Dr. Roizen to Keynote 2015 Health Academy Conference in Cleveland

The keynote speaker for this year’s Health Academy meeting for its first-ever visit to Cleveland is Dr. Michael F. Roizen, MD, the Chief Wellness Officer and the Gorman Family Chair as Chair of the Wellness Institute at Cleveland Clinic.

I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Roizen and his co-author Dr. Mehmet Oz during the launch of their first book “You: The Owner’s Manual” in 2005, and have subsequently worked with Dr. Roizen supporting publicity efforts behind his RealAge books and web properties.

Did you know Dr. Roizen’s first general-audience book, RealAge: Are You as Young as You Can Be? displaced Harry Potter for 7 days as #1 on Amazon? YOU: The Owner’s Manual, written with  Dr. Mehmet Oz, became a #1 NY Times bestseller and was the #2 best-selling book published in 2005 — displacing Harry Potter for 35 days as #1 on Amazon. Their book, YOU: On A Diet, the Owner’s Manual for Waist Management, was the #2 best-selling book published in 2006. Dr Roizen’s RealAge and YOU books have been translated into more than 44 languages and have been #1 Bestsellers in five other countries.

Dr. Roizen 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 performed his residency in internal medicine at Harvard’s Beth Israel Hospital and completed Public Health Service at NIH.

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. In 2007, Dr. Roizen was named Chief Wellness Officer at Cleveland Clinic, the first such position in a major USA healthcare institution.  Dr. Roizen practices internal medicine and coaches patients to, and to sustain, wellness in the department of Preventive Medicine. The Wellness Institute that he chairs aims to elevate preventive care and wellness as a core brand of Cleveland Clinic and a core value taught to patients, and to employees, and spread to all other communities the clinic touches. Dr. Roizen is a Past Chair of a FDA advisory committee and a former editor for six medical journals. Beyond his four NY Times #1 consumer directed best-sellers, he has published more than 175 peer-reviewed scientific papers, 100 textbook chapters, and four medical books (one, a medical best-seller), and received 13 U.S. and many foreign patents, and helped start 12 different companies.

Dr. Roizen is also a very accomplished public speaker; he has given more than 1,400 lectures to professional medical groups and has been recognized with 22 professional lectureships. Dr Roizen has five PBS fundraising specials (two of which were in top two PBS special fundraisers in 2006 and 2007), now with well over 5,000 showings in 100 TV markets). He and Mehmet Oz write a daily newspaper column syndicated currently to 134 newspapers. .He and Dr Oz shared an Elle in 2008, a lifetime achievement award from Books for Better Health, and the Paul Rodgers award for best medical communicators by the National Library of Medicine in 2011.

He was a co-Emmy award winner in 2013 as Chief Medical Consultant to the Dr Oz show, and regularly gives talks that motivate employees of Cleveland Clinic Corporate Customers to make and to sustain lifestyle changes that improve heath and engagement, and decrease stress, burnout, and medical costs.

I hope you can join us May 13-15 in Cleveland to hear from Dr. Roizen and learn from a program that includes the latest from CDC on Ebola, Golin CEO Fred Cook and much more! Learn more at www.prsa.org/healthconference

Dr. Roizen Health Academy Keynote

Dr. Roizen PRSA Health Academy Keynote May 14, 2015