Dr Rifai is founder of health and wellness company Reality Meets Science® Inc. He served as Regional Medical Director of Metabolic Health and Weight Mgt for the world renown Henry Ford Health System in Metro Detroit, Michigan from 2016-2018. He and his team integrated expert health coaching, clinical medicine and group education with MD/RD, behavioral health specialists, chefs, exercise physiologists and supervised exercise. DrTom (as his patients and fans call him) is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, former president of the National Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists and dual Diplomate of both the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine as well as American Board of Internal Medicine. He serves on the Science Advisory Committee of the renown Pritikin Longevity Center and is an educator for the Medicare approved heart disease reversal Pritikin Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation program on the topics of dietary fats and weight management.
Dr. Rifai’s public speaking skills are well recognized and he serves on the Speakers Bureau for the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. He presents continuing medical education for physicians and other healthcare providers on topics related to disease prevention and control/reversal with lifestyle medicine-based approaches, with his two most recent topics being:
“The 5 Keys to Optimal Wellness, Weight Loss and Disease Prevention” and “Diet Wars! A Tour of Duty from Vegan to Paleo”
He was also involved in medical student education as a clinical assistant professor of medicine at Wayne State University, providing medical students real world clinical experience lifestyle medicine for wellness, weight loss and disease prevention.
Dr Tom brings excellent personal and professional background in psychology as an undergrad who majored in psychology, graduated with “highest honors“ from Michigan State University as well as suffering and continuing to recover from binge eating himself.