American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine or A4M for short is the premier organization for the promotion of antiaging medicine. The A4M certifies both antiaging doctors and anti-aging clinics.
Antiaging medicine has many critics and doubters who question whether the claims of effective antiaging treatments are valid or fraudulent. They also question whether antiaging doctors are valid medical professionals of high standard. Enter A4M!
18 years ago, two osteopathic physicians Robert Goldman and Ronald Klatz created an organization to address these issues. This organization was called American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.
The A4M was founded in 1993 to organize and promote the brand new field of antaging medicine. Their membership has grown to 20,000 members from 100 countries.
Here is their definition of antiaging medicine taken directly from their website:
"Anti-aging medicine is a clinical specialty is founded on the application of advanced scientific and medical technologies for the early detection, prevention, treatment, and reversal of age-related dysfunction, disorders, and diseases. It is a healthcare model promoting innovative science and research to prolong the healthy lifespan in humans.
As such, anti-aging medicine is based on principles of sound and responsible medical care that are consistent with those applied in other preventive health specialties. The phrase "anti-aging," as such, relates to the application of advanced biomedical technologies focused on the early detection, prevention, and treatment of aging-related disease.”
The founders of the A4M understood that the field of antiaging medicine needed an organization that would help standardize and promote antiaging medical practice in the United States and all over the world.
This organization would bring both accountability and respectability to the field, and encourage more doctors to explore antiaging as a viable medical practice.
Certifications and Fellowships for Antiaging Doctors and Recognition for Anti-Aging Clinics
The A4M offers:
A4M with its certifications, fellowships, conferences, and continuing education provides a framework for the continued growth, development, and evolution of antiaging medicine and its growing ranks of antiaging medical practitioners.
The Continuing Mission
The Continuing Mission
I believe that we all owe a debt of gratitude to Dr. Robert Goldman and Dr. Ronald Klatz for taking on the challenge of creating a unifying organization to promote antiaging medicine and advance the clinical application of antiaging therapies.
All new ideas are challenged, feared, and resisted before they are finally embraced. We are fortunate to have an organization that has championed the cause of antiaging medicine and it's vanguard of innovative and energetic practitioners.
The future of antiaging medicine promises to be one of continued discovery and innovation, thanks to the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.