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'We will not be silenced,' says Dr. Oz to critics trying to have him removed from Columbia University

Dr. Mehmet Oz takes on a group of doctors who are calling for his removal from a faculty position at Columbia University in a message to air Thursday on his syndicated talk show.

Message will be aired Thursday on his syndicated talk show

Dr. Mehmet Oz attends The Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 Order of the Golden Sphinx Gala 2015 at The Plaza Hotel on April 13, 2015 in New York City. The celebrity TV doctor is fighting back against a group of top doctors who want him removed from his faculty position at Columbia University. (Andrew Toth/Getty Images)

Vowing that "we will not be silenced," television's Dr. Oz is fighting back against critics who are trying to get him removed from a faculty position at Columbia University.

Dr. Mehmet Oz will air an episode of his syndicated talk show on Thursday that specifically takes on the group of 10 doctors from around the country who wrote to a Columbia dean about him.

The group suggested last week that Oz promotes "quack treatments" of weight loss supplements with no scientific proof that they work.

Oz taped a message previewing his show where he said he knows he has alienated people in "our quest to make America healthy."

But he said freedom of speech is a fundamental right of Americans, and the other doctors are trying to silence him.

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