NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The eight-time Daytime Emmy® Award-winning syndicated, "The Dr. Oz Show" names Dr. Jennifer Ashton as their first ever Chief Women's Health Contributor. Joining the show in its eighth season, Ashton, who is board-certified in Ob-Gyn and Obesity Medicine will loan her expertise in women's health and nutrition, to bring these health issues and findings to our viewers.
"The Dr. Oz Show" continues to facilitate and bring to the forefront current issues and topics on women's health while delivering informative, life-changing tips in a fun and entertaining format. Now in its eighth season, the show plans on unveiling statistics and findings that take a unique in-depth look into the lives and concerns of American women, ranging from sexuality, health, relationships and the impact of new concerns in our current society.
"We are thrilled to have Dr. Jennifer Ashton join us as the first-ever Chief Women's Health Contributor for "The Dr. Oz Show." As we begin season eight, it is our mission to tackle a lot of women's health findings and issues in today's society. Dr. Ashton's approachability combined with her credentials will be an asset to our viewers as she is a definitive voice for women's health in the modern age," says Dr. Mehmet Oz.
Dr. Ashton, who is also the Chief Women's Health Correspondent for ABC News and Good Morning America, will debut on The Oz Report on Health in America: The Story of Women 2016, offering expertise on the state of women's health alongside Dr. Oz. Dr. Ashton, who is completing a Master's Degree in Nutrition at Columbia University, where she also attended medical school and is a practicing obstetrician gynecologist in Englewood, NJ with over 2,000 patients. She is one of the only women with such credentials with a national platform of her own.
"My medical mission is to help bring attention to the pressing crisis that is women's health literacy. It literally affects every single female from young girls to elderly women and everyone in-between. Women are often fed myths and wives-tales throughout their lives, and have not been adequately educated by the medical community about the basic workings of their bodies. This can be detrimental to their health and represents a missed opportunity for wellness. I feel fortunate to deliver the information to your homes that I offer my patients in my own medical office. In a day and age when anyone can turn to doctor Google for health information, I feel I can offer unique medical and nutritional insights as a doctor, woman, and a mother," says Dr. Jennifer Ashton.
A graduate of Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons, where she was elected class president four consecutive years, Dr. Ashton has also served as administrative chief resident at St Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York, where she was awarded the prestigious Chief Resident of the Year Award upon completing her training. She is a triathlete, fitness enthusiast and proud hockey mom and author of three books, Your Body Beautiful, a comprehensive approach to vitality, beauty and health for women 30-50 years of age, the award-winning book, The Body Scoop for Girls: A Straight-Talk Guide to a Healthy, Beautiful You and Eat This Not That While Expecting. Dr. Jennifer Ashton has also been the Senior Medical Contributor for "Good Morning America," "World News Tonight" and "ABC News."
ABOUT THE DR. OZ SHOW
Currently in its eighth season, the eight-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning syndicated daily series "The Dr. Oz Show" is hosted by Dr. Mehmet Oz, accredited health expert, best-selling author, and world renowned cardiac surgeon. "The Dr. Oz Show" is an informative hour that offers audiences the opportunity to learn about a wide range of health and wellness topics. Tackling the balance of mind, body and spirit, Dr. Oz calls on specialists from a variety of disciplines for expert advice on how viewers can be their best selves.
Dr. Oz served as health expert on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" since 2004, sharing advice with viewers to help them live their best life from the inside out. Dr. Oz has co-authored six New York Times Best Sellers including YOU: The Owner's Manual as well as the award winning Healing from the Heart. Dr. Oz launched his magazine The Good Life with Hearst Corporation in spring 2014. He has a regular column in O The Oprah Magazine.
Dr. Oz is a professor of Surgery at Columbia University. He directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital and performs 100 heart operations annually. His research interests include heart replacement surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, complementary medicine and health care policy. He has authored over 400 original publications, book chapters, and medical books and has received several patents.
Cleared in over 99% of the country, "The Dr. Oz Show" is produced by Harpo Productions and distributed by Sony Pictures Television. "The Dr. Oz Show" is executive produced by Amy Chiaro and co-executive produced by Stacy Rader and Laurie Rich.
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