Dr. Mehmet C. Oz, MD
Dr. Oz is vice-chair and professor of surgery at Columbia University. He directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. His research interests include heart replacement surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, complementary medicine and healthcare policy. He has authored over 400 original publications, book chapters and medical books and has received several patents. He performs over 300 heart operations annually.
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Dr. Oz was born June 11, 1960, in Cleveland, Ohio, and received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University (1982) and obtained a joint MD and MBA (1986) from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Wharton Business 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. He lives in Cliffside Park, NewJersey,with his wife of 20 years, Lisa, and their fourchildren, Daphne, Arabella, Zoe and Oliver.
Dr. Oz is the health expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show
. He is chief medical consultant to Discovery Communications and has hosted several shows, including Second Opinion with Dr. Oz
and Life Line
. His Transplant!
series on Discovery Health Channel won both a FREDDIE and a Silver TELLY award in September 2006. In addition to numerous appearances on network morning and evening news programs, he has guest hosted The Charlie Rose Show
. He also served as medical director of Denzel Washington's John Q
Dr. Oz authored three New York Times
best-sellers, including You: The Owner's Manual
, You: The Smart Patient
and You: On a Diet
, as well as the award-winning Healing from the Heart
. He has a regular column in Esquire
and Reader's Digest
In addition to belonging to every major professional society for heart surgeons, Dr. Oz was elected as a Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum, won the prestigious American Association for Thoracic Surgery Gross Research Scholarship and has received an honorary doctorate from Istanbul University. He was voted "The Best and Brightest" by Esquire
and was elected one of the "Doctors of the Year" by Hippocrates
magazine and "Healers of the Millennium" by Healthy Living
. He is annually elected as one of the best physicians in the United States by the Castle Connolly Guide, as well as other major ranking groups. In 2006, he was honored as one of "The Harvard 100 Most influential Alumni" in 02138
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