Ridha Arem, M.D.
The Premier Houston Thyroid Specialist
Dr. Ridha Arem is currently running the Texas Thyroid Institute, an endocrinologist practice specializing in thyroid, 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 that is now available in both 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, The Protein Boost Diet.
For several years, he served as a full time faculty member at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, as well as a clinical professor of medicine while being Director of the Texas Thyroid Institute. For several years, he held the positions of Chief of Endocrinology at Ben Taub General Hospital, a major teaching hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, as well as the Medical Director of the endocrine laboratory at Methodist Hospital in Houston, TX.
He is also the founder of Clinical Thyroidology, an official publication of the American Thyroid Association, read by over 20,000 physicians nationwide, and served as the editor in chief of its 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 The Wall Street Journal, Home Ladies Journal, Woman’s World, and Newsweek Magazine (listed as one of the Top Physicians in the Country, 2011).
In addition to teaching medical students and physicians-in-training, Dr. Arem has extensively lectured 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-renown pioneer in 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.