Mehmet Oz

Mehmet Öz
Mehmet Oz - World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2012.jpg
BornMehmet Cengiz Öz
(1960-06-11) June 11, 1960 (age 58)
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
EducationHarvard University (BS)
University of Pennsylvania (MD, MBA)
OccupationTalk show host, surgeon, author
Years active1982–present
Spouse(s)
Lisa Lemole (m. 1985)
Children4
WebsiteOfficial website

Mehmet Cengiz Öz (Turkish: [mehˈmet dʒenˈɟiz øz]; born June 11, 1960),[1] known professionally as Dr. Oz, is a Turkish American[2][3][4] television personality, cardiothoracic surgeon, Columbia University professor, pseudoscience promoter,[5] and author.[6]

Oz came to general prominence with appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show beginning in 2004, and later on Larry King Live and other TV programs. In 2009, The Dr. Oz Show, a daily television program focusing on medical issues and personal health, was launched by Winfrey's Harpo Productions and Sony Pictures.[7]

He is a proponent of alternative medicine, and has been criticized by physicians, government officials, and publications, including Popular Science and The New Yorker, for giving non-scientific advice and promoting pseudoscience. In a Senate hearing on weight loss scams, Senator Claire McCaskill chided Oz, saying: "The scientific community is almost monolithic against you in terms of the efficacy of the three products you call miracles".[8] In 2014 the British Medical Journal examined over 400 medical or health recommendations from 40 episodes of his program and found that only 46% of his claims were supported by reputable research, while 15% of his claims contradicted medical research and the remainder of Oz's advice were either vague banalities or unsupported by research.[9]

Early life

Oz was born in 1960 in Cleveland, Ohio, to Suna and Mustafa Öz, who had emigrated from Konya Province, Turkey.[10][11] Mustafa, born in Bozkır, a small town in central Turkey, earned scholarships that allowed him to emigrate to the United States as a medical resident in 1955. Suna (née Atabay), who comes from a wealthy İstanbul family, is the daughter of a pharmacist with Circassian (Shapsug) descent on her mother's side. Oz has two sisters, Seval Öz and Nazlim Öz.[11][12]

Oz was educated at Tower Hill School in Wilmington, Delaware.[13] In 1982, he received his undergraduate degree in biology at Harvard University.[14] In 1986, he obtained MD and MBA degrees respectively at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine[13] and Penn's Wharton School.[15] He was awarded the Captain's Athletic Award for leadership in college[16] and was class president and then student body president during medical school.[17]

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العربية: محمد أوز
تۆرکجه: محمت اؤز
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español: Mehmet Öz
فارسی: محمت آز
galego: Mehmet Öz
Bahasa Indonesia: Mehmet Öz
italiano: Mehmet Öz
македонски: Мехмет Оз
Bahasa Melayu: Mehmet Öz
polski: Mehmet Öz
română: Mehmet Öz
русский: Оз, Мехмет
Simple English: Mehmet Öz
Türkçe: Mehmet Öz