Mehmet Cengiz Öz, popularly known as Dr Oz, is an acclaimed cardiac surgeon. This Turkish American surgeon is also a renowned television personality apart from being a teacher at the famous Columbia University. Besides this, Dr OZ works as a pseudoscience promoter, journalist, and author. Initially Dr Oz made a mark as a regular guest in the ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’. He made more than sixty appearances in this show, which was incredible by itself. At a later stage Dr Oz began starring at a show called the ‘The Dr. Oz Show’ which primarily focused on issues related to medical and personal health. This show was started by Harpo Productions owned by Oprah Winfrey and Sony Pictures Television. In America Dr Oz is also popularly known as the television doctor. This celebrity heart surgeon is an ardent proponent of Alternative medicine and for his views on alternative medicine he has drawn criticism from various quarters like physicians, government officials etc who accuse him of advocating for unproven products and non-scientific advice.
Dr Oz Early Life And Career Details
Dr OZ was born on June 11, 1960, in Cleveland, Ohio to Turkish Immigrant parents, Suna and Mustafa. A few years later Dr Oz moved to Wilmington, Delaware where his father worked as a cardio thoracic surgeon. His father was one of the biggest influences in his life and his work as doctor helping many people attracted Dr Oz to the field of medicine and at the tender age of 7, Dr Oz made up his mind to become a doctor. He did his schooling at a private school called Tower Hill School. In the year 1982 he got his undergraduate degree in Biology from Harvard University. Dr Oz got his MD degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in the year 1986 and in the same year he also secured his MBA degree from Wharton School.
Later Dr Oz transformed himself to become an exceptionally brilliant cardiac surgeon. Minimally invasive cardiac surgery and heart transplants are his main area of expertise. Since 1960 he has been advocating the idea of using ventricular assist devices in patients who suffer from heart failure. His innovative and path breaking ideas in the field of cardiac surgery has earned him a lot of fame in the medical world. This acclaimed heart surgeon has been associated with Colombia University since 2001 as a professor at the Department of Surgery. The well known Cardiovascular Institute and Integrative Medicine Program at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital was established by Dr Oz in the year 1994. His career description would be incomplete if we do not mention about his career in Television. His appeared in the Oprah Winfrey show for 6 seasons. His starring at the Dr Oz Show deserves special mention. He has appeared in a total on 13 television shows till date. He has co-authored many books with his wife Michael F. Roizen. The New York Times bestsellers list included eight of his books.
Dr Oz Net Worth And Real Estate Ownership
Dr Oz has an estimated net worth of $100 million. He earns $7 million in 2019 and thus his average earning per day turns out to be $191, 000 approx per day.
Dr Oz and his wife acquired a 9,000 square-foot home in Cliffside Park, New Jersey for a whopping $750,000. The present real estate value of his home has been estimated to be $3 million. Apart from this the husband and wife duo also purchased a regal 12,000 square-foot oceanfront home in Palm Beach, Florida for an astronomical sum of $18 million.
Dr Oz Wife And Children
Dr Oz married his wife Lisa who is also a cardiac surgeon, in the year 1985. The couple has four children (three daughters and one son) and an equal number of grandchildren. The names of his children are Daphne Oz (daughter), Arabella Sezen Oz (daughter), Oliver Mustafa Oz (son), Zoe Yasemin Oz (daughter). Dr Oz’s daughter Daphne Oz was greatly influenced by her father’s television and writing career and has become a well known author and TV host.
Dr Oz Religion
Dr Oz is a follower of Muslim religion. He is also greatly influenced by the ideas of 18th-century Swedish theologian, Emanuel Swedenborg. Transcendental meditation is also something which Dr Oz is greatly attracted to and he is a regular practitioner of it.
Dr Oz Body Measurements
Dr Oz has very impressive physical features. His height and weight are 185 cm / 6’1 and 75 kg / 165 lbs respectively.