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Mehmet Oz Poster

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Overview (3)

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Birth NameMehmet Cengiz Oz
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Mehmet Oz was born on June 11, 1960 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA as Mehmet Cengiz Oz. He is known for his work on John Q (2002), The Dr. Oz Show (2009) and Mom and Dad (2017). He has been married to Lisa Oz since June 29, 1985. They have four children.

Spouse (1)

Lisa Oz (29 June 1985 - present) ( 4 children)

Trivia (17)

Is Turkish-American.
1982 graduate of Harvard University.
Earned dual degrees, MD and MBA, from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Wharton Business School in 1986.
He has received several patents, as well as writing more than 350 original publications, book chapters, abstracts, and books.
Alumnus of Tower Hill School in Wilmington, Delaware.
He is the Irving Associate Professor of Cardiac Surgery at Columbia University.
His area of expertise is Thoracic surgery.
Founder of the Complementary Medicine Program at New York-Presbyterian Medical Center.
Directs the Heart Assist Device program at New York-Presbyterian Medical Center.
His daughter is a 2004 graduate of Dwight-Englewood School.
He's an American citizen since he's born in the US and he earned his Turkish citizenship after completing the mandatory military service which is required for all healthy Turkish men once they are 19 years old. This also means if there was a war before 2001 (before he turned 41) he could have been called for duty.
Father of Daphne Oz (aka "Daphne Nur Oz") (born in 1986) and father-in-law of John Jovanovic.
His daughter, Daphne Oz, is expecting her first child [September 5, 2013].
Cliffside Park, New Jersey [April 2010]
Son-in-law of Dr. Gerald Lemole.
Became a grandfather for a second time when his daughter Daphne Oz gave birth to a boy named Jovan Jovanovic, Jr. on October 21, 2015 and weighed in at 8 lbs, 6 oz.
Became a grandfather for the first time when his daughter Daphne Oz gave birth to a girl named Philomena Bijou Jovanovic on February 26, 2014.

Personal Quotes (4)

There's a strange, discordant pathology to the state of being stuck. Nobody who starts smoking plans to be hooked for life. Nobody who's obese secretly wants to stay that way. When a doctor or family member pleads with us to make lifesaving changes, we mean it when we say, 'I know, I know, I should, I will'. What's left unsaid is the killer caveat: 'Just not today'. Over the years, I have had more conversations like this with patients than I can count, so many that the phrase 'I know I should' has become a red flag - a sad predictor that I will probably one day crack open those patients' sternums in the operating room, trying to undo the damage that poor choices and unhealthy lifestyles have done to their hearts.
To [doctors] life is never static. Everything is either growing or dying. When you delay your diet until tomorrow or wait to quit smoking until your next birthday, you are choosing, in a day-to-day way, to follow the route of dying.
if you take responsibility for saving a life, then you have to take the blame for losing life
surgery is ultimately controlled arrogance.

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