Mehmet Oz, MD

Mehmet Oz, MD

Dr. Oz is the host of the five-time Daytime Emmy® Award-winning The Dr. Oz Show and Vice-Chair and Professor of Surgery at Columbia University. 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, complementary medicine and health care policy.  He has authored over 400 original publications, book chapters, and medical books, has received several patents, and performs more than 100 heart surgeries per year.

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 lives in Northern New Jersey with his wife Lisa of 26 years and their four children, Daphne, Arabella, Zoe and Oliver.

Previously, Dr. Oz was a featured health expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show for over five seasons, spanning 55 episodes. In addition to regular appearances on the Today show, he has also been featured on Good Morning America, Larry King Live, The View, Piers Morgan Tonight, guest-hosted the Charlie Rose show and appeared on all the evening news broadcasts. He also served as medical director of Denzel Washington’s “John Q” and participated in several other feature films.

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 O, The Oprah Magazine, Time and AARP, and his article “Retool, Reboot, and Rebuild” for Esquire magazine was awarded the 2009 National Magazine Award for Personal Service.

In addition to belonging to every major professional society for heart surgeons, Dr. Oz was named Forbes’ #3 most influential celebrity (2010-2011), has been honored as one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People (2008), Esquire magazine’s 75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century, and a Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum (1999-2004). He has also won the prestigious Gross Surgical Research Scholarship, received an honorary doctorate from Istanbul University and was voted a “Doctor of the Year” by Hippocrates magazine.

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Knowing Your Options When You’re Diagnosed

The time of diagnosis can be a terrifying one. As a cardiothoracic surgeon, I’ve had to deliver diagnoses that I know will change a person’s life forever. Some will need…

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Prepping Yourself for Spring Allergy Season

The weather is changing for the better outside, but not everyone is pleased. If you’re like millions of other Americans who suffer from seasonal allergies, the warming weather also signals…


Why Checking Your Colon Could Save Your Life

When I talk to audience members, a lot of them comment on the props we use on the show and the sometime “gross” topics we talk about together. No doubt…


Getting Ready to Spring Forward

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Why Eating Disorders Are Concerning No Matter Who You Are

Over the years that I’ve been doing the show, I’ve had a number of guests who have come to bravely share their struggles with eating disorders. I’ve always been struck…

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Developing a New Understanding of Obesity

Many patients come through my office that are overweight or obese trying to drop weight to lower their risk of heart disease. For the most part, they’ve seemingly tried everything….


Keeping Your Heart Healthy at Every Age

If you’ve been watching the show, you’ve heard me talking a lot about heart health lately. That’s because this month is American Heart Month, with the goal of raising awareness…

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Understanding the Measles Outbreak

As you’ve probably heard by now, an outbreak of the measles virus has spread to more than 120 people. Last year, measles cases hit 644 in 23 separate outbreaks across…

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Introducing Total Choice: The Easiest Way to Lose Weight

If you’re like the millions of other Americans who have tried The Total 10 Rapid Weight-Loss Plan, you’re probably about to start February at least a few pounds of lighter…

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Making It Past the Mid-January Lag

We’ve made it past the third week of 2015 and I’ve already been floored by some of the results I’ve seen from friends and family on New Year’s resolutions. If…