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Mehmet C. Oz, MD
Mehmet C. Oz, MD
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Below is a publicity overview for Mehmet C. Oz, MD.
Read Dr. Oz's profile on columbiasurgery.org.

Dr. Oz shares story of his cancer scare in Time Magazine

Mehmet Oz, MD, FACS, authored an autobiographical feature article in Time Magazine's Health Special: Cancer, published June 2, 2011. In this personal account of his colon cancer scare, Dr. Oz shares his experiences as a patient facing frightening uncertainties associated with cancer — and what happens when test results are not what one hopes for.

His engaging story of how he became a 'bad patient' helps readers to understand just why many of us may put off cancer screenings, even when we know that doing so may be very risky. With humor and compassion, Dr. Oz offers a blend of information, support, and encouragement to do what we know we need to do, should we fall into a particular age or risk group in which cancer screening would be advised.

The Dr. Oz Show

For local listings, show previews, videos, and show news, visit www.doctoroz.com.

  • Dr. Oz Discusses Female Veterans' Alarming Health Issues

    In the April 21, 2011 show, Dr. Oz goes on a mission to uncover our military servicewomen's greatest health issues, and raises the question of whether our infrastructure is doing everything to recognize and address their problems. He discusses four too-common issues faced by female veterans in the US: sexual trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, difficulty reintegrating into family life, and homelessness.
  • Dr. Oz is Named Third Most Influential Celebrity

    Mehmet C. Oz, MD, FACS, was named the third most influential celebrity in the US by Forbes Magazine. The annual list was based on a poll that ranked 6000 celebrities on 46 attributes.
  • The Dr. Oz Show Features NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

    The September 6 The Dr. Oz Show focused on medical tests that every patient should get. The show featured several segments of footage taken at NYPH/Columbia. Dr. Oz was seen being weighed, measured, and having his blood pressure taken. He was also seen in consultation with colleagues around the hospital.
  • Dr. Oz Wins an Emmy

    Dr. Oz won a Daytime Emmy Award for best talk show host. Other nominees for the coveted award included Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa, Rachel Ray, Bonnie Hunt and the hosts of The View. The Dr. Oz Show debuted in September 2009 and airs on stations across the country. The award was presented on June 27, 2010 during a ceremony broadcast on CBS.

  • The Dr. Oz Show in the News

    • The Dr. Oz Show was nominated for 2010 Daytime Emmy Awards in two categories: Best Talk Show and Best Talk Show Host.
    • During the week of December 7, 2009, Columbia University Medical Center staff and faculty appeared on The Dr. Oz Show offering tips on how to be a smart patient.
    • During November, 2010, Dr. Oz organized a health screening event in Times Square. When one man was identified with an unusually high level of bad cholesterol, the man was invited to be a guest on "The Dr. Oz Show," where Dr. Oz referred him for treatment at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia. The patient was set to return to Dr. Oz's show in the following weeks to tell his story.
    • During the week of November 9, 2009, the New York Post reported that "The Dr. Oz Show received strong ratings during its first season, with 3.5 million viewers to date.
  • The Dr. Oz Show Premieres

    The first episode of the Dr. Oz Show aired Monday, September 14 at 3:00 PM on Fox Channel 5 in New York, and Fox network channels across the U.S. The show will air every weekday at 3 PM, with repeats of each episode the following morning at 11 AM. On the show, Dr. Oz addresses important topics in health and medicine (such as swine flu and immunization), and takes questions from a studio audience of viewers from around the U.S. For local listings, show previews, videos, and show news, visit www.doctoroz.com.
  • New York Post Publishes Oz Profile with Focus on Show

    The New York Post published an interview with Dr. Mehmet Oz on September 2, 2009, in which he answered questions such as whether Oprah will appear on the Dr. Oz show ("If there's a good reason for her to be on our show — if she's onto something America needs to hear and I can put it in a context that might make it work — well, of course."), and whether he will continue to do surgery ("I'll always practice medicine. I can't imagine not doing that," he replied, but said that he didn't plan to operate by himself any more. "I always want one other surgeon in the OR with me, because I think it's really important for someone to be in charge of that patient if I have to go to the studio.")
  • ABC Spotlights Dr. Oz

