Michael Schumacher's doctor denies 'experimenting' on seven-time Formula One world champion

Michael Schumacher’s doctor insists he “does not perform miracles" and slammed the idea he is carrying out "experiments” on the star.

The seven-time Formula One world champion received stem cell therapy in September in the Paris, although little information was released about the procedure.

Schumacher’s doctor Philippe Menasche told Italian newspaper La Repubblica: “I do not perform miracles. My team and I are not doing an experiment, an abominable term that is not in line with a serious medical view.”

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The former driver suffered a brain injury in a skiing accident in 2013, with few updates on the Germans condition being issued over the intervening years.

He is believed to have received transfusions of inflammation-reducing stem cells. Menasche, a professor at the University of Alabama, added ‘there is still a lot to learn’ about the treatment.

Michael Schumacher, who suffered the injury while skiing, is said to have received stem cell transfusions.
Michael Schumacher, who suffered the injury while skiing, is said to have received stem cell transfusions.
Schumacher's doctor has refuted suggestions he is experimenting on the Formula One icon. (JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images)
Schumacher's doctor has refuted suggestions he is experimenting on the Formula One icon. (JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images)
Philippe Menasché, the man responsible for the stem cell treatment of Schumacher, says there is still 'plenty to learn' about it. (Photo by Jacques DEMARTHON / AFP)
Philippe Menasché, the man responsible for the stem cell treatment of Schumacher, says there is still 'plenty to learn' about it. (Photo by Jacques DEMARTHON / AFP)

It was Schumacher’s 50th birthday in January and his family, in a rare social media post, reiterated their wish for privacy.

They wrote on Instagram: “Please understand if we are following Michael's wishes and keeping such a sensitive subject as health, as it has always been, in privacy.”

Menasche, a 69-year-old practician, works in the European Georges Pompidou Hospital and leads a team devoted to stem cell therapy for cardiovascular diseases.

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