Mehmet Oz

Mehmet Oz


6/11/1960, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Birth Name

Mehmet Cengiz Oz



Also Known As

Dr. Oz, Dr. Mehmet C. Oz, Mehmet C. Oz, MD, FACS, Oz, MC, Mehmet Oz M.D.
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Mehmet Oz is a cardiac surgeon, producer, TV host, consultant, and adviser. Dr. Oz was a regular on The Oprah Winfrey Show for five seasons and now he hosts his own show called The Dr. Oz Show. He has worked on such productions as Faces of America with…more


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    • Dr. Mehmet Oz: (on what medical technology he sees as being the most successful in the future) Our ability to look at your genomes and customize the cure you need. What we do now is such a terrible shotgun approach. At least 20% of the medications we give are probably not the right medications for you or the right doses.

    • Dr. Mehmet Oz: (on the best advice someone gave him when he was in med school) Half of what we will teach you in medical school will, by the time you are done practicing, be proved wrong.

    • Dr. Mehmet Oz: (on what country he thinks has the most efficient and equitable health-care system) Switzerland. Everyone has to have coverage. People who do not have insurance who come to the hospital cost a lot more, and they do far worse.

    • Dr. Mehmet Oz: (on Oprah Winfrey's heart) She has a beautiful heart. It's pristine. It has no blockages and functions very elegantly.

    • Dr. Mehmet Oz: (on getting an Oprah Winfrey gig) I had done the show several times and I always enjoyed it. Then I was asked to do whole separate show on CSI, on how we discover bodies and murders. It was well-received and Oprah Winfrey has asked me back, because she believes that America can learn a lot about their bodies and she's the perfect person to teach it to them. She's very authentic leader. I kid her that she's my teacher -- she's a very good teacher.

    • Dr. Mehmet Oz: (on working with medical teams in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina) It was life-changing. I had never actually been in a situation like that in this country, with people looking at death without dignity. We've always taken it for granted that we're going to die, but what people want in death is dignity. They want to know that they won't be lonely, they'll be in a comforted area in their community with people that love them. And that broke down with Katrina. It was really a tragedy from that perspective. The natural disaster was compounded by the human disaster.

    • Dr. Mehmet Oz: (on Sanjay Gupta) He's a good friend of mine. I like him a lot. He's come on my show a bunch of times and I've been on his show. He's a very, very good doctor, he does a superb job at CNN.