Healthcare Celebrity – Putting healthcare professionals in the spotlight


James I think your cover is blownBlog post by Colin Hung

Over the past month, I have been following the latest controversy surrounding TV’s Dr. Oz  (Dr. Mehmet Oz). I find the whole situation fascinating and I thought it would be interesting to discuss the concept of healthcare celebrities with the #hcldr community this week.

The latest controversy involving Dr. Oz started when a group of 10 physicians from various parts of the US sent a letter to Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons where Dr. Oz is vice chair of the Department of Surgery. In that letter these 10 physicians expressed their surprise and dismay that Dr. Oz remains a member of the faculty. They go on to say that Dr. Oz is misleading the public through his TV, radio and other media endeavours and should resign from his position at Columbia University.

You can read more about the controversy here and here

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