Dr. Garth Davis’s expertise in medicine extends from being a surgeon to being an author. The celebrity doctor has been practicing medicine for more than 20 years and is a renowned surgeon. The good doctor is an obesity medicine practitioner, which is also how he rose to fame. The doctor was a part of a short-lived series entitled, Big Medicine. The reality series aired from 2007 to 2009 and focused on the drastic transformation of obese people. The series aired for two seasons and wrapped up production in 2009. A final episode for the second season was released on the 21st of December, 2015.
Garth Philip Davis was born on the 28th of January 1970 in Johannesburg, South Africa. While his father Dr. Robert Davis is a practicing surgeon, there are very little details about his late mother, Arlene Davis. Growing up, Garth and his siblings, Kim Callaway and Toni Davis Friedman, moved to the USA and attended a local high school. After passing his matriculations, Garth attended the University of Texas and graduated with a Phi Betta Kappa. He continued his further education and enrolled at the Baylor College of Medicine. His excellent performance during his college years saw Garth inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Garth completed his final bit of education at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
After finishing his surgical residency, Garth established The Davis Clinic in Huston, Texas. He did so with the support of his father who would cover for Garth while he worked as the assistant professor of surgery at The University of Texas-Houston. Over the years, Garth has been associated with Houston Methodist Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.
The father-son combo started gathering attention form people around the states and established themselves as experts in dealing with obesity-related issues. Following their fame, the pair were contacted by the TLC channel, who wanted to introduce a new reality show. Entitled Big Medicine, the series would focus on the emotional transformations of obese people who undergo weight loss surgery. The reality series quickly gathered attention and had people tuning in.
The series aired its first episode on the 28th of May 2007 and wrapped up shooting on the 18th of November, 2009. The series aired a one-off episode on the 21st of December 2015 and tied up loose ends.
A Vegan Doctor
Growing up, Garth himself suffered from fat-related issues. He was diagnosed with high cholesterol and fatty liver in 2006. Following the diagnosis, Garth started advocating for ketosis and decided to cut out meat from his diet. He wrote a book based on his journey entitled, Proteinaholic: How Our Obsession with Meat Is Killing Us. The book was published in 2015 and was critically acclaimed for the practices of Ketosis.
In a recent meeting held amongst the members of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, Dr. Garth Davis revealed that he had stopped promoting low carb diets to his clients. He mentioned that he was tired of cutting people open for obesity and arranging their intestines.
Dr. Garth Davis is currently married to Kelly Davis. The pair go way-back and have been together for quite a while. They met each other during Davis’s early years and got married on July 15, 2006. The pair have two lovely children and are currently living in Ashville, North Carolina. The pair moved to Ashville in 2018 following Davis’s appointment as the Medical Director of the weight management clinic of Mission Health.