William J. Rea, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.A.A.E.M., is a thoracic, cardiovascular and general surgeon with an added interest in the environmental aspects of health and disease.  Founder of the Environmental Health Center – Dallas (EHC-D), Dr. Rea is currently director of this highly specialized Dallas-based medical facility.  Dr. Rea is the author of 10 medical textbooks and has published more than 150 research papers related to the topic of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery as well as that of environmental medicine.

Dr. Rea has treated over 30,000 patients with chemical sensitivity and chronic degenerative disease.  He has helped create numerous environmental units throughout the world including Mexico, Brazil, Japan, China, Australia, England, Spain, Italy, and Germany.  The principles of environmental medicine are used and taught in these centers.  He has trained hundreds of physicians on the facts and principles of environmental medicine.