Mehmet C. Oz, M.D. is professor and vice-chairman of surgery at Columbia University as well as medical director of the Integrated Medicine Center and director of the Heart Institute at New York Presbyterian/Columbia Medical Center. 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, abstracts, and books and has received several patents. Oz is the co-author with Michael F. Roizen of the New York Times #1 best-seller, You: The Owner’s Manual and You: On a Diet.
Oz received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University, his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.B.A. from Wharton School of Business. He was awarded the Captain’s Athletic Award for leadership in college and was President of the Student Body during medical school. In his New York practice, Oz has seen success treating patients with a combination of cutting-edge Western techniques and alternative Eastern therapies such as meditation, massage, and yoga.
In addition to numerous appearances on network morning and evening news programs, Oz has a series of shows with Oprah teaching America about health and is senior medical advisor to Discovery Channel where he has hosted several popular series.
Oz was elected as a Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum, was voted “The Best and Brightest” by Esquire magazine and was elected a Doctor of the Year by Hippocrates magazine and a Healer of the Millennium by Healthy Living magazine. He is annually elected as one of the best physicians in the USA by the Castle Connolly Guide. Oz lives in New Jersey.