Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD

Bio

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.

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  • Columbia University/New York Presbyterian Hospital

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women, Hispanics and blacks are less likely than white men to receive optimal treatment for atrial fibrillation in the United States, researchers say.

    The study of more than a half-million Medicare patients found that women with this abnormal hea...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women, Hispanics and blacks are less likely than white men to receive optimal treatment for atrial fibrillation in the United States, researchers say.

    The study of more than a half-million Medicare patients found that women with this abnormal hea...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Vascular Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs might influence a person's aggressive behaviors, increasing or decreasing their irritability and violent tendencies, a new clinical trial suggests.

    Men taking statins typically become less aggressive, while wome...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Vascular Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, July 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs might influence a person's aggressive behaviors, increasing or decreasing their irritability and violent tendencies, a new clinical trial suggests.

    Men taking statins typically become less aggressive, while wome...Full Article

  • Mehmet Oz, MD - New York, NY - Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
    Mehmet Oz, MD answered:
    Gastritis  is a potentially painful condition where the lining of your stomach becomes inflamed. Causes of gastritis include infection, injury, problems with the immune system, some drugs, excessive alcohol consumption, or stress. Read More
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    Mehmet Oz, MD posted:
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  • Mehmet Oz, MD - New York, NY - Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
    Mehmet Oz, MD has posted a blog entry:
    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    In the late 1800s, Ralph Waldo Emerson was credited with saying “Build a better mousetrap and the world...Full Post
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    Mehmet Oz, MD posted:
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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Far too few Americans are surviving cardiac arrest, and a new report issued Tuesday by a federally appointed panel of experts sets out ways to boost survival rates.

    One recommendation: Make a working knowledge of CPR and the use of an automated e...Full Article

  • Mehmet Oz, MD - New York, NY - Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
    Mehmet Oz, MD answered:
    A calorie is a unit of energy, not food, so in that regard calories are all the same. But in foods, some sources of calories are more filling than others. Some of these foods leave you feeling full faster so your appetite is gone in a flash. Other foods with the same number of calories are less filling,...Read More
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    Mehmet Oz, MD posted:
    Honey is one of my favorite #superfoods. Learn how versatile this sweet treat can be: http://bit.ly/1quX7pT

    This golden liquid has been shown to help fix ailments ranging from a pesky cough to a painful wound.

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  • Mehmet Oz, MD - New York, NY - Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
    Mehmet Oz, MD has posted a blog entry:
    By Michael Roizen, MD, and Mehmet Oz, MD


    Around 1880, Alexander Graham Bell prophesized, “One day there will be a telephone in every major city in...Full Post
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, June 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who want to stay sharp as they age often turn to brain teasers, puzzles and games, figuring correctly that they'll lose it if they don't use it.

    But a healthy body is also key to maintaining a healthy brain, and that's something many peopl...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who have been through a traumatic event or developed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) face an increased risk of heart attack or stroke, a new large study suggests.

    For women with severe PTSD, the study found a 60 percent higher risk of ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Interventional Cardiology:

    MONDAY, June 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A device that grabs and drags a blood clot out through the blood vessels should be used to treat certain stroke victims, according to new guidelines issued by the American Heart Association.

    Nearly nine out of 10 strokes are caused by a blood clot...Full Article