    During August and September, 2009, ABC-TV aired a series of segments featuring Dr. Oz, timed to coincide with the Sept. 14 premiere of "The Dr. Oz Show." On Aug. 24, he appeared live on Good Morning America, where he discussed a new Archives of Internal Medicine study that shows diet and exercise can reduce the risk for chronic diseases by nearly 80 percent. That evening, Nightline profiled Dr. Oz, introducing him as "one of the country's most prominent physicians." The segment showed Diane Sawyer with Dr. Oz in the OR for a heart surgery; and highlighted a music-and massage therapy session — the latter an example of complementary medicine techniques he has championed. The next day, Good Morning America broadcast extra footage of Diane Sawyer's time in the OR and highlighted Dr. Oz's emphasis on disease-preventive lifestyle choices. The Aug. 31, program aired a segment focused on complementary medicine.
  • Oprah Bids Farewell to Dr. Oz as He Embarks on His Own TV Series

    Mehmet C. Oz, MD
    Permission of Harpo, Inc.
    Oprah toasted Dr. Oz during the May 12, 2009 "Oprah," which marked the last of Dr. Oz's regular appearances on the show. Dr. Oz appeared on 55 episodes of the show over a period of five years, providing viewers with information about health and physical wellbeing. Dr. Oz will now have an Oprah-produced television show, "The Dr. Oz Show," which premieres Monday, September 14. The news was covered by media including Newsday, the Chicago Tribune, the Associated Press, The Record (New Jersey), and E! online.

Dr. Oz and "Oprah Winfrey"

Visit Dr. Oz's page on Oprah.com.

Dr. Oz appearances as health expert on "The Oprah Winfrey Show":

  • Special on Diabetes
    On January 18, 2010, Dr. Oz returned to the Oprah Winfrey Show for a special on diabetes complications. The special included interviews with Columbia ophthalmologist Dr. Hermann Schubert and patients at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia with conditions of the heart and eye related to the disease.
  • Dr. Oz interviewed actor Michael J. Fox and his family on the March 30, 3009, "Oprah."
  • Dr. Oz was interviewed on the February 24, 2008 "Oprah" regarding the medical and ethical issues of the Suleman octoplets case.
  • During the January 23, 2008 "Oprah", Dr. Oz challenged viewers to make 2008 the year they quit smoking, presenting the latest research, along with new tools and technologies to help smokers who want to conquer smoking.
  • Dr. Oz and NYP Friends on "Oprah"
    Dr. Oz and his NewYork-Presbyterian colleagues Drs. Jonathan LaPook, and Elise Desperito appeared on a special episode of "Oprah" to talk about health screenings and demonstrate a colonoscopy and mammography. Dr. Oz also invited Dr. Michael Kaplitt and nurse Rebecca Serdans as guests on his XM Satellite Radio show—"Oprah and Friends"—to discuss dystonia.
  • The Staying Young program which aired in two parts on "Oprah", on November 1 and 5, 2008 delivered a two-week plan to turn back the clock on aging and presented insights from his newest book, You: Staying Young.

"Oprah & Friends" Radio
Dr. Oz hosts a daily, caller-driven program about health and wellness on "Oprah & Friends", a satellite radio channel on XM radio.


Dr. Oz Media by Month

September, 2010 Media for Dr. Oz

  • On September 8, 2010, Dr. Oz appeared on ABC's The View discussing Barbara Walters' cardiac open heart surgery, a valve replacement performed by Dr. Craig R. Smith at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Oz also discussed his own recent discovery of a precancerous polyp during a colonoscopy at the Hospital. Dr. Oz's Colonoscopy at NYPH was also covered on this year's season premiere of The Dr. Oz Show, where Dr. Oz's personal medical experience at NYPH with his clinicians was featured.
  • An article in the September 1 People magazine discussed the recent discovery of an adenomatous polyp, or precancerous growth, inside Dr. Oz's intestine. The September 7 The Dr. Oz Show covered the topic as part of a special program about health screenings Dr. Oz undertook at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia following his 50th birthday.
  • Dr. Oz was guest host and judge of a fashion show featuring one of NYP's patient survivors during the September 12, 2010 Susan G. Komen NYC Race for the Cure.

