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ABC 22 - Dr. Oz

MEHMET  C. OZ, M.D.
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Dr. Oz, host of  "The Dr. Oz Show" airing weekdays at 4pm on ABC 22.Dr. Oz 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.

Dr. Oz was born in Cleveland,  Ohio   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 was   Class President followed by President of the  Student Body during   medical school.  He  lives in Cliffside Park, NJ with his wife Lisa of   23 years and their four  children, Daphne, Arabella, Zoe, and Oliver.

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   including "You: The Owner's Manual",  "You: The Smart Patient", "YOU: On   a Diet", "YOU: Staying Young", "YOU: Being  Beautiful" as well as the   award winning "Healing from the Heart".  He has  a regular column in Esquiremagazine where his   article "Retool, Reboot,  and Rebuild" was awarded the 2009 National   Magazine Award for Personal Service,  and an ongoing column in O, The Oprah Magazine.

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).

In addition to belonging to every major    professional society for heart surgeons, Dr. Oz has been honored as one   of Time magazine's 100 Most   Influential  People (08), Esquire magazine's   75  Most Influential People of the 21st Century, a Global Leader of    Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum (99-04), and "The Harvard 100 Most    Influential Alumni" in the02138 magazine,    as well as receiving the Ellis Island Medal of Honor (08). He won the    prestigious Gross Surgical Research Scholarship, and 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.

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