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Dr. Michael Roizen      

Chief Wellness Officer at the Cleveland Clinic & Co-Founder of RealAge; Anesthesiologist & Former FDA Advisory Committee Chair

Dr. Michael Roizen is an anesthesiologist and internist, an award-winning author, and the chief wellness officer at the Cleveland Clinic. Known for developing the RealAge concept, Dr. Roizen has authored or co-authored five number-one New York Times best sellers. He has served on FDA advisory committees for 16 years and chaired an FDA advisory committee.

Dr. Roizen completed a tour of duty in the Public Health Service, has 165 peer-reviewed publications, 100 medical chapters, 14 US patents, and has started six companies. He is also credited for co-inventing a drug called methylnaltrexone (MTNX, trade name Relistor), which received FDA approval for marketing in the United States in May 2008.

A graduate of Williams College and the University of California–San Francisco School of Medicine, Dr. Roizen performed his residency in internal medicine at Harvard's Beth Israel Hospital and completed Public Health Service at the National Institutes of Health in the laboratory of Irv Kopin and Nobel Prize winner Julius Axelrod. He is certified by the American Boards of Internal Medicine and Anesthesiology.

Following nine years on the faculty at the University of California–San Francisco, he chaired the top-ten-rated Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care at the University of Chicago. He also served as Dean of the School of Medicine and Vice President for Biomedical Sciences at SUNY Upstate. After serving as CEO of the Biotechnology Research Corporation of Central New York, he accepted a position as Chair of the Anesthesiology Institute at Cleveland Clinic, responsible for over 180 operatories, 124 critical care beds, and 28 pain therapy intervention units. 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. He also serves as Chairman of the Wellness Institute at Cleveland Clinic and is a professor of medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine.

Dr. Roizen is a co-founder of RealAge and serves as its chief wellness officer. Among his written works are titles like "RealAge: Are You as Young as You Can Be?", "The RealAge Diet: Make Yourself Younger with What You Eat," "Cooking the RealAge Way: Turn Back Your Biological Clock with More than 80 Delicious and Easy Recipes," and "The RealAge Makeover." His book, "YOU: The Owner's Manual," written with Health Corps founder Dr. Mehmet Oz, debuted in May 2005 and became a #1 New York Times bestseller. He coauthors a daily newspaper column with Dr. Oz and has initiated various wellness programs, including a farmer's market and smoking cessation programs, while advocating for exercise and healthy living.

Dr. Roizen continues to practice anesthesiology and internal medicine, using the RealAge metric to motivate his patients. He takes patients at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute who are struggling with tobacco, heart, diabetic, or arthritic problems, and coaches them with simple lifestyle changes to be able to live, feel, and look years younger. He is also known for criticizing politicians for misusing health funds and speculating about aging research breakthroughs.

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Will 90 Be The New 40? Implications For YOU and For Your Business

In 1998, Dr. Roizen predicted 60 would be the new 40--it has come to pass; the science of mechanisms in aging research is progressing fast enough that 90 is likely to be the new 40 within 10 years. This longevity disruptor- extending the period of your life between 30 and 60 to between 30 and 90- has major implications for how you can personally prepare for this, which is related to your health and your economics, and for the economy and specific businesses in particular. This talk and subsequent discussions through Q and A's will focus on how you can understand and take advantage of this knowledge personally.

Aging and Your Brain--The 40 Choices Shown to Prevent It

Forty choices, from the speed of processing games--not crosswords--to indulging in four smells a day, have been shown to prevent and reverse brain dysfunction that occurs with aging. This talk will show how each person can adopt these, and how you can protect your mobility and keep functioning younger.

How the Cleveland Clinic Reduced its Medical Spending by 3% Compared to Others with Wellness--Hint: It Was by a Voluntary Employee Health Program

The health institute chaired by Dr. Michael Roizen implemented a plan at the Cleveland Clinic to help employees substantially improve health and reduce the costs of care for themselves and for the Clinic. When last tracked, it was key to the Clinic not spending over $180,000,000 (yes, 180 million dollars) a year (over 1.4 billion so far) on employee and dependent health, on the employees saving about $50 million in premiums and much more in co-pays etc a year, and in slowing their rate of aging.

Plus, there was better productivity, fewer absentee days, and workers and their families reduced their need for medical care, aged less, and had notably improved lives. Dr. Roizen tells you how they did this and how you can too.

This Is Your Do-Over

It’s never too late to get a second chance. You do not have to let genetics or bad choices of the past dictate your health outcomes. In fact, you have the power to change your health destiny — no matter how you’ve lived before. Based on his new book, Dr. Michael Roizen provides audiences with the tools necessary to halt bad health and start living at their peak vitality. Using concrete strategies available to anyone of any age, Dr. Roizen shows you how to reset your health with his seven simple secrets to earning a Do-Over. It is not too late. Your Do-Over starts now.

You: The Smart Patient

Everyone needs to become a smart patient. In fact, in the worst cases, your life may even depend on it. With Dr. Roizen's signature wit and humor, this presentation will show you how to become your own—or a loved one's—medical sleuth. You will hear clear and easy steps on how to take control of your healthcare and deal with all matters that may come up when facing a medical case: from choosing the right doctor and interacting with her to navigating prescription drugs and treatment options. This presentation will show you how to get the best healthcare possible by making you into your own medical detective.

You: On a Diet

Because the world has almost as many diet plans as it has email spammers, you'd think that just about all of us would know everything there is to know about staying in shape. Learn how to crack the code on true and lifelong waist management. Dr. Roizen will invigorate you with equal parts information and motivation, and give you a change-your-life action to show how your brain, stomach, hormones, muscles, heart, genetics, and stress levels all interact biologically to determine your body size. With Dr. Roizen's signature wit and humor, this presentation will revolutionize the way you think about yourself and the food you consume, so that you'll diet smart, not hard.

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You: Staying Young – The Owner's Manual for a Healthier & Younger You

Wouldn't you like to know how to prevent your body from aging badly? Dr. Roizen's six New York Times bestsellers have propelled him into the spotlight as the leading expert on reducing the effects of aging. Staying young encompasses your emotional and mental health, as well as your exercise, eating habits, and genes, among other things. In this engaging and very motivating presentation, you'll get the facts and advice you need to keep your body running long and strong. Dr. Roizen will give you a new perspective on how to alter bad health habits and will offer a life-changing how-to plan for fending off the gremlins of aging so you look and feel younger, have more energy, and are more productive.

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