HarperCollins Speakers Bureau

Michael F. Roizen, M.D.

Co-Founder and Chairman of the RealAge, Inc. and Best-Selling Co-Author of You: The Owner's Manual


  • You: The Owner's Manual: The Science and Choices to Help You Become as Young as You Can Be
  • RealAge: 12 Simple Choices to Make Yourself Feel, Look, and be Younger!
  • The RealAge Diet
  • The RealAge Makeover
  • You: On a Diet



Michael F. Roizen, M.D. is the co-author with Mehmet Oz, of the phenomenal, New York Times best-seller, You: The Owner’s Manual and You: On a Diet. He is Chair of the Division of Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, and Pain Management at the Cleveland Clinic where he practices both internal medicine and anesthesiology. He currently is responsible for 199 operating rooms, 124 critical care beds, and over 100,000 pain therapy visits along with a department of outcome research. The Cleveland Clinic has been rated number one in cardiac care for 11 straight years by U.S. News and World Report and is thought to be number one and one of the largest in pain therapy as well. He is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Williams College and Alpha Omega Alpha graduate of the University of California, San Francisco, Medical School. He performed his residency in internal medicine at Harvard's Beth Israel Hospital and completed a tour of duty in the 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 Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Anesthesiology.

Roizen is past chair of a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee, has been an editor or associate editor for six medical journals, has published more than 155 peer-reviewed scientific papers, 100 textbook chapters, 30 editorials, and four medical books (one a medical best-seller translated into 13 languages), and been issued 12 U.S. and several foreign patents. After nine years on the faculty at the University of California , San Francisco, he started and was medical director of the Chicago Program for Executive Health and 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 the position as Chair of the Division of Anesthesiology, Critical Care Medicine, and Pain Management at the Cleveland Clinic. Roizen also developed a program in Partnership medicine first-launched at Northwestern Memorial Hospital aimed at helping its members reverse biologic aging and live longer, more vibrant lives.

His first book, RealAge: Are You As Young As You Can Be? became a New York Times #1 Bestseller. RealAge was awarded the Books for a Better Life Awards' Best Wellness Book of 1999, has been translated into 22 languages, and achieved #1 status in four other countries. His second book, written with Dr. John La Puma, The RealAge Diet: Make Yourself Younger with What You Eat, also became a New York Times Bestseller. His third book is Cooking the RealAge Way with La Puma. He has published an update to the original RealAge book entitled The RealAge Makeover: Take Years Off Your Looks and Add Them To Your Life!

Roizen is the founder and chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of RealAge, Inc., a San Diego-based company, which includes an interactive website located at www.RealAge.com that addresses health and wellness issues. The RealAge Reality show has been the #1 show for most of the 20 episodes over three years in Holland . At 59 calendar years, Roizen lived his RealAge paradigm and had a RealAge of 41.2.    

Roizen has given over 1200 lectures on medical topics to professional medical groups and has been recognized with over 20 named professional lectureships. He has appeared on Oprah, The Today Show, 20/20, CBN, CNN, CBS, Good Morning America,CanadaAM, Montel, and PBS. Some of the publications he has been featured in include Fortune, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Good Housekeeping, O, Redbook, RealSimple, Esquire, Men’s Health, Ladies Home Journal, Reader’s Digest, Men’s Health, and Prevention. He continues to practice both anesthesiology and internal medicine and uses the RealAge metric to motivate his patients. Roizen has personally delivered medical care to eight Nobel Prize winners, 340 ex-smokers (due to Roizen’s work), over 100 Fortune 500 CEO’s or CFO’s, and numerous others. He has been continually listed since 1989 in the Best Doctors in America reference. 

His wife is a developmental pediatrician also listed in the Best Doctors in America. The Roizen’s have two children, Jenny, a  Ph.D. graduate student at Caltech in Organic Chemistry, and Jeffrey, an M.D./Ph.D. student at Washington University in St Louis.