Dr. Reef Karim, an expert in human behavior, has dedicated his life to educating, entertaining and helping people understand themselves better.
Dr. Reef is a double board certified psychiatrist, addiction medicine physician and relationship expert as well as a writer, comedic host and media personality. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor at theUCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and the founder and director of The Control Center in Beverly Hills, a personal development outpatient treatment center for mental health, toxic relationships, personal growth and chemical and behavioral addictions.
The good doctor is a highly sought after speaker and is well known in the media with appearances on:Oprah, Dr. Oz, Larry King Live, Dr Phil, Anderson Cooper 360, Nightline, The Today Show, Chelsea Lately and many others.
Dr. Reef hosted the television show “Broken Minds” on the Discovery Network and hosted the forensic cult show “House of Clues” on Court/Tru TV. He guest hosted the popular radio show “Loveline” with Adam Corolla and guest hosted KFI news in Los Angeles.
Dr. Reef Karim co-authored the dating book “Why Does He Do That? Why Does She Do That?” and his medical expertise and research has been published in prestigious medical journals including “The International Journal of Neuroscience” and “The Journal of Addiction Medicine.” He is also a regular contributor to The Huffington Post.
Dr. Reef is all about self expression. He believes that laughter really is the best medicine and as such, has studied improv for years and performs stand up at comedy clubs all over Los Angeles. With improv and performance training, he’s had the opportunity to act in both Bollywood and Hollywood movies playing lead and supporting characters and he’s worked as the medical consultant on big movies and television shows including: Private Practice, Alias, Bourne Identity and many others.
Dr. Reef recently launched a production company that focuses on developing content for new media and broadcast television called, Little Boy Big Suit Entertainment.
For his work in medicine, advocacy and entertainment, Dr. Reef was voted one of “People Magazine’s Sexiest Men Alive.”
Reef at the Tony Awards with John Stamos
Reef on set with Dr. Oz
Reef improvising with comic Bob Newhart