Michael Roizen, MD
Wellness and Preventive Medicine, Willoughby Hills
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- Lifestyle Medicine
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About Michael Roizen, MD
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 who is passionate about helping people choose to live younger and healthier.
He 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 both the American Boards of Internal Medicine and of Anesthesiology. Dr. Roizen is the Cofounder of RealAge Inc, which was sold in 2006, but still Chairs its Scientific Advisory Board. He is 72 calendar years of age (2018), but his RealAge is 53.8.
Dr. Roizen is a Past Chair of a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee and a former editor for six medical journals. He has published more than 185 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. One of the drugs he co-invented and developed (licensed to Progenics and Wyeth Corp.) has been approved by the FDA.
After nine years on the faculty at the University of California, San Francisco, he chaired the top-10-rated Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care at the University of Chicago. He then became 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. Dr. Roizen also served as founding Chair of the Wellness Institute at Cleveland Clinic from 2007 to 2017.
His first general-audience book, RealAge: Are You as Young as You Can Be? (HarperCollins Publishers) became a #1 New York Times bestseller and was awarded the Best Wellness Book of 1999 by the Books for a Better Life Awards. RealAge has been translated into more than 20 languages and was #1 in four other countries, displacing Harry Potter for 7 days as #1 on Amazon. Other books include the New York Times bestseller The RealAge Diet: Make Yourself Younger With What You Eat (HarperCollins), written with Dr. John La Puma, Cooking the RealAge Way (Harper Collins), also with Dr. La Puma., and The RealAge Makeover (HarperCollins). His book, YOU: The Owner’s Manual (HarperCollins), written with Health Corps founder Dr. Mehmet Oz, debuted in May 2005 and became a #1 New York Times bestseller (sold more than 2.7 million hardcover copies worldwide; was the #2 best-selling book published in 2005-- displacing Harry Potter for 35 days as #1 on Amazon and BN.com.). It was followed by the New York Times bestseller, YOU: The Smart Patient. Their next book, YOU: On A Diet, the Owner’s Manual for Waist Management, debuted at #1 on the New York Times list (11 consecutive weeks at #1 and 17 consecutive weeks in top 3) with 21 printings totaling over 2.4 million copies in the first three weeks (it was the #2 best-selling book published in 2006 in 2006), and displaced Harry Potter for 177 days atop Amazon. Their next book, YOU Staying Young, the Owner’s Manual for Extending Your Warranty also debuted at #1 on the New York Times list, and is listed by People magazine as the #3 selling book in the world in 2007. He has authored or coauthored 4 #1 NY Times Bestsellers, 9 top 10 Bestsellers (including AgeProof , Living Longer without Breaking a Hip or Running Out of Money), and shared an Elle, an Emmy and the Paul G. Rogers Award from the National Library of Medicine as Best Medical Communicator.
Dr. Roizen has given over 1,600 lectures to professional medical groups and has been recognized with over 20 professional lectureships. He has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Today 20/20 (3 times), CBN, CNN, Good Morning America and Canada AM, more than 28 times each, in addition to appearences more than once on CBS, The Montel Williams Show, and Larry King Live. He has authored, co-produced, and been the talent in six PBS fundraising specials (his fundraising special The RealAge Makeover was one of the top two PBS special fundraisers in 2006, now with well over 5,000 showings in 100 TV markets). His next two PBS specials: YOU On A Diet, and Longevity Factors, have both received acclaim, and widespread enough distribution to be top 5 fundraisers in year of release for PBS. He and Mehmet Oz write a daily newspaper column syndicated to over 100 newspapers by King syndication. He is now in his 18 th year of a radio-podcast entitled: YOU The Owner’s Manual Radio Show. He has been featured in Fortune, O, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, Ladies’ Home Journal, Biography, People, US, Men’s Health, Biography, and Prevention.
Dr. Roizen still practices internal medicine, using the RealAge metric to motivate his patients. He routinely takes patients at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness 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. He really enjoys getting them to throw away their medications when they no longer need them, but teaches the role of food and other simple steps in reversing disease processes. Cleveland Clinic Wellness aims to elevate preventive care and wellness as a core brand of Cleveland Clinic and a core value we teach our patients and employees.
Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Residency - University of California, Moffitt Hospital
San Francisco, CA USA
Fellowship - National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD USA
Residency - National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD USA
Residency - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA USA
Internship - Beth Israel Hospital
Boston, MA USA
Medical Education - University of California-San Francisco School of Medicine
San Francisco, CA USA
Undergraduate - Williams College
Williamstown, MA USA
- Internal Medicine
critical care medicine, general anesthesia
Research & Publications
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As of 5/25/2022, Dr. Roizen has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.
Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Roizen receives fees of $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:
- PanTheryx, Inc.
- DSM Nutritional, LLC
- Pegasus Capital Advisors, L.P.
- Personalized Nutrition, LLC
- Midas Biotech
Royalty Payments. Dr. Roizen receives or has the right to receive royalty payments for inventions or discoveries commercialized through the companies shown below:
- Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
- Enforcer eCoaching
Equity Dr. Roizen owns stock or stock options in the following companies for activities as a founder, inventor, discover, developer:
- YouDocs Beauty, Inc.
- Enforcer eCoaching
- YOU Docs
Fiduciary Role. Dr. Roizen serves in a fiduciary capacity, such as an elected officer, director or chief medical officer, for the following companies or other entities:
- Anesthesia and Critical Care Research Foundation
- Great Age Reboot, Inc.
- OneOhio Recovery Foundation, Inc.
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Reviewed on Mar 17, 2023
He is an amazing doctor
Reviewed on Mar 3, 2023
Love talking with the schedulers for Dr. Roizen. They're so pleasant, thank you!
Reviewed on Mar 3, 2023
The medical care that I receive from Dr. Roizen always exceeds my expectations. So thankful!
Reviewed on Dec 30, 2022
Dr. Mike is outstanding in every respect--exceedingly knowledgeable, quite personable and very patient with all my questions--he really cares
Reviewed on Oct 14, 2022
I was very pleased to get an apt with Dr Roizen so quickly. I was also very, very happy that Dr Roizen himself made me a priority to fit me in fir the followup within 2 weeks. Very much appreciated. Rating 10-10.
Reviewed on Oct 14, 2022
The best thing about Dr Roizen is the feeling he truly cared about me, wanted to help and would do everything to try different things to solve the issues. Wonderful!! Outstanding!!!He even gave my his email and phone for questions wow! Awesome!
Reviewed on Aug 5, 2022
Dr. Roizen truly cares and provides excellent heath related information.