question vaccines are not “real” doctors , as he labled those 6 who testified on his show, is not only ludicrous but speaks loudly of his efforts to gain public attention at the expense of many.. Public pressure for him to allow any 6 on the above list to be invited on his show would be appropriate…

Frank A Smith, DC

Tony Cook May 13, 2015 at 1:40 am

I’d like someone to document the money trail involved in vaccination, so sincere parents who persecute those of us who want the right to decline vaccination for our children, can be shown accurately what motivation there might be to mislead the public and cover up the scientific truth concerning this procedure.

I’d like you to perhaps publish:

- A picture of what a vaccination vessel looks like. The little glass ampule with the rubber end that the kindly doctor takes out of his fridge and inserts his needle into.

- The price of each ampule; the real price, taking into account the percentage contributed by the government health departments to subsidise the campaigns.

- The number of ampules that are used per year, in the USA. And also in Australia if possible.

– The approximate number that a single doctor might, on average, dispense per year.

– The estimated financial return to drug companies each year for all the ampules used. In the US, in Australia, Canada, and any other countries, in Europe etc, these drug companies are operating in.

– The estimated financial return to an average medical doctor in the US, and in Australia, involved in the vaccination campaigns.

Once people know these things they will be able to see why there might be coverups, and which side might be more likely to have the truth.

real American May 19, 2015 at 2:28 pm

Apparently pro-choice only applies to abortions, not vaccines

Simona July 2, 2015 at 9:34 pm

I am looking for a pediatrician in Miami against vaccins…can you help me?

Leslie Manookian July 8, 2015 at 4:18 pm

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