- NAME: Dr. Oz
- OCCUPATION: Surgeon, Radio Talk Show Host, Talk Show Host, Journalist
- BIRTH DATE: June 11, 1960 (Age: 53)
- Did You Know?: Dr. Oz left medical school for a time to serve in the Turkish army, so that he could retain citizenship in his parents' homeland.
- EDUCATION: Harvard University, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, The Wharton School
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Cleveland, Ohio
- Full Name: Mehmet Cengiz Oz
- AKA: Mehmet Oz
- AKA: Dr. Oz
- Nickname: America's Doctor
- ZODIAC SIGN: Gemini
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Dr. Oz is a celebrity heart surgeon who gained fame as a regular on The Oprah Winfrey Show before starring in The Dr. Oz Show.
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He also began publishing the bestselling YOU book series and penning columns for Esquire and other media outlets.
Oz's popularity rose to such heights that Winfrey offered to co-produce a TV series for him. The Dr. Oz Show debuted in 2009 to the highest daytime TV ratings on record in nine years and went on to win three consecutive Emmy Awards. In addition to hosting the TV show,
Oz continues to serve as vice-chairman and professor of surgery at the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, with 2014 expected to bring the launch of his lifestyle magazine.
Oz and his wife, Lisa, first met at a family dinner arranged by their fathers, both heart surgeons. The pair hit it off, but dated secretly at first. "I immediately fell in love with her ... but I didn't want my dad to know because I didn't want him to have the satisfaction of believing he had set his son up with his future wife," Oz said in an interview. Married since 1985, the couple has collaborated on numerous projects, including the bestselling YOU book series. They have four children and their oldest daughter, Daphne, is already following in her father's footsteps as a TV host and author.
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