Dr. Mehmet Oz, host of The Dr. Oz Show, is 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 and has received several patents. He performs 250 heart operations annually.
Previously, Dr. Oz was a featured health expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show for over five seasons, spanning 55 episodes. He has also served as chief medical consultant to Discovery Communications, where his Transplant! series won both a Freddie and a Silver Telly award. In addition to numerous appearances on Good Morning America, he has also appeared on the Today show, Larry King Live, The View, 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 five New York Times best-sellers, which include: “You: The Owner’s Manual” (Collins, 2005), “You: The Smart Patient” (Free Press, 2006), “YOU: On a Diet” (Harper Thorsons, 2007), “YOU: Staying Young” (Harper Thorsons, 2008), “YOU: Being Beautiful” (Harper Thorsons, 2009) as well as the award winning “Healing from the Heart” (New American Library, 2003). He has a regular column in Esquire magazine and his article Retool, Reboot, and Rebuild was awarded the 2009 National Magazine Award for Personal Service. Dr. Oz is also the host of a daily talk show on Sirius XM Radio’s Oprah Radio on XM Channel 156 and Sirius Channel 195 (as part of its “Best of XM” package). 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.
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