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Dr. Mehmet Oz        

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

Dr. Oz began his career as a professor at Columbia University in the department of Surgery and has held this role since 2001. He is the director of the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Oz notes his interests include heart replacement surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, and health care policies.

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.

He is the founder and chairman of HealthCorps designed to pay a small stipend to recent college graduates to spend two years mentoring students in high schools about health, nutrition and fitness. Dr. Oz and Jeffrey T. Arnold together founded Sharecare Inc., which provides an interactive Q&A platform to answer health-related questions.

Oz co-authored, with Michael F. Roizen, six 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 Healing from the Heart. His book You: Having a Baby was published by Free Press in 2009. He has a regular column in Esquire magazine and O, The Oprah Magazine and his article "Retool, Reboot, and Rebuild" was awarded the 2009 National Magazine Award for Personal Service.

From 1999-2004, Oz was named a "Global Leader of Tomorrow" by the World Economic Forum and was listed on Time Magazine's "100 Most Influential People" of 2008. He has been nominated for nine Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Talk Show Host since The Dr. Oz Show premiered in 2009, and won the award in 2010, 2011, 2014 and 2016.

Speech Topics

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

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.

High to Low Tech Medicine: Finding the Edge of Innovation

Medical Innovation: Dracula or Savior?


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