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LeeGoldman,M.D.

DeanoftheFacultiesofHealthSciencesandMedicine
ColumbiaUniversity

DearDr.Goldman:

Iamwritingtoyouonbehalfofmyselfandtheundersignedcolleaguesbelow,allofwhomaredistinguished
physicians.

WearesurprisedanddismayedthatColumbiaUniversity'sCollegeofPhysiciansandSurgeonswould
permitDr.MehmetOztooccupyafacultyappointment,letaloneasenioradministrativepositioninthe
DepartmentofSurgery.

Asdescribed
here
and
here
,aswellasinotherpublications,Dr.Ozhasrepeatedlyshowndisdainfor
scienceandforevidencebasedmedicine,aswellasbaselessandrelentlessoppositiontothegenetic
engineeringoffoodcrops.Worstofall,hehasmanifestedanegregiouslackofintegritybypromotingquack
treatmentsandcuresintheinterestofpersonalfinancialgain.

Thus,Dr.Ozisguiltyofeitheroutrageousconflictsofinterestorflawedjudgementsaboutwhatconstitutes
appropriatemedicaltreatments,orboth.Whateverthenatureofhispathology,membersofthepublicare
beingmisledandendangered,whichmakesDr.Oz'spresenceonthefacultyofaprestigiousmedical
institutionunacceptable.

Sincerelyyours,

HenryI.Miller,M.D.
RobertWessonFellowinScientificPhilosophy
&PublicPolicy
HooverInstitution
StanfordUniversity
Stanford,CA

ScottW.Atlas,M.D.
DavidandJoanTraitelSeniorFellow
HooverInstitution
StanfordUniversity
Stanford,CA

JackFisher,M.D.
ProfessorofSurgery(emeritus)
UniversityofCalifornia,SanDiego
LaJolla,CA

ShelleyFleet,M.D.
Anesthesiologist
Longwood,FL

GordonN.Gill,M.D.
Dean(emeritus)ofTranslationalMedicine
UniversityofCalifornia,SanDiego
LaJolla,CA

MichaelH.Mellon,M.D.
PediatricAllergist
SanDiego,CA

GIlbertRoss,M.D.
President(Acting)andExecutiveDirector
AmericanCouncilonScienceandHealth
NewYork,NY

SamuelSchneider,M.D.
Psychiatrist
Princeton,NJ

GlennSwoggerJr.M.D.
DirectoroftheWillMenningerCenterforAppliedBehavioralSciences(retired)
TheMenningerFoundation
Topeka,KS

JoelE.Tepper,M.D.
HectorMacLeanDistinguishedProfessorofCancerResearch
DeptofRadiationOncology
UniversityofNorthCarolinaSchoolofMedicine
ChapelHill,NC