Colombia quietly breaks ties with Dr. Oz

Ricardo Sabi / Getty Images at the Concordia Summit

Ricardo Sabi / Getty Images at the Concordia Summit

After many years CriticismThe Columbia University Medical Center has finally quietly cut off its official relationship with a celebrity doctor who turned to Republican senator Mehmet Oz.

A highly regarded teaching hospital, where Oz has held senior positions such as Vice Chairman of Surgery and Director of Integrative Medicine for many years. Stripped off his Personal page From their website in mid-January.

This move took place the day after the HuffPost. report On January 12, Colombia built a new distance from Oz and changed his title to “Professor Emeritus.” But the truth was that Colombia made that change many years ago, as the HuffPost later revealed in an updated version of the article.

But what the HuffPost seemed wrong was, ironically, even if the day was too early, it actually triggered a series of events and made the post correct.

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The next day, January 13, documented as a Colombian page Website changes As shown, the university has removed Oz’s profile from the site and cut off hyperlinks to its biography on many pages that mention Oz. (One page changed on Friday, shortly after The Daily Beast asked the correspondents for comment.)

His name no longer appears on websites that search for doctors at the school’s Irving Medical Center.Colombian faculty list Still, Oz is not an “professor emeritus”, but says he has an office with the role of a special lecturer. But like some other names on the list, Oz’s list no longer links to his faculty page. As it did One week before the start of the campaign. (Almost all other faculty members without links are no longer affiliated with medical centers, one of whom Died last year. )

The sent message of Oz’s voice mail with the number given is quite old and directs the caller to medical services when Oz stops taking the patient. Four years ago.. The message also promotes viewer tickets for his now extinct daytime television shows.

Colombia’s partnership with Oz was in dire straits long before he began his Senate surprise run in late November. In 2015, when Oz testified in the Senate that he was in favor of a dubious “miracle” cure, a group of the country’s top medical professionals said. Sent Colombia is a ferocious letter demanding that the famous medical school fire the daytime star blessed by Oprah.

“Dr. Oz has repeatedly despised unfounded and relentless opposition to science and evidence-based medicine, and the genetic engineering of food crops,” the doctor wrote. “Worst of all, he revealed a terrible lack of integrity by promoting quack treatment and treatment for personal financial gain.”

A pediatrician in the Boston area WriterThe movement of “Chicken Sit” called Stealth Purge in Colombia.

“The treatment of their position has a big stain on their reputation. What a terrible thing,” Summers told The Daily Beast.

It may seem timid, but the Colombian move has wiped out public ties with Oz. And it’s definitely not a more influential cultural institution, as Summers observed. This is Oprah Winfrey, the legend of the talk show.

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“Without Oprah, Oz would have had a prominent and widely respected career as a cardiothoracic surgeon, and everyone would have done better,” he said. “His celebrity, and therefore his candidacy, comes directly from her own fame and his promotion.”

“She acknowledges her role in making him his own,” he said, as Oz “continues to despise himself” in search of a Republican nomination in Pennsylvania. It was a long time ago that we tried to stop the damage. ” By rejecting him. “

Once a prominent thoracic surgeon, Oz transformed into a controversial public figure long ago. He was mainly an Opla watch.

He incorporated Opla’s support and guest appearances on her shows into his own daytime program, where he built a multi-million dollar brand as a celebrity doctor. And this year he turned that success into another support —From former President Donald TrumpSupported the Oz Senate bid in Pennsylvania earlier this month.

However, Oz drew on the way Criticism From the medical community, including “Inchiki” accusation Supporting false claims about genetically modified foods, “fakeA weight loss supplement to fatten his own wallet.

“You may think magic is incredible, but scientists say that this little bean has found a magical weight loss cure for all shapes,” Oz said of his show in 2012. Said in the episode. Secret: “It’s a green coffee extract.”

Three years later, the exact estimate is Thrown back on his face He is Answered the Senate For marketing the product in many fake “miracles”.

However, Oz didn’t give much of an actual answer at the hearing. His evasive power has panicked Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO), chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance.

“I’ve tried a lot of research in preparation for this exam, but the scientific community is almost monolithic to you,” McCaskill said.

“Inchiki” continued unabated.

When the COVID pandemic broke out in the spring of 2020, Oz cut off hydroxychloroquine on cable news. This is an unproven, sometimes dangerous remedy that became one of President Trump’s favorite fixtures at the time.

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The Daily Beast report It included a virtual forum where doctors appeared 21 times on Fox News between March 24th and April 5th, drawing up hydroxychloroquine and talking to Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. Was there. He also advised White House officials, Reportedly At Trump’s personal request.

In late March of that year, he revealed his involvement in the hydroxychloroquine test at Fox & Friends.

“My biggest challenge was getting pills, and finally we got enough to do trials and hundreds of people, but America wants pills. Will be, “he said.

New York Post earlier this month report Oz bought 2,070 doses of antimalarial medicine from his pocket to contribute to his unnamed research. A spokesperson for the campaign told Outlet that Oz first provided $ 250,000 to fund a Columbia University clinical trial, but Oz said after his own employer rejected the proposal. Said to give medicine to an unnamed hospital.

Oz quoted the pandemic as a motive for running for his office, write in In his editorial, numerous COVID deaths in the United States (more than 750,000 at the time) were “preventable.”

“The opposition from top scholars was ridiculed and revoked to prevent their ideas from spreading,” Oz wrote, accusing the government of enacting a policy that “caused unnecessary distress.” ..

Two and a half years ago, Oz suggestion At Fox News, in the midst of the first wave of the pandemic, a 2-3% increase in national COVID mortality could be an acceptable deal to reopen all US schools.

The Daily Beast contacted Oz Campaign, Columbia University, and Oprah, but did not respond.

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