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Dr. Oz defends himself against critics who say he promotes 'quack treatments' on TV show

In this June 17, 2014, file photo, Dr. Mehmet Oz, vice chairman and professor of surgery, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ten top physicians want Columbia University to remove the celebrity doctor from his medical faculty position. They cite what they call the heart surgeon's "egregious lack of integrity" as host of a television program where he promotes weight loss products.
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April 18, 2015 - 12:58 PM

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Dr. Mehmet Oz is defending himself against 10 doctors who've accused him of promoting "quack treatments" on his TV show.

Oz said in a statement Friday that his show provides "multiple points of view" including his own.

He added that his own views are offered "without conflict of interest."

A group of 10 doctors sent a letter to Columbia University this week urging the university to remove Oz from its faculty. They accused Oz of an "egregious lack of integrity."

The lead author was Dr. Henry Miller, a senior research fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution.

A Columbia spokesman said the school is "committed to the principle of academic freedom."

Oz is vice chairman of Columbia's surgery department and still occasionally teaches. He also performs heart surgery at Columbia's affiliated hospital.

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