Dr. Oz

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Dr. Mehmet Oz is a well-known, popular surgeon, author, and host of The Dr. Oz Show, a daily television program focusing on medical issues/personal health.

Dr. Oz first appeared on the The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2004, and later on Larry King Live and other American television programs. In 2009, Winfrey's Harpo Productions and Sony Pictures launched The Dr. Oz Show.

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[edit] Education

Mehmet Oz was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Suna and Mustafa Öz who had emigrated from Konya Province, Turkey. He was educated at Tower Hill School in Wilmington, Delaware and received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University in 1982 where he lettered on the varsity water polo team. In 1986 he obtained a joint MD and MBA degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and The Wharton School.

He was awarded the Captain’s Athletic Award for leadership in college and was Class President followed by President of the Student Body during medical school.

[edit] Career

Dr. Oz has been a professor at the department of Surgery at Columbia University since 2001. He directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. His research interests include heart replacement surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, and health care policy. With his collaborators, he has authored over 400 research papers, book chapters and medical books and has received several patents. He performs around 250 heart operations annually.

Dr. Oz is the founder and chairman of HealthCorps, a non-profit organization that pays a small stipend to recent college graduates to spend two years in high schools mentoring students about health, nutrition, and fitness.

In 2009, Dr. Oz joined Jeffrey T. Arnold (founder of WebMD) as co-founder of Sharecare, Inc. that provides an interactive QA platform that allows industry experts to answer health-related questions.

He encourages and educates viewers and fans to lead a healthful lifestyle, providing medical and nutrition tips and recipes for a healthy diet including the Doctor Oz Sinless Watermelon Split.

[edit] Media

Dr. Oz appeared as a health expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show for five seasons. On the show, he addressed issues like diabetes and promoted resveratrol supplements, which he claimed were anti-aging. His Transplant! television series won both a Freddie and a Silver Telly award. He has appeared on Good Morning America, the Today show, Larry King Live and The View, as well as guest-hosting the Charlie Rose show. In addition, he served as medical director of Denzel Washington’s John Q.

He currently hosts The Dr. Oz Show on television and a talk show on Sirius XM Radio. In January 2011, Oz premiered as part of a weekly show on the Oprah Winfrey Network called "Oprah's Allstars". In each episode, he, Suze Orman and Dr. Phil answer various questions about life, health and finance.

[edit] Author

Dr. Oz authored six New York Times best sellers including

He has a regular column in Esquire magazine and O, The Oprah Magazine and his article “Retool, Reboot, and Rebuild” was awarded the 2009 National Magazine Award for Personal Service.

[edit] Awards and honors

Time magazine ranked Dr. Oz 44th on its list of the 100 Most Influential People in 2008.
Esquire magazine placed him on its list of the 75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century.
He was called a Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum.
He is one of “The Harvard 100 Most Influential Alumni” by 02138 magazine

He won the Gross Surgical Research Scholarship. He was listed in “Doctors of the Year” by Hippocrates magazine and in “Healers of the Millennium” by Healthy Living magazine. Dr. Oz is annually listed in the Castle Connolly Guide of the top United States doctors as well as other ranking groups.

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