Ridha Arem, M.D.
The Premier Houston Thyroid Specialist
Dr. Ridha Arem is currently running the Texas Thyroid Institute, an endocrinology practice specializing in thyroid and hormonal disorders and weight loss at the Texas Medical Center in Houston, TX. He is the author of the Thyroid Solution , published for the first time in 1999, which provides a comprehensive mind body program for thyroid patients and is now available in English and Spanish. A second revision of this book was released in 2007. He is also the author of the newly released diet book detailing a comprehensive weight loss program, called the The Protein Boost Diet.
He is also a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX. From 1983 to 2001, he was a full time faculty member at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. During this time he was the Chief of Endocrinology at Ben Taub General Hospital, a major teaching hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, and the Medical Director at the endocrine laboratory at Methodist Hospital in Houston, TX.
He is also the founder of Clinical Thyroidology, currently an official publication of the American Thyroid Association, read by over 20,000 physicians nationwide, and served as the editor in chief of this periodical publication from 1988 to 2000.
Dr. Arem served as the Chairman of the Thyroid Committee in the International Consortium on the effects of radiation exposure on health related to the Chernobyl accident from 1993 to 1998. He was involved in developing educational and research programs related to thyroid effects in former Soviet Bloc Countries.
Dr. Arem was featured in numerous national magazines and newspapers including Wall Street Journal, Home Ladies Journal, Woman’s World, and Newsweek Magazine (listed as one of the Top Physicians in the Country, 2011). Click here to visit some of Dr. Arem’s featured press write-ups, videos and radio appearances.
In addition to teaching medical students and physicians–in-training, Dr. Arem has lectured extensively locally, nationally, and internationally, on thyroid disorders. He has also given numerous educational conferences organized by patient education organizations.
Dr. Arem participated in over 20 national TV shows and over 50 radio shows, including NPR, related to thyroid disorders.
Dr. Arem is a world-renowned pioneer in the use T4 and T3 combination therapy for the treatment of hypothyroidism.
Dr. Arem received training in Paris at Cochin Hospital and College de France with Professor Raymond Michel, one of two world researchers who discovered T3, the active form of thyroid hormone. He received further post graduate training at South Baltimore General Hospital and Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD and completed his fellowship in endocrinology at Baylor College of Medicine.
He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, fellow of the American College of Endocrinology, and a long standing member of the American Thyroid Association. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology and Metabolism.