Mehmet Oz

Mehmet Öz
Mehmet Oz - World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2012.jpg
Born
Mehmet Cengiz Öz

(1960-06-11) June 11, 1960 (age 58)
EducationHarvard University (BS)
University of Pennsylvania (MD, MBA)
OccupationTalk show host, surgeon, author
Years active1982–present
Spouse(s)

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]

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