Lyme Society Inc.

Advisory Board

Elena Frid

Elena Frid

Dr. Elena Frid is a Board Certified Neurologist and Clinical Neurophysiologist, widely regarded as a investigating diagnostician, adviser and treatment strategist specializing in Infections Induced Autoimmune Disorders. Pioneering the field of Autoimmune Neurology, she often sees patients (children and adults) with complex cases of Lyme disease and co-infections resulting in multiple neurological complaints.

She is one of the most experienced and unique Lyme doctors in the field, due to her background in Autoimmune Neurology, with heavy focus on diagnostic methodology, clinical expertise in General Neurology, Headaches & Migraines, Autoimmune Neurology, Neuropsychiatric and Neurodegenerative Disorders. Using cutting edge diagnostic tools and clinical expertise she is able to differentiate between idiopathic vs. organic causes of various neurological disorders.

Dr. Frid is often consulted by patients and other physicians on complex cases of Lyme disease from all over the United States, as well as England, Germany, Spain, Australia, and Canada.

Board Certified by American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry in Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology. Member of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). She is a voting member of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society (ILADS)

Neil Spector

Neil L. Spector

Neil L. Spector, MD. is a Medical Oncologist, Associate Professor of Medicine, and Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology at Duke University School of Medicine. He is also the Director of the Development Therapeutics at the Duke Cancer Institute, and a leader in applying translational research to the clinical development of personalized cancer therapies. In 2016, as part of the 21st Century Cures Cancer Moonshot, Dr. Spector was appointed to the National Cancer Institute, Deptartment of Defense, Veterans Administration and academia team who are designing cutting-edge precision medicine for cancer patients.

Dr. Spector received his Medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School. He did specialty training in Internal Medicine at Parkland Hospital, University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center and additional training in Medical Oncology and Hematology at Harvard Medical School (Massachusetts). Dr. Spector is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Hematology and Oncology; and Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both Internal Medicine and Oncology. He has published over 40 peer reviewed articles on cancer research and has helped to develop two important cancer drugs—one for pediatric leukemia and the other a targeted therapy for breast cancer.

In his 2015 book “Gone in A Heartbeat: A Physician’s Search for True Healing,” Neil describes his near-death experience from Lyme disease that lead to total heart failure and resulted in the need for a life-saving heart transplant. It is a compelling story of how a vibrant, healthy man, in the prime of a medical career, goes from running marathons and coaching his daughters soccer team to being on life support due to the damage caused by late stage Lyme disease. He proves that even one of our nations top physicians can slip through the cracks of our medical system due to inadequate or inaccurate testing for Lyme disease. Since then, Neil has become an out-spoken, compassionate, advocate for patients with Lyme disease.