Turkish-American Dr. Oz has been appointed to the White House Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition.

The list of the appointments to be made by President Trump to the President's Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition was announced in the White House's written statement.

The Turkish Cardiologist Mehmet Öz, M.D., who lives in the U.S. State of New Jersey, was among the 29 names. 
 
Bill Belichick, the head coach of the New England Patriots, and Mariano Rivera, the legendary captain of the New York Yankees, are also on the list. T
 
he council founded in 1956 by 34th U.S. President Dwight David Eisenhower, aims to lead U.S. citizens towards a more active and healthy life.
 
Who is Dr. Mehmet Oz?

Dr. Mehmet Oz was appointed to serve as a member of the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition.  Dr. Oz has 9 Daytime Emmy Awards for The Dr. Oz Show, and is an attending physician at New York Presbyterian - Columbia Medical Center. His research interests include heart replacement surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, complementary medicine, and health care policy. He has authored over 400 original publications, book chapters, and medical books, has received several patents, and performs several dozen heart surgeries per year. 

Dr. Oz was born in Cleveland, Ohio, raised in Delaware, received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University (1982), and obtained a joint M.D. and MBA (1986) from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Wharton Business School. He was awarded the Captain’s Athletic Award for leadership in college where he played intercollegiate football and water polo.  He was elected Class President twice, followed by President of the Medical School Student Body.  He lives in Northern New Jersey with his wife Lisa of 33 years and has four children, Daphne, Arabella, Zoe, and Oliver, and three grandchildren Philomena, John, and Domenica.

Previously, Dr. Oz was a featured health expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show for over five seasons, spanning 55 episodes. In addition to regular appearances on the Today show, he visits his colleagues on other daytime TV shows frequently. Dr. Oz has appeared on network evening news broadcasts and late-night comedy shows.   He served as chief medical consultant to Discovery Communications, where his “Transplant!” series won both a Freddie and a Silver Telly award. He also served as medical director of Denzel Washington’s film, “John Q,” and performed in the hip-hop video, “Everybody” as part of the Let’s Move! campaign.

Dr. Oz authored eight 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, YOU: Having a Baby, YOU: The Owner's Manual for Teens, Food Can Fix It, as well as the award-winning Healing from the Heart. He has a quarterly bookazine, "The Good Life," a regular column in O, The Oprah Magazine, and a daily newspaper column syndicated by King Features in 175 newspapers internationally.  His article, "Retool, Reboot, and Rebuild," for Esquire magazine, was awarded the 2009 National Magazine Award for Personal Service. He co-founded Sharecare.com which won “Best Medical App” award for AskMD in 2014, and its DoctorOz app was nominated for an Emmy in 2017.  In 2003, he founded Healthcorps which puts energetic recent college graduates into high schools around the country to teach diet, fitness, and mental resilience.

In addition to belonging to every major professional society for heart surgeons, Dr. Oz has been honored as one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People (2008), Esquire magazine's 75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century, and a Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum (1999-2004). He has also won the prestigious Gross Surgical Research Scholarship, received an honorary doctorate from Istanbul University and was voted a "Doctor of the Year" by Hippocrates magazine. Dr. Oz is annually elected as a highest quality physician by the Castle Connolly Guide as well as other major ranking groups.  He is also an honorary police surgeon for New York City..

 
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Dr Oz and Seval Oz Write About Their Father for TURKOFAMERICA

By Dr Mehmet Oz - My father Mustafa Oz was born October 4, 1925 in the poor farming village of Bozkir near Konya, Turkey.  Although he participated in events that no one in his community and few in his country could have ever imagined, his heart never left this small town and he returned frequently to embrace the buildings that he built for future generations of students. Mustafa earned scholarships at every level of his education, which inspired his support of promising students who cannot afford education.  After graduating Cerrahpaşa Medical School at the top of his class in 1950, he was accepted into the general residency at Western Reserve University residency in Cleveland, USA (where Mehmet was born in 1960) and cardiothoracic training at Emory University in Atlanta (where Seval was born in 1961) before he began training other doctors in Wilmington, Delaware (where Nazlım was born in 1967). His biggest accomplishment was marrying my mother Suna Yıldız Atabay in 1959 and learning to take her advice over a 60-year marriage. He moved back to his beloved Turkey and operated into his 80s at top hospitals in Istanbul including his beloved Florence Nightingale.

