Dr. Mike Roizen, Chief Wellness Officer, Cleveland Clinic
Michael F. Roizen, MD, is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Williams College and Alpha Omega Alpha graduate of the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. He is certified by both the American Boards of Internal Medicine and of Anesthesiology. Dr. Roizen is the Cofounder and Chair of the RealAge, Inc., Scientific Advisory Board and is also a Past Chair of a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee and a former editor for six medical journals. He has published more than 165 peer-reviewed scientific papers, 100 textbook chapters, 30 editorials, and four medical books (one, a medical best-seller), and received 13 U.S. and many foreign patents. He is also one of the cofounders of the website RealAge.com. Dr. Roizen also chaired the Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care at the University of Chicago, was the Dean at the School of Medicine and Vice President for Biomedical Sciences at SUNY Upstate, the CEO of the Biotechnology Research Corporation of Central New York and the Chair of the Anesthesiology Institute at Cleveland Clinic. In 2007, Dr. Roizen was named Chief Wellness Officer at Cleveland Clinic, the first such position in a major healthcare institution in the United States. Dr. Roizen also serves as Chairman of the Wellness Institute at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Roizen also authored or co-authored many general-audience books which won prestigious awards, were #1 New York Times best sellers and among the top selling books in the year of their release. In addition, Dr. Roizen has given over 1,400 lectures to professional medical groups and has been recognized with over 20 professional lectureships. He has appeared on numerous TV shows including The Oprah Winfrey Show, Today, 20/20, CBN, CNN, CBS, Good Morning America, Canada AM, etc. Dr. Roizen still practices anesthesiology and internal medicine, using the RealAge metric to motivate his patients. He routinely takes patients at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute who are in the midst of struggling with tobacco, heart, diabetic or arthritic problems and coaches them with simple (but persistent) lifestyle changes to be able to live, feel, look and be years younger.