Mehmet Oz, MD
Dr. Oz has won six-time Daytime Emmy® Awards for “The Dr. Oz Show” and is Professor of Surgery at Columbia University. His research interests include heart replacement surgery, minimally invasive surgery, alternative medicine and health care policy. He has authored over 400 original publications, book chapters, and medical books, has received numerous patents, and participates in more than 50 heart surgeries per year. He also hosts the internationally syndicated “Daily Dose” in 134 radio markets, a newspaper column in 175 markets internationally, and has a magazine “The Good Life”,which was voted the hottest new publication in 2014.
Dr. Oz was born in Cleveland, Ohio, raised in Delaware 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 elected Class President twice followed by President of the Student Body during medical school. He lives in Northern New Jersey with his wife Lisa of 29 years and their four children, Daphne, Arabella, Zoe and Oliver.
Previously, Dr. Oz was a featured health expert on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” for six seasons, spanning over 60 episodes. He also served as chief medical consultant to Discovery Communications, where his “Transplant!” series won both a Freddie and a Silver Telly award. He has appeared on all the network morning and evening news broadcasts and guest hosted numerous shows. He also served as medical director of Denzel Washington’s “John Q” and performed in the hip-hop video “Everybody” as part of the Let’s Move Campaign.
Dr. Oz authored seven New York Times Best Sellers, including “You: The Owner’s Manual”, “You: The Smart Patient”, “YOU: On a Diet”, “YOU: Staying Young”, “YOU: Being Beautiful”, “YOU: Having a Baby”, “YOU: The Owner’s Manual for Teens”, as well as the award-winning “Healing from the Heart”. He has a regular column in Oprah Magazine and Time, and his article “Retool, Reboot, and Rebuild” for Esquire magazine was awarded the 2009 National Magazine Award for Personal Service. He co-founded Sharecare.com which won “Best Medical App” award for AskMD in 2014.
In addition to belonging to every major professional society for heart surgeons, Dr. Oz has been named Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, Forbes’ most influential celebrity, Esquire magazine’s 75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century, a Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum, Harvard’s 100 Most Influential Alumni, as well as receiving the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and AARP 50 Influential people over 50. He won the prestigious Gross Surgical Research Scholarship, and he has received an honorary doctorate from Istanbul University. He was voted “The Best and Brightest” by Esquire Magazine, a “Doctor of the Year” by Hippocrates magazine and “Healer of the Millennium” by Healthy Living magazine. Dr. Oz is annually elected as a highest quality physician by the Castle Connolly Guide as well as other major ranking groups. He is also an honorary police surgeon for New York City.
If you’ve been following the news lately, you might have seen a lot of press about soft drinks. The New York Times recently published an article about how Coca Cola has…»
I’ve seen a few patients recently who have been trying to lose weight for a long time. Most of them feel like they’ve tried everything, but many feel like they’re…»
The weather has been great lately and I’ve really enjoyed the opportunities to get outside get active with my family. But all that ball kicking and frisbee throwing has reminded…»
Immunizations have been in the news a lot this year. It seems like everyone’s been interested in vaccines for one reason or another, from the measles outbreak and the seasonal flu…»
We talk a lot about eating on the show. In the more than 1,000 shows we’ve put together, I’ve covered everything from diets to nutrients to health fads and more….»
The last 50 years have seen a revolution in the way the music is made, distributed, and consumed. I grew up listening to records, then cassettes, then CDs and now…»
Summer brings with it the main growing and harvesting season of the year, which means that farmers’ markets are overflowing with fruits and vegetables of amazing diversity. I like to…»
I fired up the grill with my family yesterday, and I have to say that few things taste better than food hot off the grill. Unfortunately, grilling can also be…»
July 4th has always been one of my favorite holidays. It embodies the spirit of family, reminds us of our roots as a country and provides a day filled with…»
Having sensitive skin can be a real challenge. It often means forgoing certain types of soaps, buying products without fragrances and dealing with unexpected rashes from everyday exposures. While skin…»