As an undergraduate, Dr. Brent Ridge majored in public health and environmental science, studying the way the state of the natural environment impacts our health choices. He graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, completed his post-graduate training at Columbia University, and also holds an MBA from New York University. As a physician, he specializes in the field of aging and led the development of the Martha Stewart Center for Living at Mount Sinai, a facility for the management of chronic health conditions and for the promotion of healthy aging.

With his partner, author Josh Kilmer-Purcell, he is the co-founder of www.beekman1802.com.