Dr. Younan Nowzaradan is a savior for people suffering from extreme obesity. The celebrity doctor is one of the well-known names when it comes to tackling obesity-related problems. Dr. Nowzaradan first rose to fame following his appearance in the reality TV show, My 600lb Life. The reality star focuses on the life of obese people as they try to change their life for the better. Dr. Nowzaradan is an integral part of the show and is the one behind developing diet charts and exercises for his patients. If needed, the doctor is ready to get his hands dirty and perform the gastric bypass surgery to help them lose weight.
Getting Divorced: What Happened?
Dr. Younan Nowzaradan was once happily married to his wife Delores Nowzaradan. The pair who got married in 1975 enjoyed a blissful married life before getting divorced in 2002. In 27-years of togetherness, the pair became parents to three children. While there isn’t much information on Dolores, it is assumed that she worked as Dr.Nowzaradan’s assistant.
But moving forward, the doctor’s ever-increasing workload became a major thorn in the pair’s marriage. Dolores didn’t like it when her husband spent more time at the clinic and paid little heed to his children. Frustrated, she asked for a divorce and the pair separated in 2002.
Delores now goes by McRedmond surname. According to her LinkedIn page she currently lives in Huston, Texas and had worked as eacher/tutor at Oakridge Elem. She is currently single and enjoys her time with children and grandchildren. Her son Jonathan Nowzaradan currently serves as the director and producer of My 600lb Life.
More on Dr. Nowzaradan:
Younan Nowzaradan was born on the 11th of October 1944 in Iran. Growing up, Younan spent much of his early life in Iran including his life as an academic. After graduating high school, he enrolled at the University of Tehran and graduated in 1970 with a Doctor of Medicine degree. He later participated in the Medical Orientation Program at Saint Louis University and finished his Rotating Surgical Internship at St. Johns Hospital in 1971.
After his internship at the St.Johns Hospital, Nowzaradan decided to move to America to pursue his career. He continued his studies alongside his medical practice and earned a cardiovascular fellowship at the Texas heart institute. A pioneer minimally invasive laparoscopic technique, Nowzaradan continued his medical practice and started working with obese people.
He was later approached by the TLC network who wanted to work with him on a new TV series. Entitled My 600lb life, the series focused on the lives of obese people and their daily struggles with weight. The series first aired on the 1st of February 2020 and is currently in its eighth season. The final episode of the season is scheduled to air on the 15th of April, 2020. As of 2020, Dr. Younan Nowzaradan is enjoying a net worth of USD 4 million.
Controversies and blames of Malpractice:
Over the years, Dr. Nowzaradan has been blamed for malpractice, most of them during his career in My 600lb Life. He was sued by Colleen Shepard in 2007, stating that he failed to explain the risks of gastric bypass surgery to her daughter Tina Shepherd. When asked about the case, the doctor replied that Tina never showed for follow up checkups.
Since then, Dr, Nowzaradn has been sued by patients multiple times. In 2012, he was sued by the spouse of a deceased patient for a faulty diagnosis. In the same year, he was sued by another patient who claimed that he left a 6.69-inch piece of tubing inside her colon. He was sued for the same reason in 2017 by a 72-year-old woman.