Dr. Vincent
Tedone, M.D.

Dr. Vincent Tedone is a pioneer in the field of alternative research for neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS, Alzheimer’s, MS, Parkinson’s and more. He is the original formulator of the well-known Deanna Protocol nutraceutical, and the first physician to link ALS to bacterial infections. His alternative medical research work has appeared in seven world-renowned peer-reviewed medical journals, as well as the book he co-authored, “Deanna Protocol: Hope for ALS.” Dr. Tedone works on a fully pro-bono basis and does not profit from the sale of the Deanna Protocol or any related products or activities.

Inspired by his Daughter

After retiring from a 30+ year career as an orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Tedone began focusing on research for alternative solutions for neurodegenerative diseases to save his daughter’s life. At age 31, his daughter Deanna was diagnosed with the rapidly progressing fatal disease ALS, and was given 2.5 years to live. No cure or effective pharmaceutical treatment was (or is) available for her condition. Dr. Tedone reviewed all ALS-focused medical research from around the world in attempt to find a solution to save his daughter’s life. He noticed significant gaps in the research: avenues that had been ignored, likely due to lack of profit potential in pursuing them. Dr. Tedone, whose focus was saving his daughter’s life, rather than profit, pursued these untouched avenues of research and uncovered several findings that led to him developing the Deanna Protocol. Just as he had hoped, the Deanna Protocol did save Deanna’s life. 

Development of the Deanna Protocol

After research, trial and error, and testing many safe substances on Deanna, Dr. Tedone developed the original Deanna Protocol, which dramatically slowed the progression of Deanna’s disease. Dr. Tedone developed the Deanna Protocol, which saved Deanna’s life. She became the first ALS patient in the world to stop the progression of her disease entirely. She is still alive today, with no disease progression, over a decade after her projected death date. Others with ALS saw Deanna’s progress, asked what she was taking, and tried the Deanna Protocol. After taking the protocol, they reported the same results as Deanna. With this data, Dr. Tedone realized he had a duty to extend the benefits of the Deanna Protocol to others with ALS. He co-founded an all-volunteer non-profit organization called Winning the Fight Against Neurodegenerative Diseases, to fund research to study the Deanna Protocol in depth and perfect it to benefit not just Deanna, but others with ALS. Since saving his daughter’s life, Dr. Tedone has worked with and advocated for thousands of individuals with ALS on the Deanna Protocol, all on a pro-bono basis. However, he has not stopped with ALS.

Alzheimer’s, MS, Parkinson’s and More

After seeing others close to him succumb to other neurodegenerative conditions, Dr. Tedone expanded his focus beyond ALS to encompass other neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, MS, as well as neurological conditions including stroke, concussion, traumatic brain injury and more. These conditions, although different, have quite a bit in common with one another on a cellular level. Dr Tedone continues to do his work through pro-bono WFND, continues to donate his personal funds to research, and does not profit from any sales or use of the Deanna Protocol that he formulated.

Orthopedic Surgery Pioneer

Prior to working on alternative neurodegenerative disease research, Dr. Tedone had a successful 30-yr career as an orthopedic surgeon in private practice, where he operated on sports injuries in college and professional athletes and was the team physician for University of South Florida. He is well-known as a pioneering physician in the field of surgery and orthopedics. Dr. Tedone was particularly known for his pioneering work in arthroscopy, as he was one of the first physicians in the U.S. to perform the now-popular surgical technique. Dr. Tedone also pioneered the now-popular concept of outpatient surgery and founded one of the first outpatient surgery clinics in the United States: The Ambulatory Surgery Center. Additionally, he pioneered the effective orthopedic surgical technique that involves the use of Kunschner nails for the intramedullary fixation of long bone fractures.

Early Career and Military Service

Dr. Tedone began his career at the Methodist and Lennox Hill Hospitals in New York, NY, where he operated on many well-known professional athletes, before he joined the military for two years of service during the Vietnam War. In the military, he served as Chief of Orthopedics at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL, where he repaired severe orthopedic injuries in soldiers returning from battle. During his time in the military, Dr. Tedone successfully repaired injuries that were thought to be irreparable, including injuries of crashed fighter pilots who fractured and shattered the majority of the bones in their bodies. After Dr. Tedone’s care, many of these soldiers who were told they would likely never to be able to walk again made a full recovery and were able to walk, run, and play sports.

Private Practice and Professional Organizations

Dr. Tedone remained in Tampa after his military service and founded the Tampa Center for Knee Surgery and Knee and Orthopedic Institute, where he focused on sports medicine. During his orthopedic career, he also served in leadership positions as Chairman of the Board of the University Community Physicians Association, Chief of Orthopedics at University Community Hospital, Board Member of University Community Hospital, and Assistant Professor of Orthopedics at University of South Florida. He is a current member of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, American College of Surgeons, and International College of Surgeons.

Education and Training

Dr. Tedone graduated with honors from Fairfield University (Fairfield, CT) with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in philosophy. He also graduated with his M.D. from the University of Padua (Padua, Italy), before completing clinical training in orthopedic surgery at Methodist, Lenox Hill, and Doctors Hospitals in New York, NY.

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