Dr. Mehmet Oz’s Key Accomplishments Include . . .
Given the title “America’s Doctor” by Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Mehmet Oz is Vice-Chair and Professor of Surgery at Columbia University. Dr. Oz also directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital. Mehmet Oz’s 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 and has received several patents. Dr. Mehmet Oz performs over 350 heart operations annually.
Mehmet Oz received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and obtained a joint MD and MBA from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Wharton Business School. Dr. Oz 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.
Dr. Mehmet Oz authored the award winning Healing from the Heart as well as numerous pieces in Newsweek, Oprah Magazine, and the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Oz also has a bi-monthly column in Esquire magazine. His many books include, You: The Owner’s Manual, You: On a Diet, You: Staying Young and You: Being Beautiful.
In addition to numerous appearances on network morning and evening news programs, Dr. Mehmet Oz has been recurrently featured on Oprah and numerous other talk shows and has guest hosted the Charlie Rose show. He is a chief medical consultant to Discovery Communications and has hosted several shows including Second Opinion with Dr Oz. Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions produces Dr. Oz, the syndicated daily talk show featuring Mehmet Oz.
Dr. Mehmet Oz has also appeared in several Discovery programs such as Life Line, Daily Rounds, Live Transplant, and National Body Challenge. He also served as medical director on the Denzel Washington film John Q.
More About Dr. Oz . . .
In addition to belonging to every major professional society for heart surgeons, Dr. Mehmet 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, Mehmet Oz was voted “The Best and Brightest” by Esquire Magazine and was elected one of the “Doctors of the Year” by Hippocrates magazine, and “Healers of the Millennium” by Healthy Living magazine. Dr. Oz is annually elected as one of the best physicians in the USA by the Castle Connolly Guide as well as other major ranking groups.
Dr. Mehmet Oz lives in New Jersey with his wife Lisa and their four children.