Featured Keynote Speaker – Michael Roizen, M.D.

Featured Keynote Speaker – Michael Roizen, M.D.

Chief Wellness Officer, The Cleveland Clinic

Michael Roizen, M.D.

Chief Wellness Officer, The Cleveland Clinic

Dr. Roizen is Cleveland Clinic’s Chief Wellness Officer and served as first Chair of its Wellness Institute. The Institute’s programs have helped Clinic employees lose more than 1 .5 pounds per year per person; reduce smokers from 15.4 to 5.2%; decrease healthcare costs for four years in a row now, and developed StressFreeNow & other programs that The Institute’s Enterprise share with 40 corporations. He sees patients in Cleveland Clinic’s Wellness Institute in the Premier Program (of Executive Health—the Premier Program serves more women than men).

He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Williams, AOA from UCSF School of Medicine, certified in Internal Medicine and Anesthesiology, authored 175 peer reviewed publications, & served 16 years on FDA advisory committees.

Dr. Roizen founded twelve companies, including RealAge, co-invented a drug approved by FDA, and published a series of highly popular bestsellers including 4 #1 New York Times bestsellers: translated into 44 languages and ranked #1 in five countries, and displaced Harry Potter for 175 days as #1 on Amazon.  Dr. Roizen has 9 overall NY Times Bestsellers and he has given over 1,400 talks to lay and medical groups.

He and Dr. Oz write a daily column syndicated to 134 newspapers; hosts a podcast on  what the latest medical science means to you weekly.  He shared a daytime Emmy, an Elle, a lifetime achievement award, and the Paul Rodgers award for best medical communicator from the National Library of Medicine.