June, 2010 Media for Dr. Oz

  • The June 10, 2010, issue of Time magazine included a bylined article by Dr. Oz entitled "The Battle for Global Health." The article focused on the fact that, in the developing world, deaths from the noninfectious diseases cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, cancer, and diabetes total more than the combined number of deaths from the infectious diseases AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis.

April, 2010 Media for Dr. Oz

  • A lengthy profile of Dr. Oz was published in the April 12, 2010 The New York Times Magazine. The article touched on his many media projects, his television career, his medical career, and his daily schedule, among other topics.

January, 2010 Media for Dr. Oz

  • The January 11, 2010 Crain's New York Business included a story profiling Dr. Oz and his various media ventures, including his television talk show and his regular syndicated column — the latter of which appears locally in Newsday.

Dr. Oz and "The You Docs"

Dr. Oz and his co-author, Dr. Michael Roizen, have established a weekly health-related column and podcast. The column is syndicated in newspapers throughout the U.S. and is focused on state-of-the-art medical techniques and breaking health news. The column launched on May 4, 2008 in 50 North American newspapers including the Chicago Sun-Times, the Knoxville News-Sentinel, the Portland Oregonian, The Tampa Tribune, the Sarasota Herald Tribune, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Charleston Post & Courier, The Toronto Star, and the Calgary Herald. The column and podcast distribution are produced by healthy lifestyle Web site RealAge.com and King Features Syndicate.

Visit The You Docs Blog

You Docs Syndicated Stories by Month

November, 2009

  • Managing stress (November 16)

October, 2009

  • Canned salmon is as healthful as fresh salmon, if not more (October 6, 2009)
  • The You Docs Tip of the Day: Look better in the morning (October 8, 2009)

August, 2009

  • Benefits of weightlifting (August 14)
  • Miracle antioxidants? The truth about pricey foods like goji, noni and acai (August 11)
  • Switching on the TV also switches on grumpiness (August 6)

July, 2009

  • Try Shifting Your Wake-Up or Sleep Time to Feel More Rested (July 28)

June, 2009

  • Birth-Control Pills Can Benefit Some Women Over 40 (June 30)
  • A Simple Test on Stairs Can Help You Check Your Lungs' Health (June 22)
  • Check Labels of Your Energy, Granola Bars and Steer Clear of Hydrogenated Oil (June 16)
  • Chocolate Can Help Lower Blood Pressure and Bad Cholesterol, but it Also Delivers Caffeine (June 9)
  • Use Sunscreen Liberally, Never Miss a Day (June 8)

May, 2009

  • Leave Prenatal Vitamins to the Babies (May 28)
  • Farm-Raised Catfish Flavorful, Inexpensive and a Healthy Source of Protein (May 26)
  • How To Fight Metabolic Syndrome (May 19, 2009)
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse No Longer Requires Antibiotics Before Dental Visits (May 12, 2009)

April, 2009

  • Don't Just Worry; There's a Lot of Smart Things You Can Do to Deal With Swine Flu (April 29)
  • Some Rules for Choosing Butter Substitute and Tips for Ridding Your House of Toxins (April 28)
  • During the week of April 27, 2009, the New York Post reported that Dr. Oz hosted a Health Corps benefit at the World Financial Center in lower Manhattan.
  • The Stress of Team Loyalty Can Have Health Consequences (April 21)
  • Getting Your DHA (April 14)
  • Keeping a Journal on Your Relationship May Help Improve It (April 10)
  • Some Generic Drugs Have Lesser Absorption Rate Than Name Brands (April 6)

March, 2009

  • How Ice Helps Following Injury
  • Tips on Taking Care of Your Hair
  • Too Busy to Exercise? First, Work out a Schedule

February, 2009

  • Make Your Body an Anticancer Zone
  • Stressing Over Ideal Weight is Unhealthy
  • Probiotics May Help Reverse Aging's Effects
  • Get in Shape for Surgery

January, 2009

  • Make Your Body an Anticancer Zone
  • Tips on Boosting Your Afternoon Energy Level
  • The Heart-Health Advantages of prunes
  • Watermelon Won't Replace Viagra Soon

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