Walter M. Bortz
Walter Michael Bortz II, (born March 20, 1930) is an American physician and author who teaches medicine at Stanford University. He is one of America's leading scientific experts on aging, and promotes the possibility of a 100-year lifespan.
Dr. Bortz is a former co-chairman of the American Medical Association’s Task Force on Aging, past President of The American Geriatrics Society and is Chairman of the Medical Advisory Board for the Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation.
His research focuses on the importance of physical exercise during the process of aging. Dr. Bortz has written 150 scientific articles for research publications such as JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine, and Journal of Biological Chemistry, as well as articles in The New York Times, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, The New England Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Public Health, and Town & Country.
He has written six books--We Live Too Short and Die Too Long, Dare to be 100, Living Longer for Dummies, Diabetes Danger, Next Medicine, and Occupy Medicine.