Renowned Turkish Dr. Oz is on BiP Now!

ISTANBUL--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Digital Operator Turkcell (NYSE: TKC) (BIST: TCELL) introduced America’s most well-known and beloved television doctor Oz’s channel on BiP, the communication and life platform of Turkcell used in 192 countries in the world. The cardiac surgeon and host of ‘The Dr. Oz Show’, Mehmet Oz, along with his team will be sharing important information about health topics users care about and recipes from his new cooking series ‘Oz’s Kitchen’. Users all around the world can reach and follow the channel on Discover section of the application under ‘Dr. Oz & Team’.

Father of Dr. Oz Dies Aged 94 in Istanbul

Father of Turkish-American cardiac surgeon and talk show host Dr. Mehmet Oz has died at the age of 94 in Istanbul on Saturday, according to hospital sources. Mustafa Oz was receiving treatment for a while, said the sources, who asked not to be named, due to restrictions on speaking to the media. The sources did not provide further details of his treatment process.

Dr. Oz Recounts His Visits to Syrian Refugee Camps

By Faruk Zorlu, AA - ANKARA - Turkish-American surgeon and talk show host Dr. Mehmet Oz said he was greatly moved by his visits in July to refugee camps in Turkey and Syria, noting it was something he would never forget. "I had the opportunity to visit Syrian refugee camps along the Syria-Turkey border with the help of [Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority] AFAD and [the Turkish Red Crescent] Kizilay. "Despite the hardships the people we met have endured, their stories of resilience are inspiring - this is a trip that has forever changed me," Oz said Monday in a post on his Twitter account. Oz -- who is widely known for his television program The Dr. Oz Show, which has won several Daytime Emmy Awards -- visited refugee camps in Turkey's southeastern Gaziantep province and Syria's northwestern Azaz region in July.

Dr. Oz to Introduce Gobeklitepe in Television Show

Turkish-American surgeon and author Dr. Mehmet Oz will introduce the "world's oldest temple" Gobeklitepe in southeastern Sanliurfa province in his famous TV show. Gobeklitepe has recently been added to UNESCO's World Heritage List. During a visit to Gobeklitepe, Oz said he would introduce the historical site in his widely watched television program The Dr. Oz Show. "If we forget that history, we can suffer even today, but if we remember the meaning and importance of Gobeklitepe, it can change our future." "I will prepare a program in America with the information I have collected in Gobeklitepe. My show is already being broadcast in 100 countries including all Arab countries, Eastern Europe, Asia and of course in America," Oz said.

Turkish Airlines Cements Global Brand Power with Dr. Oz

Surgeon and television host Dr. Oz becomes part of Turkish Airlines ‘Five Senses’ campaign, highlighting “miracles inside our bodies” Turkish Airlines has cemented its global brand power by collaborating with the Turkish-American cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz, who is widely known by his television program The Dr. Oz Show that ha won several Daytime Emmy Awards.  As part of the Turkish Airlines’ recent campaign “Five Senses”, Dr. Oz starred in Turkey’s flagship carrier’s latest commercial that was broadcast last Sunday during the American football league’s final game this year — Super Bowl LII.

Dr. Oz Says Medical Marijuana Could be Key in Ending Opioid Crisis

By Jade Scipioni - Every day, more than 90 Americans die after overdosing on opioids, according to the National Institute of Health. The misuse and addiction of these prescription pain killers has ignited President Donald Trump to formally declare it a national emergency—which is expected this week. Cardiothoracic surgeon and talk show host Dr. Mehmet Oz said the biggest problem causing the epidemic is that many doctors were misled on the safety of the narcotics early on.

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