Dr. Mehmet Oz has built a reputation as one of the world’s top heart surgeons for his willingness to incorporate alternative therapies—such as energy healing and hypnotherapy—into traditional surgery. His idea is thus: treat the whole patient, not just the isolated trouble area. The vice-chairman of cardiovascular services and professor of surgery at Columbia University, Oz also directs the Cardiovascular Institute and is a co-founder and medical director of the Integrative Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia Medical Center.

One of the most trusted doctors in America, Oz has made educating the public a focus of his career. He is the co-author of four best-selling books about healthy living. He is also a regular contributor to Esquire and a weekly guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show.