Bitonte Medical Symposium addresses ‘The Compelling Case for Wellness’

Dr. Michael Roizen
Dr. Michael Roizen, Chief Wellness Officer at Cleveland Clinic

Dr. Michael Roizen, Chief Wellness Officer at Cleveland Clinic, presents the Bitonte Medical Symposium, “The Compelling Case for Wellness” 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5 in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center on campus.

The event is free and open to the public. You can also watch the Live Stream on YouTube.

Roizen, who also served as first chair of the Wellness Institute at Cleveland Clinic, sees patients in Cleveland Clinic’s Wellness Institute in the Premier Program (of Executive Health—the Premier Program serves more women than men).

The Institute’s programs have helped Clinic employees lose more than 1.5 pounds per year per person, reduce smokers from 15.4 to 5.2 percent, decrease healthcare costs for four years in a row and developed StressFreeNow and other programs that the Institute’s Enterprise share with 40 corporations.

A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Williams College in Massachusetts and AOA from UCSF School of Medicine, Roizen is certified in Internal Medicine and Anesthesiology and has authored 175 peer reviewed publications and served 16 years on FDA advisory committees.

Roizen founded twelve companies, including RealAge; co-invented a drug approved by the FDA; and published a series of highly popular bestsellers including four #1 New York Times Bestsellers. His books have been translated into 44 languages, ranked #1 in five countries and displaced Harry Potter for 175 days as #1 on Amazon. Roizen has nine overall New York Times Bestsellers and has given over 1,400 talks to lay and medical groups.

Host of a weekly podcast on what the latest medical science means to you, Roizen also writes a daily column syndicated to 134 newspapers with Dr. Oz. He is the recipient of a shared daytime Emmy, an Elle, a lifetime achievement award and the Paul Rodgers award for best medical communicator from the National Library of Medicine.

No tickets are required. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information email jmleviseur@ysu.edu or call 330-941-2136.