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Oncology Overdrive

Jan 5, 2023

In this episode, host Shikha Jain, MD, speaks with Michael Roizen, MD, author and chief wellness officer at the Cleveland Clinic, about developing tools that can help lead to a longer life, public health messaging in media and more.

  • Welcome to another exciting episode of Oncology Overdrive :14
  • About Roizen :20
  • The interview 1:01
  • How did you get to where you are today, and what was your journey into medicine, health care and everything you are doing outside of clinical medicine? 1:30
  • How do we de-age ourselves, and what do we do to reboot ourselves? 4:30
  • Why have we not had a national movement toward this when this is something that many people care so much about? 9:39
  • Jain and Roizen on retirement age, life expectancy and medical benefits 11:38
  • Do you think there are any modifications or anything we should think about differently now that COVID is a part of our everyday life? 17:34
  • What are you covering in this book [The Great Age Reboot: Cracking the Longevity Code for a Younger Tomorrow]? What is its purpose? 19:43
  • For those of us who are parents, does it matter if you start programming cells from a young age, or is this more for adults? 22:50
  • How did you get an Emmy? 27:12
  • What do you think of how communication to the public has changed? … What do you think about where we are going and how things have evolved over the years? 29:08
  • What’s next for you? … How do you find the time to do all of this? 32:38
  • About Jain’s non-profits and Roizen’s involvement in gender equity movements in medicine 38:09
  • If someone could only listen to the last minute of this episode, what would you want them to take away? 44:14
  • How to contact Roizen and get his book 45:03
  • Thanks for listening 46:16

Michael F. Roizen, MD, is the emeritus chief wellness officer at the Cleveland Clinic, a professor at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University, and author of four #1 New York Times best-selling books.

We’d love to hear from you! Send your comments/questions to Dr. Jain at Follow us on Twitter @HemOncToday and @ShikhaJainMD. Roizen can be reached via email at, or on the website

Find The Great Age Reboot: Cracking the Longevity Code for a Younger Tomorrow wherever you get your books!

Disclosures: Jain reports no relevant financial disclosures. Healio could not confirm Roizen's financial disclosures at the time of publication.