Marcel was born and raised in West Chester, PA during the school years and spent his summers in Rome with the Italian side of the family till about the age of 18. He attended Unionville High School and graduated in 1996 and played Ice Hockey and Lacrosse. After graduating High School Marcel attended University of Pittsburgh for 2 years before transferring to the American University of Rome where he graduated in 2002 with a BS degree in Business Administration. While at AUR Marcel had worked for a BioPharma a generic penicillin contract manufacturing pharmaceutical company in Rome working for the president Ernesto Orofino managing the marketing and sales department of the company when it was just a $30 Million Euro a year operation.
In 2003, Marcel returned to the states to start his career in the travel industry with a position as a rep for a jewelry company on cruise ships. After one year LVMH, the group that manages 50% of the retails stores on the cruise ships worldwide recruited Marcel to manage the Special Events Sales Program Luxury division. After LVMH had then lost the luxury cruise line contracts to the competitor Harding Brothers out of England, Marcel stayed onboard with LVMH as a consultant while setting up his first company CBG. CBG now handles the specialty customs clearance and logistics for 95% of the cruise industry, brand development, brand distribution, website development and software development.
Marcel decided to start giving back to the community with the experience and the same dedication to work that he has always shown by creating the Kaminstein Foundation. A non profit that aims to improve the lives of those around the world by the diffusion of medical information online through mobile phones and brick and mortar educational programs. Starting in 2013 the Kaminstein Foundation will start creating medical related sites that can give the poor around the world the ability to access medical information on their cell phones leading to advancing education to save lives. With 6 Billion Mobile headset users worldwide and growing this will be the new medium for reaching and education the poor in 3rd world countries.
David S. Kaminstein, MD
Dr. Kaminstein is a Board Certified Gastroenterologist, who is presently not in active medical practice due to disability. Before disability, Dr. Kaminstein practiced Gastroenterology/Hepatology in West Chester, PA for over 15 years. He served as Chief of Gastroenterology until he discontinued practice in 1993. While in practice he served on several hospital committees, and was instrumental in developing the hospital's Endoscopy Suite and created the Nutritional Support Committee (serving as its' first chairman). Dr. Kaminstein received his formal medical training in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at the Medical College of PA and obtained Board Certification in Internal Medicine in 1974 and Gastroenterology in 1977. He is a Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology (FACG) and is a member of numerous Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology Societies.
Dr. Kaminstein has always had an interest in Physician and Patient Education. During his years in practice he gave several lectures to both the hospital staff (for CME Credit) and the lay public, including some to the local senior citizen's organizations. In 1992 he became Physician Advisor to the Chester County Satellite Support Group of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). Although no longer in active practice, Dr. Kaminstein has remained committed to Education, stating; "I believe an informed patient will be less likely to be dissatisfied and much more likely to comply with a treatment plan". In 1995, he began writing articles for the CCFA's Delaware Valley Quarterly Magazine- "Communique`, and was a regularly featured columnist. He contributed an article to the CCFA National Magazine "FOCUS". He has also started an "Ask the Doctor" section of the Communique` Newsletter. Dr. Kaminstein's interest in writing has led him to become one of the American Medical Writers Association of America (AMWA).