About Health Radar Contributors

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Health Radar’s contributors include Dr. Mehmet Oz, the well-known cardiothoracic surgeon, professor and host of the syndicated Dr. Oz show, and Dr. Michael Roizen, an anesthesiologist and co-author of several books with Dr. Oz.

Dr. Oz comes from a medical family in Cleveland and earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard University, followed by his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a masters in business administration from The Wharton School.

He first came to prominence as a regular guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show, discussing health issues. The Dr. Oz show has won two Daytime Emmys since its debut in Sept., 2009. Dr. Oz also hosts a show on Sirius XM satellite radio.

At Columbia University Dr. Oz has been a professor at the Department of Surgery at Columbia University since 2001. He directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.[10] His research interests include heart replacement surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, and health care policy. With his collaborators, he has authored over 400 research papers, book chapters and medical books and has received several patents.

With his wife Lisa, Dr. Oz is the founder of HealthCorps, which seeks to start nationwide movement toward a new generation of healthy young people and combat the childhood obesity crisis. The mission of HealthCorps is to implement an innovative in-school model that inspires teens to make healthier choices for themselves and their families.

At Columbia University, Dr. Oz teaches at the Department of Surgery and he directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and he has published more than 400 research papers, book chapters and medical books.

He has been listed in New York Magazine’s best doctors, Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People and Esquire Magazine’s 75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century. He and his wife, Lisa, a writer, producer and frequent co-host of the Dr. Oz Show, live in New Jersey and have four children.

Dr. Roizen, also from Cleveland, graduated fromWilliams College with Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and Economics, and later earned his medical degree at the University of California in San Francisco. He served his residency at Harvard’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and later chaired the Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care and Pain Management at the University of Chicago before becoming dean of the School of Medicine and vice president for Biomedical Sciences at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse and Binghamton, NY.