Bpt_7i7CEAI9wD5We’re proud to announce that New York Magazine has chosen 15 faculty members from the Columbia University Department of Surgery for its 2014 Best Doctors list.

Michael Argenziano, MD (Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Jeffrey Ascherman, MD (Plastic Surgery)
Emile A. Bacha, MD (Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Marc Bessler, MD (Bariatric Surgery)
John A. Chabot, MD (GI/Endocrine Surgery)
Jean C. Emond, MD (Abdominal Organ Transplant Surgery)
Daniel L. Feingold, MD (Colon & Rectal Surgery)
Lyall A. Gorenstein, MD (Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery)
Tomoaki Kato, MD (Abdominal Organ Transplant Surgery)
James A. Lee, MD (GI/Endocrine Surgery)
William Middlesworth, MD (Pediatric Surgery)
Nicholas J. Morrissey, MD (Vascular Surgery)
Yoshifuma Naka, MD, PhD (Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery )
Mehmet C. Oz, MD (Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Craig R. Smith, MD (Cardiothoracic Surgery)
Joshua R. Sonett, MD (Cardiothoracic Surgery)

For the full list of physicians and ranking criteria, visit http://bit.ly/My16PC.


An outstanding physician must possess numerous qualities and talents such as patience, compassion, honesty, respect, and confidence. This week’s taxicab accident that severed the leg of a British tourist provided the opportunity for Dr. Mehmet Oz to demonstrate another often-underrated trait required for physicians to excel in their field.

To recap, Dr. Oz arrived at the scene of a horrific crash in New York City after the initial triage was underway. Several good samaritans were providing basic medical care to a severely injured woman. David Justino, the plumber identified in the media, was working on a tourniquet. Dr. Oz., with all his gravitas, could have inserted himself and taken control of the situation, but he did not.

Visit the New York Times article Cabby Had Violations Before Crash in Midtown to find out what Mr. Justino had to say about Dr. Oz and his calming effect on the day’s events.



Health Tips from Dr. Oz: Protecting Your Heart

July 24, 2013

TweetIn an article published July 18, 2013 in the Huffington Post’s Healthy Mind & Body Section, Mehmet C. Oz, MD shares three easy steps we can all take to protect our hearts. And guess what: no difficult diets or restrictions on this short list. What are his secrets? Sufficient magnesium in your diet. More healthy […]

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ColumbiaDoctors Midtown: New NYP/Columbia Location Opens in the heart of Manhattan

January 11, 2013

TweetNow it’s easier than ever to see some of New York’s top doctors. ColumbiaDoctors Midtown is a new, state-of-the-art, outpatient location for Columbia University Medical Center located adjacent to Rockefeller Center in the heart of midtown Manhattan. As Mehmet Oz, MD, explains, “We want you to be healthy and happy.” That is why ColumbiaDoctors, a […]

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Whole Living Features Reiki, Raven Keyes, and NYP/Columbia Surgeon

October 30, 2012

TweetThe most recent issue of Martha Stewart’s Whole Living magazine featured an article, How Reiki Supports Health: Q&A with Author and Reiki Master Raven Keyes covering Raven’s extensive work with Sheldon Marc Feldman, MD, Chief of Breast Surgery and Associate Professor of Surgery, New-York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. Raven Keyes, author of the The […]

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U.S. News & World Report Recognizes 33 Top Doctors at NYP/Columbia Department of Surgery

September 21, 2012

TweetCongratulations to the thirty three surgeons at the Department of Surgeon for being recognized by U.S. News & World Report in their 2012 list of Top Doctors. Of these top-ranked surgeons, U.S. News further identified seventeen physicians as being in the top one percent in the nation in their specialties. U.S. News & World Report’s […]

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Highly Anticipated Documentary Series NY Med Premieres Tuesday, July 10 at 10:00 PM/ET on ABC

June 21, 2012

TweetFollowing the award-winning success of Boston Med and Hopkins comes the highly anticipated documentary series, NY Med, premiering on ABC Tuesday, July 10 at 10:00 PM/ET. For a full year ABC cameras were granted unprecedented access as they captured the lives of the medical staff and patients inside NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia. From Dr. Anthony Watkins’ journey […]

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Dr. Oz shares story of his cancer scare in Time Magazine

June 27, 2011

TweetMehmet Oz, MD, FACS, authored an autobiographical feature article in Time Magazine’s Health Special: Cancer, published June 2, 2011. In this personal account of his colon cancer scare, Dr. Oz shares his experiences as a patient facing frightening uncertainties associated with cancer – and what happens when test results are not what one hopes for. […]

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Dr. Oz is Named Third Most Influential Celebrity

January 20, 2011

TweetMehmet C. Oz, MD, FACS, was named the third most influential celebrity in the US by Forbes Magazine. The annual list was based on a poll that ranked 6000 celebrities on 46 attributes. Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey each received thumbs up from 53% of those polled, meaning that 53% considered Spielberg and Winfrey to […]

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