Ronald Klatz, MD, DO, is a physician, medical scientist, futurist, and innovator. He coined the term "anti-aging medicine" and is recognized as a leading authority in the new clinical science of anti-aging medicine. Dr. Klatz is the physician founder and President of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. In 1984, Dr. Klatz was a pioneer in the clinical specialty of preventative medicine: as a principal founder of the National Academy of Sports Medicine and researcher into elite human performance and physiology. Dr. Klatz is a best-selling author, and is columnist or Senior Medical Editor to several international medical journals.
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 inventor, developer, or administrator of 100-plus scientific patents, including those for technologies for brain resuscitation, trauma and emergency medicine, organ transplant and blood preservation. Today, Dr. Klatz helps to support aging-related biotech research and supervises postgraduate medical training programs for physicians from 120 countries.
Dr. Klatz's professional accomplishments include:
First physician and founder of the new clinical specialty of anti-aging medicine
Best-selling author/editor of 36+ books with over 2 million copies in print
President and physician founder of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M), a federally registered 501(c)3 non-profit medical society 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.
Academic oversight for AMA/ACCME-approved continuing medical education programs that train over 100,000 physicians, health practitioners, and scientists
The World Health Network, leading nonprofit source of non-commercial health information
The Longevity Magazine(R) eJournal, an award-winning weekly health e-newsletter featuring wellness, prevention, and biotech advancements in longevity
Executive Editor of Anti-Aging Medical News
Founder and Director of New Product Development in organ transplant technologies and regenerative medicine with Organ Recovery Systems
Founder of the National Academy of Sports Medicine, the global leader in certification, continuing education, solutions and tools for the health, fitness, sports performance and sports medicine professionals. Today NASM serves more than 100,000 members in 80 countries.
The A4M's leadership position in the science of Anti-Aging medicine continues unsurpassed, and our accomplishments over the past year include:
A4M's membership stands at 26,000 physician, scientific and health practitioner members from 110 nations, making the A4M both the premier medical society confronting the dilemmas of aging and the fastest-growing medical society in the world.
Seminars and physician training programs in venues in Japan, Spain, Singapore, Mexico, Brazil, and Belgium, as well as New York City, Chicago, and Las Vegas have drawn participants from the most prestigious educational, government, and private institutions from across the world.
Board Certification in Anti-Aging Medicine: The American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine ABAARM) was created to facilitate the recognition of this emerging medical specialty. To date, there are over 1,000 MDs, DOs and DPMs who are Board Certified or Diplomates. The American Board of Anti-Aging Health Practitioners (ABAAHP) enables Doctors of Chiropractic (DC), Doctors of Dentistry (DDS), Naturopathic Doctors(ND), Registered Pharmacists (RPh), as well as scientists, to pursue certification. Since its first administration in December 1999, 400 health practitioners have achieved Diplomate status.