Mehmet Oz

Mehmet Oz, MD, is a cardiothoracic surgeon. He has won nine Daytime Emmy Awards for The Dr. Oz Show. A professor of surgery at Columbia University, he directs the Complementary Medicine Program at New York—Presbyterian Hospital and performs more than fifty heart operations a year. Dr. Oz has written eight New York Times bestselling books, including Food Can Fix It, YOU: The Owner’s Manual, YOU: The Smart Patient, YOU: On a Diet, YOU: Staying Young, and the award-winning Healing from the Heart.

Books by this Author

Food Can Fix It
This Is Your Do-Over
You: Staying Young
YOU: Raising Your Child
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Author Voices

November 12, 2008

The easiest way to achieve success is pursue whatever goals you have in life with a passion and child-like enthusiasm.  If you go through the motions or work at half speed, the endeavor often fails anyway and it certainly is not as much fun.  When my father who grew up in a poor village in central Anatolia was embarking for America in 1955, his mother bid him good-bye at the airport.  She had brought him several melons and sandwiches for the mysterious trip which she, having grown up in a village without motorized vehicles, had difficulty envisioning. Finally, as she kissed him good-bye, she admonished him to approach the pilot as soon as... see more