dr. Mehmet Oz
Mehmet Cengiz Oz (Turkish: Öz, pronounced [mehˈmet dʒenˈɟiz øz], born June 11, 1960), also known as Dr. Oz, is a Turkish-American cardiothoracic surgeon, author, and television personality.
Oz has been a professor at the Department of Surgery at Columbia University since 2001.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, and health care policy. With his collaborators, he has authored over 400 research papers, book chapters and medical books and has received several patents. He performs around 250 heart operations annually.
Oz is the founder and chairman of HealthCorps, a non-profit organization that pays a small stipend to recent college graduates to spend two years in high schools mentoring students about health, nutrition, and fitness.
In 2009, Oz joined Jeffrey T. Arnold (founder of WebMD) as co-founder of Sharecare, Inc., providing an interactive QA platform that allows industry experts to answer health-related questions.
Awards and honors
Mehmet Oz at ServiceNation in 2008
Time magazine ranked Oz 44th on its list of the 100 Most Influential People in 2008 and Esquire magazine placed him on its list of the 75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century. He was called a Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum and one of “The Harvard 100 Most Influential Alumni” by 02138 magazine.He won the Gross Surgical Research Scholarship. He was listed in “Doctors of the Year” by Hippocrates magazine and in “Healers of the Millennium” by Healthy Living magazine. Oz is annually listed in the Castle Connolly Guide of the top United States doctors, as well as other ranking groups.
Other awards and honors include:
2011 The Independent Investigations Group IIG awarded The Truly Terrible Television award to Oz and Oprah Winfrey "for extraordinary contributions to America's scientific illiteracy and pervasive fear mongering."2011 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host2011 James Randi Educational Foundation Media Piasus Award, which the foundation states is for promoting "nonsense." The foundation complained about Oz's support of energy medicine, faith healing and psychic mediums, among other controversial practices. Oz is the first person to receive a Pigasus Award two years in a row.,Most Trusted Voice in Daytime Television2011 2010 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show HostOne of the 500 most influential Muslims 2009Blakemore Research Awards, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1988–1991Research Award, American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery, 1991, American Association for Thoracic Surgery, 1994–1996Robert E. Gross Research Scholarship, 1999Healing from the Heart award for Books for a Better America, 1996Turkish American of the YearNew York MagazineListed in Best Doctors of the Year, Honored by the New York Open Center for "outstanding research in writing and communication (and for) bridging Western and alternative/complementary medicine", 2007
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