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Dr. Mehmet Oz      

Cardiothoracic Surgeon; Host of "The Dr. Oz Show;" Columbia University Professor & Author

Dr. Oz won Nine Daytime Emmy® Awards for “The Dr. Oz Show” and a Hollywood Walk of Fame Star while hosting his show for 13 years until he earned the nomination of the Pennsylvania Republican party for the U.S. Senate in 2022. He is professor emeritus at Columbia University and led the heart institute at New York Presbyterian Medical Center with research interests including heart replacement surgery, minimally invasive surgery, complementary medicine and health care policy. He has received numerous patents, including creation of the famed Mitraclip to repair heart valves without surgery. He has authored over 400 original publications, book chapters, and medical books, and led The Good Life Magazine with Hearst for a decade. He created a newspaper column syndicated by Hearst in 175 markets internationally for 15 years.

Dr. Oz 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 elected Class President twice followed by President of the Student Body during medical school. He lives in Pennsylvania with his wife Lisa of 38 years and has four children, Daphne (with husband John), Arabella, Zoe and Oliver (with wife Katie) and four grandchildren Philomena, John, Domenica and Giovanna.

Previously, Dr. Oz was a featured health expert on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” for six seasons, spanning over 60 episodes. He also served as chief medical consultant to Discovery Communications, where his “Transplant!” series won both a Freddie and a Silver Telly award. He also served as medical director of Denzel Washington’s “John Q” and performed in the hip-hop video “Everybody” as part of the Let’s Move Campaign as well as guest hosting Jeopardy.

Dr. Oz authored eight 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”, “YOU: Having a Baby”, “YOU: The Owner’s Manual for Teens”, “Food Can Fix It”, as well as the award-winning “Healing from the Heart”. His article “Retool, Reboot, and Rebuild” for Esquire magazine was awarded the 2009 National Magazine Award for Personal Service. He co-founded Sharecare.com which won “Best Medical App” award for AskMD in 2014 and its DoctorOz app was nominated for an Emmy in 2017.

In 2003, Dr Oz founded Healthcorps which emulates the Peacecorps by putting energetic recent college graduates into high schools around the country to teach diet, fitness, and mental resilience. He has raised $80 million to help nearly 3 million teens with this nationwide program.

In addition to belonging to every major professional society for heart surgeons, Dr. Oz has been named Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, Forbes’ most influential celebrity, Esquire magazine’s 75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century, Harvard’s 100 Most Influential Alumni, as well as receiving the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and AARP 50 Influential people over 50. He won the prestigious Gross Surgical Research Scholarship, and 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. He is also an honorary police surgeon for New York City. He enjoys sports and has played in the celebrity NFL, MLB and NBA (twice) All-Star games.

Speech Topics

Medical Innovation: Dracula or Savior?

High to Low Tech Medicine: Finding the Edge of Innovation

How We Can Achieve the Good Life

Dr. Oz started as a heart surgeon and learned that people change more based on how they feel than what they know. He will use examples in exercise and obesity to review what holds us back from changing and how we can alter that destiny. There are 5 big adjustments that control 70% of how we age and he will tackle these using clips from the show and fundamental medical insights so the audience can take home actionable tips for their friends, family, and potentially clients. He will share some communication insights learned working with Oprah and on his own show over the past 15 years. New mobile approaches can help demonstrate how he sees the health field rapidly becoming dominated by digital influences, analogous changes are spreading to financial services and leisure options. Nevertheless, the best way to live longer is to give your heart a reason to keep beating.

You On a Diet: Is Alternative Medicine Ready for Prime Time?


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