Dr Oz first came to prominence in 2004 with appearances as a health expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show before spinning off and hosting his own hugely popular television. The show focused primarily on medical issues and healthy living and he often drew upon his Turkish heritage when giving advice. It aired its final episode in January 2022. Since then, Dr Oz, a cardiothoracic surgeon and a Columbia University Professor, has moved into politics becoming the Republican nominee for the 2022 United States Senate election in Pennsylvania. He has co-authored, with Michael F. Roizen, 6 New York Times best sellers, and has a regular column in Esquire magazine amongst others. He has almost 12 million followers on different social media outlets.
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