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. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)
I agree with my Columbia colleagues in that an academic evaluation of Dr. Oz needs to be made as to whether there is legitimate evidence to suggest the celebrity doctor has upheld his academic credentials and mission as a medical leader.