DR. DONALD FEINSOD, MD:
Dermatologist with a Practice in
WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?
I was one of three children growing up in
Rego Park, Queens. I graduated from Forest
Hills H.S. and went on to Bethany College in
West Virginia where I earned a B. S. degree.
Bethany was one of my choices because of
its fine pre-medical and pre-dental programs.
In 1968 I married June Dworkin, a South
Shore native. After she graduated from Adelphi
University, she earned a Master’s degree and
became a secondary school Spanish teacher
at Lawrence JHS and HS.
WHAT’S UNUSUAL ABOUT YOUR
The chances of giving birth to twins is 1 in
250. Both June and I are twins. Our children
are fraternal twins, Michael and Melissa.
Michael is a successful attorney and lives in
Roslyn. Melissa lives in Delray Beach, Florida,
and is a pediatrician.
WHERE DID YOU SPEND YOUR
In 1968, one day after getting married, we
flew to Israel. I enrolled in Hadassah Medical
School in Jerusalem where I earned my medical
degree. I followed this up with a rotating
internship in St. John, Newfoundland. After
college and before medical school I worked
for Nikon Camera in product development.
Always interested in inventing products, I
developed a microscope light for the evaluation
of medical specimens without physically
staining the specimen. I also helped develop
a retinal/fundus camera.
WHAT CAME NEXT?
I completed my residency at Downstate
Medical Center in Brooklyn, becoming the
Chief Resident in Dermatology. We settled
on the South Shore in Hewlett and Atlantic
Beach for 30 years. My dermatology practice
grew and I became certified in dermatology
surgery as well.
DID YOUR INTEREST IN
DEVELOPING NEW MEDICAL
Yes, I invented and developed the #1 prescribed
topical medication for the treatment
of acne. This led to developing a line of products
that are now dispensed by dermatologists
nationwide. Most recently, I came up with a
proprietary shaving mouse for the treatment of
Sycoris Barbae/razor irritation. Men with this
problem now enjoy shaving with this product
because it really gets to the “root” of their
WHAT DO YOU ENJOY DOING
WHEN YOU ARE NOT PRACTICING
We enjoy traveling the globe. Our two favorite
countries to visit are Israel and Italy, having
returned there many times. Closer to home
we are very involved in philanthropy. We are
major donors to Hadassah and the Hewlett-
East Rockaway Jewish Center. We’ve been
honored by the UJA-Federation South Shore
We’ve hosted countless luncheons for Israel
bonds and UJA. Our Hewlett Bay Park home
was the site of many major fund raising events
when at different times we hosted former
Jerusalem mayor Ehud Barak, the famed Israeli
artist, Yaacov Agam, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, US
Senator Frank Lautenberg, and Tom Lantos,
the first foreign born Jewish Congressman.
WHEN DID YOU COME TO NST?
We moved here in November 2018 and love
it. It’s truly stress-free living where most everything
is taken care of for you. No hassles with
snow removal, landscaping, security, etc. And
the staff! Such extremely professional doormen
and concierges. The gym and pools are a real
plus, as well as, the movie theater and the
We’re so glad friends recommended NST to
us. We now recommend it to others.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have an experienced and respected dermatologist whose office you
could walk to? Someone with a large and devoted following on the South Shore of Long
Island who now lives at North Shore Towers?
Dr. Donald Feinsod has years of experience on two continents and keeps active by treating
patients on Fridays in the Arcade Office of our dentist, Dr. Abraham Borenstein, who is off
on Fridays. Dr. Feinsod’s attractive wife, June, is the office manager, and you can make an
appointment by calling 347-408-4646. Dr. Feinsod is a member of the American Academy
of Dermatology and is a frequent speaker at their conventions, like the one in San Antonio,
Donald & June Feinsod
As all residents are aware, the
Country Club has closed due
to the ongoing coronavirus
outbreak. Therefore, the North Shore
Towers Courier will not include the
monthly calendar or the Happenings
pages until further notice.
A Note from the Editor
In addition, this month’s paper
may seem a bit “slimmer” than
usual. No, it didn’t go on a diet.
Group activities and events,
which are at the heart of the community
and this newspaper, have
had to be canceled for the time
being. My personal thanks go out
to all the columnists this month
who have contributed articles to
inform and inspire readers—plus
a few that should bring some
much-needed smiles to everyone.
On behalf of the Courier, best
wishes to all North Shore Towers’
residents and staff for good health
and safety during this difficult
time. Even from a distance, we’ll
get through it together.
~ Jill Davis, Editor-in-Chief
4 NORTH SHORE TOWERS COURIER ¢ April 2020