Peter Rogers MD
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Peter Rogers MD

Peter Rogers is a Stanford, Northwestern, Harvard educated MD who is an expert in optimizing performance for school, sports and health.

The way to become great at most things is study what the experts do and then apply this to yourself.

The average chump looks for the "standard" way. The great achiever looks for the "best" way.

Why settle for the way of the 50th percentile, when you can take the path of the 99.9th percentile?

Fast ways to improve life for yourself or someone you care about:

1. Great study skills are worth about 30 IQ points for academic performance. It's easy to increase IQ if you focus on increasing the individual components.

2. Exercise, sleep, time management, dedicated effort and plant based diet also improve cognitive performance. The best fuel is starches because takes time for gut to remove fiber which leads to a GRADUAL absorption of glucose. Keeps blood glucose in normal range for a prolonged time so you feel good; energetic and mentally sharp. Starches include oatmeal, potatos, sweet potatos, rice, beans, whole grain bread, whole grain cereal, squash.

3. Stunk and bite me is just a warm up. Advanced writing skills include rhetoric, understanding joke anatomy, punctuation pacing, phonetic features, metaphor, seduction, sentence variety. Only 1 in 10,000 persons knows how to write well.

4. Secret of foreign language learning is communication, not grammar. No one learns L2 from a grammar approach.

5. Best weight lifting exercises are high rep squats (like Tom Platz) with safety squat bar, sled pushes and bear walks. Getting older does not have to mean fatter, weaker and stupider.

6. Vegan diet optimizes bodyweight, cognitive function and potency and prevents diabetes and atherosclerosis (heart attacks, strokes, degenerative disc disease, ischemic spine disease, vascular cognitive impairment, HTN). Super agers = plant based diet, daily exercise, help others...

7. Sweet foods like bananas and beet juice are good for a preworkout meal before lifting weights. However, sweets tend to lead to rebound hypoglycemia which the body senses as starvation and releases triglycerides (fats) into the blood. Cognitive performance is impaired. Persons often respond by drinking caffiene and eating more sweets leading to a roller coaster blood glucose curve resulting in obesity. Other than for preworkout meal, sweets should be avoided.


Students should be trained in academics like athletes are trained in their sport and performance on standardized tests is an indicator of how well an academic athlete is trained.

The book (Straight A at Stanford and on to Harvard) is relatively unique in that it helps you to develop the skills of learning and thinking. Methods for increasing the speed of learning and retention of information are discussed.

Peter started out as one of the worst students in all his classes at Stanford and went on to become one of the best. He studied the methods of the best students,read all the books on memory and learning techniques and developed his own methods.

In this book, he summarizes 30 years of experience in academic performance optimization.

Peter was recruited to Stanford as an athlete and then got injured and recycled himself into becoming a great student. His coaches were the World and Olympic Champion Schultz brothers, Mark and Dave who are featured in the new movie Foxcatcher.

Peter analyzed what makes athletes great and then adapted this to academics. Dr. Rogers is also a neuroradiologist and has incorporated his knowledge of neurophysiology into optimizing academic performance.

Peter earned the Student Athlete of the Year Award as a college student at Stanford and then went on to earn 99% board scores while at the University of Illinois Medical School and again 99% while a resident at Northwestern.

He then did an imaging guided surgery (interventional radiology) fellowship at Harvard and a neuroradiology fellowship at Rush.

He has been diligently studying the science of learning, memory, brain processing speed, teaching, nutrition, and performance optimization for the past 25 years.

Each individual method makes you a a little bit better student, but in aggregate, they make you a much better student.

Dr. Rogers clinical work and teaching includes neuroscience, atherosclerosis, prevention of dementia, treatment of back pain, nutrition, weight loss, and optimization of cognitive performance and of athletic fitness.

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