Dr. Theodore Hersh & Thione
Thione International, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered
in Atlanta, Georgia. The founders, Theodore Hersh, MD, Professor
of Medicine, Emeritus, from Emory University and his wife, Rebecca,
launched the company based on Dr. Hersh's 30 years of clinical practice
and research experience as a gastroenterologist-hepatologist with
a vast knowledge in the field of nutrition and a keen interest in
Born in Mexico City, Dr. Ted's professional journey began at Harvard
University followed by medical school at Columbia University and
postgraduate training at Mount Sinai Hospital, the Mayo Clinic,
and Harvard Medical School's Division at Boston City Hospital. After
two years of private practice in Mexico, he returned to the U.S.
to continue his career in research and academia at such esteemed
institutions as Yale University, Baylor College of Medicine and
Brown University. Dr. Ted joined Emory University as a professor
of Medicine in 1973 and continued there until becoming Emeritus
in 1996. For twenty-three years he served as Chairperson of Emory's
Institutional Review Board for clinical research.
Drawing on his clinical and academic experience, Dr. Hersh and
his wife Rebecca together began conducting antioxidant research.
It was through this research that Dr. Ted developed applications
for the Thione Complex and founded Thione International. He
continues to develop further uses for the Complex and has numerous
patents and formulations under development.
Dr. Ted, a distinguished clinician, medical innovator and educator,
has received awards including the Noble Foundation Award from the
Mayo Foundation and Premier Physician Award from the Chrohns and
Colitis Foundation of America. However, it is not awards, money
or prestige that spurs Dr. Hersh forward. It is through the desire
to help others overcome the same obstacles he's faced in his own
life with his almost complete blindness, that Dr. Hersh and Thione
Thione's founders focused on designing formulations, developing
applications, conducting patent and clinical research and submitting
patent applications. As a result of those efforts, and the successful
outcome of scientific research and several clinical studies, Thione
was able to begin commercializing its unique, patented Thione Complex
that is the basis for a growing family of products.