Ridha Arem, M.D.
The Premier Houston Thyroid Specialist
Dr. Ridha Arem is a world-renown pioneer in T4 and T3 combination therapy for the treatment of hypothyroidism. He received post graduate 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 postgraduate training in internal medicine at South Baltimore General Hospital affiliated with University of Maryland Medical School and at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. He then completed his fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism at Baylor College of Medicine. He then joined the faculty at Baylor College of Medicine.
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 is also the author of over 40 peer reviewed articles in the fields of thyroid disease, endocrinology, and metabolism. Dr. Arem 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.
For several years, he served as a full time faculty member at Baylor College of Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Medicine then as an Associate Professor of Medicine and finally as a Clinical Professor of Medicine. While serving as a full-time faculty member, he also served as the 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 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 numerous patient educational organizations.
For several years, he served as a full time faculty member at Baylor College of Medicine and as a clinical professor of medicine while being Director of the Texas Thyroid Institute, an endocrinologist practice specializing in thyroid, hormonal disorders, and weight loss at the Texas Medical Center, which he founded in XXXX. He then was 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 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. Ridha Arem is currently fully dedicated to running the Texas Thyroid Institute while still being a fellow of the American College of Physicians, 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 and is the author of The Thyroid Solution, which provides a comprehensive mind-body program for thyroid wellness. The third edition of this book was released in 2017 and is available in both English and Spanish (La Solución Tiroidea). He is also the author of The Protein Boost Diet, a companion book detailing a comprehensive weight loss program.
Dr. Arem participated in over 20 national TV shows and over 50 radio shows, including NPR, related to thyroid disorders. He has also been 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).