Dr. Mehmet Oz isn't cowering from his critics.
In an episode airing Thursday, the 54-year-old cardiothoracic surgeon will address the group of 10 physicians that penned a letter to Columbia University requesting the school fire him from his position. Currently he serves as vice chairman of the surgery department. Today received an exclusive clip from the upcoming episode which shows the doctor defending himself.
"These doctors are criticizing me for promoting treatments and cures in the interest of personal financial gain, something I tell you every day on this program I never do," he says directly into the camera.
But the physicians, who are not affiliated with the Ivy League school, feel that Dr. Oz promotes "quack treatments" on his show, making his position on staff "unacceptable." He has worked there since the mid '90s.