|Birth name||Arif Karim|
|Born||Yorkshire, United Kingdom|
|Show||House of Clues, Broken Minds|
Reef Karim, known as Dr. Reef, is a psychiatrist and addiction medicine specialist, as well as a relationship therapist, writer, host, and television personality. He is best known as the host of the Court TV television show House of Clues, the host of the Discovery Fit & Health television show Broken Minds, and the comedic host, executive producer, and writer of Reef Madness. Additionally, he is a recurring guest expert on the television show Outrageous Acts of Psych, from the Discovery Science.
Dr. Reef was an actor in The Breakup Girl (2015), Fit to Be Tied (2014), Posey (2012), Broken Minds (2012), The Whisperers (2009), Lords of Dogtown (2005), Night of Henna (2005), Flavors (2004), and Laurel Canyon (2002). He has appeared on Dr. OZ, Dr. Phil, The Today Show, Chelsea Lately, and occasionally appears on CNN as a medical and psychiatric commentator. He has written articles for the Huffington Post, Oprah.com, and Fox.com. In 2004, Karim was named one of "The Sexiest Men Alive" by People Magazine.
Dr. Reef is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience[dead link] and Senior Attending Physician at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He is also the founder and medical director of The Control Center, an integrated outpatient addiction treatment center in Beverly Hills, Calif.[dead link]
Dr. Reef earned a B.S. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 1996, he graduated cum laude with a D.O. from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences.[not in citation given] He subsequently completed a joint internship in internal medicine/psychiatry/neurology, a residency in psychiatry, and a fellowship in addiction medicine, all at UCLA.
Dr. Reef co-authored a dating book titled Why Does he do that? Why does she do that?.[dead link] He is a contributor for the Huffington Post, and his work has been profiled in Forbes and the Christian Science Monitor.
As an actor, Reef played the lead in the Indie movie Flavors, with supporting roles in Laurel Canyon (with Christian Bale), Lords of Dogtown (2005) (with Heath Ledger), Claire's Cambodia' and appeared in The Breakup Girl (2015), Fit to Be Tied (2014), Posey (2012), Goodbye My Friend (2011), The Whisperers (2009), Night of Henna (2005), Russians in the City of Angels. 2003, and Flavors (2004). He has also hosted multiple television shows, including Outrageous Acts of Psych, Broken Minds and House of Clues. Dr. Reef has also appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Dr. Oz Show, Dr. Phil, Hollywood Today, ABC World News Tonight, Larry King Live and Anderson Cooper 360°.
On May 26, 2012, Dr. Reef was a guest panelist at Psychology In Action and UCLA's "Psychology On The Big Screen," for his work as psychiatric consultant on the films Thirteen, The Bourne Identity, and the television shows Private Practice and Alias.
|2002||Laurel Canyon||ER Doctor|
|2005||Night of Henna||Baboo|
|2005||Lords of Dogtown||Dr. Angelo Gamboa|
|2009||The Whisperers||Rajat Gulati|
|2010||Adios Mi Amigo/Goodbye My Friend||Rahul|
|2014||Fit To Be Tied||John|
|2015||The Breakup Girl||Dr. Kareem|
|2000||Days of Our Lives||Phillipe||1 Episode
|2003||Russians in the City of Angels||Omar Santini||2 Episodes
|2004||House of Clues||Himself||13 Episodes|
|2004-2005||Extreme Makeover||Himself||3 Episodes
Becky & Stacy
Heather & Kristi
Lachele & Marcelo
|2007-2009||Larry King Live||Self||Multiple Episodes|
|2007-2009||Private Practice||Medical Consultant||30 Episodes|
|2009-2010||Anderson Cooper 360||Self||3 Episodes|
|2010||E! Investigates: Addicted to Pills||Self||1 Episode|
|2010||The Daily 10||Self||1 Episode|
|2010||Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell||Self||1 Episode|
|2010||E! True Hollywood Story||Self||1 Episodes|
|2010||Good Morning America||Self||1 Episodes|
|2010||Pretty Wild||Himself – Addiction Specialist||1 Episode
And So It Is
|2010||The Early Show||Self||3 Episodes|
|2011||Dateline NBC||Self||1 Episode|
|2011||Charlie Sheen: On the Brink (TV Movie)||Self||1 Episode|
|2008-2011||Showbiz Tonight||Self||Multiple Episodes|
|2010-2011||The Joy Behar Show||Self||Multiple Episodes|
|2012||Dr. Phil||Self||2 Episodes|
|2012||Broken Minds||Host||2 Episodes|
|2013||ABC Evening News||Self||2 Episodes|
|2013||TakePart Live||Self||2 Episodes|
|2014||The Dr. OZ Show||Self||Multiple Episodes|
|2014||Hollywood Today||Self||Multiple Episodes|
|2015||Reef Madness||Host||2 Episodes|
|2015||Outrageous Acts Of Psych||Self||12 Episodes|
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- "Arif A. Karim, DO". www.uclahealth.org. Archived from the original on July 30, 2017. Retrieved July 29, 2017.
- Genzlinger, Neil (2012). "Minds Eclipsed by Peculiar Disorders". New York Times. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
- "Reef Karim". Internet Movie Database. 2013. Retrieved 28 March 2013.
- "Outrageous Acts of Psych". TV Guide Channel.
- Karim, Reef (2012). "Life After the NFL". Huffington Post. Retrieved 8 March 2013.
- "Reef Karim, D.O." Huffington Post. 2013. Retrieved 8 March 2013.
- "More Than Just a Sexy Face". People Magazine. 2004. Retrieved 7 March 2013.
- "UCLA Health Sciences Media Report" (PDF). UCLA Health. 2009. Retrieved 28 March 2013.
- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Minority Fellowship Program at the American Nurses Association (2012). "Addictions and Mental Illness: Scientific Innovations and Human Responses". University of California, Los Angeles School of Nursing. Archived from the original on 4 July 2013. Retrieved 28 March 2013.
- Karim, Reef. "Curriculum Vitae". Retrieved July 22, 2017.
- "Students & Alumni". Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. 2012. Retrieved 7 March 2013.
- "KTLA-Dr. Reef Karim". Orlando Sentinel. 2012. Retrieved 28 March 2013.
- Goodale, Gloria (2012). "Colorado shooting: How Americans deal with media-driven events". The Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved 29 March 2013.
- Alice G. Walton (2012). "Rich People Are Mean, But Does It Pay To Be Nice?". Forbes.com. Retrieved 29 March 2013.
- "Psychology On The Big Screen". Psychology In Action. 2012. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 21 June 2013.