Dr. Oz Shares His Personal Photos From Childhood To Oprah Years

04/25/2014 08:58 am ET | Updated Apr 28, 2014

Before he became known as one of Oprah's trusted experts and the host of "The Dr. Oz Show," Mehmet Oz was a kid growing up in Delaware with his Turkish parents and two sisters. See Dr. Oz before he ever wore scrubs in this look back at some of his most treasured personal photos, from childhood to his first tapings with Oprah.

  • Istanbul, Turkey
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  • "Me with my mom (who looks likes my daughter Daphne)."
  • Atlanta, Georgia
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  • "Looking cool in my first car."
  • Upstate New York
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  • "Standing by the lake in upstate New York where my father was studying tuberculosis at one of the nation's last sanitariums."
  • Wilmington, Delaware
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  • "I hate raking leaves because I spent my childhood doing just that!"
  • Wilmington, Delaware
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  • "My school photo from Alexis I. duPont public school."
  • Wilmington, Delaware
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  • "Backyard basketball when I was in high school."
  • Delaware
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  • "DFRC Blue-Gold All-Star Football Game in 1978."
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts
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  • "Original 'Harvard Facebook' photo. Note the sternocleidomastoid muscles!"
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts
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  • "Graduating in Harvard Yard with Dad in 1982."
  • Istanbul, Turkey
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  • "Spending the summer in Istanbul after graduating college. The Bosporus, which divides Asia from Europe, is in the background."
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts
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  • "An early date with Lisa. I had just graduated college, and we went back for the Harvard-Yale game. Notice my cool letterman sweater, which was stolen by my daughter Zoe this year."
  • Chicago, Illinois
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  • "Celebrating with Oprah after early show tapings in 2004."
  • Chicago, Illinois
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  • "Celebrating with Oprah after early show tapings in 2004."
  • Chicago, Illinois
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  • "Toasting champagne after the announcement that we would launch my own show in 2009." DoctorOz.com


"The Dr. Oz Show" airs weekdays at 6 a.m. ET on OWN.

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