Dr. Oz Defends Columbia Position Amid GMOs, Vaccination, Weight Loss Supplements Controversy

ImageAs Dr. Mehmet Oz defends himself against 10 physicians requesting that Columbia University remove him from his current position, the TV talk show host also is seeking the opportunity to address their claims that he is opposed to genetically modified foods (GMOs) as well as the previous controversy over his episodes touting weight loss supplements, reported the Washington Post.

While his fans know him as the jovial host of The Dr. Oz Show, his physician colleagues know him as a cardiothoracic surgeon. Dr. Oz occasionally performs heart surgery while maintaining his prestigious post as the surgery department vice chairmanship at Columbia University Medical School. In addition, he is a Columbia University professor of surgery and serves as director of the New York-Presbyterian Hospital?s Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program.

It?s the Columbia U position that resulted in a highly-publicized letter from 10 prominent doctors all over the country who requested Lee Goldman (current dean of medicine at Columbia) to fire Dr. Oz. The lengthy epistle charged Dr. Oz with both general negative adjectives while specifically addressing the GMO issue

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