Dr. Vladimir (Zev) Zelenko z”l

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It is with great sadness that Matzav.com reports the petirah of Dr. Vladimir (Zev) Zelenko z”l. He was 49 and passed away after a battle with cancer.

Dr. Zelenko was a devoted doctor who was known for promoting a three-drug combination of hydroxychloroquine, zinc sulfate, and azithromycin as part of an experimental outpatient treatment for COVID-19 that he promoted as the Zelenko Protocol.

On March 23, 2020, Zelenko published an open letter to President Donald Trump where he explained that he have successfully treated hundreds of his COVID-19 patients with a five-day course of his Protocol. Zelenko’s treatment protocol quickly gained notoriety with several media figures and various Trump administration officials promoting it, including Rudy Giuliani and White House chief of staff Mark Meadows.

Zelenko was born in Kyiv, then part of Soviet Ukraine, in 1973. His family moved to the US when he was three years old, and settled in Sheepshead Bay neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York.

Zelenko attended medical school at the State University of New York at Buffalo, earning a Doctor of Medicine degree in 2000.

Zelenko was a longtime community physician in the Satmar community in Kiryas Yoel, New York.

Zelenko published an autobiography, Metamorphosis, in which he explores how he was originally an irreligious Jewish Russian-American young man who become a baal teshuvah and in turn created close ties with many diverse Jewish communities, and how circumstances in his life provided him with the willpower to overcome the challenges he was handed, including a life-threatening disease.

Zelenko lectured many time about his personal story and the book he wrote about it.

In 2019, Zelenko co-authored with one of his sons, Levi Yitzchok Zelenko, a book about Kabbalah called Essence To Essence which “describes the metaphysical dynamics shared by science, medicine, psychology, economics, law, and politics.”

Zelenko is survived by his wife and eight children.

Yehi zichro boruch.

Source: {Matzav.com}

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