Dr. Oz Joins Annual Conference Keynoters in Vegas


By SHRM Online staff December 16, 2014

Emmy Award-winning TV host and best-selling author Dr. Mehmet Oz will be a keynote speaker at the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM’s) 2015 Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

Oz will take the stage at the closing general session July 1. He joins a roster of keynote speakers that includes Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer for Facebook, and best-selling author Marcus Buckingham. Sandberg is scheduled to speak at the June 29 morning general session and Buckingham at the June 30 morning general session.

Oz is a heart surgeon and vice-chair and professor of surgery at Columbia University. He is a co-founder of the Complementary Care Center at New York’s Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital. Oz received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and his Master of Business Administration degreee from Wharton Business School.

He was a featured health expert on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” for more than five seasons and co-authored books that include You Being Beautiful (Rodale, 2012) and YOU: The Smart Patient (Scribner, 2006). He co-authored the international best-selling books YOU: The Owner’s Manual (Harper Resource, 2005) and YOU: On a Diet (Scribner, 2009).

Time magazine named him among “The World’s Most Influential People” of 2008, Esquire magazine included him in its list of the “75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century,” and the Global Economic Forum named Oz the “Global Leader of Tomorrow” from 1999-2004. In 2003, using the Peace Corps as a model, he and his wife Lisa founded HealthCorpsto combat childhood obesity.

The Dr. Oz Show,” which debuted in 2009, won Daytime Emmy Awardsin 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. In 2014, Oz launched his own magazine, The Good Life.

Oz is the author of numerous medical articles and writes a regular column for O, The Oprah Magazine; Time; and AARP.


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