Dr. Ronald Klatz
Dr. Ronald Klatz , who coined the term "anti-aging medicine," is recognized as a leading authority in the new clinical science of anti-aging medicine. Since 1981, Dr. Klatz has been integral in the pioneering exploration of new therapies for the treatment and prevention of age-related degenerative diseases. He is the physician founder and President of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine Inc. ("A4M"), a non-profit medical organization dedicated to the advancement of technology to detect, prevent, and treat aging related disease and to promote research into methods to retard and optimize the human aging process. As a world-renowned expert in anti-aging medicine, Dr. Klatz is a popular lecturer at A4M sponsored/co-supported events in anti-aging medicine. He is instrumental in the continuing development of A4M's educational website, www.worldhealth.net, with an Internet audience exceeding 500,000 viewers, for which he serves as Medical Advisor.
In his capacity as A4M President, Dr. Klatz oversees AMA/ACCME-approved continuing medical education programs for more than 100,000 physicians, health practitioners, and scientists from 110 countries worldwide. In addition, Dr. Klatz is Professor, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Central America Health Sciences; and Visiting Professor, School of Anti-Aging, Aesthetics and Regenerative Medicine, UCSI University, Malaysia. Dr. Klatz is Board Certified in the specialties of Family Practice, Sports Medicine, and Anti-Aging Medicine.
Dr. Klatz co-founded the National Academy of Sports Medicine, which provides medical specialty training in musculoskeletal rehabilitation, conditioning, physical fitness, and exercise to 35,000 healthcare professionals internationally. He is a founder and key patent developer for Organ Recovery Systems, biomedical research company focusing on technologies for brain resuscitation, trauma and emergency medicine, organ transplant and blood preservation.
Dr. Klatz is the inventor, developer, or administrator of 100-plus scientific patents. In recognition of his pioneering medical breakthroughs, he was awarded the Gold Medal in Science for Brain Resuscitation Technology (1993) and the Grand Prize in Medicine for Brain Cooling Technology (1994). In addition, Dr. Klatz has been named as a Top 10 Medical Innovator in Biomedical Technology (1997) by the National Institute of Electromedical Information, and received the Ground Breaker Award in Health Care (1999) with Presidential Acknowledgment by William Jefferson Clinton from Transitional Services of New York.
The author of several nonfiction bestsellers, including Grow Young with HGH (HarperCollins), Dr. Klatz also has authored Infection Protection: How to Fight the Germs That Make You Sick (HarperCollins), Ten Weeks to a Younger You, New Anti-Aging Secrets for Maximum Lifespan, Brain Fitness (Doubleday), Hormones of Youth, Seven Anti-Aging Secrets, Advances in Anti-Aging, Stopping the Clock, Death in the Locker Room/Drugs & Sports, The E Factor, The Life Extension Weight Loss Program, and Deprenyl–The Anti Aging Drug.
Dr. Klatz served as an appointed member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Action Council on the Challenges of Gerontology. Founded in 1971 and based in Geneva, Switzerland, the World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging leaders in partnerships to shape global, regional and industry agendas. The Global Action Council on the Challenges of Gerontology was tasked to assess the factors contributing to demographic shifts, generate predictions on imminent population changes, and find novel solutions critical to business and political leaders regarding the impact of the globally aging population on the world economy.
Dr. Klatz has served as a contributor, editor, reviewer and advisor to Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Journal of Gerontology, Osteopathic Annals Medical Journal, Patient Care Medical Journal, Total Health for Longevity, and 50 Plus magazine. His columns on wellness and longevity have appeared in Pioneer Press (a division of Time-Life Inc), Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients, Spa Management Journal, The Wellness Channel, Fitness & Longevity Digest, Alternative Medicine Digest, Nutritional Science News, Healing Retreats & Spas, Skin Inc., and Longevity SA (for which he is served as Senior Medical Editor)
Dr. Klatz has co-hosted the national Fox Network television series Anti-Aging Update and served as national advisor for Physician's Radio Network. He has appeared in interviews on CNN, USA Today TV, ABC News, NBC News, CBS News, Good Morning America, The Today Show, the Oprah Winfrey Show, Extra Daily TV News (partial list). Dr. Klatz has participated in articles appearing in the New York Times, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, Newsweek, Harper's Bazaar, MacLean's [Canada], Forbes Magazine, and Investor's Business Daily (partial list).
Dr. Klatz is highly regarded by scientific and academic colleagues for his continuing medical education lectures on the demographics of aging and the impact of biomedical technologies on longevity. His scientific articles have been published in Resident and Staff Physician, British Journal of Sports Medicine. Medical Times/The Journal of Family Medicine, Osteopathic Annals, and American Medical Association News (partial list).
Dr. Klatz is a graduate of Florida Technological University. He received the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) Degree from the Central America Health Sciences University, School of Medicine, a government-sanctioned, Ministry of Health-approved, and World Health Organization-listed medical university. Dr. Klatz received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery (D.O.) degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery (Des Moines, Iowa).
Dr. Klatz has held several distinguished teaching or research positions, at Tufts University, the University of Oklahoma School of Osteopathic Medicine, Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Swinburne University (Australia).
A consultant to the biotechnology industry and a respected advisor to several members of the U.S. Congress and others on Capitol Hill, Dr. Klatz devotes much of his time to research and to the development of advanced biosciences for the benefit of humanity.
Medical Patents Awarded to Dr. Klatz (partial list):
Brain Cooling Device and Method
U.S. Patent #5,261,399
Australian Patent #666,314
Patents Pending in Canada, Japan. Europe, Hong Kong. Singapore
Docket #WPB 36622B
Apparatus for Cooling Living Tissue
U.S. Patent #5,584,804 (CIP)
U.S. Patent #5,709,634
Patents Pending in China, Indonesia, Israel, India, South Korea, Malaysia,
Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan
Circulation Device and Method for Preserving Organs other than the Brain
U.S. Patent #5,584,804 (CIP)
Total Body Cooling System
Docket #WPB 38615
Patents Pending in Thailand. Malaysia, India, Taiwan, Indonesia
Combined Liquid Ventilation and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Method
U.S. Patent #5,927,273
Method of Providing Circulation via Lung Expansion and Deflation
U.S. Patent RE 36,460
Apparatus and Method for Cooling the Brain, Brain Stem,
and Associated Neurologic Tissues
U.S. Patent 6,030,412
Balloon Bladder Catheter for Urology
Docket #WPB 39273
Quick Access Interathoracic Balloon Pumping/Cooling System
Docket #WPB 39229
Hyper-Augmentative Immune Therapy
Docket #WPB 36210
Organ Resuscitation Catheter
Docket #WPB 39274