Mehmet Cengiz Oz (born June 11, 1960), also known as Dr. Oz, is a Turkish-American cardiothoracic surgeon, author, and television personality. Oz first appeared on the The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2004, and later on Larry King Live and other TV programs. In 2009, Winfrey's Harpo Productions and Sony Pictures launched The Dr. Oz Show, a daily television program focusing on medical issues and personal health. Oz was born in Cleveland, Ohio, to Suna and Mustafa Oz, who had emigrated from Konya Province, Turkey. Mustafa Oz was born in Bozkir, a small town in central Turkey. Mustafa Oz earned scholarships that allowed him to emigrate to the United States as a medical resident in 1955. Suna Oz (nee Atabay), who comes from a wealthy Istanbul family, is the daughter of a pharmacist with Shapsug descent on her mother's side. Oz was educated at Tower Hill School in Wilmington, Delaware. In 1982 he received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University.
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