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Born in Saransk, Russia (the Soviet Union), Mikhail Varshavski is a famous Russian-born American YouTube star, Instagram influencer, and family medicine physician.
Mike comes from a family of doctors, and he earned his Bachelor's degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine at NYIT (New York Institute of Technology). He has assisted many patients globally using his presence on social media networks.
Upon being popularised on BuzzFeed, Mike's Instagram account became popular, and People magazine also voted him to be 2015's 'The Sexiest Doctor Alive'. He maintains a YouTube channel dedicated to medicine-related queries and spreading awareness.
The net worth of Doctor Mike is estimated to be around $3-10 million.
Doctor Mike earned most of his net worth from his profession as a physician specializing in family medicine. Doctor Mike also receives a considerable amount of earnings from his social media accounts, which include Instagram collaborations, YouTube endorsements, donations, and the sale of merchandise. However, his exact annual earnings are not known to the public.
Doctor Mike stands at the height of 6 ft 3 in (191 cm).
Mikhail Varshavski, aka Doctor Mike, was born on November 12, 1989 and is 32 years old as of 2022.
The real name of Doctor Mike is Mikhail Varshavski. Mikhail Varshavski was born and raised in Saransk, Russia (erstwhile Soviet Union).
Mike's father was Ukrainian and an alumnus of Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry, who worked as a physician. Mike's mother was a math lecturer. Mike has an older sister named Dasha. Apart from this, not much information is available about Doctor Mike's family life and childhood years. However, it is known that his family moved to Brooklyn, New York when Mike was six years old. His mother swept floors for minimal pay in Brooklyn, while his father returned to medical school since a medical degree from the Soviet Union was not considered valid in the U.S. at the time. Throughout his high school days, acquaintances who went to him for athletics-related ailments gave him the title of 'Doctor Mike'. Varshavski aspired to be a doctor after witnessing his father's connection with the patients he treated.
Mike attended the College Of Osteopathic Medicine at the New York Institute of Technology. He started his journey for an advanced, seven-year joint course for a Bachelor's degree in life sciences and a doctorate (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) after the conclusion of his undergraduate course. While Mike was attending the New York Institute of Technology, he began posting content about his personal life on Instagram and YouTube. He began his fellowship in the Family Medicine Initiative at the Atlantic Health System Overlook Medical Center in 2014, which he finished in 2017. Mike's mother passed away after suffering from cancer after his first year at the institution, so he returned to live with his father.
Doctor Mike is single and is not dating anyone as of 2022. Although Mike has had a few relationships in the past, he has remained rather discreet about them.
Mike is mostly recognized for his YouTube channel, which he uses to make content about wellness and lifestyle. As of 2022, almost 8 million people have subscribed to his YouTube channel. Varshavski started posting on Instagram in 2012 to capture his experience as a med-scholar and to challenge the perception that students cannot have a life while studying in medical school. As of 2022, he has 4.4 million followers on Instagram. Varshavski first came into the limelight in August 2015 after BuzzFeed released a narrative about Doctor Mike headlined 'Um, You Really Need To See This Hot Doctor And His Dog', which emphasized his excellent attributes and his connection with his dog, Roxy, who is a Siberian husky. People magazine referred to him as the 'sexiest doctor alive' in their 'Sexiest Man Alive' edition in November, commercializing Mike's Instagram account.
Varshavski leverages his social media and YouTube channel to educate youngsters about healthcare. Varshavski presented a TEDx Talk on 'The Epidemic Of The 'I Know It All' Expert', which was conducted and held at the TEDxMonteCarlo session in 2017, a year since Mike had started his YouTube channel. The footage of that lecture has approximately 2 million views as of 2022. Following his internship, he decided to join Chatham Family Medicine, which is the Atlantic Health System, a healthcare network in Chatham, New Jersey, in 2018. Varshavski rearranged his YouTube videos over the COVID-19 outbreak to address everyone's inquiries regarding the epidemic. Most of Judy Mikovits' misleading statements concerning COVID-19 in the conspiracy movie 'Plandemic' were exposed by Varshavski.
Varshavski spoke with Anthony Fauci, who is the head of NIAID (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases), regarding the outbreak around March 2020. Varshavski flew to Miami on his 31st birthday celebration on November 12, 2020 to join a beachside event joined by a lot of young individuals who were spotted without masks amidst the COVID-19 epidemic. Videos from the incident were shared on Instagram and quickly went public. Varshavski made an apology for his behavior in a YouTube clip on November 18. Healthcare experts lambasted him for attending the event.
Varshavski debuted his professional boxing career opposite rival YouTuber iDubbbz in May 2022 as the main feature of the Creator Clash fighting tournament. He defeated iDubbbz by a majority verdict.
Varshavski founded the Limitless Tomorrow Foundation in 2015 to grant scholarships to youngsters. In January 2016, the matchmaking platform, Coffee Meets Bagel, and Varshavski cooperated on a $10 auction for a chance to meet with him, raising $91,000 for his organization. Varshavski raised awareness for the philanthropic group Save A Child's Heart in July 2019 by sharing a picture with the group's 5,000th recipient during his visit to Israel. Varshavski contributed $50,000 and donated N95 masks in March 2020 in response to healthcare staffing limitations caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Upon the Russian takeover of Ukraine in March 2022, Varshavski put up a campaign contribution to GlobalGiving to help the suffering and affected Ukrainian population. Varshavski contributed $100,111 to the charitable organization, Feeding America, through a campaign hosted by the well-known YouTube star and influencer, Ryan Trahan, in June 2022.
In 2018 and 2019, Doctor Mike was nominated for a Shorty Award for 'Health and Wellness' and 'Breakout YouTuber of the Year', respectively. In 2020, Doctor Mike won the Webby Award for 'Education & Discovery'. That same year, Mike also received the Webby Award for 'Health & Fitness'. In 2021, Mike was awarded the Streamy Award for 'Health and Wellness'. The following year, Doctor Mike also won the Webby Award for 'Best Influencer (People's Choice)'.
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