Best-Selling Author, Buffalo Native, Is Spring Clinical Day Speaker

By Lois Baker

Release Date: April 29, 2008

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Buffalo native Michael F. Roizen, M.D., best-selling author, cohost of "Discovery Health," cofounder of RealAge, Inc., and chairman of its scientific advisory board, will be the featured speaker at the 2008 Spring Clinical Day sponsored by the University at Buffalo Medical Alumni Association on May 3.

The event will take place in the Marriott Hotel, 1340 Millersport Highway, Amherst. Roizen's lecture is titled "You: Staying Young."

The program, which is open to the public, begins at 10 a.m. with registration and self-administered "RealAge" quizzes, followed by Roizen's speech at 11 a.m. and lunch at 12:15 p.m. The cost is $40 per person.

Roizen was awarded the Best Wellness Book of the Year in 1999 by Books for a Better Life for his first general audience book, "RealAge: Are You as Young as You Can Be?" which became a New York Times best-seller.

His follow-up, "The RealAge Diet: Make Yourself Younger with What You Eat," written with John La Puma, M.D., became a New York Times best-seller in 2001. His most recent books, "YOU: The Owner's Manual;" "YOU: The Smart Patient;" and "YOU: On a Diet," were written with Mehmet C. Oz, M.D. All have debuted as best-selling books.

In addition to his media career, Roizen is chair of the Division of Anesthesiology, Critical Care Management and Comprehensive Pain Management at the Cleveland Clinic.

To register, contact Jennifer Lobaugh at jlobaugh@buffalo.edu or (716) 829-2773.