What if I told you that there is a doctor who can help you lose weight, reverse chronic diseases, and save the planet, all by changing what you eat? Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, meet Dr. Garth Davis, a renowned bariatric surgeon, author, and plant-based advocate. Dr. Davis has transformed the lives of thousands of people, including celebrities, by using a combination of surgery and lifestyle changes. He has also starred on the reality TV show Big Medicine, which explored the effects of bariatric surgery on obese patients. In this article, you will learn more about Dr. Davis’s journey, his philosophy, and his achievements. You will also discover how he challenges the conventional wisdom on nutrition, health, and animal rights. If you are ready to be inspired, enlightened, and entertained, read on!
Who indeed is Garth Davis?
Dr. Garth Davis is an American bariatric surgeon, physician, and author who specializes in weight management and plant-based nutrition. He is the medical director of the Comprehensive Metabolic Disease Management Center at Houston Methodist and Methodist West in Texas. He is also the author of Proteinaholic and has appeared on the reality television show Big Medicine with his father. He is a vegan.
Birthdate, Age, height, zodiac
Garth Philip Davis was born in Johannesburg, South Africa on January 28, 1970, to Robert Davis and his late wife, Arlene Davis. After spending his early years in his hometown, Garth grew up in the United States alongside his two siblings Kim Callaway and Toni Davis Friedman. Garth is Aquarius-born and holds American citizenship. He has a standing height of 6 feet 1 inch.
Dr. Garth Davis has a distinguished educational background. He graduated with Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Texas in Austin, where he was an outstanding student and a Student Government President. He then attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and graduated in the top 10 percent of his class where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Davis completed his surgical residency at the prestigious University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where he was elected to the position of Chief Administrative Resident.
Dr. Davis is the second surgeon in the family after his father. He specializes in bariatric and general surgery. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and has earned numerous recognitions in the profession including FACS, and FASMBS. He has been practicing general surgical procedures and medical weight management for over 20 years. Since 2002, he and his father, Dr. Robert Davis have performed over 2,500 bariatric procedures.
He co-founded The Davis Clinic in Houston, Texas alongside his father. His professional endeavors include teaching at The University of Texas-Houston as an assistant professor of surgery. His work commitment took him to work in multiple hospitals including Houston Methodist Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Currently, he is a surgeon based in Asheville, North Carolina heads as the Medical Director of the weight management clinic of Mission Health.
In addition to being a doctor, he is a published author. He has written two books: Proteinaholic: How Our Obsession with Meat Is Killing Us and What We Can Do About It and The Expert’s Guide to Weight-Loss Surgery: Is it right for me? What happens during surgery? How do I keep the weight off?
Journey to Veganism
Dr. Davis changed his belief toward diet implementation after suffering from a fat-related problem. In 2006 he was hypertensive, had high cholesterol, and a fatty liver. It is not an ideal situation when a weight loss doctor lacks on a personal level when he is supposed to take care of patients. The situation led him to suspect his diet plan at home and what he would prescribe for weight loss.
In search of answers, he reviewed the scientific journal and looked for answers in the plant-based diet. He completely went vegan and his supportive wife Kelly followed him on the journey. The diet resolved his illness and found the same reaction in his patients as they adopted his diet.
Dr. Davis is known to give talks on a vegetarian diet and its implications on health. Meanwhile, he has expressed concerns about meat consumption and the need for diet change through his book Proteinaholic: How Our Obsession with Meat Is Killing Us published in 2015.
According to IMDb, Garth Davis appeared in six episodes of the reality television show Big Medicine from 2007-2009. The reality show premiered on May 28, 2007, and wrapped up its first season with 13 episodes on August 20, 2007. It was renewed for the second season which premiered on January 9, 2008. Following two seasons Big Medicine was canceled.
The series followed the work of Garth Davis and his father Robert Davis at Methodist Weight Management Center in Houston as they help obese people with weight loss transformation. In addition to Big Medicine, Davis appeared in one episode of the television series Love, Gianna.
As a big player in the field of obesity medicine, it will not come as a surprise if Dr. Davis’s standing net worth is several million. However, his exact net worth is not revealed to the public.
Wife & Kids:
Dr. Davis is married to his longtime wife Kelly Davis. The pair tied the knot with a wedding ceremony on July 15, 2006, and in the years as a married couple, they have given birth to two children. Kelly is a cook and in addition to preparing food for her family, she is a teacher who helps her husband with his PCRM-approved cooking classes. She shows how to create plant-based meals that are affordable, nutritious and tasty.
Dr. Davis is a vocal proponent of plant-based food. He and his wife have been vegan since the early years of their marriage and still are. Their two girls are not forced to follow their diet, but they enjoy vegetarian foods anyway.
Social Media Presence
Dr. Garth Davis has a social media presence on Instagram and Facebook, where he posts about his work, his lifestyle, and his views on nutrition. He has over 108K followers on Instagram and over 121K followers on Facebook. However, he has also been a victim of identity theft by Nigerian scammers who used his photo to create fake profiles on dating sites and defraud unsuspecting women. He has warned his followers to be careful and not fall for such scams.
Dr. Garth Davis is a 53-year-old man with dark brown hair and brown eyes. He has a fit and muscular physique with a stature of 6 feet 1 inch, which he maintains by following a vegan diet and training for Ironman triathlons. He often wears casual clothes, such as T-shirts, jeans and sneakers, or scrubs when he is working as a surgeon. He also wears glasses and sometimes a cap or a hat.
Garth Philip Davis
Junaray 28, 1970
Johannesburg, South Africa
53 years old
Robert Davis, Arlene Davis
Kim Callaway, Toni Davis Friedman.
University of Texas, Baylor College of Medicine, University of Michigan