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PRACTICING DOCTOR

Dr. Roizen, M.D., Chief Wellness Officer at Cleveland Clinic
Dr. Roizen is a practicing and active M.D. at the Cleveland Clinic. Since, 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.

He 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. 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. The Wellness Institute that he chairs includes Employee Health and Wellness, the Department of Preventive Medicine, Premium Access Programs, Disease Reversal and Integrative Medicine Programs, and the Wellness Public Policy and Community Support Programs of Cleveland Clinic.Cleveland Clinic Wellness institute aims to elevate preventive care and wellness as a core brand of Cleveland Clinic and a core value we teach our patients and employees.

Prior to the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Roizen spent 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.

Education & Fellowships
Residency - University of California, Moffitt Hospital
Anesthesiology
San Francisco, CA USA
1977

Fellowship - National Institutes of Health
Pharmacology
Bethesda, MD USA
1975

Residency - National Institutes of Health
Anesthesiology
Bethesda, MD USA
1974

Residency - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School
Internal Medicine
Boston, MA USA
1973

Internship - Beth Israel Hospital
Medicine
Boston, MA Israel
1972

Medical School - University of California-San Francisco School of Medicine
San Francisco, CA USA
1971

Undergraduate - Williams College
Chemistry
Williamstown, MA USA
1967

"A POWERFUL CHANGE AGENT AND THOUGHT LEADER IN THE FIELD OF HEALTH, WELLNESS, AND GROWING YOUNGER"