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Michael Roizen, MD, chief wellness officer emeritus at the Cleveland Clinic

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BENNINGTON — Michael Roizen, MD, chief wellness officer emeritus at the Cleveland Clinic and leading health and wellness communicator, is the next guest on Medical Matters Weekly. Viewers are invited to tune in at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 29. The show will address the power of everyday choices in preventing disease and prolonging productive and enjoyable lives.

The show is produced by Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC) with cooperation from Catamount Access Television (CAT-TV). Viewers can see the show on facebook.com/svmedicalcenter and facebook.com/CATTVBennington. The show is also available to view or download as a podcast on svhealthcare.org/medicalmatters.

Roizen began his career with a tour of duty in the Public Health Service. 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. Roizen also served as founding chair of the Wellness Institute at Cleveland Clinic from 2007 to 2017.

He has published 165 peer-reviewed publications and 100 medical textbook chapters and holds 14 US patents. He started six companies, served on Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committees for 16 years, and chaired an FDA advisory committee. He also co-invented a drug, methylnaltrexone (MTNX, trade name Relistor), which received FDA approval for marketing in the United States in 2008. He is most famous for having developed the “RealAge” concept and for authoring and co-authoring five number one New York Times best sellers. He has appeared on leading television and news programs, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, Today, 20/20, and many others and has been featured in many top publications.

Medical Matters Weekly features the innovative personalities who drive positive change within health care and related professions. The show addresses all aspects of creating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle for all, including food and nutrition, housing, diversity and inclusion, groundbreaking medical care, exercise, mental health, the environment, research, and government. The show is broadcast on Facebook Live, YouTube, and all podcast platforms.

After the program, the video is available on area public access television stations CAT-TV (Comcast channel 1075) and GNAT-TV’s (Comcast channel 1074), as well as on public access stations throughout the United States.


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