Dr. Oz to Visit Methodist Healthcare

Published On 06/09/2010

Through the joint partnership between Methodist Healthcare, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and Columbia University Medical Center, Mehmet Oz. M.D., professor of cardiac surgery at Columbia University Hospital and host of “The Dr. Oz Show,” will bring his message of community and personal health and wellness to the Memphis Botanic Garden, Thursday, June 10. This is an invitation only event.

The goal of Dr. Oz’s visit is to educate and better inform Methodist Healthcare physicians and community leaders about the health-related issues facing the Mid-South.

Dr. Oz was instrumental in the formation of the quality program HeartSource at Columbia University Medical Center, which measures quality standards and improves outcomes. Methodist University Hospital's current partnership with Columbia University Medical Center's HeartSource will soon be fully implemented at Methodist North, Methodist South and Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospitals.

Dr. Oz directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital. His research interests include heart valve replacement surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, complementary medicine and health care policy. He has authored over 400 original publications, books chapters, and medical books and has received several patents. He performs 250 heart operations annually.

More on Dr. Oz: Previously, Dr. Oz was a featured health expert on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” for over five seasons, spanning 55 episodes. He has also served as chief medical consultant to Discovery Communications, where his “Transplant!” series won both a Freddie and a Silver Telly award. In addition to numerous appearances on “Good Morning America,” he has also appeared on the “Today” show, “Larry King Live,” “The View,” guest-hosted the “Charlie Rose” show and appeared on all the evening news broadcasts. He also served as medical director of Denzel Washington’s “John Q” and participated in several other feature films.

Dr. Oz authored five New York Times Best Sellers including “You: The Owner’s Manual”, “You: The Smart Patient”, “YOU: On a Diet”, “YOU: Staying Young”, “YOU: Being Beautiful” as well as the award winning “Healing from the Heart”. He has a regular column in Esquire magazine and his article “Retool, Reboot, and Rebuild” was awarded the 2009 National Magazine Award for Personal Service.

Columbia University Medical Center provides international leadership in basic, pre-clinical and clinical research, in medical and health sciences education, and in patient care. The medical center trains future leaders and includes the dedicated work of many physicians, scientists, public health professionals, dentists, and nurses at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, the Mailman School of Public Health, the College of Dental Medicine, the School of Nursing, the biomedical departments of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and allied research centers and institutions. Established in 1767, Columbia’s College of Physicians and Surgeons was the first institution in the country to grant the M.D. degree and is now among the most selective medical schools in the country. Columbia University Medical Center is home to the most comprehensive medical research enterprise in New York City and state and one of the largest in the United States. Columbia University Medical Center is affiliated with New York-Presbyterian Hospital, the nation’s largest not-for-profit hospital provider. For more information, please visit www.cumc.columbia.edu.