1982, undergrad. degree, Harvard; 1986, joint MD and MBA, Univ. of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Wharton Business School. Vice-Chair of Surgery and Professor of Cardiac Surgery, New York Presbyterian/Columbia Univ.; Founder Complementary Medicine Program; Director, Cardiovascular Institute; Emmy winning host "The Dr Oz Show". Research interests: minimally invasive cardiac surgery, healthcare policy. Member: American Board of Thoracic Surgery; American Board of Surgery; American Association of Thoracic Surgeons; Society of Thoracic Surgeons; American College of Surgeons; American College of Cardiology. Author of over 400 publications, 6 New York Times bestselling books and 6 patents.