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Author Topic: Columbia University Finally Scrubs Relationship With Dr. Oz  (Read 114 times)


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Columbia University Finally Scrubs Relationship With Dr. Oz

— But it took the institution "far too long," according to one critic

by Kristina Fiore, Director of Enterprise & Investigative Reporting, MedPage Today May 4, 2022

Columbia University in New York City may have recently cut ties with Senate candidate Mehmet Oz, MD, but the move comes too late, according to one physician who spearheaded an effort years ago to get the controversial cardiothoracic surgeon ousted.

"It took Columbia far too long to remove Oz from its otherwise distinguished medical faculty," Henry Miller, MD, of the Pacific Research Institute in California, told MedPage Today via email.

Miller stressed that "the 'Oz controversy' was never about free speech. It was about an unethical grifter whose claims and pronouncements were not supported by science, and were injurious to consumers -- in the interest of financial benefit to Oz himself. That constitutes professional misconduct."

The university's Irving Medical Center quietly ended its relationship with Oz at the end of April, according to The Daily Beast. He had been removed from several pages of the medical center's website in mid-January. In 2018, Oz's title had been changed to professor emeritus and special lecturer, according to reports.

A spokesperson for Columbia University confirmed the 2018 change in an email to MedPage Today.

In 2015, Miller and ...


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