Quack Exposed: Dr. Michael W. Elice

Dr. Michael Elice is a board-certified pediatrician who claims to treat autistic people, mitochondrial disorders, PANDAS, immune and metabolic dysregulation. This treatment is based on the theory that autism and related conditions are complex neurodevelopmental disorders with genetic, biochemical and immunological origins. This makes them to be autoimmune disorders. Autism is not an autoimmune disease. An example of an autoimmune disease is type one diabetes.

Elice has treated autistic children, their siblings, parents, and other relatives. He claimes they "suffer from" genetically based autoimmune disorders. Elice is part of the board for New York Families of Autistic Children, National Autism Society and is a MAPS physician.

Elice has lectured at MAPS, Autism Research Institute (ARI) Conference, Autism One and local SEPTA (Special Ed PTA) and school conferences. He also participates in TV and web interviews. He contributes to "Cutting Edge Therapies in Autism" and coauthored papers on immune therapy for autism. This is based on his unscientific theory that autism is an autoimmune disorder. He is spreading this misinformation rapidly. He is certified in hyperbaric medicine.

Elice has graduated from Syracuse University and the Chicago Medical School. He currently teaches at New York University Medical School and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has an adjunct professorship at North Shore University Hospital in Manhassett, NY and the Cohen Children's Hospital of the Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, NY.

Elice was awarded member status in the American Association of Integrative Medicine (AAIM). He is also board certified in Integrative Medicine.

His clinic, AIM Integrative Medicine has two locations. New York and Los Angeles. They currently offer the following treatments and services:

  • Intestinal Dysbiosis treatment
  • heavy metal detoxification (chelation)
  • Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
  • Food and Environmental Allergy Testing
  • Methy Cobalmin (MethylB12)with Folinic Acid and N-acetyl Cysteine
  • Low Dose Naltrexone
  • Oxytocin
  • Vitamin and Mineral Supplementation
  • Digestive Enzymes
  • Immune and Antiinflammatory Therapy
  • Individualized Dietary/Nutritional Consultation (restrictive diets such as GF-CFGAPS and Nemechek)
  • Biofilm Protocol
  • Viral
  • Lyme Disease/Lyme Co-infections
  • Seizure disorders
  • IV Gamma Globulin
  • Vitamin Complexes
  • Minerals
  • Glutothoine
  • Secretin
  • Solumedrol
  • Physophotdyl Choline
  • Pre-pregnancy and prenatal consultation
  • vaccine consultation
  • ADHD
  • OCD
  • Tourettes syndrome
  • anxiety disorders
  • autoimmune disorders
  • stem cell transplants
  • thimerosal-free vaccines




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