Jeff Life, M.D., Ph.D.

Life, Jeffery - M.D., PH.D.

Jeff Life, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Founder, CEO, CMO, The Life Center for Healthy Aging, South Charleston, WV

Dr. Life is the 2007 recipient of the first AMMG Alan P. Mintz, M.D. Award for Clinical Excellence in Age Management Medicine. He was the former Chief Medical Officer of Cenegenics Medical Institute and ended his association with Cenegenics on March 1, 2014.

Dr. Life is board-certified in family medicine and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Family Practice and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. After receiving his medical degree from the University of Iowa, Dr. Life completed his residency in Family Medicine and Internal Medicine at West Virginia University. He also attained a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences and Health at The University of Michigan. During his career he was a full-time family physician and a part-time teaching graduate courses in nutritional science and exercise physiology.

In 1998, after reaching a lifetime high in body weight, percentage of body fat, and level of deconditioning Dr. Life entered the EAS National Body-for-LIFE Challenge, at age 60. He became a Grand Champion and has continued to live a lifestyle promoting health and fitness. His book, The Life Plan, was released in 2011 and became a New York Times Best Seller. His second book, Mastering The Life Plan, was released in March of 2013 and his third book, The Life Plan Diet, was released in 2014. Men’s Fitness magazine selected him among movie stars and athletes in their 20s and 30s as one of The 25 Fittest Guys in 2012 when he was 74 years old. He has appeared on Inside Edition, The Dr. Phil Show, The Doctors, Anderson Cooper’s AC 360, The Steve Harvey Show and others that can be viewed Since early 2015 he has resided in Charleston, West Virginia and continues to practice healthy aging medicine with a focus on heart attack and stroke prevention at his clinic, The Life Center for Healthy Aging.